Posts Tagged ‘David Kelley’

Interview with Jay Lapeyre

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

James M. Lapeyre, Jr. (Jay), is President and CEO of Laitram, LLC, a diversified global manufacturer of industrial equipment. He is also Board Chairman of ION Geophysical, a NYSE company that provides seismic technology services and solutions to the global energy industry, and past Chairman of the Business Council of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, the Business Council has been a driving force in reform efforts such as consolidating the Regional Levee Boards and the Orleans Parish Assessors, establishing an independent Inspector General, and supporting efforts to improve flood safety, charter schools, and criminal justice.

Kaizen: You grew up in New Orleans?

Lapeyre: Yes. I spent four years in Europe when I was a kid and four years away at college. Otherwise, I’ve lived in New Orleans.

Kaizen: You’ve lived in interesting times, as they say—hurricanes, oil spills, Louisiana politics, and other challenges.

Lapeyre: Those are just the local disasters [laughs]. We also had 9/11 and the economic crisis. But a lot of good things too: the Internet and the fall of the Berlin Wall, so the world is dramatically better today.

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Three essays on ethics by David Kelley

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Three essays by philosopher David Kelley on morality and freedom: Altruism and Capitalism; Two Strains of Altruism; and Generosity and Self-Interest. Dr. Kelley spoke at Rockford College last year.

Fall 2007 Speakers

Monday, September 10th, 2007

The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship is proud to announce its guest speakers for the Fall semester:

September 19thDr. David Schweickart

September 26thDr. David Kelley

October 31stDr. Alexei Marcoux

schweickart1.jpgEach speaker has a different expertise and opinion about Capitalism’s strengths and weaknesses.

Dr. Schweickart is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He will be speaking on “Marx’s Democratic Critique of Capitalism and Its Implications for a Democratic Socialism.” Dr. Schweickart holds Ph.D. degrees in both mathematics and philosophy. He is the author of Against Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and After Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002).

David Kelley Dr. David Kelley (Ph.D., Princeton University) is a former professor of philosophy at Vassar College and is currently Senior Fellow at the Atlas Society in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kelley will be speaking on Ayn Rand’s moral defense of capitalism. Dr. Kelley is the author of The Evidence of the Senses, The Art of Reasoning, and The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand.

Dr. Alexei Marcoux (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University Chicago and a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute. He will be speaking on the social philosophy of Friedrich A. Hayek, the 1974 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Alexei Marcoux

Each talk will be held in Scarborough 4 at 6 PM, in connection with Professors Hicks and Rezazadeh’s Capitalism in the Modern World course.

We are hoping for a lively and controversial semester, and we welcome you to join us for any of the talks you are interested in.

In the meantime, please contact us at if you have any questions or would like more information.