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The Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series is dedicated to bringing outstanding speakers to campus to engage our students, faculty, alumni and the business community in thought-provoking dialogue about ethical issues.

2021 Ethics Speaker Series Featuring Restauranteur Michael Hurwitz

Ethics and the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry, particularly restaurants and bars, are often first jobs for young adults and are popular jobs among retirees. While the restaurant industry is a central part of the economy, the ethics associated with it are frequently questioned. From work-life balance issues to tipping to substance abuse problems, the ethics of working within the restaurant industry is often discussed by consumers and employees alike.

Franchising is a particularly expensive and risky endeavor, and dealing with the issues that come along with it is no easy task. Guest speaker Michael Hurwitz will spend the evening navigating these ethical situations and will discuss how he has maintained a reputation of integrity in his community over his 35-year restaurant franchise career.

Please join Robert Marley, Ph.D., and Ashley Salaiz, Ph.D., directors of the UT Center for Ethics, and our featured speaker for an intellectual and interactive discussion. We hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Location: Plant Hall Music Room

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