In the lower part of this page, you will find two lists of my public talks. On the left column, you will find a selection of those public talks delivered to a business or professional audience. On the right column, I have included all my academic conferences and lectures since 2003. These two lists are only for those interested in my past activity. If you want further details about my expertise, do not hesitate to contact me.

If you need my services, you need to keep in mind that, in general, I accept an invitation only if it is sent with at least 3 months in advance and only if the topic is directly connected with the work I do at the moment of the proposal. See “Research” section for updates on my work.

This section is updated every 4-5 months, depending on the information I need to include herein. Forthcoming talks are not shown here.

My current academic focus is on Business Ethics (*toxic organisational cultures), Communication Ethics (*advertising ethics), and Medical Ethics (*ethics in health care organizations). The business interest is connected exclusively to Ethics & Compliance (*including Anti-Corruption/Integrity in business and public sectors) and Sustainability (*integrity in the supply chain).

Integrity in Romanian Public Administration (Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics; December 4, 2013)

Business Talks

2017

• Invited speaker at the “Improving Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices through an Active Civil Society Participation”, 25-26 May 2017, Romanian Academy / Senate of Romania, Bucharest, Romania. Organizer: EUROLINK – House of Europe Foundation.

DUCU, Cristian (2017), Looby-ul si traficul de influenta pentru profesionistii din administratia publica [Lobby and Influence-Peddling for Romanian Public Administration Professionals]; invited at the “Integritatea si prevenirea coruptiei in sectorul public” (“Corruption Prevention and Integrity in the Public Sector”) Workshop, May 25, HQ of the Giurgiu County Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, Giurgiu, Romania. Organizers: Giurgiu County Council and General Directorate of Anti-Corruption – Giurgiu.

DUCU, Cristian (2017), The Enhanced Paradigm regarding the Effectiveness of the Ethics & Compliance Programs; invited at the “Thomson Reuters Risk Roadshow 2017”, May 11, Epoque Hotel, Bucharest, Romania.

DUCU, Cristian (2017), Looking beyond Regulatory Compliance. The Costs Associated to Toxic Organisational Practices; at “The Corporate Governance Conference“, 2017 Edition — “The Future of Corporate Governance: New Regulations, Best Practices, and Corporate Culture”, May 5, Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus. [NB: A different presentation than the one delivered at the 2017 European Ethics & Compliance Forum.]

• Panelist at the “2017 OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum“, 19. “Anti-Corruption Strategies for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises”, 31 March 2017, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France. Organizer: OECD.

DUCU, Cristian (2017), Building an Effective Ethics & Compliance Program; at “1st Annual Global Anti-corruption, Compliance & Ethics Summit“, March 16-17, Radisson Blu Lisbon, Portugal.

2016

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Looking beyond Regulatory Compliance. The Costs Associated to Toxic Organisational Practices; at 2017 European Ethics & Compliance Forum (ECF EU 2016), 1st Edition, November 10-11, Intercontinental Hotel, Bucharest, Romania.

DUCU, Cristian (2016), The Costs of B2B Corruption ‘for’ Companies; at Czech Compliance Conference, October 24-25, Hilton Conference Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. Organizer: Czech Compliance Association.

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Raportarea non-financiara la nivel international si local [Non-Financial Reporting at International and Local Level]; at Roundtable on Non-Financial Reporting, October 13, Victoria Palace, Bucharest. Organizer: Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics.

DUCU, Cristian (2016),  Rolul Managementului Resurselor Umane in prevenirea sabotajului in administratia publica [ The Role of the HRM in Preventing Sabotage in Public Administration]; at “Conferinta Nationala de Control Intern Managerial si Audit Public Intern“, 4th edition: “Eficienta, transparenta si eficacitate in administratia publica”, Rin Grand Hotel, Bucharest, October 10, 2016. Organizer: INCIR.

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Failing to Build a Corporate Culture of Integrity: the “Tone at the Top” Factor; at Corporate Governance Team Day, April 20, Novotel Bucharest City Centre. Organizer: Sustainalytics.

DUCU, Cristian (2016), The Culture of Sabotage in Romanian Business Organisations; at Corporate Compliance Conference, March 24, Marriott Hotel Bucharest, Romania. Organizers: Wolf Theiss, EY Romania, Trace International, US Embassy.

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Ethics & Compliance Reporting in Non-Financial Transparency Era. Challenges and Approaches; at 2016 Romanian Ethics and Compliance Forum (ECF RO 2016), 1st Edition, February 11, Unicredit Bank Bucharest HQ, Romania.

2015

DUCU, Cristian (2015), Ethical Assessment of Clinical Trials in Romanian Medical Environment; at Outsourcing Clinical Trials in Emerging European Countries (OCTEEC), October 1-2, Bucharest, Romania.

DUCU, Cristian (2015), Moral Leadership, Employee Motivation, and Organisational Performance; at National Human Resources Conference, September 25, Bucharest, Romania.

2013

DUCU, Cristian (2013), Profit versus Binele Comun. Cât de etice îşi permit să fie companiile? [Profit vs. the Common Good. How Ethical Companies Afford to Be?]; at “Poor Rich Country. The Responsibilities of Economy” Debate, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Romania, Howard Johnson Hotel, November 28, 2013. [read more]

2012

DUCU, Cristian (2012), Why Should a Company Develop an Ethics & Compliance Management System? Preventing Internal Fraud; at the 1st Romanian Compliance Conference, Romanian Banking Institute, Bucharest, February 7, 2012.

2011

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Is Business Integrity Relative to Social Capital? Seeing Things Differently; at the “Regional Conference on Integrity in Private Sector – Together for Integrity”, Transparency International Romania, Sibiu, June 1-3, 2011.

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Întărind credibilitatea programelor de CSR prin susţinerea economiei sociale [Strengthening the Credibility of CSR Programs by supporting the Social Economy]; at the “Rolul parteneriatului în dezvoltarea economiei sociale” [The Role of Partnership in Social Economy Development], Romanian Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection, Timişoara, April 13-15, 2011.

2010

DUCU, Cristian (2010), CSR, Ethics & Compliance Management, and Profitability; at “Отговорен бизнес 2010 Sofia”, October 19, 2010. Conference organizer: PARI Daily (Sofia, Bulgaria).

2016 Romanian Ethics & Compliance Forum

European CSR Lessons 2012 - Cristian talking to Tincuta Apateanu (Edusfera) and John Aston (Astoneco)

JCI Romania Roundtable on Romanian National Strategy for Social Responsibility (September 28, 2012)

Mercedes Integrity Day (Daimler-Benz Romania, October 30, 2012)

Academic Conferences and Lectures

2016

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Consilierea morala in medicina de familie, revizitata. Consideratii asupra unei ipotetice propuneri de politica publica  [Moral Counseling in Family Medicine, Revisited. Remarks on a Hypothetical Proposal for a Public Policy]; at “The Congress of the National Society of Family Medicine“, Iasi, Palas Congress Hall, October 28. [Abstract, Romanian]

2014

DUCU, Cristian (2014), Morala in vremea lui Constantin Brancoveanu: intre teologie, filosofie si literatura [Ethics during Constantin Brancoveanu’s Kingship: theology, philosophy or literature?]; at “1714-2014. Constantin Brancoveanu Tricentenary”, Bucharest Academy of Economic Sciences, April 2.

2013

DUCU, Cristian (& Irina Stanciugelu) & Ioana Teodora Raicu (2013), The Social Responsibility of Mass-Media Institutions. Remapping the Organizational Responsibility; at International Conference “Towards the Good Society – European Perspectives”, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, October 25-26.

DUCU, Cristian & Irina Stanciugelu (2013), Reconsidering the Social Responsibility of Mass-Media Institutions; at the 2nd “International Conference in Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business”, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, September 5-6.

2012

TRIFU, Diana & Cristian Ducu & Ana Constantinescu (2012), Is There a Moral Obligation of Wealthy Countries towards Protecting Human Rights in Poor Countries?; at the “Human Rights Thought and Practice in the Contemporary World“, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, November 24.

DUCU, Cristian & Francesca Mazzucato & Ana Constantinescu & Ioana Teodora Raicu (2012), Individual and Corporate Responsibility: Measuring the Effectiveness of Ethics Training in Organizations; at the 1st edition of the International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business 2012, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, October 22-23.

2011

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Consultanţa morală în spitale şi în medicina de familie. Cum ar trebui tratate cazurile terminale [Moral Counseling in Hospitals and Family Medicine. How terminal patients should be treated]; at the 6th National Conference of Interdisciplinary Studies in Internal Medicine: “Clinical Case – from general to particular. Implications for prevention”, Workgroup for Interdisciplinarity Studies in Internal Medicine, Bucharest, November 25-26.

DUCU, Cristian & Isabella Trifan & Teodora Raicu & Monica Matei (2011), Ethical Evaluation of New Techonologies in the ICT Sector. Challenges and Practical Approaches – Case Study: Cloud Computing in Medical Environment; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2011: “Ethical Aspects in New and Emerging Technologies”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 28-29.

DUCU, Cristian & Valentin Mureşan & Emanuel Socaciu (2011), Aspecte privind instituţionalizarea eticii în domeniul cercetării asupra terapiilor celulare. Situaţia actuală şi priorităţile propuse [Aspects concerning the Institutionalization of Ethics in Research on Cell Therapies. Current Situation and Priorities]; at the Closing Session for PRIORI STRATEC research project, “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, June 23.

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Moving to Mandatory CSR? Or How to Put Your Eggs in the Wrong Basket; at the Annual Colloquium of the Communication and Public Relations Department, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, May 27-28.

DUCU, Cristian & Raluca Petrescu & Elena Bărcaru & Anamaria Vasile (2011), Can Ethical Dilemma Provide a Specific Mindset for Ethics Committee Members in Universities?; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.

NASTASE, Alexandru & Cristian Ducu & Toni Gibea & Alexandra Grigore & Oana Radu & Ana Mihai & Andreea Toma & Oana Hîrşeu & Irina Crăciun & Dana Cazacu & Andrei Orăşanu & Ioana Văcăraşu & Adina Burchiu & Alexandra Puescu & Eliza Dumitriu (2011), Communicating Ethical Norms in Corporate Environment; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.

ANGHEL, Iulia & Cristian Ducu & Delia Ivan & Alexandra Ionescu (2011), Moral Consulting in Romanian Health Care Institutions. Overcoming the Paternalism of the Medical Personnel; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.

2010

DUCU, Cristian & Georgiana Ciobanu (2010), Câteva reflecţii asupra metodelor (euristice) simple de decizie etică [Some Reflections on Simple (Heuristic) Ethical Decision Making Methods]; at “Applied Ethics Workshops”, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, November 11.

DUCU, Cristian & Iulia Anghel & Oana Radu (2010), Pot face diferenţa normele morale în spitalele româneşti? [Can Moral Norms Make the Difference in Romanian Hospitals?]; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010, 3rd ed.: “Legislating Ethics”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 29-30.

DUCU, Cristian & Georgiana Ciobanu & Raluca Enescu (2010), Eficacitatea codurilor universitare de etică. O problemă neluată în seamă [The Effectiveness of the University Codes of Ethics. A Left-Over Issue]; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010, 3rd ed.: “Legislating Ethics”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 29-30.

DUCU, Cristian (2010), Ecotopia şi alte iluzii ale responsabilităţii sociale corporative [Ecotopy and Other Illusions regarding Corporate Social Responsibility]; at the “Public Debates on Applied Ethics”, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, May 28.

DUCU, Cristian (2010), Tipuri de expertiză etică în organizaţii. O cartografiere a expertizei etice în contextul sistemelor de management al eticii [Types of Ethical Expertise in Organizations. A Map of Ethical Expertise in the Context of the Ethics Management Systems]; at the “Criza instituţională a filosofiei în sistemul educaţional românesc. Problematizări şi soluţii pentru ieşirea din criză” Symposium, European College Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, April 23.

2009

DUCU, Cristian & Iulia Anghel & Gabriela Ionaşcu & Violeta Toma (2009), An Empirical Research of Romanian HealthCare Ethics Committees; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’09: “Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.

DUCU, Cristian (2009), Ethics & Compliance Officers’ Role and Moral Education in Business Organization; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’09: “Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.

2008

DUCU, Cristian (2008), The Role and Responsibilities of Ethics & Compliance Officers in Organizations; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’08: “Ethical Management, Corporate Strategy, and Sustainable Development”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.

2007

DUCU, Cristian (2007), The Role of the Ethics & Compliance Audit in Developing Internal Policies and Specific Ethical Codes; at the International Conference “Ethics and the Professional Culture. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach”, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, October 5-6.

2006

DUCU, Cristian (2006), J.S. Mill’s Arguments for Non-Intervention; at the “John Stuart Mill. 1806-2006” International Conference, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, November 3-4.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), St. Thomas Aquinas on Dreaming; at Colloque international “Le Rêve médiévale et ses métamorphoses”, Centre d’Études Mevievales, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 27-28.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), Two Concepts of Happiness in Aristotle and Aquinas; at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, July 4.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), The Concept of Happiness in Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on “Nicomachean Ethics”; at the “Aurelian Sacerdoţeanu Lecture in Medieval Studies”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, March 30.

2005

DUCU, Cristian (2005), Plotinus on Eudaimonia: his criticism of the Aristotelian point; at the “Colloquium Plotinus 204/205-2005”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, November 12.

2004

DUCU, Cristian (2004), Between Holocaust and Jihad: two similar violence phenomena; at the “Violence and Holocaust” Symposium, University of Bucharest, Center of Hebrew Studies “Goldstein Goren”, Bucharest, November 11.

2003

DUCU, Cristian (2003), ‘Auctoritas’ and Human Knowledge according to Thomas Aquinas; “Studia Mediaevalia Colloquium, II-a: «The Problem of Knowledge in the High Middle Ages»”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, December 13-14.

DUCU, Cristian (2003), Some Remarks on the Problem of Authority (Auctoritas) in Medieval Latin Texts; at the “Studia Mediaevalia Colloquium, I-a: «Miscellanea Mediaevalia»”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, April 11.