Celebrating Juneteenth 2021

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteenth — a combination of June and 19 — for more than 150 years. As we celebrate this newly recognized…

This is a Pandemic. Not a Game.

This blog post is a part of a series dedicated to highlighting the personal experiences of Maguire Center student staff member Rylee Bailey’s personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The literature we read often reflects the world in which we live. In the age of COVID-19, more and more people are reading novels like The…

The Difference in Transparency and Disclosure from Allan Sloan of Fortune

On Wednesday at the Ethics, Trust and Transparency conference, Allan Sloan the Senior Editor at Large for Fortune will speak on a panel dealing with financial transparency. “There’s a huge difference between transparency and disclosure,” says Sloan. “Companies, especially companies doing business on Wall Street, make endless disclosures-but they’re not necessarily of any use to…

Transparency and Accountability are Essential in Business, says Keven Ann Willey

What is the purpose of business? That’s the question Keven Ann Willey, Vice President and page editor of The Dallas Morning News, will answer while speaking on transparency and accountability at this week’s Trust, Ethics & Transparency conference. “We will be discussing what the purpose of business is,” said Willey.  “To maximize profits for shareholders? To provide desired goods…

Trust is Key to Business Development, says Keynote Speaker Matthew Harrington

The state of trust today across all institutions, whether government, business, media or non-governmental is extremely fragile says Matthew Harrington, CEO and President of Edelman and keynote speaker at this week’s Trust, Ethics & Transparency conference. “In this environment it behooves any organization to make building trust a priority,” said Harrington, “because trust, the belief that…

“Ethics, Trust & Transparency” Conference Will Be Streamed

Next weeks Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference on the SMU campus just got easier to attend with the announcement that the entire event will be streamed on the web. Every minute of the conference, beginning at 8:20 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 will be video streamed free-of-charge on the main page of the Maguire Center’s…

Ethics, Trust and Transparency Conference Less than a Week Away

Register now for the “Ethics, Trust and Transparency” conference scheduled next Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Crum Auditorium at the Jim Collins Executive Center on the SMU campus. At a time when confidence in government and business leaders has been rocked by scandal and questionable decisions it will be both healthy and…