Dr. George DeMartino, economist at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, will open Fresno State’s spring line-up for the Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 5.

The free, public program presented by the Ethics Center of Fresno State will also include talks March 13 and April 9 and 13.

DeMartino’s presentation, “An Escalating Case for Professional Economic Ethics,” will be held in the Alice Peters Auditorium of the University Business Center.

He will discuss the devastation that occurs when ethical questions in professional economics are overlooked and why there is a need for the profession to recognize ethical obligations.

DeMartino’s work, “The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics,” was published in the Oxford University Press.

The remaining events in the lecture series are:

  • March 13, 3-4 p.m.  – Dr. Eduardo Briceno: “Preparing Students to Thrive: Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Moral and Performance Character” (Kremen Education Building, Room140).
  • April 9, 5-7 p.m.  – Drs. Irfan Ali, Vencent Biondo and Hamid Mavani: “Who Speaks for Islam?” (McLane Hall, Room 121).
  • April 13, 5-6 p.m. – Drs. Jack Benninga, Kat Biacindo, Bhupinder Singh and Kara Zografos: “Professional Ethics at Fresno State” (Kremen Education Building, Room140).

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Fiala at afiala@csufresno.edu or visit the Ethics Center website at bit.ly/FSEthicsCenter.

(Copy by Jodi Raley, University Communications student news assistant.)

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