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Joan Dubinsky offers a unique perspective on international business practices, informed by 35 years experience in ethics, compliance, and responsible business conduct. She is a leader in the global business ethics movement, having served as the Chief Ethics Officer for the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, BAE Systems, Inc., the MITRE Corporation, and the American Red Cross. She consults with organizations on maintaining ethical organizational cultures amidst their diverse and complex operations. Her consulting portfolio includes governance, culture, ethical leadership, program evaluation, corporate independence, interpersonal misconduct, safeguarding vulnerable populations, retaliation protection and prevention, whistleblowing, asset and interest disclosure systems, and ethical risk management.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ms. Dubinsky served as the first Independent Ethics Advisor to the Ethics & Governance Committee of the Board of Directors for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ms. Dubinsky is a Lecturer at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; a Lecturer at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; and a Faculty Fellow with the Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. With colleagues from the Gies School of Business, University of Illinois, she is documenting the formation of the modern business ethics movement with the original academic and practitioner ethics pioneers. For nearly 20 years, Joan served as a Kallman Executive Fellow with the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

With Alan Richter, PhD., Ms. Dubinsky co-authored Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks (2008, 2015, and 2020 editions). Her work on investigations was highlighted in Blackwell’s Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Robert Fredericks (1999). A Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Dubinsky received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree in Religious Philosophy from the Residential College, University of Michigan.

Areas of Interest
  • Ethical leadership; organizational culture; ethical decision making; ethical & reputational risk management; ethics in international organizations