Ethics in Leadership



A Conference on the Cardinal Virtues

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership 
Viterbo University
La Crosse, Wisconsin
March 27-29, 2008


Thursday, March 27    Fine Arts Center

7:00pm           Keynote Lecture  Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

                       Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University

9:00pm           Reception

Friday, March 28
        Reinhart Center

7:30am            Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00am            Welcome         RC 107

8:15-9:30        Session I         RC 107           

#1        Peter R. Gathje, Memphis Theological Seminary
            “The Courage of Compassion in the Practice of Hospitality for Homeless Persons”

#2        James G. Hanink, Loyola Marymount University
            “Courage, Cowardice, and Conscience”

9:45-11:00am Session IIa      RC 130 

#3        Jeffrey F. Dueck, Buffalo State College
            “A Hero’s Courage: Facing Supererogation”

#4        Paul F. Jeffries, Ripon College
            “Conceptualizing and Cultivating a Virtue: Paradoxes of Courage”

Session IIb      RC 107

#5        Keith Knutson, Viterbo University
            “Courage and Peace”

#6        Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University
             “Courage in Leadership”

11:15-12:30    Session III      RC 107

#7        Paul M. Hughes, University of Michigan-Dearborn
 “Courage and Moral Anger” 

 #8        R. Michael Olson, Saint Michael’s College
“The Soul of Courage: Comments on Aristotle’s Psychology”

12:30-1:30pm Lunch             Commons Area—Garden Level

1:45-2:45pm   Session IV      RC 107
            Keynote Lecture 
#9        Geoffrey Scarre, Durham University, United Kingdom
            “The Motive of Courage”

3:00-4:15pm   Session Va      R107

 #10      Gary J. Boelhower, The College of St. Scholastica
            “Courageous Decision-Making: The Test of Wise Leadership”

#11      Jeffrey A. Radford, Norton Community Hospital
            “Having the Courage to be a Merciful Leader”

 Session Vb      R130

 #12      Bernard Toussaint, Benedictine University
             “The Courage of Conscience: The Deaths of Socrates and Thomas More” 

 #13      Jesús Jambrina, Viterbo University
             “Radical Courage: Bartolomé de Las Casas and his defense of the American Indians”

Saturday, March 29
    Reinhart Center

8:30am            Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15am Session VIa    RC 127

#14      Pauline M. Kaurin, Pacific Lutheran University
            “Courage of a Cow: the Politics of Courage and Asymmetrical Warfare”

#15      David K. Chan, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
            “Courage and Those Who Will Not Fight” 

Session VIb    RC 107

#16      Eric Kraemer, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
            “Courage and Epistemic Virtue”

#17      Jason Howard, Viterbo University
            “The Opacity of Moral Selfhood: The Fit between Courage and Conviction” 

10:30-11:45    Session VIIa   RC 127

#18      Joan Henriksen Hellyer, Mayo Clinic
            “Dare to Care: Cultivating Courage and Compassion in Nurses”

#19      Robert L. Muhlnickel, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
            “Vulnerability, Courage, and Caring” 

Session VIIb   RC 107

#20      Grant Smith, Viterbo University
            "A Paradox of Moral Courage: The Tragic Story of Helmuth Huebener"

#21      Victor Bobb, Whitworth University
            “Saying HERE!: The Courage of Commitment in Contemporary Fiction from Eastern Europe”

11:45-1:00pm  Lunch Break

 1:00-2:15pm   Session VIII   RC 107

#22      Daniel P. Maher, Ave Maria University
            “Aristotle on Courage, in the Light of Friendship”

#23      Shane Drefcinski, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
            “Spirit, Courage, and Philotyranny”2:30-3:45pm   Session IXa RC 107 

 #24      Tim Weldon, University of St. Francis
            “An Extraordinary, Public Vocation”

#25      Dale E. Soden, Whitworth University
            “Teaching Courage through the Vietnam War”