Position: President and CEO
Organization: Institute for Global Ethics
Location: Camden, ME
Rushworth Kidder is a member of the Government Oversight and Self-Regulation Work Group.
Rushworth M. Kidder is founder and president of the Institute for Global Ethics in Camden, Maine. Founded in 1990, the institute is dedicated to encouraging ethical fitness in a global context by promoting ethical behavior in individuals, institutions, and nations through research, public discourse, and practical action. Prior to founding the institute, Dr. Kidder worked as senior columnist for The Christian Science Monitor and taught English literature at Wichita State University in Kansas; he is also the author of nine books and hundreds of articles. He is a trustee of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a member of the advisory council of the Character Education Partnership, and a member of the advisory boards of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, The Conference Board Working Group on Global Business Ethics Principles, and Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on public television. A graduate of Amherst College, he holds a doctorate from Columbia University in English and comparative literature.