Conversations 2020: Ethics, communication, propaganda

This roundtable discussion will examine political discourse in this election season and its relation to media as a site for ethical examination. Questions to be explored include: “How might the renewal of political consciousness emerge in an era of aggressive disinformation and propaganda?” “What are the features of the current electoral mood that suggest the possibility of such renewal?” “What are appropriate shared political values for our time?” “What role might the media play in such renewal and creation of shared political values?” “Is Democracy an ethical project in which media plays a distinctive role in a presidential election?”

Dr. Stanley Uche Anozie teaches philosophy at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, and is also an adjunct professor of Philosophy and Ethics at University of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is Vice-President of Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (, (Toronto area and African division) --an Ottawa-based scholarly organization.

Katie Lobosco is a reporter for CNN Politics where she writes about how economic policy decisions made in Washington affect people across the country. She’s a 2009 graduate of Gettysburg College and holds a master’s degree in business journalism from New York University. 

Gary Mullen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. Before coming to Gettysburg, he worked as the Assistant Congressional Liaison in the Office of Congressional Affairs for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC. 

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Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm


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Students, Faculty & Staff




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