Topic: You Could Be Next! Why Good People Do Bad Things.
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: REI Bloomington, 750 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN 55420 (952) 884-4315
The Forum will be held in the REI Conference Room
Cost: Free for Current Members of the Wetland Professionals Association
$30 for Nonmembers and $10 for students (both include a 1-year WPA membership)
2:00-2:30 Registration, Cookies, Coffee, and Conversation
3:30-4:30 Q&A and Discussion
Forum Topic: Why do good people and organizations act unethically? Why do people who apparently know right from wrong nonetheless act unethically? The session will begin with a discussion of the classic Stanley Milgram punishment experiments, seeking to understand how they help explain unethical behavior. The class then uses examples to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding the relationship between legal ethics and personal ethics, while seeking to understand whether you could be the next person to act unethically.
Dr. David Schultz, Hamline University
David Schultz is a Hamline University professor who has taught ethics class for 15 years. He also holds an appointment at the Minnesota Law School. David is regularly interviewed in the local, national, and international media about politics and ethics and his comments have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and also on NPR, MSNBC, and CNN. Professor Schultz is the author of more than 30 books and over 150 articles.