The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration hosts the annual State Farm Ethics Lecture featuring Frank Bucaro on Thursday, November 3, 3:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Bucaro, a leading expert and advocate on the power of ethical leadership in business, will present “The Trust Puzzle: A Leader’s Guide to Ethics in Business.” The event is free and open to the public.
“We are excited to welcome Frank as the speaker for this year’s State Farm Ethics Lecture. He is known for providing practical ideas to help with difficult ethical decisions. This is a great opportunity to learn from a nationally-recognized expert and gain a toolbox of ethical decision-making strategies,” said Dr. Donna Dudney, associate dean for undergraduate programs and student engagement and associate professor of finance.
Bucaro, who taught moral theology and ethics for 18 years, took a unique career path from the classroom to the boardroom. After a succession of high profile media reports on unethical practices in the marketplace captured his attention, he left teaching to start his own business. He is the author of “The Trust Puzzle: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical High Road” and “Trust Me! Insights into Ethical Leadership.” He has also been published in a variety of industry publications such as Compliance & Ethics Professional
, Corporate Compliance Insights and Ethisphere
“State Farm’s sponsorship of this annual ethics lecture allows us to bring in nationally-recognized speakers on current ethics topics. The event is attended by more than 2,000 students and community members each year,” said Dudney.
Through the State Farm Lecture Series, the college has hosted more than 15 speakers on business ethics topics such as whistleblowing, operating ethically in a corrupt culture, leading with integrity and more.
The Business Ethics Program at the college was founded in 1998. The program focuses on integrating ethics and the discussion of ethical issues throughout the college’s curriculum. In addition to the State Farm Lecture Series, the program maintains a library of resources and coordinates the CBA Student Ethics Board which created the student-written CBA Student Ethics Code Scroll. For more information, visit: cba.unl.edu/ethics