Right, Wrong or Different?

The next “Right, Wrong or Different?” program will be on Wednesday, March 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please see below for more details!

Link to Apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-wrong-or-different-what-does-your-country-teach-about-its-history-tickets-43838454999


 

Topic: “What Does Your Country Teach About Its History?” with Professor Jenice View, PhD

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Time: 5:30pm-7:30 pm

Location: Research Hall, Room 163 (Fairfax Campus)

Description: All nations have stories that they tell about themselves to celebrate unique aspects of their culture, political and military triumphs, and the people regarded as heroes. To what extent do schools encourage critical thinking about aspects that people may be less proud of, including shameful parts of a nation’s past?  How important is fostering a sense of national pride? Where should we draw the line between notions of a “greater good” that come from shielding school children from uncomfortable historical truths, and notions of “truth and reconciliation” that may help a nation heal and grow from greater public honesty and transparency?

Link to Apply: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/right-wrong-or-different-what-does-your-country-teach-about-its-history-tickets-43838454999


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 Mary Wells, Assistant Director for Internationalization, International Programs & Services at mwells11@gmu.edu


 

Past Topics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Topic: “Global Perspectives on Free Speech” with Professor Emeritus Don Boileau, PhD 
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Merten Hall, Room 1201

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Topic: “New World Disorder: Journalism, Ethics and the Fake News Battle” with Professor Beth Jannery
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Merten Hall, Room 1201

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Topic: “Poverty and Economic Justice: Is Equal Opportunity Really Equal?” with 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?” with 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” with 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?” with 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” with 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?” with 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.