Moral Courage in Today's World with Sarah Raskin and former Honor Council Chairs

Sarah Raskin, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, discussed moral courage in today's world at the final event for Duke Honor Council's 2018 Integrity Week. Prior to her role as Deputy Secretary, Raskin served as Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the State of Maryland, and a leader in several other public and private enterprises. She drew on these experiences in public service to highlight the importance of honor, integrity, and moral courage in today's society. In her keynote address Raskin discussed the need for diversity to fully understand society... "we need different perspectives, a diversity of them, we need peop

Dean Boulding on the Ethics of Business

On Wednesday, March 24, as part of our annual Integrity Week, Duke Honor Council hosted Dean Bill Boulding of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Dean Boulding, who has also been a part of the Graduate Management Admission Council, World Economic Forum’s Council on Values, and the White House Council of Economic Advisors, spoke to attendees about the role ethics has played in his career, both at Fuqua and in the broader business world. Dean Boulding began with a discussion of the honor code at Fuqua. Though Fuqua has had a few hiccups along the way, they have largely been successful in cultivating a culture of honor with a limited number of breeches of their Community Standard. As Duke Honor Co

"The Path to Happiness": Dr. Shanahan on Living Honorably

“This week, my word is ‘joy,’” said Suzanne Shanahan, the director of the Kenan Institute of Ethics here at Duke, as she pulled out a stack of business cards from her pocket. To kick off this year’s celebration of Integrity Week, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of honor at Duke, Dr. Shanahan shared her understanding of what it means to live honorably. For her, honor is about how you conduct yourself on a day-to-day basis. It is not about grand gestures or impossible moral quandaries. Rather, it’s about going out of your way to see the good in people and never to assume mal-intent. Since she was a teenager, Dr. Shanahan has written a word on a small business card at the start of eac

Duke's First Annual Censored Women's Festival

This year, Duke Honor Council kicked off Integrity Week programming by hosting the inaugural Censored Women’s Film Festival at Duke University. The Censored Women’s Film Festival is an annual, not-for-profit, traveling film festival and summit organized to raise consciousness and women’s rights issues through film and dialogue. Issues of women’s rights and gender equality are too often silenced and kept from mainstream cinema and discourse. The Censored Women’s Film Festival provides a space for filmmakers, activists, practitioners, and students to use films as a lens through which to discuss the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Priority is given to films with a special emphasis

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