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UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration hosts Virtual Olafson Ethics Symposium on Ethics in Times of Crisis

November 18, 2020 – The University of North Dakota Nistler College of Business & Public Administration will be hosting the 2020 Olafson Ethics Symposium on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:30 – 2 p.m., in a virtual format via Zoom.

This event is designed to engage students, alumni, and local business leaders in conversations regarding ethical decision making. Keynote Speaker, Chris Hilger – Chairman, President and CEO of St. Paul, Minn. – based Securian Financial – will discuss how values inform his company’s corporate strategy and continued management of challenges including social injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, Dr. Sean Valentine, Professor of Management and Robert Page Endowed Professor of Leadership & Ethics, will conduct an interactive presentation on corporate responsibility.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the general public. Visit to pre-register for the event and receive virtual link.

This annual event is funded through the support the UND Alumnus, Robert Olafson in support of his dedication to ethical business practices and the University of North Dakota, as well as sponsorship from SEI.

Contact: Laura Arneson