Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Thomas Reese, S.J.

Thomas Reese, S.J., is a senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter. Formerly the editor of America magazine, Reese is the author of a trilogy examining Catholic Church organization and politics on the local, national, and international levels: Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church (Harper & Row, 1989), A Flock of Shepherds: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (Sheed & Ward , 1992), and Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church (Harvard University Press, 1997).


Visiting Scholar

Stephan Rothlin

Secretary General, Center for International Business Ethics

Dr. Stephan Rothlin is the General Secretary and Vice Director of the Center for International Business Ethics at the University of International Business and Economics, in Beijing, China. Meanwhile, he serves as the Chairman of Association at International Business Ethics of Hong Kong (AIBE). Born in Zurich, Switzerland and educated in various cities throughout Europe in the disciplines of philosophy, economics, sociology and ethics, Dr. Rothlin ultimately obtained his PhD at the State University of Innsbruck, Austria in Business Ethics in 1991.

Between 1992 and 1998 he taught Business Ethics at the Institute of Management and Economics in the University of Zurich. In 1998 he moved to Beijing, where he taught International Business Ethics at several universities, including Renmin University (Finance & Business School), Peking University (BiMBA-program), Beijing Institute of Technology, the University of International Business and Economics, and the Central Party School in Beijing. He is a Permanent Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich and is welcomed as a regular visiting professor at a number of business schools in Asia and France.

His main research focus is the development of Business Ethics in Asia, with a special focus on China. In cooperation with Peking University Press, he directs a series of translations of major Business Ethics textbooks into Chinese. In 2004, Peking University press published his book "Becoming A Top-Notch Player." He has considerable experience in cross-cultural projects and is fluent in six languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, and Mandarin Chinese.