HEAT talks expose students to unique ethical dilemmas

Huskie Ethics Awareness Talks (HEAT) are organized and presented by the Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline (LEAD) student organization several times each semester. The HEAT Talks promote ethical awareness and use of the BELIEF Ethical Decision-Making Framework. The first HEAT event was held on October 1st where LEAD students led peers in a review and discussion of a topical ethics case. The exercise gave students the opportunity to apply the BELIEF decision making framework and reinforced its value. The second HEAT event was held on November 12th. College of Business double alumni and BELIEF Corporate Advisory Board member Joey Avraham of Google delivered a presentation entitled “Ethics in Emerging Technologies.” The interactive discussion centered largely on the use of consumers’ personal data by corporations like Google. Students were challenged to consider how accessible their personal data should be to companies.

Would you like to share your ethical experiences with our students? Contact Neil Doughty @ ndoughty1@niu.edu

Contributed by Neil Doughty, Director of BELIEF

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