Navigating in the places where business and politics intersect is not easy for business leaders.
If business leaders don’t advocate for their interests, the political process may well make decisions that harm both particular businesses and economic life generally. But if they do advocate, they risk being seen as a powerful and potentially malevolent special-interest group.
So the Buller Centre helps provide students in Providence’s Business Administration program develop the knowledge, skills, and experience they will need to engage in the political process in their future business careers. We focus on engaging politically in a way that is both effective in advancing business interests, and meets high ethical standards.
We use a combination of classroom-based discussion, and hands-on engagement in political matters as they affect business.
- This year’s hands-on project is hosting an all-party debate on rural economic policy.
- Last year’s project was making a submission to the provincial budget hearings.