Register: available in October 2023
Program Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST)
Location: Merten Hall, 1201
Description: available in October 2023
Additional Information: Dinner will be provided to all Mason participants who register in advance and attend.
General Information about Right, Wrong or Different? Programs:
We invite all Mason students to join the interactive dialogue with other Mason students and faculty, to explore how culture—our own and others’—affects how we perceive, interact, and lead. Since fall 2013 the LEAD Office and International Programs and Services have co-hosted the co-curricular event "Right, Wrong or Different?" This program is designed to bring together international and domestic students for conversations across difference.
Do we all share certain values no matter where we come from? Does our culture determine right and wrong or do values cut across cultural differences? Are you sure where you stand, or does it depend? “Right, Wrong or Different?” is a co-curricular experience that allows for international and domestic students to participate in a discussion with Mason faculty members and other students about whether or not there are universal values/ethics. The program is designed to be interactive and engaging for students as they interact with one another and faculty members around extremely important global topics. Students will have an opportunity to participate in dialogue and discussion around diversity, values and ethics. Students will have an opportunity to discover something new about themselves and others by challenging their own thought processes and beliefs.
Our "Right, Wrong or Different?" program has gained national attention and was selected as one of 14 programs from across the country to be a "best practice" for integrating international and domestic students by the University of Minnesota.
All Mason students are invited to participate, however please note that space is limited. Please be sure to register in advance. If necessary, students will be selected with the goal of achieving a wide diversity of cultural perspectives. This program is FREE. For more information please contact Nick Lennon, Director of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Office at email@example.com or Yali Pan, Associate Director for Engagement and Assessment, International Programs and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
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