The Center for Ethics in Society is sponsoring a great event in early April. We will offer a free screening of the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job. And then director Charles Ferguson will come to campus the following night to join a panel of Stanford scholars to discuss the issues raised in the film about the financial crisis and, hitting closer to home, the role of industry-supported scholars and experts in the finance industry.
The Academy Award winning documentary Inside Job not only looks at the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, but also raises important questions about the “soft corruption” of academic research. Such questions arise not only with respect to economics, a subject of the film, but also medicine, law, public policy and even art.
Please join us in a showing of the film and a discussion of the ethical issues raised by the film as they relate to research: issues such as the influence of money, conflict of interest, transparency, accountability, and the responsibility of researchers.
Full details below the fold.APRIL 5, 2011 FILM SCREENING
7-9pm, Hewlett Teaching Center
APRIL 6, 2011 PANEL DISCUSSION
4-6pm, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Charles Ferguson will join:
Ann Arvin, Stanford’s Vice Provost and Dean of Research
John Shoven, Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Joe Bankman, Professor of Law
Debra Satz, Director, Center for Ethics in Society