Rushworth Kidder to Keynote Conference of Association for the Advancement of International Educators

Institute for Global Ethics’ president and founder will address this year’s conference theme, ‘Building Cultures of Integrity’
Dr. Rushworth KIdder, IGE president and founder
Dr. Rushworth KIdder, IGE president and founder
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Feb. 8, 2012 - PRLog -- ROCKPORT, Maine – Rushworth Kidder, president and founder of the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE), will deliver the keynote address at the 46th annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), February 10th, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Dr. Kidder will address the conference’s theme: “Building Cultures of Integrity: Ethical School Leadership, Ethical Governance and Ethical School Cultures.’ The conference runs February 9-12.

AAIE is planning for 500 participants from around the world to attend the conference, which will provide an opportunity to connect with communities of globally minded international educators. In keeping with its mission, the AAIE annual meeting is intended to inspire and support participants to achieve excellence and innovation in their profession through a global community that promotes advancements in school leadership, educational research and best practices. (For more information about AAIE, visit:

“Core values, ethical decision-making and moral courage contribute to building cultures of integrity and the essential 21st century skills of a global community,” notes Kidder. “However, because core values often conflict, specific tools are needed to keep the focus on common ground and shared ethical purpose whether in an academic institution, in the business world or in government. Above all, moral courage becomes a key ingredient, the world over, for establishing a culture of integrity for our future well-being.”

Through its Ethical Literacy® Learning Community (ELC), IGE has committed itself to encouraging students, teachers and school administrators to become more ethical while creating school environments that support both academic and ethical development. The ELC provides school community members with tools and processes to build and maintain a culture of integrity based on shared values, ethical decision-making, and research about balancing attention to academic rigor with attention to the ethical development of young people. The Institute for Global Ethics has guided over 100 schools, in more than 20 states, Canada and Australia, toward ethical education. For more information, visit or call +1-207-542-1546.

About the IGE
Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine, New York City and London, the Institute for Global Ethics ( is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. IGE’s challenge is to explore the global common ground of values, elevate awareness of ethics, provide practical tools for making ethical decisions, and encourage practical action based on those decisions.
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