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Each student board member is expected to:

  1. Organize at least one event per semester for an IBS session or as part of a speaker series under the auspices of the center;
  2. Write one article per semester for the Bottom Line, the center’s Web site or other School publications highlighting a center event or agreed-upon topic;
  3. Attend monthly Leadership and Ethics Board planning meetings to coordinate speaker events and any other related activities;
  4. Help review the School’s curriculum in the areas of leadership and ethics and identify opportunities for course development;
  5. Participate in outreach and marketing activities highlighting leadership and ethics issues, such as Student Life and Admissions Office presentations; and
  6. Participate in dialogue, discussion and problem-solving forums around various community issues at the School, along with other student leadership groups, with the Dean's Office, Student Life, Academic Affairs, Admissions, etc.


To be considered for the Leadership and Ethics Board, you should be enrolled in the Columbia MBA or EMBA Program and have started or completed at least one term of core Business School courses. Students are chosen to serve for two semesters with the possibility of continuing for up to four semesters. Students are selected at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters based on a written application and an informal interview. The applications are due in late August and early January, at the start of the semester.

All applications should be provided in hard copy and sent via e-mail.

Students selected to join the Leadership and Ethics Board will be notified by e-mail and on the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center Web site.

How to apply

Application details will be sent to incoming new students by email, and included in Orientation materials.


Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

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Join Ms. Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, and Ms. Ellen Kaden, chief legal and government affairs officer of Campbell Soup, for a fireside chat moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut on board governance and maintaining high ethical principles in a competitive market.

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Featured Video

With rapidly changing consumer tastes, many food companies are looking to expand their markets at home and overseas. How does an iconic American company stay relevant?

Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.


Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business