NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. has announced a lecture series titled, “Advancing Ethical and Moral Leadership,” sponsored by the Hagan School of Business. The series will offer practical examples of ethical leadership for young people and those in the working world.
The series will begin Oct. 17 with a talk by William McGurn, Wall Street Journal columnist and former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush.
McGurn writes the Main Street column at The Wall Street Journal, where he has written editorials for years. He spent more than a decade overseas -- in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal/Europe and in Hong Kong with both the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. In the mid-1990s, McGurn was Washington Bureau Chief for National Review.
He is the author of Perfidious Albion about Hong Kong and a monograph on terrorism, “Terrorist or Freedom Fighter.” A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Notre Dame and a master’s in communications from Boston University.
Dr. Nyre said, “Distant and recent history is comprised of human struggles to advance ethical leadership. The Iona College Mission calls upon us to develop graduates recognized for their ethics. We believe our students and our nation greatly benefit in learning though the experiences of others how to navigate our complex world where ethics and values often conflict with business situations and decisions.”
He added, “Every one of us will eventually face a situation where we are called upon to do the right thing in the face of criticism and adversity. At Iona, we strive to provide our students with the tools to exercise moral and ethical leadership.”
Dr. Charles Cante, interim dean of the Hagan School of Business, said that “regardless of one’s current or future role in business, society or family, we all benefit by learning of examples of challenges to leadership and how each was resolved as a way to help us shape our actions.”.
Founded in 1940 and celebrating its 75th anniversary, Iona College is a private coeducational institution with an enrollment of more than 3,900 students and an alumni base of 40,000. For more information on the lecture please visit: www.iona.edu