Ethics Week 2022
This page last updated on: April 4, 2022
Scheduled Events of
Ethics Week 2022 (April 4-9)
An annual event at Baruch College since 2004, Ethics Week evolved naturally from curricula in our three Schools that include emphases on ethical reasoning and/or decision-making. Generously supported by the Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative, the week typically features several components:
- classroom discussions led by instructors on issues related to their courses or disciplines;
- speakers invited to address classes;
- public workshops or presentations by invited guests; and
- announcement of the student and faculty winners of the annual Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics.
Classroom discussions follow their own schedule; following is the list of events featuring invited guests:
MONDAY, APRIL 4
The winners of the 2021 Abraham Briloff Prizes for Ethics will be announced.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
11:15 to 12:30 (class event)
Class workshop on “Ethics in Action: Disrupting Racism and Oppression through Advocacy” for Prof. Sarah C. Bishop’s COM 3020 (Communication and Advocacy) class. The workshop will be led by Neriel David Ponce, trainer at the Center for Racial Justice in Education and Senior Manager at the nonprofit ProInspire.
12:30-2:00 (Zoom panel discussion open to all members of the Baruch community; RSVP is required)
“Open Banking: The Ethical Pitfalls of a Revolution in Consumer Services”
Sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin (Law) will lead a panel discussion featuring Prof. Raul Carrillo, Deputy Director of the LPE Project and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School, and Prof. Matthew Adam Bruckner, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law, where he researches fair lending issues with FinTech products.
During the last several years, the Open Banking movement has quietly gathered pace in the United States with the help of entities that have become known as data aggregators. The rise of FinTech services, the popularity of smartphones, and even the Covid-19 pandemic have all increased consumers’ reliance on new products and services that have been enabled by Open Banking’s free flow of financial data. But open banking also raises many dilemmas, which relate to issues such as consumer privacy, innovation, cybersecurity, discrimination, financial stability, and even competition law. The panel on open banking will introduce and discuss these issues along with what regulators are doing to address the relevant concerns.
6:30-8:30 (open to all members of the Baruch community)
Ethical considerations in fundraising/resource mobilization
Join Distinguished Lecturer, Michael Seltzer’s PAF 9152 class (Fund Raising & Grants Administration) as they welcome guest speaker, DJ Hampton, President and Founder of ALoDay Consulting. DJ Hampton is President and Founder of ALoDay Consulting working with forward thinking organizations to shape a thriving future. He has held critical leadership roles at some of the largest non- profits. DJ worked extensively in the United Way Network having personally developed over $50 Million in planned gifts, led teams supporting over $1.2 Billion in global annual individual giving, and helped launch over $1 Billion in initiative and endowment campaigns.
After United Way, DJ led development for The ALS Association and worked to double system-wide revenue following Ice Bucket Challenge. He also served as the Senior VP Market Leadership and Chief Development Officer for March of Dimes responsible for transforming the organization, growing $130 million in annual revenue and leading over 300 staff.
DJ earned a Master’s in non-profit management from Alfred University and a J.D. from the David A. Clarke School of Law. He is a member of the D.C. Bar.
Please email Arden Armbruster for ZOOM link.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
3:00-4:00 (Room 301, 135 E. 22nd Street; RSVP required)
“Academic Research and Industry Relationships: Innovation, Translation… and Conflicts of Interest?”
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is meant for all researchers within the Baruch community, students as well as faculty. Our speaker is Dr. Naomi Schrag, Vice President for Research Compliance, Training, and Policy in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research at Columbia University, and the University’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO). Dr. Schrag oversees work on issues such as research misconduct, conflict-of-interest and international research compliance, and collaborates closely with other offices across the University to develop integrated approaches to compliance and training. Refreshments will be provided.
FRIDAY, April 8
1:30-2:30 (NVC 4-120)
Prof. Patricia Elena Cipollitti’s PHI 1500 class (Major Issues in Philosophy) will be the site for a talk by Leonel Perez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, entitled “Is Your Food Fair? Advancing Human Rights in Agriculture through Worker-Driven Social Responsibility.” The talk is open to the Baruch community, but seating is limited.