Post-Enron corruption, conduct and civitas

Business ethicist Brian Grainger, a specialist in organizational ethics, ethical decision-making and professional conduct, will deliver the next York University Centre for Practical Ethics lecture. Grainger’s lecture titled, “Corruption, Conduct and Civitas: a Practical Perspective on the Private Use of Office after Enron and Gomery”, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 12:30-2pm, in the McLaughlin College Senior Common Room (Room 140), McLaughlin College, located on York’s Keele campus.

Left: Brian Grainger

Born in Trinidad and raised in Montreal, Grainger has been an international consultant specializing as a professional trainer in organizational ethics and ethical decision-making. Currently, Grainger is a professor of professional ethics at the School of Commerce at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. He is credited with the founding of the Ottawa Roundtable on Ethics; the chartering and incorporating of both the Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada (EPAC) and of the International Institute of Public Ethics (IIPE).

Grainger is the co-author of the 1995 edition of the Canadian Chartered Accounting Association and Professional Ethics Manual. He is also the author of an article titled, “Legal and ethical considerations in blood transfusion” on consent and disclosure, which appeared in the July 1, 1997 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The article has served to set new benchmarks for medical practice concerning consent and disclosure.

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