Wellesley, Olin and Babson Sponsor Lecture Series on Leadership and Ethics

For immediate release:
Sept. 6, 2006
Arlie Corday

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College, Olin College and Babson College are teaming up this fall to sponsor a public lecture series on leadership and ethics. The speakers will offer perspectives based on their research and experience exercising leadership, often in difficult situations fraught with challenging ethical dilemmas. The lecture series is part of a course on professional ethics and leadership development that is being team taught this fall by the presidents of the three institutions.

Schedule of speakers and topics

- Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Diana Chapman Walsh, president, Wellesley College
"Trustworthy Leadership"

- Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Col. Thomas A. Kolditz, chairman, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
"The In-Extremis Leader"

- Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Dr. James E. Ashton, chairman, Poco Graphite, Inc. (former whistleblower on the Trident Submarine program at General Dynamics Corp.)
"Career Experiences: Leadership, Integrity, and Performance"

- Tuesday, November 14
Professor Carolyn Hotchkiss, professor of business law, Babson College
"Leadership and Ethics in the Global Economy"

Each presentation will take place in the Olin Center Auditorium at Olin College, Olin Way, Needham, Mass. The presentations will begin at 4:30 pm and will last about an hour. These presentations are free and open to the general public, as well as all members of the Olin, Babson and Wellesley college communities. For more, contact Joe Hunter, director of communication, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering at 781-292-2255 or e-mail joseph.hunter@olin.edu.

Wellesley College has been a leader in the education of women for more than 130 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 65 countries.