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The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power


Book and Award-winning Documentary to be Topic of Discussion at Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture

Tuesday, January 11, 2005, Peterborough

See the Film


Free documentary showing

Sunday, January 30 at 7 p.m.

Room 114, Peter Gzowski College at Symons Campus

Hear the Author



Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Wenjack Theatre
Otonabee College at Symons Campus

Followed by book signing

Internationally renowned author Joel Bakan, the brains behind the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power and its award-winning documentary, will speak at the annual Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture at Trent University on Monday, January 31, 2005; the documentary will be shown the previous evening on Sunday, January 30.

The Corporation is Joel Bakan's darkly amusing account of the corporation's evolution as a legal "person." The book and its award-winning documentary have swept North America and the world with an examination of the powerful entities that increasingly impact our lives. Mr. Balkan's book has made headlines with his assertion that just as the Church, the Monarchy and the Communist party played a dominant role in times past, the corporation has emerged as a new power entity that is impacting our lives and can be controlled.

Joel Bakan's Lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31 in Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College at Symons Campus. Following the lecture, Mr. Bakan will take questions and sign copies of his book. (A limited number of books will be available to purchase that evening.)

A special complimentary showing of the three-hour document The Corporation will be take place the previous evening, Sunday, January 30 at 7 p.m., also in room 114, Peter Gzowski College at Symons Campus.

All are welcome to attend the documentary and the lecture, both of which are free of charge.

The Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture

The Don Tapscott and Ana Lopes Business and Society Lecture fund was established to support a lecture once a year to bring prominent speakers to the Trent University community to address issues of values and ethics as they pertain to business and society. The first lecture, in 2003 featured Don Tapscott who spoke on Integrity and Trust in a Transparent World, based on his latest book The Naked Corporation. Last year's speaker, Jim Griffin, CEO of Cherry Hill Digital, gave his point of view on the future of downloading music; many of his predictions about the industry have since come to pass.

Don Tapscott is an international authority on the application of technology in business, a consultant to some of the world's largest corporations, author of nine books and speaker on business strategy and organizational transformation. Don is a graduate of Trent University and chaired Trent's successful 1996-2001 Beyond our Walls campaign, which raised $17.2 million. Ana Lopes is a member of Trent's Board of Governors. She founded Saralex Communications in 1995.

For more information about the Tapscott-Lopes Business and Society Lecture, please visit 

For more information about The Corporation, please visit


For more information, please contact Don Cumming, senior director public affairs, at 748-1011 ext. 1224

or Marilyn Burns, director of communications, at 748-1303.

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