Additional Ethics Events

Chris Lowney
“The Future of Business Education and Business Ethics”

Oct. 4, 2011

“Heroic Living: Discovering Your Purpose and Change the World” by Chris Lowney was the book selected for this year’s freshmen class at LMU. Lowney, a former Jesuit, was named a managing director at JP Morgan & Co. while still in his thirties and held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London before leaving the firm in 2001. “Heroic Living” explores the vital skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing, complex world: articulating a purpose worth the rest of your life; making wise career and relationship choices; and making every day matter by mindful attention to your actions and results.

Lowney visited the LMU campus on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as part of a special Book Festival dinner lecture called “The Future of Business Education and Business Ethics.” A selected group of LMU College of Business Administration students, alumni and special guests were invited to the dinner, which was made possible by the Academic Resource Center, the Bellarmine Forum, the Center for Accounting Ethics and the Freshmen English Program.
 
Earlier that afternoon, Lowney led a 60-minute informal Q&A session with over 50 upper class business majors who came prepared with questions based solely on the business and business ethics background of his work. Lowney shared a number of personal anecdotes and life lessons he’s learned from his experience as both a Jesuit and corporate executive. In the end, the students who were fortunate to witness his lecture came away a little more inspired and prepared for the challenging road ahead.
 



“Corporate Governance in the Post-Enron Era”
Oct. 25, 2007

On Oct. 25, 2007, over 50 professionals attended a lunch and presentation by Robert Deutschman, Vice Chairman of Enron Recovery Corp. at Loyola Marymount University. The event was sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and City National bank, and was hosted by Loyola Marymount’s Center for Accounting Ethics, Governance, and the Public Interest. Mr. Deutschman discussed the atmosphere in corporate board rooms and on the street pre-Enron, the corporate culture contributing to the fall of Enron, his own story as to how he was selected to be a board member of Enron (now called Enron Recovery Corp.) after bankruptcy, and some  defining decisions he made as he attempted to live up to the responsibilities of a corporate board member concerned with the greater good of the company he guides. Additionally, he talked about the new responsibilities on corporate directors shoulders in the post Enron era and confusions in the new Sarbanes-Oxley regulations that corporate directors are struggling with.

Robert Deutschman has specialized in investment and merchant banking activities for nearly 20 years, with a particular emphasis on executing private placements of institutional capital for growing public and private companies. Mr. Deutschman’s diverse background also encompasses venture capital, law, entertainment, real estate, financial services, service industry operations, and restructurings and workouts.
 



"Investigative Ethics: Realities in Practice"
June 14, 2007

On June 14, 2007, more than 100 investigative professionals and other interested individuals attended Investigative Ethics: Realities in Practice, a conference held in University Hall at Loyola Marymount University. The conference was co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Los Angeles Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and LMU’s Center for Accounting Ethics, Governance, and the Public Interest. The conference presented world class practitioners in their fields exploring the realities of ethical investigations. The program included presentations and a panel discussion. Topics included investigative ethics and the whistleblower; handling hotline responses; and ethical lapses/legislative reprisals. Speakers included Richard Horowitz, Attorney at Law, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of terrorism, money laundering and investigations, and the legal and ethical aspects of acquiring competitive intelligence; Bruce H. Hulme, CFE, President of Special Investigations, Inc., Legislative chair for the National Council of Investigation & Security Services Administrative Office; and Bunny Greenhouse, former Chief Contracting Officer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iraq and Hurricane Katrina whistleblower. An afternoon panel was moderated by Dr. Lawrence Kalbers, R. Chad Dreier Chair of Accounting and the director of the Center for Accounting Ethics, Governance, and the Public Interest. On the panel were Roy M. Miller, Miller Computer Company, a forensic computer expert; James P. Carino, CPP, VSM, Executive Director of Intelnet; Hal Kempfer, President, Knowledge and Intelligence Program; and Don Mullinax, Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and National Public Sector Leader of Fraud and Forensics Services.



Chris Lowney
“Heroic Leadership”
April 12 - 13, 2007

Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World, visited campus through the efforts of the Business Ethics Task Force and the Center for Executive Learning. Mr. Lowney, formerly a Jesuit, was named a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co. while still in his thirties and held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London.  He served on Morgan’s Asia-Pacific, European and Investment Banking Management Committees, accumulating a wealth of multinational experience at a company regularly ranked one of America’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune Magazine. During his visit on campus. Mr. Lowney met with faculty and undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA students in small groups. He also made a presentation to a large group of faculty and students in Hilton 100. Mr. Lowney made the case from his book that each of us can become leaders through four pillars of the Jesuit tradition: self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. 



David Callahan
“The Cheating Culture”
Feb. 1, 2007

Dr. David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, visited campus through the efforts of the Business Ethics Task Force. David Callahan has written extensively about American history, business, and public policy. His five previous books include Kindred Spirits: Harvard Business School's Extraordinary Class of 1949 and How They Transformed American Business. During the day, Dr. Callahan met with students in the accounting ethics class and had lunch with LMU faculty. In the evening, Dr. Callahan gave a provocative analysis of the alarming state of ethics in America, along with potential solutions, to an overflow crowd approximately 400 students, faculty, alumni, and guests from the business community. 



Mr. Alex Gibney
“Lessons from Enron”
Feb. 27, 2006

Mr. Alex Gibney, writer, director, and producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, presented “Lessons from Enron” to nearly 300 students, faculty, alumni, and guests from the community. Mr. Gibney’s presentation included insights into the Enron scandal, the details about the production and creative aspects of the documentary, film clips from the documentary, followed by a question and answer period and a reception.  

***The LMU community and the public are invited to attend all presentations at no cost.