In March 2021, the Oxford Character Project joined with the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University to co-host a major global conference on Character and the Professions.
The Character and the Professions conference featured a rich schedule of talks and discussions covering character in public life, medicine, business, law, religious life, and engineering & technology. Keynote addresses are available to view below.
The diversity of disciplinary perspectives and professional fields allowed space for the discussion of character in all different walks of life, something integral to the work of the Oxford Character Project, our associates and partners.
Click for full conference information at the Wake Forest University website.
Character, Engineering & Technology
Shannon Vallor, Professor and Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh
Character, Diversity, and the Professions
Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Character and Medicine
Margaret Plews-Ogan, Chief and Associate Professor of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Character and Business
Taya Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
Character and Law
Keynote: the late Deborah Rhode, Professor of Law, Director of Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford University