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Ethics of Luxury: Loyola University Maryland's Ethics Week 2015

Loyola University Maryland’s Ethics Week is an annual series of speakers and presentations around the topic of ethical business and social issues. Now in its sixth year, Ethics Week is a collaborative effort across the University to inspire intellectual curiosity, support thoughtful discussion, and raise awareness about topical ethical issues.

Monday, Feb. 9

Ethics of Luxury in Contemporary Music
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Andrew White Student Center, Fourth Floor Program Room

A student panel will discuss the message of luxury/materialism in contemporary music. Moderated by Michael B. Runnels, J.D., associate professor of law & social responsibility.

Panelists include Patricia Isabel Bryan (WLOY General Manager, Global Studies Major), Nnacheta Iloabanafor (Biology Major, Christian Hip-Hop Artist), Kat O'Brien (WLOY Music Director, Communications Major), Kevin Hattrup (Instructor of Literature and Creative Writing at Calvert Hall, MA in Liberal Studies at Loyola), Michael Watkins Jr. (Communications Major)

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Gone Girl: What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Luxury?

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Loyola-Notre Dame Library Auditorium

Film viewing and discussion of Gone Girl, which raises provocative questions on how the financial collapse of 2008 affects the protagonists in this film. After the film, Graham McAleer, D. Phil., professor of philosophy, will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

The Business of Luxury

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Andrew White Student Center, Fourth Floor Program Room

A panel discussion about doing business in the luxury market and whether there is a place for justice in luxury experience. 

The University is delighted to host art gallery owner, Myrtis Bedolla, and bespoke luxury travel provider, Rhona Wendler.  

Moderated by Graham McAleer, professor of philosophy and Dan McClain, professor of theology.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Keynote Address: Can Haute Couture Clothe the Naked?

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Andrew White Student Center, McGuire West

Patrick Beldio, a contemporary artist, art theorist, and expert in Indian and Christian religious practices, will discuss the topics of art, beauty, and high fashion, and to what degree they have a role in making the world a more just place. 

Cost/registration information

All Ethics Week events are free and open to the public, no tickets required.

Event Contact

Michael B. Runnels, J.D.
Associate Professor
Law & Social Responsibility Department
P: 410-617-2789
E: mrunnels@loyola.edu

Media Contact

Nick Alexopulos
Assoc. Dir. of Media Relations
P: 410-617-1334
E: nalexopulos@loyola.edu