Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Are Corporations Persons?

Kendy Hess and Jeffrey Nesteruk
University of Redlands Main Campus, Orton Center
Noon (buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m.)

Join us as the panelists discuss Corporate Personhood after the recent Supreme Court decisions on corporate financing of elections (Citizens United) and religious liberty (Hobby Lobby).

Kendy Hess is the Brake Smith Assistant Professor of Social Philosophy and Ethics at the College of the Holy Cross. Her primary research project involves arguing that corporations qualify as moral agents in their own rights, and that they thus have their own moral obligations -- most particularly with respect to the environment. Prior to becoming a philosopher, Dr. Hess worked as a corporate environmental attorney for 15 years, and she draws heavily on that experience in her work.

Jeffrey Nesteruk is a Professor of Legal Studies at Franklin & Marshall College. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he has written widely on corporate law, business ethics, and liberal education. He has previously served as chair of the Department of Business, Organizations, and Society at Franklin & Marshall College and director of the College’s Center for Liberal Arts and Society. In addition to his scholarly writing, he has contributed personal essays to such national publications as the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Philadelphia Inquirer and such higher education venues as the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and has received a Dorsett Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics at Dartmouth College.

Free and open to the public, but registration is essential. Register for this event by Friday, Jan. 23, by contacting Karen Kraker at 909-748-8769 or



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