Albers Ethics Week

Albers Ethics Week is a unique annual program that hosts dozens of guest speakers from the greater Seattle area business community for an intensive, week-long examination of ethical issues in business. Guests appear in classrooms across the Albers School curriculum, addressing ethical issues in areas such as accounting, finance, data analytics, marketing and human resource management.

Ethics, Social Media and Democracy

Albers Ethics Week will take place May 4-8, 2020 and will also feature public keynote events exploring Ethics, Social Media and Democracy. As the 2020 election cycle moves forward, we will explore the effects of social media, the responsibilities of media companies in responding to "fake news" and disinformation as well as the roles that individuals have in maintaining our democratic institutions.

 

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Pigott Auditorium

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Book signing to follow lecture

 

Social Media and Social Responsibility

Caitlin Carlson, Professor of Strategic Communication, Seattle University

Jevin West, Director of the Center for an Informed Public, University of Washington

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pigott Auditorium

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public

 

Previous Ethics Week Themes

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Siva Vaidyanathan

Robertson Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia

Caitlin Carlson's profile photo in black and white
Caitlin Carlson

Professor of Strategic Communication, Seattle University

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Jevin West

Director of the Center for an Informed Public, University of Washington