Leighton Lectures

 
 
 

2019 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Patrick Gnazzo, Principal at Better Business Practices LLC. The lecture titled “Business and Ethics are Like Oil and Vinegar” was presented on Wednesday, November 13 at 6pm and 7pm. watch video | watch video

2018 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust. The lecture titled “A Conversation of Consequence” was presented on Wednesday, November 7 at 6pm and 7pm. read article | watch video

2017 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Olivia N. Graham, Ethics Advisor for the International Monetary Fund and former military attorney, who delivered her speech “An Ethics Road Map: The Role of the Ethics Office in International Organizations.” watch video | watch video

The 2017 Leighton Lecture was featured in the International Monetary Fund’s Ethics Office Annual Report, on page 12, which can be found here.

2016 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Diane Nobles, former Vice President and Chief Ethics and Privacy Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance and a leader in global ethics and compliance leader who delivered her speech “Ethics, Leadership, and Stories from the Front.” read article | watch video

2015 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Center Fellow, Joan Dubinsky, for Chief Ethics Officer of the United Nations who delivered her speech “Doing Ethics in an Imperfect World: The United Nations Experience.” read biography | watch video

2013 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Bill O’Rourke, Executive Director of the Beard Institute at Duquesne University and former Chief Executive of Alcoa Russia who delivered his talk on “Does Your Moral Compass Point to True North?” watch video | view slides

2012 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Keith Darcy, Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) who delivered his talk on “Managing Organizational Integrity in an Age of Texts, Tweets & WikiLeaks.”  view slides | watch video

2011 Ethics in Action: Leighton Lecture Hosts Bart Schwartz, Corporate Monitor

“In most cases, it is not a company-wide problem that causes an ethical issue, it is the activity of a few individuals,” explains Bart Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SolutionPoint International, LLC, and recent speaker at the ILLINOIS Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership.

2010 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Andy Milnes, head of supply and trading for BP America who delivered his talk on “Ethical Leadership as a Competitive Advantage.” In his presentation, he spoke from personal experience, detailing a compliance issue at BP and the company’s actions and recovery.

2009 Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

Rita Kahle (’78) returned to the University of Illinois as part of the Leighton Lecture Series that was co-sponsored by the College of Business and the Center. Richard (’49) and Grace (’50) Leighton, the generous sponsors of this series, attended Kahle’s lecture and were recognized for their foresight in creating the ethics-based format. read article

2008 Leighton Lecture: Creating a Win-Win for Both Employers and Employees

During her lecture on March 26, 2008, alumna Mary Kay Haben of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company left her audience with a strong message to take with them: leadership and ethics constitute reputation and there is nothing more important than how people perceive your character. read article