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2017 Events

February 10: 2nd Annual CBS-West Point Leadership and Ethics Exchange  

Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This full-day event provides CBS students with an opportunity to exchange ethical leadership ideas with current West Point Cadets in order to help develop critical thinking and decision making skills. This event will also incorporate round table discussions, a mock class with Professor Bruce Kogut, and an ethics based case study.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and Military in Business Association.

February 15: Montrone Seminar Series with Dr. Vivienne Ming, Theoretical Neuroscientist, Technologist and Entrepreneur

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She co-founded Socos, where machine learning and cognitive neuroscience combine to maximize students' life outcomes. Vivienne is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, where she pursues her research in neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has developed a predictive model of diabetes to better manage the glucose levels of her diabetic son and systems to predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers. She sits on the boards of The Palm Center, Emozia, Engender, and Genderis Inc., and is a Chief Science Advisor to Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, and Bayes Impact. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on issues of LGBT inclusion and gender in technology. Vivienne lives in Berkeley, CA, with her wife (and co-founder) and their two children. Pre-registration is required for this event

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series.

March 22: Montrone Seminar Series with Dioniso Gutierrez Mayorga, Guatemalan Businessman, Academic, and Social Development Expert

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dionisio Gutierrez Mayorga was recently listed by Revista Summa as one of the 100 most important businessmen in Latin America. He is a Board Member of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), a large agro-industrial conglomerate which, according to an article in El Diario de Hoy, one of the largest circulating newspapers in El Salvador, is one of the biggest corporations in Central America. Mr. Gutierrez, who has a doctorate in sociology and political science from the University of Salamanca, is a past president of the Free Enterprise Chamber (Cámara de la Libre Empresa), as well as the director and host of “Libre Encuentro,” a discussion and information television program broadcast in Guatemala for over 16 years and syndicated in other areas of Latin America and the United States. Mr. Gutierrez writes a regular column in América Economía, the first business publication in Latin America. He holds a chair at the Board of Trustees of Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Mr. Gutierrez is a member of the G-50 Group and the Council of the Americas. He is one of the founders of the Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation (Fundación Juan Bautista Gutierrez), the philanthropic arm of the Gutierrez family group, and the BBC has recognized his work in organizing important relief efforts for poor families and orphans in Guatemala, including the transportation of food, physicians and medical supplies to those in need. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series.

March 27-31: Leadership and Ethics Week at Columbia Business School 

March 27-31, 2017

This year's theme of the annual Leadership and Ethics week is "Navigating the Gray..." The week will feature keynote addresses from prominent business and policy makers, as well as experiential learning exercises to help our students navigate the sometimes slippery slope of ethical decision making in business.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board.

March 27: "Playing by the Rules: Ethics at Work" Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

March 27, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The documentary explores the rise and fall of Enron, and the story of one Enron employee brave enough to take her concerns straight to the top. Following the screening, we will host a faculty moderated discussion with the producers of the film.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 28: Faculty/Student Breakfast with Professor Sheena Iyengar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Professor Sheena Iyengar will share her research about people's choice-making preferences and behaviors as they relate to cultural, individual, and situational factors. She will discuss the notion of choice as it relates to business leaders and ethical executive decision making. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 28: Montrone Seminar Series with Doug Haynes, President, Point 72 Asset Management  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Doug Haynes is the President of Point72 Asset Management, L.P., originally joining the Firm as Managing Director of Human Capital in February 2014. Prior to joining Point72, Mr. Haynes was a Director at McKinsey & Company. Before joining McKinsey in 1992, Mr. Haynes worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and then GE’s advanced materials business, which is now part of Sabic International. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series as well as Leadership and Ethics week 2017.

March 29:  Leadership Luncheon with Dr. Charlie Tharp, Senior Strategic Advisor, Center on Executive Compensation

March 29, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Dr. Charlie Tharp will join us for a luncheon focusing on ethical practices in developing and implementing executive compensation plans. Tharp has over 25 years of corporate experience, including key human resource positions with General Electric, PepsiCo, Pillsbury, CIGNA and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Tharp also served as the interim Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Saks, Incorporated. Earlier in his career he served as an executive compensation consultant for the global consulting firm of Towers Perrin. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 30:  Authenticity, Courage and Leadership in Business with Wade Davis,  Advocate and Educator on Gender, Race, and Orientation Equality

March 30, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. In his keynote speech for Leadership and Ethics Week 2017, he will speak to inclusion at the corporate level across various industries.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board, Columbia Women in Business, Cluster Q, Black Business Student Association, and Sports Business Association and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 30: Life After the Salman Decision: What does it mean for Business Leaders?  Panel Discussion with Nicholas Panos and Katherine Reilly 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

After the Supreme Court's much anticipated ruling on the Salman vs. United States case, much of the speculation surrounding the issue of what constitutes insider trading has remained intact. During our panel discussion featuring Nicholas Panos, Senior Special Counsel, SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions and Katherine Reilly, Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Office of Complex Frauds & Cyber crime Unit, we will discuss what this decision means for future business leader's.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 30: Montrone Seminar Series with Nicholas Panos and Katherine Reilly 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Nicholas P. Panos serves the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance as a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions. Katherine Reilly is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She currently serves in the Office’s Complex Frauds & Cybercrime Unit. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

March 31: CORE Leader Military Leadership Training 

March 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for an interactive, military inspired workshop featuring a 45-minute classroom session that covers the CORE (Conceptualization, Organization, Reconnaissance, Execution) management method and course safety guidelines. Participants will then work in teams to complete three to four obstacle missions, each with an instructor-led debrief. At the end of the event, all participants will walk away with stronger problem solving, communication, and leadership skills. Pre-registration is required.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and the Leadership Lab, and is part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2017.

April 4: The KPMG Peat Marwick/ Stanley R. Klion Forum: The Future of Energy in a Changing Political Landscape with Jim Rogers and Professor Geoff Heal

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The 2017 annual Klion Forum will feature an impassioned discussion on the new energy economy and changing American policies with Jim Rogers, former President and CEO of Duke Energy and author of 'Lighting the World: Transforming our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone' and Professor Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School and author of 'Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity.' The discussion will be moderated by Professor Elke Weber, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Autographed copies of their books with be available for purchase.

This event is sponsored by the Bernstein Center.

April 12: Montrone Seminar Series with Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi '83, CEO, Citi Holdings 

April 12, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Holdings, which comprises Citi's non-core assets. Prior to running Citi Holdings, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Citi Transaction Services (CTS) since April 2009. Prior to being promoted to CEO of CTS, Francesco was the Global Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), a major business division of Citi Transaction Services. He joined CTS in 2003 as the Region Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Pre-registration is required.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series.

April 17: Montrone Seminar Series with Andrew Sieg,  Head of Merill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America

April 17, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Andy M. Sieg serves as the head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions (GWRS) and is a member of the Bank of America Operating Committee. Prior to his career at Merrill Lynch, Andy served in the White House as an aide to the assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy. In 1992, he joined Merrill Lynch as an analyst in the Global Wealth Management business, serving in senior strategy and field leadership roles during the next 13 years. Before rejoining the company in 2009, Andy led the Emerging Affluent Client Segment within Citigroup Global Wealth Management from 2005 to 2009. Pre-registration is required for this event.

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series.

April 18: Montrone Seminar Series with Roy Vagelos '54PS '83PS, Chairman, Regeneron, Fmr Chairman, CEO, Merck & Co. Inc

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

P. Roy Vagelos, MD, has been Regeneron Chairman of the Board of the company since January 1995. Prior to joining Regeneron, Dr. Vagelos was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc. He joined Merck in 1975, became a director in 1984, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1985 and Chairman in 1986. Dr. Vagelos retired from all positions with Merck in 1994. Dr. Vagelos was on the Board of Directors of Theravance, Inc. through April 2010. Pre-registration is required for this event

This event is sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board and is part of the Montrone Seminar Series.

 May 18: Bernstein Debates: Profit Versus Purpose in Financial Markets with Professor Luigi Zingales and David Crane

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Luigi Zingales and David Crane will discuss Zingales' new work on why firms are responsible to pursue social missions when they create societal damages that are not separable from their primary business. And yet, even if their sustainable investors endorse the policy, the public firm will be unable to commit credibly to it, and financial markets will fail to succeed to redress the social harm. He will argue for a strengthening of shareholder democracy as a solution, while Crane will provide commentary based upon his much applauded actions in leading one of the largest energy utilities towards sustainable and profitable investments.

 June 14-15: Ethics: Measurable Impact Seminar by The Conference Board

June 14-15, 2017
New York, New York

Is your company making the best possible use of available data to advance its ethics and compliance mission? How is the impact of your company’s ethics and compliance efforts communicated to the board? Analyses of the right information can offer unique opportunities to identify an organization’s culture as well as compliance trouble spots. Join experts in ethics at the Ethics: Measurable Impact Seminar on June 14-15 in New York City as they help you identify what metrics best describe, and expand, the impact of your ethics and compliance efforts in your company.

Are you ready to expand your impact on ethics in your company? Register today and save $200 with a special code for Columbia Business School students and alumni: CBS200. This event is sponsored by The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics.