WCB faculty member to speak at Darfur symposium

Tracey will discuss link between biz ethics, genocide | December 1, 2009

Two Xavier University faculty members will speak on a panel that will address the link between unethical business practices and global atrocities, including the genocide in Darfur.


Ann Marie Tracey, an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics, and John Sniegocki, an associate professor of Christian ethics, will participate in the symposium on Friday, December 4, at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati.


Nick Clooney, a former Cincinnati TV news anchor, variety show host and newspaper columnist, will be the keynote speaker. Clooney has spoken out about the atrocities in Darfur in Sudan after traveling there to study the situation.


The symposium aims to raise a moral voice in Greater Cincinnati to help end atrocities, including those fueled by “unbridled global economic practices,” according to the event organizers.


In addition to being a faculty member at Xavier’s Williams College of Business, Tracey is co-director of the college’s Cintas Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.


She joined the faculty after retiring in 2003 as a judge for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. She also serves on the Ohio Ethics Commission and formerly chaired the panel. In 2003-2004, she shared the Williams College’s Teacher of the Year Award. In 2007, the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association gave her its Distinguished Alumna Award.


In addition to being an associate professor, Sniegocki is director of the Peace Studies minor at Xavier. He is author of Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Globalization: The Quest for Alternatives, a book published this year. He also has written journal articles on economic justice, war and peace and related topics.


Christ Church Cathedral is at 318 E. Fourth Street, Cincinnati. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.


For more information, contact the cathedral at 513-621-1817 or check www.christchurchcincinnati.org/content.jsp?articleId=327