“America As a Commercial Republic: The Virtues of Commerce & the Commercial Profession”
of Lecture Series:
To share critical thinking
about the inherent virtue of serving others through the business profession. The focus of each lecture in this series will
be on how the practical operation of a private enterprise in providing products
and services to others enhances virtue within that enterprise (i.e., within its
employees, partners and customers).
To engage, stimulate, and
inspire University Honors students and other members of the NIU community with
thought-provoking presentations on the nature of the United States as a
“commercial republic.” A career in business is about much more than profits,
promotions and products. It is about the opportunities it presents to each
practitioner to do good and do so in a manner that builds one’s character.
To strive in a modest way to
help educate and promote well-informed and effective global citizenship among
NIU students as they consider becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
This lecture series is made possible through a generous gift of Mr. Michael C. Maibach.