Roundtable on ethical blind spots hosted at the Beijing Global Gateway

Author: Reagan Li

Beijing Roundtable

Leaders from the University of Notre Dame, as well as HR leaders from Chinese corporations, participated in a roundtable event focused on ethical and unethical behaviors in the workplace on March 12 at the Beijing Global Gateway. The event, which was hosted in person and virtually, was organized with the help of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Ann Tenbrunsel, senior assistant provost for internationalization, and David E. Gallo, professor of business ethics in the Mendoza College of Business, gave virtual presentations at the roundtable event, which included HR leaders from Bayer (China), Ecarx Technologies, Emerson, GE (China), Genesis Property, Hologic China, Hyatt, Smiths, Universal Music China, and University of Minnesota-China Office. Notre Dame Alumni Shan Huang, deputy managing editor at Caixin Media, and Luyi Wang, Co-founder of Mesoor AI, also attended the event.

“The professor's points on the blind spots of ethical perception in the workplace are thought-provoking,” says Shan Huang, president of the Beijing Alumni Club. “The possible discrepancy between one's own perception and the reality is particularly intriguing. This makes ethical decisions and behavior in the real world not a matter of course.”

Senior Assistant Provost for Internationalization Jonathan Noble expressed Notre Dame’s appreciation to the American Chamber of Commerce in China in a video he recorded for the event.

"We are particularly pleased to partner with AmCham’s HR working group for this event and we hope this event will serve as a springboard for further interaction and cooperation,” adds Noble.

Learn more about programs and events at the Beijing Global Gateway.