Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:00

Former White House Advisor Delivers Annual Business Ethics Lecture

Climate change, international trade, global poverty and nuclear energy are key issues of our time and topics of frequent and polarizing debate in Washington, D.C. As the United States Congress, academia and other experts continue to deliberate on these pressing subjects, Assumption College provided an opportunity this week for the college community and others to hear an expert on the ethical underpinnings of global diplomacy discuss topics as wide-ranging as environmental sustainability, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and income inequality.

The 11th annual Assumption College Business Ethics Lecture featured former White House climate change official William J. Antholis, Ph.D., now managing director of the prestigious Brookings Institution. Antholis discussed Ethics and Politics in India and China: From Local Self-Government to Global Sustainability on Tuesday, April 22, at La Maison Française Salon. 

The lecture was based on research Antholis conducted for his book Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global. He spent five months in India and China, travelling to more than 20 states and provinces in both countries, exploring the enormous diversity in business, governance and culture of these nations. A former director of international economic affairs at the White House, and deputy director of the White House's Climate Change policy team at the famous Kyoto talks, Antholis earned a Ph.D. in politics from Yale University, and a B.A. in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.

The Assumption College MBA Program and Department of Business Studies sponsor the annual Business Ethics Lecture.

  • View the video recording of the lecture, here.


Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews