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CIB Events and Connections Archive

The Center for Integrity in Business exists to serve you by drawing on the best of theological and management scholarship and practice. Below are some of our recent events. For more information, and to learn more about how you can participate in our work, contact the Center.

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"The Role of Business in Stopping Human Trafficking and Slavery" - seminar with David Batstone

Friday, April 16, 2010, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

David Batstone is President of the Not for Sale Campaign. There are more than 27 million slaves in the world today - more than at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. This concern must be a priority for Christians, and business has a crucial role to play.

CIB partnered with SPU's The Abolition and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education to encourage awareness, consider the theological mandate for action, and promote involvement in combating this awful injustice.

CIB Chapel series - Uli Chi

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Uli Chi, Founder and Chair of Computer Human Interaction, spoke on "Life in the Intersection: Reflections on Leadership in the Way of Jesus."

Watch the presentation on iTunes.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Mike Smay

Friday, March 26, 2010, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Mike Smay describes his style as a Sales Executive at Stoneway Electric Supply Company as "relational sales." He challenged the commonly-held split between sacred and secular, and offered thoughts about considering all of life as sacred.

Business as a Calling Day with Bill Pollard

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

SPU's School of Business and Economics hosted a day for students, faculty, alumni, and staff to explore spiritual and relational commitments for a calling to business. Bill Pollard, former chairman and CEO of The ServiceMaster Company, was the keynote speaker, and afternoon sessions were led by SBE faculty, local business leaders, and SBE alumni.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Rob Smith

Friday, January 22, 2010, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

As CEO of Earthwise Ventures, Rob Smith seeks free-market solutions to rebuild African infrastructure. He shared some of the events in his life that led him into his current vocation.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with David Hobbet

Friday, November 20, 2009, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

David Hobbet is a consultant for McKinsey & Company, serving social and public sector organizations on issues of strategy and organizational effectiveness. He cares deeply about Christian ethical practices in business, and spoke about the Hippocratic Oath.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Paul Graves

Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Paul Graves, principal at SeeSeven, spoke on the role of creative work for people made in the image of God.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with John Terrill

Friday, September 18, 2009, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

John Terrill, Director of the Center for Integrity in Business (in SPU's School of Business & Economics), was the featured speaker.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Will Messenger

Friday, August 28, 2009, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

William Messenger, executive editor of the Theology of Work Project and adjunct professor of business ethics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presented "Where is God on Monday?"

Conversation - Another Way of Doing Business

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 10 a.m.–
Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 4 p.m.

The CIB gathered business scholars, practitioners, and theologians to shape the research/scholarly agenda for the Center, and advance the larger work of our articulation of a Christian understanding of business, referred to as Another Way of Doing Business (AWDB). Panelists and featured speakers included leaders from business, churches, and the academy.

View the agreed-upon next steps to advance the Center's scholarly agenda. [waiting for doc to be moved from Contribute]