Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2010 Guest Speakers’

The Future of Capitalism Series on Big Think

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Last week, Big Think started a ten day series on the future of capitalism. Through articles and videos, the series examines the impact on capitalism of technologies such as 3D printing, virtual products and currencies, data analysis, and the relationship between governments and markets. Also featured is an interview with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and co-founder of Conscious Capitalism with recent CEE guest speaker Michael Strong.

Michael Strong and Magatte Wade: CEE’s Final Fall 2010 Guest Speakers

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

On Wednesday, November 3rd CEE’s final Fall 2010 guest speakers, Michael Strong and Magatte Ward, will each give a talk at Rockford University.

Michael Strong: “Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems”

Michael Strong is the co-founder (with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market) and Chief Visionary Officer of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes Conscious Capitalist solutions to world problems. Michael’s work is featured in academic journals (The Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Affairs, Critical Review, etc.) and in media reaching popular audiences (The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, RealClearPolitics, etc.). He is author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice and co-author of Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World’s Problems.

Magatte Wade: “How an African Entrepreneur is Working to Solve African Problems”

Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur who was raised in Senegal, educated in Germany and France, and began her entrepreneurial career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she co-founded Adina World Beverages. Her current project is The Tiossano Tribe, Inc., a high-end skin care products line. Magatte writes and speaks for many audiences, and is on the boards of several non-profits that support African causes, including Afropop Worldwide, the SEEDS Academy, AllforAfrica.com, and ASNAPP.

Michael and Magatte will give their talks in conjunction with Dr. Hicks’s Business and Economic Ethics class on:

Wednesday, November 3

11 am, SCAR 220

All who are interested may attend.

Interview with Dr. Nimish Adhia

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Dr. Nimish Adhia, CEE’s first Fall 2010 Guest Speaker, discusses with Dr. Stephen Hicks his research on changing attitudes toward businessmen in Indian cinema. Dr. Adhia, the Miller Upton Teaching Fellow in Economics at Beloit College, gave a talk on this subject in conjunction with Dr. Hicks’s Business and Economic Ethics class.

Nimish Adhia: CEE’s First Fall 2010 Guest Speaker

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Professor Nimish Adhia is the Miller Upton Teaching Fellow in Economics at Beloit College. He received his B.A from Illinois Wesleyan University and his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has recently defended his Ph.D. in economics. His talk will be based on his “Bourgeois Virtues in Indian Movies: How Bollywood heralded India’s Economic Liberalization,” which he presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago in 2009.

Professor Adhia will give a talk in conjunction with Dr. Hicks’s Business and Economic Ethics class on Friday, September 24 at 11 am in SCAR 220.

All who are interested may attend. We hope to see you there!

View the PDF of our flyer announcing Professor Adhia’s talk.