2021 John A. Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics

Ellen Hunt, “Culture Clash: When Corporate Values and Actions Collide”
October 27 @ 4:00pm in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Ellen Hunt

Ellen M. Hunt is an award-winning ethics and compliance professional, audit executive, lawyer, and former chief compliance and privacy officer. She has expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks as an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior management. She has over 20 years of management experience in various industries in creating, designing, implementing, and operating world class ethics and compliance programs. She specializes in board governance, board reporting, designing ethics education, creating policy management frameworks, managing enterprise and compliance risk processes as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries. Ms. Hunt most recently served as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national healthcare network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Before joining LifePoint, she served as the Senior Vice President, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer for AARP, a 38-million-member association. During her tenure, AARP was honored for three consecutive years as a World's Most Ethical Company.

Christian Miller, "Honesty at Work"
November 18 @ 4:00pm in 215 McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame

Christian Miller

Christian B. Miller is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. He is currently the Director of the Honesty Project (, funded by a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. He is the author of over 100 academic papers as well as Moral Psychology with Cambridge University Press (2021) and four books with Oxford University Press, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), Character and Moral Psychology (2014), The Character Gap: How Good Are We? (2017), and Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue (2021). He is a science contributor for Forbes, and his writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Slate, The Conversation, Newsweek, Aeon, and Christianity Today.

Luke Burgis, “Transcendent Leadership in a Mimetic World"
December 2 @ 4:00pm in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Luke Burgis

Luke Burgis is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America. He has been the Founder and CEO of three companies, and is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of Fourth Wall Ventures, an incubator that invests in people and ventures that contribute to a healthy human ecology. He studied finance at NYU's Stern School of Business and philosophy and theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Luke is co-author with Dr. Joshua Miller of the book Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. His latest book, Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life, was called by the Sunday Times "a thought-provoking book...also a deeply moral one."