America and China: Business Ethics as the Foundation for Peace
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America and China: Business Ethics as the Foundation for Peace

America and China: Business Ethics as the Foundation for Peace

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Chaminade University

3140 Waialae Avenue

Clarence T.C. Ching Conference Center

Honolulu, HI 96816

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Part of the “Deep Love” event series, December 13, 2016.
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1. Background

“Deep Love” is a exhibition that originates in China, honoring former Premier Zhou Enlai and his wife, Deng Yingchao. It will be seen for the first time in the United States on the evening of December 12, 2016, at the State Capitol in Honolulu, Chamber Level Auditorium. Hosted and sponsored by Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say.

A number of leaders from across China will attend, from government, academic and business circles. Complimentary reserved tickets; event description here:

http://www.zhouenlaipeaceinstitute.org/en/deep-love/deep-love-exhibition/

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2. The Business Ethics Seminar

The following day, December 13, we will present a thoughtful seminar, also open to the public at no charge. We will explore the role of business ethics in creating and sustaining a climate of international peace.

We are honored to be hosted by Chaminade University, at the Ching Conference Center, for this event. Chaminade is one of the finest independent colleges in the nation, with a 61-year history of service to students and the community.

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3. Outline of Topics

Some speakers will discuss the importance of people-to-people diplomacy, which Zhou Enlai championed, as the first Premier and Foreign Minister of China. Some will discuss the common interests that Americans share with the people of China. Others will reflect on the need to concentrate on our common areas and expand them, and also celebrate the areas where we are different.

This seminar will clearly define ethics, and its application in the practice of international business. We will discuss the innate sense of what is right and wrong, what is fair and clear -- and how that sense may vary, in different circumstances. Which ethical principles are universal?



Each speaker will be asked to personalize his or her own observations, with a specific story: for example, how the ethical sense was learned from parents and early education. Speakers will share their experiences of ethical dilemmas that they have faced in their own professional lives, and how these dilemmas were resolved.

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5. Purpose and Conclusions

The purpose of this seminar is to explore how a better understanding of ethical business practices can, over time, lead to a firm foundation for peace between East and West based on enlightened mutual interest.

We spend a great deal of time discussing four out of the five W’s -- “who, what, when, where -- but perhaps not enough about “why.”

This seminar seeks to close that gap.

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6. Confirmed Speakers

Calvin Say, Speaker Emeritus, Hawaii House of Representatives

Li Qingping, Vice Secretary, Zhou Enlai Studies at the Central Committee, Beijing

Other senior representatives of the State Government, and of the Chinese government

Keli’i Akina, Member of the Board of Trustees, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (newly elected)

A Professor of Peace Studies from the University of Hawai’i

Peter Carlisle, former Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu

Ramsay Taum, kumu of Hawaiian arts, sciences and business, Honolulu

Pang Tingya, Director, Zhou Enlai Residence, Huaian China

Elisabet Sahtouris, evolutionary business philosopher, Chaminade University, Honolulu

Roger Epstein, former senior partner at Cades-Schutte Law Firm, Honolulu

Duan Baokum, Chinese-American investor, arts and culture

John Contini, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill-Lynch, Honolulu

Adam Greene, executive at Lexington, the LCP Group, real estate developer, New York

David Chang, President and founder of Wealthbridge, Honolulu

Catherine Lin, President of Nihao Media, Los Angeles and Honolulu

Myra Brandt, President of List Sotheby’s Real Estate, Honolulu

Tina Mak, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Vancouver Canada, spokesperson for Asian Real Estate Association of America

Tobin Butcher, principal at Bridge Capital, Seattle Washington

Xiaofang Zhou North, co-founder of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute

Michael North, co-founder of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute

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Some of the talks will be in Chinese, some in English; all will feature simultaneous translation. A short film will be shown, so a digital projector, speakers and screen are needed. The seminar will be recorded for later broadcast by ‘Olelo Community Media.

There will be a short mid-morning break, during which water, lemonade and tea will be served.

The event is co-sponsored with Asia-Pacific Group, a Honolulu firm that serves the needs of Asia investors in the United States.

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