Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility
Mount St. Mary's University's School of Business takes pride in presenting the Symposium on Corporate Responsibility. The subject serves as a bridge between a strong business and economics programs, and the University's traditional emphasis on the liberal arts.
19th Annual Symposium
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7p.m.
Location: Knott Auditorium at the Mount
Speaker: Kelsey Timmerman, investigative reporter and author of "Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes."
About the Speaker
When journalist Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began an adventure that would take him from
Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Now he travels the world and shares the stories of the people he meets, educating audiences and promoting dialogue about how to improve our world economy.
In his first book, Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, Timmerman takes audiences on a journey through Asia and Latin America. From a 20-something t-shirt maker in Honduras to a single mother of two in Bangladesh, he humanizes the issues of globalization, intimately describing the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle, bridging the gap between global producers and consumers.
An enlightening and thought-provoking speaker, Timmerman is passionate about educating students, encouraging them to think globally and act locally. Putting a face on globalization, he provokes others to check their tags and think about where their clothing came from.
His next book, Where am I Eating? will be published by Wiley in 2013.
Find out more about the speaker on the WhereAmIWearing website
2012 • Panel Discussion: Occupy Wall Street and Corporate Social Responsibility
2011 • Lecture: Made in China: Blood, Sweat and Tears? with Katie Quan, Labor Expert and Associate Chair; University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
2010 • Panel Discussion: H2Over: What Happens When the Earth's Well Runs Dry?
2009 • Panel Discussion: Bailout Bonanza: Where Does This Leave Capitalism?
2008 • 1st Annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Case Competition on ethics in business
2007 • Lecture: Pharmaceutical Consumer Advertising: What's the Controversy? with Mr. Thomas E. Costa, C'73 Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb
2006 • Lecture: Business, Sports, and Ethics in the 21st Century with Tony Agnone, President, Eastern Athletic Services, Inc.
2005 • Lecture: The Living Wage and Corporate Accountability with Robert W. Hearn, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Education and Municipal Services Division, The Staubach Company
2004 • Lecture: AIDS, Africa, and Accountability with Brenda Blanchard, Vice President, Novartis and The Rev. Michael Perry, Advisor to the U.S.C.B.B.
2003 • Lecture: Global Coffee Paradox with The Hon. Sam Farr, U.S. Congress
2002 • Lecture: Ethical Responsibilities in the Buyer-Seller Relationship with Dr. Patrick Murphy, University of Notre Dame
2001 • No Symposium
2000 • Lecture: Global Business Concerns and Challenges with Dr. Patricia Werhane
1999 • Lecture: Religious Teachings Regarding Business with Dr. Edwin Epstein, Dean, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California and Dr. David McCarthy and Attila Sweillam
1998 • Lecture: The Use of Sweatshop Labor with John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
1997 • Lecture: Environmental Responsibilities with Anne Howland Ehrlich, Stanford University; Luis Camacho, Vice President, University of Costa Rica and poet; Thomas Berry, Cultural Historian, Theologian, and Mount Alumnus
1996 • Lecture: Managing Diversity in the Workforce with Robert Holland, CEO Ben & Jerry's
1995 • Lecture: Corporate Social Responsibility, an Overview with Ralph Nader, Consumer Activist and Presidential Candidate