Symposium on the Ethics of Bailouts and Government Support of Corporations

November 02, 2012

Event Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

WHAT:  The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics at the university’s McDonough School of Business will hold its inaugural fall symposium on The Ethics of Bailouts and Government Support of Corporations: Public Benefit or Crony Capitalism?

Much has been written about the economics of the federal government's response to the financial crisis of 2008. Less has been written about the ethical quality of its response. The symposium will bring together several of the nation's leading philosophers and political scientists in an effort to remedy this imbalance. Representing a spectrum of ideological and intellectual perspectives, speakers will explore a wide range of ethical questions raised by governmental support for endangered corporations.

WHEN:     
Friday, November 30, 2012
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:     
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP:
For more information visit http://gisme.georgetown.edu.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

PROGRAM:
The program will include four panel discussions:
8:30 a.m.: Justice, Rights, and Bailouts
10:15 a.m.: Bailouts in Context
1:30 p.m.: Bailouts: Cronyism or Public Benefit
3:15 p.m.: The Implications of Bailouts

About Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics
The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics brings together the finest scholars and best teachers from different fields to advance understanding of the ethical issues inherent in the functioning of the market society. The institute’s comprehensive approach to the study of markets and ethics extends beyond the exploration of ethical questions related to business people functioning in the organizational setting to include issues surrounding law and law enforcement policy and the pressures of conducting business in a political environment with rules that are subject to change.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter @msbgu