GLBL 792

The Jackson Institute invites applications for GLBL 792, Ethical Choices in Public Leadership, with Eric Braverman (Fall 2016).

Interested students should submit the application below no later than 12pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by 2pm on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Every public leader must make choices that challenge his/her code of ethics. Sometimes, issues of life or death may be at stake. How and when should a leader decide to let some people die – or explicitly ask people to die – to give others a chance to live? At other times, while life or death may not be at stake, still a leader must decide difficult issues: when to partner with unsavory characters, when to admit failure, when to release information or make choices transparent. This interdisciplinary seminar on Ethical Choices in Public Leadership will draw upon perspectives from law, management, and public policy in exploring how leaders develop their principles, respond when their principles fail or conflict, and make real-world choices when, in fact, there are no good choices.

The course will include simulations, group discussion, and guest lectures from leaders in government, business, and society.

Course schedule:
Thursday, September 1: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 15: Optional welcome dinner for enrolled students
Friday, September 16: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, October 27: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, October 28: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, November 3: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 4: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, December 1: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, December 2: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday, December 15: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


GLBL 792 Seminar Application

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