MPR to Air Kirk Hanson Talk on Ethics at Noon and 9 p.m. Friday

Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast a lecture given at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on Sept. 17 by Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and the John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics.

The program can be heard at noon and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, on the “Minnesota Public Radio News Presents” program at 91.1 FM. The program also can be heard via the Internet. Information is available here.

Hanson’s talk was sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions at the St. Thomas School of Law. On Sept. 17 and 18 it brought together experts from across the United States to discuss ethical failures by government and business leaders and strategies to avoid behaviors that compromise lives and institutions.

In his talk, Hanson addressed questions like: “Do we need a rebirth of selfless leadership to solve the critical problems of 21st century global society?” His talk was followed by a panel discussion with Joan Humes, chief deputy general counsel of Medtronic, and Neil Hamilton, director of the Holloran Center.