Week Eight :: Aug. 12–19

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Media, News, and Ethics in the Digital Age

Fallows James wk8 2017 thumbnailsThe world community now experiences a 24/7 barrage of news and information that penetrates all aspects of the world’s culture – indeed, that not only shapes commerce, consumerism, and world affairs, but also permeates the private sphere.  What are the ethical obligations of information consumers?  Of the community?  What are the ethics of reporting and advocacy?  How does the citizen discern truth and make ethical choices in the face of Big Data and big distortions?  In this week we will ask how to stay afloat in the flood of information-overload.  

Jim Fallows will be moderating the Interfaith lectures this week.

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2 p.m. Lectures


  • Monday, August 14, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Michael Gerson in conversation with Jim Fallows

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    Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (Moody, 2010).

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Peter Beinart in conversation with Jim Fallows

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    Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at The Forward and a CNN Political Commentator. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Gustav Niebuhr in conversation with Jim Fallows

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    Gustav Niebuhr is associate professor of newspaper and online journalism in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University; he also teaches in the Religion Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Diane Winston in conversation with Jim Fallows

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    Dr. Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and teaches on the faculties of Journalism, Communication and Religion.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, August 18, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Wajahat Ali in conversation with Jim Fallows

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    Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy