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Normative Business Ethics Workshop Series (CANCELLED)

May 01, 2020

Friday, May 1 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will convene a regular works-in-progress series for scholars working in normative business ethics (NBE). In particular, the Series will workshop papers pursuing business ethics issues from a normative perspective, or papers in moral or political philosophy with implications for the market, distributive justice, labor relations, the role of business in society, etc.

Workshop Objectives

The Series is part of an effort to foster normative business ethics in the academy and the public sphere. This particular initiative has two key objectives: First, it endeavors to provide a regular forum for scholars working on business ethics from a normative perspective. The community of such scholars is relatively small, and dispersed across numerous institutions, and there are few opportunities for these individuals to convene and share work. This Series is an effort to connect these scholars and to enrich their shared intellectual life. Second, the Series aims to be especially valuable to junior faculty and advanced graduate students, by providing them with feedback from, and opportunities to interact with, more established members of the normative business ethics community. To that end, we hope to have one junior author and one senior author at each session.

Workshop Format

The workshop will meet roughly once each month over the academic year. Any academic or practitioner with an interest in normative business ethics is invited to attend the sessions. Attendees are expected to read the papers in advance and to come with feedback for the paper authors. To maximize the opportunity for paper improvement, authors will not present their papers; we will instead spend our time together on questions and comments for the author.

Sessions will be held on Fridays, beginning at 1:00 pm unless otherwise indicated. We will discuss two to three papers at each session. Attendees are expected to read the papers in advance and to come prepared to offer feedback.

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

October 4, 2019

October 25, 2019

November 22, 2019

February 7, 2020

April 3, 2020

May 1, 2020


  • Date: Friday, May 1
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

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