Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics

Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics

Focusing on current ethical issues in the fields of business, medicine, science, and technology, and questions of justice, the annual Lippin Lecture in Ethics features the latest perspectives and work from public intellectuals. Since its inception, the Lippin Lecture has presented such notable people as Bryan Stevenson, Salman Rushdie, Melanie Killen, and Sue Knight, MD.

Check back soon to see who the Rock Ethics Institute has chosen as the 20201 Lippin Lecture Series speaker!

The Lippin Lecture is made possible by support from Richard B. (Dick) Lippin and the late Ronnie Lippin. Dick Lippin is a 1968 psychology graduate of Penn State who established the lectureship with his late wife because he felt that much of the integrity and honesty that he knew growing up was now lacking in the world of business. His company, the Los Angeles-based Lippin Group, does marketing consulting for the entertainment industry.

Past Lectures:

An Evening with Bryan Stevenson

Featuring Bryan Stevenson
Mar 20, 2019
Eisenhower Auditorium

The Rock Ethics Institute’s 2019 Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics featured award-winning author and lawyer Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Just Mercy and is one of the leading voices for civil rights and criminal justice reform in America today. His lecture  explored what justice demands, both inside and outside the courtroom, and the need to address the legacy of racial violence and oppression in the United States.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won significant legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting the abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. In April 2018, EJI opened a national memorial to victims of lynching, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, as well as a companion museum, The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, built on the site of a former slave warehouse in downtown Montgomery.

For more information on Stevenson’s visit, the work of EJI, and Stevenson himself, please visit the following:

WPSU BookMark: “Just Mercy” By Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson shares a message of acceptance, reconciliation, and hope

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson discusses criminal justice reform, changing the world

‘Hope is your superpower’: Bryan Stevenson speaks at Penn State Abington

TED Talk: “We Need to Talk about an Injustice”

EJI: Lynching in America

NYT: “A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching”

This event was sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute, Student Programming Association, Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, World Campus, McCourtney Institute for Democracy, Penn State Law, Adult Learner Programs & Services, and Center for Character, Conscience, and Public Purpose.