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Corporate Integrity in the Global Economy

Corporate Integrity cannot be taken for granted. Pitfalls abound even for well intentioned corporations. In this unrehearsed program, Dean John Elliott, and Professors Lilach Nachum, and Michael Stauffer constituted the board of directors of a company doing significant business outside the US. Ronald Goldstock, Independent Private Sector Inspector General, posited a situation based on an actual situation at Chiquita Banana Company that received considerable press attention subsequently. The board’s discussions illustrated the difficulties of avoiding ethical and legal pitfalls.
When  Mar 08, 2007
from 12:45 PM to 03:00 PM
Where  151 East 25th Street, Room 7-50
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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Speaker Biographies


Ronald Goldstock

Ronald Goldstock, Independent Private Sector Inspector General, is Adjunct Professor of Law at N.Y.U., Cornell and Columbia Law Schools, where he teaches seminars on Organized Crime Control and Corruption Control.

He was the Director of NYS Organized Crime Task Force, 1981-94, and was formerly an Assistant District Attorney, New York County, Director of the Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor, and Managing Director, Kroll Associates. A member of the NY bar since 1969, he has served as the chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee. He is the author of numerous professional and scholarly books and articles on crime control, corruption and racketeering. He has also served as Advisor to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Ron holds an A.B. from Cornell and a J.D., from Harvard.

Martin Marcus
The Honorable Matrin Marcus is a Court of Claims Judge, Supreme Court, Bronx County. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches Comparative Criminal Procedure. Judge Marcus received his
B.A. from the University of Chicago and J.D. from Yale Law School.

John Elliott
Dr. Elliott is Irwin and Arlene Ettinger, Professor of Accountancy and Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. He received his B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. A certified public accountant, Elliott worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. and for Westinghouse before returning for his advanced degrees. Prior to becoming Dean, he taught financial accounting, international accounting, intermediate accounting, financial statement analysis, auditing and taxation at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. With over 25 years as an educator, Professor Elliott has taught at the University of Maryland, St. Lawrence University, Central Washington State College, and the University of Chicago. In addition to executive teaching for Cornell, he has conducted various corporate training programs in the United States and internationally.

As a member of the American Accounting Association, he was the founding president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section. As a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Committee, he frequently responded to FASB exposure drafts and worked to integrate academic study with practice. His research has been published in accounting and economic journals and deals primarily with the use of accounting information to assess the financial condition of an enterprise. He is a co-author of Introduction to Financial Accounting, 8th edition, published by Prentice Hall

Lilach Nachum
Lilach Nachum, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of International Business at Baruch College, CUNY. She teaches, consults and publishes extensively in issues related to international business and Multinational Corporations.

Prior to joining Baruch College in 2002, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge University, UK, conducting research projects on the activities of foreign firms in London. Earlier she served at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in the Research Division on Foreign Investment and Transnational Corporations, and as a consultant to a number of national and international organizations - including the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union, London's Westminster City Council. Professor Nachum held visiting research and teaching positions at universities in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, China, Israel, and the UK. Prior to joining academia, she held managerial positions in a number of companies in Israel.

Michael Stauffer

Michael Kirk Stauffer is a full-time lecturer at the Zicklin School of Management, Baruch College of The City University of New York, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in business ethics and corporate social responsibility. He was previously Director - Corporate Social Responsibility, at Verizon, where he planned initiated Verizon’s comprehensive corporate responsibility and community affairs strategies, as well as developing and coordinating the Verizon Consumer Advisory Board (VzCAB.) Previously, Mr. Stauffer served as an Issues Manager and Public Affairs Director for Citibank. Trained in European and American history and political theory (M.A./ABD), Mr. Stauffer was, for five years, Vice President of the Forum for Corporate Responsibility, Inc., a church-related not-for-profit group that examines issues affecting business and society. For FCR, he designed and negotiated funding for a series of seminars in business ethics for middle managers.


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