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Emmanuel Tchividjian to Speak at W&L's 59th Institute of Media Ethics

— by on March 16th, 2015

Emmanuel Tchividjian, a senior vice president and chief ethics officer at the public relations firm Ruder Finn, will give the keynote address at Washington and Lee’s 59th Institute of Media Ethics on Friday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

The title of Tchividjian’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Tales from the Trenches: The Moral of the Stories.”

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Tchividjian joined Ruder Finn in 1997 and worked on Switzerland’s issues relating to WWII and the Holocaust. Prior to joining Ruder Finn, he worked for Switzerland on public speaking and organized special media events concerning these same issues. Before that, he was the program director of the New England-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tchividjian’s background is in finance. He has provided investment management services to Swiss investment holding companies both in the U.S. and in Switzerland.

Tchividjian was certified as a Compliance and Ethics Professional from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics in 2006 and is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Opportunity Association (ECOA). He is the ethics officer of the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a member (ex-officio) of the National Board of Ethics and Professional Standards.

Tchividjian has engaged in public speaking on ethics, public relations and crisis communication. He has been a guest on CNN/FN, WGBH, and the New England Cable News.

Tchividjian co-authored a chapter in the “Ethics and Compliance Handbook” published by the ECOA, and he wrote an article in “Compliance, First Priority of Corporate Responsibilities” (China Economic Publishing House).

Tchividjian writes a weekly blog on ethics: www.ruderfinn.com/ethics-blog.