Lisa Shepherd moderates 2017 Global Ethics Day panel


Lisa Shepherd moderates Global Ethics Day 2017 panel.

Alicia "Lisa" Shepard (top left), visiting media ethics professor at the UofA, asks panelists about their experience with ethical dilemmas during a discussion in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge Oct. 18. Shepard moderated the Global Ethics Day panel discussion involving associate Professor Jonathan Marion who spoke about his experience dealing with ethics in the field of anthropology.

As a part of the Global Ethics Day, The University of Arkansas hosted several events on Wednesday, Oct. 18, sponsored by the Carnegie Council. The U of A was one of more than 50 institutions from 16 countries taking part in this observance.

The Global Ethics Day events, held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge, emphasized the campus as a community that develops people to solve problems and lead communities, ethically.

As the first event of the day, a faculty panel discusssed what they believe are major ethical issues facing the world. Lisa Shepard, Distinguished Visiting Professor in journalism, monitored the event. Invited panelists included:

  • Vikas Anand, professor and department chair of the Department of Management, at the Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • Uche Ewelukwa, professor, School of Law
  • Jonathan Marion, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Zola Knowles Moon, clinical associate professor, Human Environmental Sciences, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
  • Jared Philips, instructor, Fulbright Interdisciplinary Support, Fulbright College

 From the Center for Ethics in Journalism:

Award-winning journalist and media writer Alicia "Lisa" Shepard has been selected as the 2017 visiting distinguished professor of ethics in journalism for the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She will be with the university throughout the fall semester.

Shepard, who lives in Arlington, Virginia, has traveled the world, both for work and personal enjoyment. Shepard describes her visit to the University of Arkansas as a fantastic opportunity to share her lifelong love of journalism and media ethics.