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Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium focuses on ethics

Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium focuses on ethics

Alfred State College recently hosted the fall 2019 Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium, which centered on the topic of ethics.

Held at the Orvis Activities Center on the Alfred campus, the symposium was attended by approximately 300 Alfred State students, some of whom served as panelists, while others in the audience asked questions of the guest speaker, Kevin Schuler.

Schuler was a cooperative witness in the Buffalo Billions scandal that rocked the Buffalo-area construction industry. He spoke about the culture of ethics and the value of ensuring compliance to overcome the groupthink mentality.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Professor Dr. Choichiro Yatani, a veteran of the symposium, noted that, “The panelists and student questioners all contributed to the quite- stimulating discussion.”

The Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium is presented each semester in an effort to engage students in the contemporary issues impacting their lives, now and in the future. This year’s topic and engagement surpassed the symposium expectation.

man at podium and students sitting at tables on stage
Guest speaker Kevin Schuler fields a question from an audience member during the fall 2019 Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium.