Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Twenty-first Annual Meeting
March 1 - 4 , 2012
The Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics was held on March 1 – 4, 2012 at the beautiful Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A Stellar Keynote Address
Mr. Kenneth R. Feinberg wowed a packed ballroom with his stirring account of making some of the most difficult ethical choices imaginable.
Author of What is Life Worth?, his personal account as Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, Mr. Feinberg kept everyone on the edge of their seats as he described his efforts to bring comfort and compassion to families who were suffering with extreme levels of grief over their lost loved one.
Mr. Feinberg said he “jumped at the opportunity” to speak before the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics. As a lawyer and public administrator he often confronts cases where the legal issues are simple, but the ethical dilemmas tremendously complex. Speaking at this Association would give him an opportunity to raise the many important ethical and social justice questions concerning how and in what manner a government can ever compensate for tragic loses by its citizens that he confronts on a regular basis.
Mr. Feinberg also shared his perspective as the Administrator for the Obama Administration and British Petroleum on the current status of his efforts to settle claims in the $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Following his address, members were given an opportunity to question Mr. Feinberg in greater detail and obtain personally signed copies of his book.
Please, click here for an audio file of Mr. Feinberg's Keynote Address.