The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership sponsors a series of lectures by internationally, nationally, and locally known speakers on a variety of topics related to ethics and leadership.

The lectures are intended to be both informative and inspiring and to address ethical issues in a variety of settings, including business, health care, science, religion, politics, and technology.

Lecture series events are open to the public and all are welcome. No ticket is necessary. All lecture series events take place in person and many are streamed live to Facebook


Upcoming Events

Doug Abrams

Doug Abrams, Author, The Book of Hope
“Two Truths and Three Lies About Hope and Humanity”
Tuesday, Sept. 12
7 p.m., Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

New York Times-bestselling author Doug Abrams will explore the importance of hope in our understanding of what it means to be human and what we need to do to help build a more hopeful world. The Book of Hope and the talk will touch on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our lives? What is the relationship between hope and action?

Read more about Abrams here

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Nick Gulig, Poet Laurette
Thursday, Oct. 5
7 p.m., Nola Starling Recital hall

Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Dr. Nick Gulig, will give a public reading of his poetry followed by a Q&A with the audience. A Thai-American poet and the recipient of numerous poetry awards, Dr. Gulig is the author of North of Order (Yes Yes Books), Book of Lake (Cutbank Books), and Orient (Cleveland State University) and is an associate professor at UW-Whitewater. 

This lecture is a partnership with the Viterbo University English department. 

Charlie Plumb

Charlie Plumb, P.O.W. Survivor
"Who Packs Your Parachute?"
Wednesday, Oct. 11
7 p.m., Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Captain Charlie Plumb is a former U.S. Navy pilot, a Vietnam War veteran, and Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) survivor. His military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze, and the P.O. W. Medal. Charlie’s insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message.

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Ethics at the Intersection of Health Care
Thursday, Nov. 9
7 p.m., Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Announcement of speaker coming soon. This lecture is in partnership with the 7 Rivers Research Symposium