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Timothy L. Fort

Timothy L. Fort

Title: The Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics; Executive Director, Institute for Corporate Responsiblity.

Department: Strategic Management and Public Policy

Address:Duques Hall, Suite 655

Phone: (202) 994-7872


Degrees: Ph. D., Northwestern University; 1995

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1993

M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1983

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1980

Area of Expertise: Ethics and Corporate Governance; Organizational Structures and Ethics; The Role of Religion in Business Ethics; Globalization and Business Ethics

Publications: He is co-author of the The Role of Business in Fostering Peaceful Societies published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. He also authored Business, Integrity, and Peace (Cambridge University Press 2007)and Prophets, Profits, and Peace: How Corporations Can Be Instruments of Peace (Yale University Press,2008).

He currently is writing a book for Stanford University Press,tentatively entitled "The Diplomat in the corner office: How Business Impacts Peace” 

Editorial Positions:

Business Ethics Quarterly (editorial board)
American Business Law Journal (editorial board)
Organization Science (ad hoc)
Journal of Business Ethics (ad hoc)
California Management Review(ad hoc)
Journal of Business Ethics(ad hoc)

Current Research: How ethical business behavior can contribute to the reduction of violence in the world; optimal organizational structures to foster affective ethical sentiments in business, the role of religion in business ethics, issues in the commercialization of science and technology.

Other: Fort is the Executive Director of the GW Institute for Corporate Responsibility (IRC) and the Director of the GW Peace Through Commerce program. He is an Academic Advisor for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and a Fellow of the William Davidson Institute. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University School of Law.