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

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Sarah Smarsh, Author
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

This lecture is a partnership with the Common Read series which introduces new V-Hawks to intellectual life at Viterbo University. 


Lerone A. Martin
Centennial Chair, Director, Professor
Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University   

Monday, Jan. 20, 2025, 7 p.m.

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

Lerone A. Martin is the centennial chair and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. The mission of the institute is to publish the definitive fourteen-volume edition of The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr., a compressive collection of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts. Attendees will learn firsthand the importance of the papers in addition to other resources such as access to thousands of documents, photographs, and publications about the modern African American Freedom Struggles.  

This lecture is part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. Read more about Martin here.


Peter Feigl, Holocaust Survivor
Wednesday, March 19, 2025, 7 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

In summer 1942, the Vichy government, in collaboration with the Nazis, began rounding up Jews and deporting them to German concentration camps in Poland. Unbeknownst to Feigl who was in a Quaker summer camp, his parents were arrested and deported to Auschwitz where they were killed within a month of their arrival. With help, Fiegl was eventually given false identity papers and sent as a boarding student to a high school in Figeac, France. After escaping arrest in May 1944 when Germans raided Figeac, Feigl escaped to neutral Switzerland over barbed wire fences with the help of the Jewish underground.

This lecture is part of the Teaching the Holocaust Educators’ Workshop. Read more about Feigl here.