Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Public Keynote: “Counterproductive Coalitions”

Ms. Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Partnering with “front-line” militaries has become a centerpiece of President Obama’s counter-terrorism policy.  Yet the governments those militaries serve might be described as sophisticated criminal organizations, whose core objective is the use of public office to amass personal gain.  Though human rights considerations do constrain some delivery of U.S. military assistance, the problem may be broader than the Leahy Law, for example, draws it.  Are these really the best partners in the effort to combat extremism?  What precautions are being taken to avoid associating the U.S. with the abuses of these governments?  

 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

 7:30 - 9:00 pm 

Dinner for Conference Participants

Thursday, April 16, 2015

8:00 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 8:35

Welcome Remarks,  Professor Claire O. Finkelstein, Founder and Director of CERL, University of Pennsylvania

8:35 - 9:45 am


Session 1

Fiduciary Duties and Moral Obligations: Addressing Corruption in Multicultural Environments

Moderator: Mr. William R. Craven, Chair of the Executive Board of CERL

9:45  - 10:15 am


10:15 - 11:30 am


Session 2

Assessing Legal Standards in the Defense Industry from an Ethical Perspective

Moderator: Mr. Mark Pyman, Transparency International UK

 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote: Promoting Ethical Decision-making in the Defense Industry

Dr. Patricia J. Harned, CEO, Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and Ethics Resource Center

There is evidence that organizations can empower individual employees to make good decisions in everyday business, by creating cultures and programs that foster ethics and compliance.  Dr. Harned will present findings from the Ethics Research Center’s (ERC) longitudinal study of the industry through the Defense Industry Benchmark (DIB), a project of the Defense Industry Initiative (DII). 

 1:00 - 2:15 pm


Session 3

Ethical Dilemmas in New Technologies

Moderator: Professor George R. Lucas Jr., University of Notre Dame

 2:15 - 2:45 pm


 2:45 - 4:00 pm


Session 4

Should Universities Partner with the Defense Industry?

Moderator: Professor Claire O. Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania