George Orwell lecture to precede ethics conference at UNI

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Craig VanSandt, David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, College of Business Administration, 319-273-6194,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A lecture on George Orwell's final book, "1984," will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Seerley Hall, Room 115. The lecture is a part of the 2015 Conference on Ethics in Higher Education and will be presented by the conference keynote speaker James Lang, professor of English, at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The lecture will focus on "1984" and how the book comes into context with Orwell's career. Orwell, born as Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work focused mostly on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and he was a dedicated socialist until his death.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on the lecture or the ethics conference, visit, or contact Craig VanSandt, David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, 319-273-6194,