Joanne Ciulla

Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

Tom Donaldson

Lifetime Achievement for Distinguished Service

David Rönnegard

Best Conference Paper Award

"Why Investors Are Not, and Should Not Be, Morally Responsible"

Carson Young

Best Dissertation Award

"Three Essays on Strategy and Social Responsibility"

Rutger Claassen and Anna Gerbrandy

BEQ Outstanding Article Award

"Doing Good Together: Competition Law and the Political Legitimacy of Interfirm Cooperation"

Lori Verstegen Ryan

BEQ Outstanding Reviewer Award

Thanks for joining us in Boston!

We enjoyed excellent conversations, engaging presentations, and welcomed a new group of Emerging Scholars into the Society. Enjoy photos from the weekend below.


Keynote Speaker: Pascale Hélène Dubois
“The Pursuit of Poverty Alleviation with Legitimacy: How the World Bank’s Sanctions System Helps to Spread Integrity”

Pascale Dubois, a Belgian national, became the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice President on July 1, 2017. The Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) contributes to the World Bank’s core mission of promoting development and reducingpoverty by ensuring that funds are used for theirintended purposes — through investigations, prevention and working on compliance with the private sector.

Ms. Dubois has played a leading role in the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for close to two decades. She previously served as the World Bank’s first Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer in the Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), where she determined whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Before that, Ms. Dubois managed the Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) in INT. She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining theWorld Bank, she was a lawyer in private practice for ten years in the United States and Belgium.

Ms. Dubois is a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Committee, having earlier served as Co-Chair for three years. She is also former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee. She is a CertifiedFraud Examiner (CFE). Since 2009, she has beenan Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption. She speaks and publishes regularly on the World Bank’s efforts and other topics in international anti-corruption.

Ms. Dubois received her Lic. Jur., Cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LL.M. from New York University.

Kenyote Address

"The Pursuit of Poverty Alleviation with Legitimacy" by Pascale Hélène Dubois