Right, Wrong or Different?

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Our next Right, Wrong or Different Program…

Topic: “New World Disorder: Journalism, Ethics and the Fake News Battle” with Professor Beth Jannery

Date: Tuesday, March 28th

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: Merten Hall 1201

Description: How can you be a savvy news consumer in our complex world of social media and 24/7 breaking news and sift through the challenges of the phenomenon of fake news? We’ll have an interactive discussion with thought-provoking breakout sessions addressing issues from: cultural perception, free press, media literacy and ethical situations facing journalists. Deadline to register is March 21st.

FREE Pizza Dinner for participants

Sponsored by: The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) and the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office

Recognition for “Right, Wrong or Different?” program: This program has gained national attention and has been selected as one of 14 programs from across the country to be a “best practice” for integrating international and domestic students.  This was selected by a University of Minnesota nationwide project.

Does culture determine right and wrong or do values cut across cultural differences? Are you sure where you stand or does it depend?

We invite you to apply to join the interactive dialogue with other students and Mason faculty to explore how culture—our own and others’—affects how we perceive, interact, and lead. All students are encouraged to apply, however please note that space is limited. If necessary, students will be selected with the goal of achieving a wide diversity of cultural perspectives. This program is FREE and those selected to attend will receive a PIZZA DINNER as part of the program.

For more information please contact Nick Lennon, Director of the Leadership Education and Development Office at nlennon@gmu.edu or Birgit Debeerst, Associate Director for Outreach & Internationalization, International Programs & Services at bdebeers@gmu.edu

Past Topics

Tuesday, November 2, 2016
“Global Perspectives on Healthy Relationships”, by Nancy Xiong
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Research Hall 163

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Topic: “Poverty and Economic Justice: Is Equal Opportunity Really Equal?” by Dr. Paul Gorski
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Merten Hall, Room 1202

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Topic: “Displaced Populations Taking Refuge, What is the Right Thing to Do?” by Dr. Al Fuertes
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: Research Hall, Room 163

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Topic: “In the Name of the Law: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Police Intervention” by Dr. Richard Craig
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: LEAD Office, The Hub

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Topic: “Values, Religion and Faith: How Do We Develop an Ethical Lens?” by Dr. LaShonda Anthony
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: LEAD Office, The Hub

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Topic: “Ethical Dilemmas about Substance Addiction: Global Cultural Practices” by Dr. Eric Shiraev
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: LEAD Office, The Hub

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Topic: “Ethical Dilemmas and Gender: Inequality or Cultural practices?” by Dr. Angela Hattery
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: LEAD Office, The Hub

well-beingPatriot Experience Pathways (Curriculum) Connection: Students who are enrolled in the Patriot Experience program may use their participation in the Right, Wrong or Different Ethics Dinner towards the Well-Being pathway (curriculum).  Click here for more information about the Patriot Experience.