Harvard ethics professor will keynote Bryant University event

Harvard ethics professor will keynote Bryant University event

SMITHFIELD - Joe Badaracco, a professor of ethics at Harvard Business School and author of several books, will discuss the struggle of making choices and then following through during an address at Bryant University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

His talk, "Leading Quietly: The Role of Character," at the Chace Wellness & Athletic Center, is part of the Bryant Interfaith Center's 2013 Ethics Event, one of Bryant's 150th anniversary programs.

It's hosted by University President Ronald K. and his wife Kati C. Machtley, and is open to residents of the communities of Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, Woonsocket as well as the wider public.

John Nesbitt, the Interfaith Center program coordinator, says Badaracco will lay out his model for making ethical decisions, "a model that gives you the tools to live your core values strategically and effectively. He writes about the characteristics of effective leaders, and will talk about the characteristics one needs and can develop to make good ethical decisions."

Adds Nesbitt, "People who have heard Dr. Badaracco speak describe him as no ordinary speaker, whose ideas may well change your life."

Reach Nesbitt at 401-232-6119 or at jnesbitt@bryant.edu for more details.