Banta Center Annual Memberships

Individuals can now join the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society as Sustaining Members. The $25 annual membership  helps support the Banta Center's programming. For questions about becoming a Sustaining Member please contact Vanessa Siliezar.

New Research and Publications

Banta Center Director and Associate Professor, Jeffery Smith, recently received the Society for Business Ethics's Best Paper Award, given this year at the Society's Annual Conference in San Antonio. Professor Smith's paper, "Non-Blameworthy Involvement and Corporate Duty: Rejecting Corporate Moral Indifference," was co-authored with Professor Wim Dubbink of Tilburg University in the Netherlands. This collaboration comes on the heels of two other papers written by Smith and Dubbink in the journals Ethical Theory and Moral Practice and Business Ethics Quarterly, which develop a philosophical foundation for corporate social responsibility.
The Banta Center Faculty Fellows, Assistant Professor Carlo Carrascoso and Adjunct Professor Brian Kurbjeweit, have also had recent success. Carrascoso's paper, "The Ethical Issues Surrounding Network-Expansion Strategies in SME Internationalization: An Empirical Investigation," appears in the Business and Professional Ethics Journal. His paper primarily investigates the ethical implications surrounding the international network expansion activities of small-to-medium enterprises and proposes key insights to help such firms succeed and thrive. Kurbjeweit's paper, "The Relationship of Ethics and Law in Governing the Game of Business," published in the Journal of Business Ethics Education highlights a novel pedagogical perspective on ethics and law in the classroom.

Banta Center Library

Students and faculty are welcome to make use of the Banta Center’s library, which houses a collection of books, case studies, videos and other research materials. The library also serves as a meeting space for faculty, staff and guests. It is located in 215 Hornby Hall, on the University of Redlands main campus. Individuals interested in reserving time to use the library, borrow materials or have a meeting should contact the Banta Center’s administrative specialist, Vanessa Siliezar, at (909) 748-8929 or


The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) is a natural farm in its beginning stages, but already grows and sells fresh vegetables to Bon Appetit, the food management company on campus.

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