Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C.,
Director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business

Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., Director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business, specializes in understanding how the ethics of virtue might inform the ethical conduct of managers. The author of The Apartheid Crisis, Father Williams is an expert on economic and political issues in South Africa. He served as a member of the U.N. Observations Mission in South Africa for the historic 1994 elections that brought an end to the country's 46-year policy of apartheid and has served as chair of the U.S. Board of the United States-South Africa Leadership Development Program.

A winner of Notre Dame's Reinhold Niebuhr Award, Williams was listed in a Business Week ratings of MBA programs as one of the "Outstanding Faculty." Editor or author of twenty books, Williams has published numerous articles in business ethics journals, including the Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Business Ethics Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics, The California Management Review, and The Journal of the College of Theology Society. He is a past chair of the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management and has been named as a Professor Extrordinary of Stellenbosch University. He currently serves as one of the three-person Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation. His most recent books are Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Business in Sustainable Development (Routledge) and Sustainable Development: The UN Global Compact, and the Common Good (University of Notre Dame Press).

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