Tuesday evenings at 7pm
Edwards Hall and online
To celebrate the centennial of the College of Business and the 60th anniversary of the annual Honors Colloquium, the University of Rhode Island’s fall 2023 colloquium will examine how business activities affect stakeholders, including the natural environment; explore and prompt action to alter the ways we think about production, consumption and business success; and confront major problems in ways that benefit people, the planet, and the bottom line.
Join us most Tuesday evenings this fall for a frank dialog about the potential to use business thinking, while addressing its limitations, to help move the conversation forward and hopefully result in action.
Dynamic speakers have been recruited to talk about stakeholder capitalism and benefit corporations, while providing thought leadership on ways to motivate and enact systematic change.
Coordinators: Doug Creed, Seray Ergene, and Christy Ashley
- Corporate Power, Business, and the Common Good? - Jerry Davis
September 19, 2023 View On-Demand
- Community Economies: Organizing for the Common Good - Mahlia Safri
September 26, 2023 Watch On-Demand
- Panel: The Good Life: Making the switch to purpose driven work - Rachel Calomeni and Richard Vevers
October 3, 2023
- Panel: Tackling Gender Inequality - Hilina D. Ajakaiye and Lauren Gray
October 17, 2023
- Tackling Climate Change — Life Below Water - Wallace J Nichols
October 24, 2023
- The Turn to Community: Rethinking Business for the Common Good - Ana Maria Peredo
October 31, 2023
- “Sustainable” Business: Is it Possible? - Amy Hall
November 14, 2023
- Black Ambition, Inclusive Community Development While Reducing Inequalities & Driving Economic Growth! - Idrees "Lanre" Ajakaiye
November 28, 2023
- Leading Business, Serving Society - Andy Hoffman
December 5, 2023
URI Theatre Presents Marie Antoinette
October 12-14, October 19-21 at 7:30pm; October 15 and 22 at 2:00pm
- Capitalism: A Short History, by Jürgen Kocka. Princeton University Press. 2016. ISBN: 9780691165226
- Re-imagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, by Rebecca Henderson. PublicAffairs. 2020. ISBN: 9781541730137, 1541730135.
- Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century, by Jerry Davis. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 1009095420.
- Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities, by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy. University of Minnesota Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8166-7607-1
- Management as a Calling: Leading Business, Serving Society, by Andrew J. Hoffman. Stanford University Press. 2021. ISBN: 9781503628779
- Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility, by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua. Haymarket Books. 2023. ISBN: 9781642598971
- A Matter of Truth: the Struggle for American Heritage and Indigenous People Equal Rights in Providence, Rhode Island (1620 to 2020), by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society & 1696 Heritage Group. 2021. https://upriseri.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Matter-of-Truth2.pdf
Learn more about the URI Honors Program.