Clough Colloquium: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, The Loudspeaker for Iran
by Kayla Authelet, MCAS ’16, Winston Center Ambassador
In November, students, faculty members, and friends crowded into Gasson Hall to listen to famed lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, talk about constitutional democracy. As an activist, Dr. Ebadi focuses primarily on rights of refugees, women, and children in oppressive cultures. This humanitarian work won her a Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, and she is the first Iranian to receive this distinguished recognition. Continue reading about Dr. Ebadi's visit.
Former Australian Prime Minister on Leadership At September’s Clough Colloquium, Julia Gillard, the 27th prime minister of Australia—and the first woman to hold this position—addressed the Boston College community on the topic of leadership, focusing on gender equality and education. She began her presentation by stressing that her own education was indispensable in her development as a leader. While acknowledging that existing inequality within the educational system makes the privilege of education inaccessible to some, Gillard stated that when you deprive a person of an education, you are depriving the world of a leader. Continue reading about Prime Minister Gillard's talk
CHAMBERS LECTURE SERIES
Lessons in Leadership from a Real-Life Top Gun In the most recent installment of the Chambers Lecture Series, the Winston Center welcomed former Lieutenant of the United States Navy Carey Lohrenz. Her personal story of determination and working against the odds to become the first female F-14 fighter pilot inspired the audience. CONTINUE READING ABOUT CAREY LOHRENZ'S TALK
FORUM ON BUSINESS ETHICS
Former USAID Head Talks Mission and Purpose Dr. Rajiv Shah, former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), talked about his personal mission and purpose at the Winston Center’s Forum on Business Ethics this past October. Shah recounted his decision to pursue a career in health policy rather than to practice medicine. Continue reading about Rajiv Shah's Talk
WINSTON CENTER COLLABORATIONS
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sarah Chayes In October, the Winston Center collaborated with the Islamic Civiliazation and Societies program to feature Sarah Chayes, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Society, and the Lowell Humanities Lecture Series which featured Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me. Continue reading about the Winston Center Collaborations
LUNCH WITH A LEADER
Lindsay LoBue '96, Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs
In September, Lindsay LoBue ’96, current advisory director responsible for developing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives for Goldman Sachs, provided students with critical career advice as they think about life after Boston College. CONTINUE READING ABOUT LINDSAY LOBUE'S TALK
Jenks Leadership Program Update
Last fall, the students of the Jenks Class of 2016 headed to Bob and Judy Winston’s Cape Cod house for a daylong retreat. Students spent the day brainstorming for their service projects, and also heard from Peter McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Saint Columbkille Partnership School, who spoke about the school and its plans for growth. Co-directors of the incoming Class of 2017, Kathleen Larkin, Ryan Marti, and Carson Truesdell, led the recruitment and selection of the new class. From a pool of more than 100 applicants, 27 students representing each of the five undergraduate schools were selected.
Winston Center Research News
Richard Nielsen and Christi Lockwood's article, "Varieties of Transformational Solutions To Institutional Ethics Logic Conflicts," was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics. Drawing illustrative examples from institutional settings ranging from historical factories to contemporary symphony orchestras, the authors consider manners in conflicting ethics-based beliefs and practices may be combined to yield outcomes that are qualitatively different from their initial component parts. In doing so, Nielsen and Lockwood underline the possibility for leadership that moves beyond traditional "win-lose" outcomes to ethical conflicts and considers instead a variety of transformative solutions that may fundamentally, and hopefully productively, change institutions. Continue reading about the latest Winston Center Research.