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

Due to COVID-19, this year's scheduled keynote events exploring Ethics, Social Media and Democracy have been postponed until Fall Quarter. 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.

 

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
Hanson Hosein, President of HRH Media Group
Pigott Auditorium
Thursday, October 8th
5:30-6:45pm
Free and open to the public

 

Lunch and Learn: Our Responsibility in the Age of Social Media
An interactive workshop on news sources, misinformation and social media
Felipe Anaya, Associate Librarian at Lemieux Library, Seattle University
Location TBD
Tuesday, October 13th
Time TBD
Lunch provided, open to the campus community

 

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia
Pigott Auditorium
Thursday, October 15th
5:30-6:45pm
Public lecture followed by a book signing

 

Previous Ethics Week Themes

Siva Vaishyanathan's profile photo in black and white
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

Jevin West's black and white profile photo
Jevin West

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

Hanson Hosein's Black and White Profile Picture
Hanson Hosein

President of HRH Media Group

Felipe Anaya's Profile Photo
Felipe Anaya

Associated Librarian at Lemiux Library