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As part of our mission to promote the exploration of ethics and critical thinking across the discipline we host a Brown Bag Luncheon series. These monthly lunches provide an interdisciplinary forum for university faculty, students, and staff to discuss ethical issues and projects that arise or are underway throughout the academic community.

If you would like to attend and would like us to supply a lunch, please send Adam R. Thompson an email roughly seven days before the scheduled luncheon. Please, indicate any dietary restrictions.  And always feel free to bring your own lunch and/or just show up for the conversation.

Next Brown Bag Luncheon

April 8, 2022
Moralizing Commerce: Moral Judgments of Work and Wealth

Dr. Varkey Titus, Jr. Associate Professor of Management, College of Business 

Izuchukwu Mbaraonye Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, College of Business 

Organizations and organizational leaders are judged on a variety of dimensions, though one largely overlooked in Organizational Studies relates to moral judgements. In this talk, we will discuss our ongoing research on this topic in two distinct “high-identification” contexts: entrepreneurs in craft-based industries, and leaders of non-profit organizations. In the first context, we draw from the Sacred Values Protection Model to theorize that moral judgements about craft-based entrepreneurs may be driven by evaluators’ characterization of the entrepreneurs’ source of success as sacred or mundane. In the second setting, we draw on frameworks on moral reasoning and communication to posit that the evaluation of non-profit leaders may be driven by the leaders’ displays of wealth. We will tie both studies together to discuss the broader implications of moral judgements directed at organizations and their leaders.

April Flier

2021/22 Brown Bag Luncheon Schedule

Schedule


Join us Noon-1:30pm Remotely via Zoom--registration required (Registration Link: 

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Archive

Please browse past luncheons. If you’d like more information about a luncheon, please email

    Past Schedules:
  • AY 2020/2021 [+View Schedule]
  • AY 2019/2020 [+View Schedule]
  • AY 2018/2019 [+View Schedule]


  • Past Fliers:
  • March 2022 Covid Cancelation
  • February 2022 Covid Cancelation
  • January 2022 How much longer will academic freedom exist, and is it worth fighting for? [+View Flier]
  • November 2021 Ethics and Repatriation [+View Flier]
  • October 2021 The Mediator's Mindset: A More Ethical Approach to Conflict? [+View Flier]
  • September 2021 The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership Development [+View Flier]
  • April 2021 Do Non-Tenured Faculty Have Academic Freedom? [+View Flier]
  • March 2021 Covid-19 Related Cancelation
  • January 2021 Covid-19 Related Cancelation
  • October 2020 Quilts, Migration, and Human Rights [+View Flier]
  • September 2020 Ethics Inc.: A Workshop on Incorporating Ethics [+View Flier]
  • April 2020 – March 2020 Covid-19 Related Cancelation
  • January 2020 Academic Integrity Workshop [+View Flier]
  • November 2019 Art, Design, and Social Justice [+View Flier]
  • October 2019 Peace and Peacemaking [+View Flier]
  • September 2019 Diversity Training: Teaching and Working with Persons who are English Language Learners [+View Flier]
  • April 2019 Feeling it in Your Bones: Teaching Social Justice Concepts [+View Flier]
  • March 2019 The Search of the Hard to Find: Maintaining Ethical Vigor in Global Family Health Research with Marginalized Populations [+View Flier]
  • January 2019 People Over Politics [+View Flier][+View PDF of Power Point]
  • November 2018 The Changing Landscape of Academic Integrity [+View Flier]
  • October 2018 The Impact of Violence on Mental Health [+View Flier] [+View PDF of Presentation]
  • September 2018 A Practical Guide to Communicating and Working with People with Disabilities [+View Flier]
  • April 2018 Immigration Under the New U.S. Regime - Panel Discussion [+View Flier]
  • March 2018 Our Nebraska Event
  • January 2018 The Muslim Ban: Patriotism or Xenophobia [+View Flier]
  • November 2017 Ethics Bowl Mock Competition
  • October 2017 Addressing Anti-Trans Violence Panel Discussion [+View Flier]
  • September 2017 The Importance of Hiring for Diversity in the Academy and Beyond [+View Flier]
  • April 2017 Gender in Higher Ed [+View Flier] 
  • March 2017 Gun Reform and American Social Justice Movements [+View Flier]
  • February 2017 De-Canonizing Afro-Korean Connections: Coupled Ethical Considerations on Literature, Cultural Studies, and Methodology [+View Flier]

    [co-sponsor: Ethnic Studies]

    [Jessica Moore's Daily Nebraskan Story]

    here]
  • January 2017 Research and Writing for Reconciliation [+View Flier] [co-sponsor: Ethnic Studies][financed in large part by Diversity Council]
  • November 2016 The Importance of Public Schools Speaker Canceled
  • October 2016 Bystander Intervention and the Prevention of Sexual Assault: Why the Hype [+View Flier] [financed in part by Diversity Council] [DN Story by Christa Rahl]
  • September 2016 Diversity Training: Understanding Microaggressions and Privilege [+View Flier]
  • April 2016 Equality for All?: Disparities in Latino Justice [+View Flier]
    [+View Power Point]

    (copyright: Cynthia Willis-Esqueda)

  • March 2016 Ethics in Research with LGBTQ Populations [+View Flier]
  • February 2016 Impact of Title IX on College Campuses [+View Flier]
  • January 2016 Syria: An Ongoing Journey into the Unknown [+ View Flier]
  • November 2015 Ethics Bowl Team Mock Competition [+ View Flier ]
  • October 2015 Bystander Training with PREVENT [ + View Flier ]
  • September 2015 Exploring Academic Integrity in the Classroom [ + View Flier ]
  • April 2015 Ethics Bowl Team Mock Competition [ + View Flier ]
  • March 2015 Social Justice and Gender Identity [ + View Flier ]
  • February 2015 The Impact of Personal Narrative on Social Justice Education [+ View Flier ]
  • January 2015 Cultural Complexity: Ethical Considerations for the Academy in a Transnational World [ + View Flier ]
  • November 2014 Ethics Bowl Mock Competition [ + View Flier ]
  • October 2014 Bystander Training with PREVENT [ + View Flier ]
  • September 2014 Exploring Academic Integrity in the Classroom: Thru Targeted Assignments and Course Design [ + View Flier ] 
  • April 2014 Ethics Bowl Mock Competition [ + View Flier ]
  • March 2014 Navigating Cultural Conflicts in the Classroom [ + View Flier ]
  • February 2014 Studying Hacking Ethically, Unethically [ + View Flier ]
  • January 2014 How Do We Train Ethical Leaders Today for Tomorrow’s Business [ + View Flier ]
  • November 2013 Ethics Bowl Mock Competition [ + View Flier ]
  • October 2013 Campus Responses to Relationship Violence [ + View Flier ]
  • September 2013 Ethical Dilemmas [ + View Flier ]
  • April 2012 LGBTQ and the Campus Community [ + View Case 1 ] [ + View Case 2 ]
  • March 2012 Copyright Issues in the Classroom, led by Paul Royster [ + View Case ] [ + View Page ]
  • February 2012 Academic Integrity Policies for the Information Age [ + View Case ]
  • January 2012 Political Speech on Campus, led by Dr. Steve Swartzer
  • November 2011 Ethics Bowl Demonstration [ + View Case ]
  • October 2011 Justice, Conflict & Well-Being,
  • April 2011 Bullying
  • March 2011 Diversity and Collaborative Learning, [ + View Case ]
  • February 2011 Teaching about Controversial Issues [ + View Case ]
  • January 2011 University Resources: Used or Misused? [ + View Case ]
  • November 2010 Student Privacy and Instructor/Advisor Gossip [ + View Case ]
  • October 2010 Confidentiality in Hiring and Firing [ + View Case ]
  • September 2010 Confidentiality in Journalism and Law [ + View Case ]
  • April 2010 Climategate & the Ethics of Science and Public Policy [ + View Related Article ]
  • February 2010 The Selling of the University [ + View Case ]
  • January 2010 The Ethics of Double Blind Studies [ + View Case ]
  • November 2009 Teaching about Plagiarism [ + View Case ]
  • October 2009 Mentorship at a Diverse University [ + View Case ]
  • September 2009 Authorship [ + View Case ]
  • April 2009 Authorship [ + View Case ]