Past Event

James Stewart: Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America

Tue, May 24 2011 - 6:00pm

James Stewart: Tangled Webs: How False Statements Are Undermining America

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist; Former Wall Street Journal Page One Editor; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Author, Den of Thieves

In conversation with Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, University of Santa Clara

Business journalist Stewart says that a “perjury outbreak” is symptomatic of a broader breakdown of ethics in American life. It isn’t just the judicial system that relies on an honor code: Academia, business, medicine and government all do. He explores the age-old tensions between greed and justice, self-interest and public interest. Stewart seeks to reaffirm the importance of truth.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students
Also know:  Part of the Charles and Louise Travers Series on Ethics and Accountability. Photo: Evan Kafka.