In 1902, Harris Weinstock, a well-known businessman of Sacramento, California, provided the University of California with a fund to support an annual public lecture on the morals of trade, on behalf of his wife Barbara. Weinstock summed up his reasons for this decision in an article he wrote after the first lecture was delivered in 1904: "Thus, hope is in the air and there is a better and cleaner day in store for all destined to spend their lives in commercial pursuits. The thing to do at this hour is to accelerate the movement and to bring this hoped for day as near to our own as possible. The California University lectureship on the moral of trade is a small effort in that direction." Ralph Nader, MP Neil Kinnock, and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen have delivered Barbara Weinstock Memorial Lectures on the Morals of Trade.

TitleLecturerYear
Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement Marion Nestle2017
Healthcare 2024 Kathleen Sebelius2015
Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future Robert Reich2011
Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution Amory Lovins2008
From the Second Sex to the Joint Venture: An Overview of Women’s Rights and Family Law in the United States Herma Hill Kay2000
Institutions, Regulation and Development Jean-Jacques Laffont2000
Beyond Free Trade to Fair Trade Neil Kinnock1994
Business and Corruption: Framing the Haitian Question Michael Laguerre1994
Population and Practical Reason Amartya Sen1994
Comparative Capitalism – The Japanese Difference Chalmers Johnson1993
California Employers Could and Should Apply Rational Economic Principles to Control Health Care Costs Alain Enthoven1992
European Community, International Trade and World Unity Jean-Claude Dischamps1992
The World Economy after the Cold War C. Fred Bergsten1991
There’s More to Trade Than Trade John N. Turner1990
Greenhouse Warming: The Prospects for Collective Action Thomas C. Schelling1990
The Morals of Trade Philip Hawley1988
The External Debt Problem: Not Only a Financial Question Jes Herzog1987
International Banking and Domestic Politics: Perspectives on Debt and Development Andrew Brimmer1986
Corporate Decision Making: An Economist’s View Juanita M. Kreps1984
Business Morality Shareholder Proposals as Tools for Change? Nicholas De B. Katzenbach1981
Morals of Trade Ahmed Zaki Yamani1979
Business Morality in Less Developed Countries Goh Keng Swee1979
The Business Crime Wave Ralph Nader1974
Morals of Trade Thomas J. Watson1972
Life Before Death in the Corporate State Nicholas Johnson1970
Needed Protections for the Consumer Paul H. Douglas1968
The Ethics of Competition Revisited Eugene V. Rostow1962
The Morality of Discrimination in International Trade Sir Geoffrey Crowther1956
Elementary Conditions of Business Morals Chester I. Bernard1955
Toward Enlarging the Sphere of Freedom Ralph J. Watkins1951
Economics vs. Politics in International Relations: The European Recovery Program Edward S. Mason1948
Capitalizing on Capitalism: A Moral Responsibility Paul Gray Hoffman1946
Morals of Trade Thurman Arnold1942
Life Insurance and the Democratic State M. Albert Linton1941
Right and Wrong in Labor Relations William M. Leiserson1937
Morals in Business Edward A. Filene1934
Ethics and Modern Business Henry S. Dennison1931
Economics and Politics Moritz Julius Bonn1930
The Legal Sanctions of Business Morality Max Radin1930
Relativity in Business Morals Henry M. Robinson1927
The Ancient Greeks and the Evolution of Standards in Business George M. Calhoun1925
The New Paper Moneys of Europe: Their Moral and Economic Significance Francis W. Hirst1921
Safeguarding the Future of Private Business Wigginton E. Creed1921
The Morals of Economic Internationalism John A. Hobson1919
The Ethics of Cooperation James Hayden1918
Creating Capital: Money Making as an Aim in Business Frederick Lockwood Lipman1917
Higher Education and Business Standards Willard Eugene Hotchkiss1916
Is Civilization a Disease? Stanton Coit1915
Social Justice Without Socialism John Bates Clark1913
Morals in Trade and Commerce F.B. Anderson1911
Commercialism and Journalism Hamilton Holt1909
This Lecture by James R. Garfield is Untitled 1907
This Lecture by Felix Adler is Untitled Felix Adler1907
The Moral Tendencies of Business A.C. Bartlett1907
The Business Center in Its Public Relations Albert Shaw1904
The Conflict Between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship John Graham Brooks