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Foundation ethics is topic of talk, Dec. 8

Emmett Carson, president and chief executive officer of The Minneapolis Foundation, will deliver a lecture on "Foundation Ethics and Accountability: Ensuring the Public Trust" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Recognized as one of the nation's most influential nonprofit leaders, Carson recently was named interim CEO of the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, which was established to accept donations for relief efforts related to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Since his arrival in 1994, Carson has helped The Minneapolis Foundation increase its assets from $186 million to more than $500 million. He previously worked for the Ford Foundation, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Congressional Research Service.

Carson earned an MPA and a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture as part of a series of events celebrating the school's 75th anniversary.

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