Leadership Series Focuses on Ethics
An Evening with Elie Wiesel was the second installment of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership 2006 fall lecture series. Jamie Vollmer, a proponent of public education, opened with his lecture in August. His presentation, “Welcome to the Great Conversation: Increasing Community Support for Wisconsin’s Public Schools,” was co-sponsored by the La Crosse School District.
In October, part three of the series featured Lina Boff, a professor at Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, who presented “Solidarity and Communion in a Globalized World.” Boff explained why solidarity is needed in a globalized world that has urgent social, environmental, and economic issues to address. The lecture was co-sponsored by the department of world languages.
The series continued in November with Gilbert Meilaender, professor of Christian ethics at Valparaiso University and a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He addressed the issues of war, the use of force, and humanity. His presentation was co-sponsored by the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation.
Former U.S. Congressman and current Council on Foundations President and CEO Steve Gunderson brought the series to a close. He spoke about the importance of professional associations and the potential for endowment building when wealth is transferred between generations. His presentation was co-sponsored by the La Crosse Community Foundation.