2018 AWARDS FOR ETHICAL LEADERSHIP
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018
ESPACE | 635 W. 42ND STREET | NYC
WELCOME by David Goldman
FASPE Founder & Chair
Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Isaac Herschkopf
Psychiatrist and Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, New York University
Featuring QUESTION YOUR ETHICS, a special presentation in which Fellows showcased
the ethical issues discussed at FASPE.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, has been known as one of the premier U.S. law firms for nearly two centuries. Each of its practice areas is highly regarded, and Cravath lawyers are recognized around the world for their commitment to the representation of their clients’ interests. The Firm advises many of the world’s leading companies on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, takeover defense, governance, capital markets and commercial banking. Cravath also represents clients in trials and appeals in federal and state courts, in domestic and international arbitrations, before administrative agencies and regulatory authorities, and in virtually every other type of proceeding, including investigations.
Since its inception, Cravath has been committed to improving the law and the legal system by counseling those unable to afford representation. The Firm’s pro bono program addresses numerous issues, including criminal, civil and asylum proceedings. Cravath also has longstanding relationships with leading public service organizations and remains dedicated to directing its talent and resources to pro bono work. As the business of law has changed over the years, Cravath has distinguished itself by upholding its founding core principles. FASPE recognizes Cravath for its unwavering responsibility and dedication to excellence, client service and the community.
Accepted by EVAN CHESLER, Chairman, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Presented by DANA REMUS, General Counsel of the Obama Foundation and the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama
EMANUEL RINGELBLUM AND THE ONEG SHABBAT TEAM (Posthumous Honoree)
Emanuel Ringelblum was a Polish-Jewish historian, teacher and social activist interned in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. In the Ghetto, Ringelblum continued his pre-war community activism, forming a clandestine research team known as Oneg Shabbat. With total secrecy and at significant risk to their lives, the team collected thousands of documents, diaries and other materials, to form an underground archive of the Warsaw Ghetto. Their goal was to record conditions imposed by the Nazis in the Ghetto and beyond and Jewish responses. Shortly before the liquidation of the Ghetto, Ringelblum and the Oneg Shabbat group buried the materials in the hopes that they would ultimately be discovered. The materials were recovered after the war. In 1943, Ringelblum and his family went into hiding in a bunker outside the Ghetto. In 1944, the bunker was discovered, and all the Jews hiding in it were executed. The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, which now houses the Oneg Shabbat archive, is named in his memory. FASPE recognizes Emanuel Ringelblum and Oneg Shabbat for their courage and prescience. They were the true ethical documentarians of their time, risking their lives to obtain contemporaneous reports as accurate and irrefutable proof of catastrophic historical events.
Accepted by MARIAN TURSKI, Journalist, Polityka Magazine; Chair, POLIN Museum Council; Deputy Chair, Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland; Deputy Chair, International Auschwitz Committee; Member, International Auschwitz Council
Presented by BARBARA KIRSHENBLATT-GIMBLETT, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Professor Emerita of Performance Studies, New York University
ADEEL ZEB, 2013 FASPE SEMINARY FELLOW (Distinguished Fellow)
Chaplain Adeel Zeb is a Muslim chaplain, interfaith scholar and TEDx speaker. He currently serves as Co-University Chaplain at the Claremont Colleges. Among prior positions, Chaplain Zeb was the Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University. He is now the first Muslim and first South-Asian president of the National Association of College and University Chaplains.
Chaplain Zeb has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of State, at President Obama’s Interfaith Summit, in the Sultanate of Oman and at numerous faith-based centers globally. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and has been featured in The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Buzzfeed, and on CNN and NPR. Chaplain Zeb has certifications in conflict management and mediation from the U.S. Institute for Peace, with degrees from Baylor University, Arees University and a master’s in Islamic chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary. He was recently nominated by the El-Hibri Foundation for its annual Peace Award. FASPE recognizes Chaplain Zeb for his commitment to the ethical role of clergy within their religious communities and in the larger religious and civic communities.
Presented by NANCY ANGOFF, MD, MPH, M.Ed., Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Medicine (Internal Medicine), Yale University School of Medicine