A presentation of business ethics and international development became a confrontation over Wal-Mart’s business practices when students protested a lecture by a Wal-Mart executive on Wednesday.

Rajan Kamalanathan, the Vice President for Ethical Standards for Wal-Mart Stores, gave an hour-long lecture entitled “Global Business, Ethics, and Partnerships: Defining A New Bottom Line”? to about 130 people in Copley Hall’s formal lounge. Meanwhile, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee held an anti-Wal-Mart protest outside in Red Square.[…]