Lecture and Location TBD
In September 2008 the world’s financial system seemed to be in imminent danger of collapse; the rush to repair the damage and shore up the system for the future was handled by a variety of extremely capable people. But foremost among the group were a dedicated number of Dartmouth alumnae who worked tirelessly to control the chaos in the financial sector. This panel will serve as a “Fred Friendly” style seminar that will include the key players in this historical event: Henry Paulson (1968), John (Hans) Morris (1980), John Mahoney (1980), and Ken Wilson (1969). The panel will provide an overview of the events as well as analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the crisis.
The Dorsett Fellowship was established in 2001 when the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, in conjunction with Research Corporation Technologies, made a significant donation in honor of Burt Dorsett ’53, establishing an endowed fund. The purpose of the Dorsett fund is to honor the exemplary business career of Burt Dorsett by bringing practitioners of ethics (business leaders, physicians, engineers, etc.) and/or scholars of ethics to the Dartmouth campus. The Dorsett Fellows (listed below) have provided public lectures, conducted guest lectures in college courses, participated in faculty working groups, and spent time pursuing their own research while on campus.
Joel Rosenthal, Winter, 2016, President of the Carnegie Council, "Rising Fences: Migrants, Borders and a New Frontier for Ethics".
Joan Halifax, Roshi, Winter, 2014 "Engaged Buddhism and Ethics: Practicing Compassion and Fearlessness in an Endangered World”
Norman Daniels, Spring 2013 (Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at Harvard School of Public Health)
Anita Allen, Spring 2012 (the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania)
Kenneth Feinberg, Spring 2011 (attorney/author/Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001/Head of BP Claims Fund for 2010 gulf oil spill)
Tracy Kidder, Spring 2010 (Pulitzer Prize winning author)
Michael Beschloss, Fall 2008 (Presidential Historian, award-winning biographer)
Barbara Ehrenreich, Winter 2008 (author/investigative journalist)
Lee Bollinger, Fall 2005 (President of Columbia University)
Marcia Angell, Spring 2005 (Former Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, author)
Temple Grandin, Spring 2004 (animal rights activist, author)
Tom Chappell, Spring 2003 (founder and CEO of Tom’s of Maine)
Last Updated: 3/16/16