Benjamin Netanyahu to Speak at SCBLE Seminar

Siloam Springs, Ark (March 14, 2001) — ­The Donald G. Soderquist Center for Business Leadership and Ethics is pleased to announce "An Afternoon with Benjamin Netanyahu," a seminar for a select group of senior executive leaders. Mr. Netanyahu will explore issues of ethical leadership in the global economy as well as the personal costs and rewards of value-driven leadership.

Mr. Netanyahu, also known to his constituents as Bibi, served as Israel’s Prime Minister from 1996 until 1999. The leadership Netanyahu provided in his coalition government emphasized the importance of national security for the Israeli people. Today he remains deeply committed to resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. In addition, he enjoys speaking to business communities and university campuses throughout the U.S. on issues related to leadership and ethics.

"My message is simple, that being in a position of leadership does not necessarily make one a leader. Being a leader means having convictions, values and a vision. But more importantly, being willing to stand up for those values and convictions, regardless of the personal cost involved." - Benjamin Netanyahu

“We are delighted that Benjamin Netanyahu has accepted our invitation to come to Northwest Arkansas and share his strong belief and commitment to ethical leadership.” Don Soderquist, former Senior Vice Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The Soderquist Center for Business Leadership and Ethics is an innovative community of learners located on the campus of John Brown University. The Center’s vision is to develop and equip world-changing ethical leaders by impacting their head, heart, and hands. Named for Don Soderquist, former Senior Vice Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Center seeks to equip people to lead with excellence, base on values that last and skills that work.

In cooperation with John Brown University, the Center accomplishes these goals by providing a variety of seminars on these and related topics, corporate training in leadership development on the outdoor Experiential Learning Campus, and supplementing the academic efforts of the University both in their undergraduate and graduate education including their MBA (Master of Business Administration) and MSLE (Master of Science in Leadership and Ethics) programs.

"An Afternoon with Benjamin Netanyahu" will take place at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, located at the junction of Hwy 412 and Interstate 540, at Noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2001. It will conclude by 3:30 pm that afternoon.

This event is by invitation only and will be closed to the media. However, Don Soderquist will be available for a press conference immediately following the event at the Convention Center.

Since 1919, John Brown University, home of the Soderquist Leadership Center, has provided top-quality Christian education.