The September 23, 2014, Edmond J. Safra Lab seminar was presented by Network Fellow, Carla Miller, and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethic’s Research Director, Dr. William English. Comprised of two presentations, English’s segment of the Lab seminar, “Government Ethics: Past, Present, and Future” provided interesting perspectives on government ethics and education, while Miller’s presentation focused on her career as an ethics official in Florida and her efforts to address institutional corruption in local government. As a former Lab Fellow, English's research centers on the ethical
The October 30, 2013 Lab Seminar, “Integrity, Trust, Political Economy, and Public-Private Partnerships,” was led by Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellows Jonathan Marks and William English. Marks is Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities and Law and Director of the Bioethics Program at Pennsylvania State University. His work focuses on the
William English, Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow, presented his research at the February 29th meeting of the Lab Seminar. English opened with a discussion of his first project, which aims to develop a conceptual framework for thinking about problems of corruption, and then went on to suggest some ways in which problems of corruption arise and how they might be resolved.
Introducing his first project, English noted that when studying institutional corruption,
The September 26, 2012, Lab seminar was led by Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow Dr. William English. Drawing on his background in political theory, Dr. English began his presentation by examining how politics and economics are interrelated. In light of this analysis he identified ways that institutional complexity and political centralization create opportunities for corruption. Given the stakes involved and the degrees of complexity that increasingly characterize important
An interesting cheating scandal recently rocked the 2012 Summer Olympic games. It didn’t involve gambling, blood doping, or performance enhancing drugs. In fact, the problem was with poor, not enhanced, performance. Eight badminton Olympians were disqualified because they did such a good job of losing. Read more about The Ethics of Competition