NYT Columnist David Brooks to Serve as Inaugural Blackburn Lecturer

David Brooks (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

The GW School of Business (GWSB) will host New York Times columnist David Brooks for the Inaugural Richard W. Blackburn Endowed Lecture on Civility and Integrity to be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Brooks, who is also a commentator on PBS NewsHour, will speak on themes related to the importance of civility in business discourse and integrity in business conduct.

The lecture serves as the capstone signature event for the undergraduate School of Business First Year Development Program (FYDP), a two semester long course sequence required for all first year undergraduate students.

The program’s curriculum – designed to enhance the education of undergraduate students and begin their preparation for future careers – includes classwork on academic integrity and ethics, professional communications, ethical issues in business, and leadership, all with a strong focus on individual strength assessments, self-reflections, career development and what it means to be a GWSB student.

The lecture was created through a generous gift by GW Trustee Richard W. Blackburn, LAW JD ’67.  Mr. Blackburn said he endowed the lecture because of his belief that success in business always depends on trust and that trust must be earned every day.  “Civility and integrity are the essential foundations for creating and sustaining that trust,” he said.

The lecture will be held on campus at Lisner Auditorium and is open to the entire alumni community.

Event Details
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, 6:00pm
Lisner Auditorium
720 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Register now!


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