Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Hosts Harvard Kennedy School Professor

Professor Kenneth Winston expounding on ethics. (U.S. Embassy photo)
An enthusiastic student inquires about professional ethics. (U.S. Embassy photo)
An enthusiastic student inquires about professional ethics. (U.S. Embassy photo)

On August 11, retired Harvard Kennedy School Professor Kenneth Winston addressed about 160 university students, academicians, business professionals, government officers, and members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on the topic, “Educating Emerging Leaders:  Ethics in Public and Professional Life” at a talk hosted jointly by Lincoln Corner KL, the Center for Asian Leadership, and the U.S. Embassy.  Professor Winston enabled participants to better understand the role ethics play in making decisions throughout day-to-day life.  He cited examples of ethics in education, business and finance, medicine, journalism, politics, and law.  During the question and answer session, Professor Winston pointed out the challenges and conflicting value systems emerging leaders should consider when pursuing ethical “best practices.”