CSU, Chico News

College of Business Ethics Initiative Presents Author of Noted Book on Unethical Behavior

Date: 03-23-2009

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico’s College of Business Ethics Initiative presents author, journalist and lecturer David Callahan on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 pm in the BMU Auditorium on the CSU, Chico campus.

Author of the widely acclaimed book “The Cheating Culture,” Callahan will focus his presentation on the rampant dishonesty within today’s economic system and the role that leaders must play to combat unethical behavior.

Founder of Demos, a public policy group based in New York City, Callahan has received national attention for “The Cheating Culture,” a nonfiction comment on unethical behavior in the United States. Since it was published in 2004, it has been reviewed and discussed in many of the country’s most well-respected newspapers and magazines. The Los Angeles Times called the book “a breathtaking book,” while Esquire magazine stated that it is “a damning and persuasive critique of America’s new economic life.”

Callahan has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows and has lectured at numerous companies and universities, including UC Berkeley, Columbia University, Duke Law School, Harvard Medical School, Texas A & M University and the Sam Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend the lecture. Admission is free.

The March 24 presentation is made possible by a generous gift from Lam Research Corporation, a 2009 sponsor of the College of Business Center for Values-Based Leadership. One of several initiatives coordinated through the center, the Ethics Initiative is dedicated to preparing business students to become effective and principled leaders.

Headquartered in Fremont, Lam Research Corporation is a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the world’s semiconductor industry. As a technology and market share leader in plasma etch and single-wafer clean, it is leveraging its expertise to address some of today’s most advanced semiconductor processing challenges, providing its customers with an expanded product portfolio. For more information, visit http://www.lamresearch.com.

For more information, contact Shirley Hopkins, College of Business, 530-898-6215, sahopkins@csuchico.edu.