Economic Revolutionary Marjorie Kelly at Scripps
CLAREMONT, Calif. (October 8, 2007) — Marjorie Kelly, senior associate at Tellus Institute and co-founder of Corporation 20/20, will speak at Scripps College on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center. This lecture is part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series, Voice and Vision, made possible through the generous bequest of Scripps alumna Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42. The event is cosponsored by the Scripps College Humanities Institute and Money Wise Women.
Following her lecture, Kelly will sign her book, The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy. The book offers an analysis of the design of the corporate form and explores ideas for creating a more democratically responsible corporate design. Translated into three languages and used in numerous college classrooms, Library Journal named it one of the best business books of the year.
Marjorie Kelly is a Senior Associate at Tellus Institute, a non-profit research and policy organization with the goal of advancing the transition to a sustainable, equitable, and humane global civilization and co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a project to create the vision and chart the course for the future corporation.
Kelly is the co-founder and former editor of Business Ethics, a national magazine on corporate social responsibility she launched in 1987, read by opinion leaders in business, academia, and social investing. The magazine is annually listed as one of Russell 1000’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens,” a ranking of firms based on how well they serve a variety of stakeholders.
Her writings have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and she is a frequent contributor on NPR. In 1995, she was a weekly business ethics columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Kelly is also a member of the Advisory Board for Citizens for Corporate Responsibility in Minnesota. She has been on advisory boards for the International Institute for Corporate Governance and Accountability at George Washington University Law School and the Capital Ownership Group and the Citizen Works Corporate Reform Commission. Kelly holds a master’s in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri.
For additional program information, please call the Malott Commons office at (909) 607-9372.
About Scripps College
Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.
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