UVU to host ‘Ethics in the Age of Trump’ panel discussion

University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

The UVU Center for the Study of Ethics is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Ethics in the Age of Trump: Why Conflicts of Interest, Regulation, and Precedent Matter” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. The event will be held in the Fulton Library Auditorium (FL 120) and will be free and open to the public.

The panel will discuss conflict of interest laws, regulations, and practices as they relate to the age of President Donald J. Trump. Topics will include disclosure of tax returns, differences between blind trusts and revocable trusts, the “Emoluments Clause” of the Constitution, the lawsuit filed by First Lady Melania Trump, and others.

The panel will consist of notable scholars in the area of conflict of interest: Charles A. Cannon, Derek Monson, and Loren Washburn. It will be moderated by Courtney R. Davis, associate director for the Center for the Study of Ethics.

Charles A. Cannon is a 40-year owner of a business consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He is the former president and CEO of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Derek Monson is the current Director of Public Policy at the Sutherland Institute.

Monson has co-authored a research study on Utah government spending in the journal Public Budgeting and Finance and was cited as a contributor in the book “The Pre-K Debates – Current Controversies and Issues.”

Loren Washburn is a former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and Assistant U.S. Attorney (Utah). He currently heads Washburn Law Group, focusing in white-collar criminal defense, defense of government regulatory actions, and commercial litigation.

Visitors to campus may park in the Student Center parking lot north of the Fulton Library. For more information, contact Elaine Englehardt at 801-863-6464.

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