Ethics Week 13 concludes with screening of The Social NetworkPublished Apr 04, 2013
Over 250 faculty, staff and students participated in the second annual Ethics Week 1-4 April. Sponsored by The Initiative of Professional Ethics (TIPE), Ethics Weeks is designed to create awareness about issue in ethics as they relate to professional life through a series of lectures and events. The keynote address of the event was "The Economic Development Industry: Moral Pitfalls on the road to Modernity," by Professor Charles Choguill, vice provost for academic affairs at Alfaisal University. Ethics Week hosted Ethics Café, an open forum on issues related to ethical decision-making the engineering profession. The event also hosted a British parliamentary style debate, sponsored by the Council of Debating Engineers (CODE), between University students, faculty and staff on the subject of the Aggie Honor Code. The week-long event concluded with the screening of The Social Network. In collaboration with the Education City Film Society, Dr. Phillip Gray, visiting assistant professor of political science, gave a brief lecture highlighting the many linkages between engineering, technology and ethics as depicted in the film.
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