Tuesday, November 27 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 316, Executive Education Suite, Scheller College of Business
Free food
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Provost Rafael Bras: Ethical Lessons In My Leadership Journey

Please join the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and the Cecil B. Day Program for Business Ethics for an exciting lecture from Dr. Rafael Bras, as he presents Ethical Lessons In My Leadership Journey on Tuesday, November 27 at 11:00 am in Room 316.  Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.

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Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bras is a professor and the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Bras was distinguished professor and dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. For 32 years prior, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was Institute faculty chair, head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, and director of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory. He has served as advisor to the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council and the NASA Advisory Committee, among others.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico. His awards include the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Hall of Fame, AGU Horton Medal, NASA Public Service Medal, and the Clarke Prize, among others. He chaired a panel that supervised the design and construction of a multibillion-dollar project to protect the city of Venice from floods. He has published two textbooks, more than 225 refereed journal publications, and several hundred other publications.

"The Cecil B. Day Program in Business Ethics supports initiatives and activities that instill in all a desire to act with honor, character, and integrity, as well as the skills to make good ethical decisions," says Professor Steve Salbu, holder of the Cecil B. Day Chair in Business Ethics. "Our goal is to develop the highest ethical standards in our community, both through the curriculum and through various kinds of extracurricular offerings, which will be introduced in succession over the first couple of years of the program."

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