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James Webb


Wednesday, October 19, in the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre at 6 p.m.

James Webb
"Ethical Challenges in Difficult Times"

James Webb, former Secretary of the Navy and a one-time member of Congress, will discuss Ethical Challenges in Difficult Times at the 2005 James Bond Stockdale Leadership and Ethics Symposium on Wednesday,James Webb October 19, in the University of San Diego’s Shiley Theatre at 6 p.m.

The Stockdale Lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the the USD Values Institute, San Diego NROTC consortium, and the USD School of Business Masters in Science in Global Leadership

Webb served in the U.S. Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs from l977 to l98l, becoming the first Vietnam veteran to serve as a full committee counsel in the Congress. During the Reagan Administration he was the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs from l984 to l987.

In 1987, Webb became the first Naval Academy graduate in history to serve in the military and then become Secretary of the Navy. He resigned from that position in 1988 after refusing to agree in the reduction of the Navy's force structure during congressionally-mandated budget cuts.

The University is honored to have Secretary Webb join us for this important discussion of contemporary ethical issues, said Larry Hinman, director of USD’s Values Institute. Throughout his career, he has shown exemplary courage in adherence to moral principles. In sharing his experiences with us, he will help carry out the extraordinary legacy of the late Admiral Stockdale.

The James Bond Stockdale Leadership and Ethics Symposium allows members of the university, military and corporate communities to come together for discussions of moral issues in leadership in our society. Admiral Stockdale, a Medal of Honor recipient who passed away in Coronado July 5, bore witness to the importance of studying, understanding and applying ethical principles to one's profession, and the conduct of one's life

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949: the school enrolls some 7,400 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will bring the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Education, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.