Elaine Sternberg is scheduled to give the inaugural "Capitalism and Society" lecture Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the NDSU Century Theater of the Memorial Union. Sternberg's lecture is titled “Free market business ethics and social responsibility.” The lecture is open to students and faculty across the Tri-College Universities as well as interested members of the public.
Elaine Sternberg earned her doctorate in philosophy at the London School of Economics, where she was a Fulbright Fellow and a lecturer. In the U.S., she is a visiting scholar in philosophy at the University of Miami; in the UK, she is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, and a senior visiting fellow at the University of Buckingham. She has been a Bradley Fellow and visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center of Bowling Green State University, and a faculty fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs of Tulane University's Murphy Institute.
Formerly also an investment banker in New York, London and Paris, she founded and profitably ran the first two equity syndicate businesses in London. She remains principal of Analytical Solutions, a consultancy firm specializing in business ethics and corporate governance, and is on the academic advisory councils of the (UK) Institute of Economic Affairs, and the UK "whistleblowers' charity", Public Concern at Work.
Her main publications include “Just Business: Business Ethics in Action” (2nd ed.: Oxford University Press, 2000), and “Corporate Governance: Accountability in the Marketplace” (2nd ed.: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2004).
The "Capitalism and Society" lecture series is sponsored jointly by the department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and the College of Business at NDSU. The series is overseen by Jeremy Jackson, assistant professor in agribusiness and applied economics, and funded with grant dollars received from the Charles Koch Foundation.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.