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Former Trustee to speak on ethics

Mitch Hart, chair of the Hart Group, Inc., and co-founder and former president of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, will speak Oct. 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy.

The speech, titled "What Happened to Ethics in Corporate Governance?", is the first in a series of lectures on "Ethics and Corporate Governance," sponsored by the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics and Public Policy in the Professions.

Hart is a former member of the University's Board of Trustees and is the benefactor of the Hart Leadership Program.

Author-preacher to lecture on war, poverty

Jim Wallis, an author, preacher and activist named one of "50 Faces for America's Future" by Time magazine, will speak about "War and Poverty" Oct. 24.

The 7:30 p.m. lecture and discussion in Von Canon in the Bryan Center on West Campus is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Wallis is the author of several books and is the founder of Sojourners magazine, as well as the chief organizer of "Call to Renewal," a federation of churches and faith-based organizations addressing poverty, welfare and politics. He has served as a fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School and taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Wallis' discussion will highlight the Divinity School's "Unity in Action" conference.

Engaging Faculty series speakers announced

In the 2002-2003 Engaging Faculty series, four members of the faculty will talk about topics ranging from Gothic Italian churches to the writing of William Faulkner.

The speaker series, sponsored by the Friends of the Duke University Libraries, gives several faculty members an opportunity to speak informally about their research projects to colleagues, University students and staff, and the public. The lectures, which begin at 5 p.m., are held in the Rare Book Room of Perkins Library on West Campus.

Caroline Bruzelius, Anne Murnick Cogan professor of art and art history, will open the series Nov. 7 with "The Church That Isn't There: San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples."

Other speakers scheduled include Dr. James Tulsky, associate director of Duke's Institute on Care at the End of Life; Susan Tifft, Eugene C. Patterson professor of the practice of journalism and communications; and Houston Baker, the Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Arts and Sciences professor of English.

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