John Dienhart, the Frank Shrontz Chair for Professional Ethics at Seattle University, will deliver Gonzaga University’s annual Aram Lecture on Business Ethics at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4 in the Wolff Auditorium of the Jepson Center. Visit the following link to register for the event.
Dienhart will discuss “A CUP of Ethical Leadership: Compassion, Understanding, and Pursuit.” A reception and light refreshments begin at 6 p.m. The Aram Lecture is a keynote address by a visiting lecturer invited by Gonzaga’s John L. Aram Professor of Business Ethics. The professorship, held by Professor Brian Steverson, was established in honor of Aram, a former Gonzaga trustee and benefactor, to give students greater awareness of ethical dilemmas faced by decisionmakers in business and government.
Dienhart directs the Northwest Ethics Network, an independent group of ethics and compliance officers from the business, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. He is an Invited Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C. Dienhart consults with and does ethics training for companies and organizations including the Bonneville Power Administration, Costco, Microsoft, Russell Investment Group, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Washington Mutual and Weyerhaeuser.
Dienhart’s comments on business ethics have appeared in newspapers nationwide. He is the author of several books, including “Business, Ethics, and Institutions” (2000), and several articles. His current research focuses on the intersection of ethics, leadership and sustainability.