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‘Blind Spots’ author to deliver Ethics Week Lecture

Ann E. Tenbrunsel, whose research explores how people can act unethically without meaning to, will deliver the University of Georgia’s 2018 Ethics Week Lecture at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Chapel.

Tenbrunsel is the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at Notre Dame University and the co-author of Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It.

“Dr. Tenbrunsel’s work examines situations and circumstances that tempt good people to cross ethical lines,” said Meg Amstutz, associate provost for academic programs.  “Her lecture, ‘Why We Aren’t as Ethical as We Think We Are,’ will address how we often perceive and respond to ethical dilemmas.”

Tenbrunsel’s lecture at UGA is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Terry College of Business and the School of Law, and it coincides with the University System of Georgia’s Ethics Awareness Week.

In addition to Blind Spots, Tenbrunsel is the co-author of Behavioral Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field, Codes of Conduct: Behavioral Research into Business Ethics and more than 50 research articles and chapters. Her research has been featured in interviews airing on MSNBC and National Public Radio, and adaptations, excerpts and references to her work have appeared in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, ESPN, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Harvard Business Review.

The 2018 Ethics Awareness Week is Nov. 11-17, and its theme is Celebrating Our Ethical Culture. Ethics Awareness Week is sponsored by the University System of Georgia and features activities to bring awareness to the importance of an ethical culture and to recognize and promote the shared core values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect. 

Tenbrunsel’s lecture also is part of UGA’s Signature Lectures series, which features speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work.