Rushwood Kidder on Ethics in a Troubled World

MON, FEB 7, 2005 (1:24:01)

Rushworth Kidder discusses his book, Moral Courage, Digital Distrust: Ethics in a Troubled World, which uses real-life stories from business, education, government, sports, and other areas to explain what moral courage is, what it does, and how we can develop it. Kidder’s previous book, How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living, has been praised by Jimmy Carter as “a thought-provoking guide to enlightened and progressive personal behavior.” His prolific writings often involve him in interviews with business and governmental leaders around the world. Kidder also serves as executive editor of Ethics Newsline the world’s first weekly, Internet-based, ethics information service, for which he writes a weekly column. Prior to founding IGE, Kidder was senior columnist for The Christian Science Monitor, an international daily newspaper highly regarded for its depth, balance, and ethical stance. Additionally, Kidder founded the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) in 1990. Headquartered in Camden, Maine (with other offices in Washington DC, New York City and London), IGE’s mission is to promote ethical behavior in individuals, institutions and nations through research, public discourse and practical action. Kidder brings more than 30 years of insight to his discussions of corporate and global ethics. Presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, through the generous support of Verizon Communications. The Center is a partner in the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility.

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