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September 15th, 2016

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CERL Presents - Producing Leaders of Character and Integrity: Instilling Values into Public Life

    This symposium will explore the concept of ethical leadership. It will examine the effectiveness of educational, military, political, professional and business institutions in helping to cultivate ethical leaders. CERL’s contribution to this topic reflects its focus on rule of law values: where individuals have internalized respect for the rule of law their stewardship is both ethically grounded and maximally impactful. 


    8:00AM – Registration and Breakfast

    8:45AM – Welcome Remarks: Ted Ruger, Dean of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Claire Finkelstein, Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL)

    9:00– 10:15 AM Panel 1: Character and the Rule of Law

    How can respect for the rule of law be cultivated in our future leaders and how can institutional cultures foster that cultivation?

    10:30 – 11:45AM Panel 2: Inculcating virtue: Education and Modern Leadership

    What role does character have to bear in what constitutes ethical leadership and how much do situations, environments and organizations encourage the optimal manifestation of those dispositions?

    Lunch Break

    12:45 – 2:00PM Panel 3: Military Leadership and Character Development

    Can the military model serve as a basis for the promises and perils of leadership cultivation and are the virtues we seek to cultivate in military leaders the same as those we should encourage in the rest of society?

    2:15 -3:30PM Panel 4: The Dark Side of Leadership

    Qualities that lead to high success in the corporate and political world often are the antithesis of ethical leadership qualities.  Is this a distinction between the real and faux leader or are corporate and political virtues often vices?

    3:45 -5:00PM Panel 5: Dilemmas in Corporate and Political Leadership

    What are the distinctions in the character traits and duties of a business leader and a political leader? Are there times of national security that require a leader to act unethically and are personal failing relevant in assessing ethical leadership?

    5:15 – 6:45 Keynote Address – Judge Sergio Moro, Brazil

    Named as one of the most influential people in the world by Time and Fortune Magazines. Through his prosecution of corruption reaching the upper echelons of Brazil’s business and political leadership, Moro has emerged as a central leader in the emergence of rule of law governance in Brazil.

    Cocktail Reception to follow.

    This program has been approved for 6.5 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $260.00 ($130.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium

September 19th, 2016

  • Monday, September 19, 2016
    4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Professionalism Day Alumni Networking Reception
    Penn Law’s Professionalism Day activities culminate with a networking reception that allows students to meet and socialize with Penn Law alumni and to learn more about the experience these esteemed graduates have had in the marketplace.  These discussions will encourage students to begin thinking now about how they will best prepare themselves to assume their professional roles upon graduation.

September 21st, 2016

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Meet Dean Ruger: Ted Talk - Chicago
    Come mingle with Dean Ruger and Penn Law alumni in Chicago!

    Beginning with a cocktail reception at Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP hosted by Manny Sanchez L’74 and followed by a conversation with Dean Ruger, there will be plenty of opportunities to hear from, and talk to, Penn Law’s new Dean, Ted Ruger.

    Please RSVP here.
    Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP, 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606

September 22nd, 2016

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CERL presents - WHYY Voices in the Family: Understanding Trauma in Sex and War

    The impact of sexual violence on victims is so severe that it has been compared by many professionals to the impact of war on combatants and civilian victims.  What can the comparison between sexual and combat trauma teach us about the nature of trauma, and what does it suggest about possible treatments?  Studying post-traumatic stress across civilian and military behavioral health contexts may provide new hope for those whose lives have been permanently marked by traumatic events.

    In partnership with University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), Dr. Dan Gottlieb and a panel of experts will examine the impact of trauma in both contexts.  What do different types of trauma have in common?  How are they different and what treatments are effective in each case?  What are the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress and how can educational and military institutions work to prevent it?  Finally, when should sufferers of post-traumatic stress seek help and where should they seek it?

    This event will be recorded for future broadcast on WHYY-FM.

    Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium

September 26th, 2016

  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nina Totenberg on Covering the Supreme Court for NPR
    Dean Ted Ruger invites you to hear Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, discuss her career covering the U.S. Supreme Court .

    Ms. Totenberg will be interviewed by Paul Haaga, L’74 who served as NPR’s Acting President and CEO from September 2013 - July 2014.
    Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
  • Monday, September 26, 2016
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Carey Kickoff
    Private Event in NYC. Invitation Only.

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