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Note: All events are held virtually unless otherwise indicated.

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Past Events

International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference | Oct. 22-24, 2020

The annual business ethics conference is hosted by Niagara University with the expanded themes: "Promise of Social Entrepreneurship," "COVID-19" and "Social Unrest." 
The conference will return to DePaul in 2021.

Wicklander Fellow Virtual Symposium | Oct. 29, 2020

The Institute for Business and Professional Ethics 2019-20 Wicklander Fellows, Joseph F. Mello (associate professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences) and Grace Lemmon (associate professor, Department of Management, Driehaus College of Business) will present their research updates. Topics will include, "Pot for Profit: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in the U.S. Cannabis Industry" and "Duty, Dominance, or Derision? An Investigation of the Justifications Workplace Bullies Use When Targeting Larger Colleagues." 

Elections, Privacy and Analytics

Election, Privacy and Analytics Event
The discussion on the specter of interference and disruption through the misuse and abuse of personal data included guest speakers 

Carol Marin, journalist for NBC 5; Dan Sinker, communications technology expert and political analytics expert; and Professor Jason Martin, director of DePaul's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.

The event was hosted by IBPE, in collaboration with the ULCC Public Affairs Committee and DePaul Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence.

DECA Business Ethics Case Competition

DECA 2020

The annual case competition offers students an opportunity to receive career feedback from business and industry professionals as judges.

During the event, DECA participants were provided a business simulation or case study about a timely business ethics issue, and then delivered a presentation of their resolution. Winning teams received a monetary prize.

Cannabis Reform: Criminal Expungement and Racial Disparity

Cannabis Forum Event Flyer

The Institute, in partnership with the Center for Public Interest Law at DePaul's College of Law, held a forum to explore issues around cannabis reform and how policy may impact the community, particularly the minority community, through the expungement process, and open avenues for entry into the now legalized cannabis economy.

Guest speakers were Majority Deputy Leader Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth (Illinois State Representative, 92nd District); State's Attorney Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; and Esther Franco-Payne, executive director of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic. Courtney Kelledes, attorney at Rights and Restoration Law Group, was the moderator.

“Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines"

Heartficial Intelligence

John C. Havens, author of the funny, poignant, and accessible “Heartificial,” paints a vivid portrait of how our lives might look in either a dystopia of robotic and corporate dominance, or a utopia where humans use technology to enhance our natural abilities to evolve into a long-lived, super-intelligent and altruistic species. The lunchtime discussion was part of the Author's Group series at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Will A.I. Take My Job or Save It?: The Ethics of AI in the Workplace

AI and Jobs Event Poster

The future of artificial intelligence and automation technology have world-changing potential. Our society will see unprecedented gains in efficiency, brand new goods, and enhanced services, disrupting the status quo in ways not thought possible. These technologies also have the potential to devalue broad swaths of the labor market from blue-collar manufacturing all the way to the legal and medical professions. The Institute discussed the ethical implications of these technologies as we navigate the changes that lie ahead. Our panel included experts in AI, robotic manufacturing, and community outreach.

The Maker Movement: Wonderfully Empowering or Ethically Worrisome?

Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics, led a short talk on the ethical issues surrounding 3D printing, make-it-yourself physical spaces, entrepreneurship and more. The event was held at DePaul's Maker Hub where attendees viewed a 3D printing demo, took a tour of the Maker Hub, and enjoyed food and drinks.

EAC 2.0: Ethics of Automation

Automation is changing our world every day, and the impact will touch people in every industry from the ground floor to the executive suite. Faculty were invited to learn about the ethical implications of this technological revolution in a special one-day session of Ethics Across the Curriculum.

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