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The Ethics of Anonymity Online

Monday, December 1 | 11:30 AM | UB Ballroom

Anonymity online presents is empowering. People can speak their political mind or be involved in groups that they otherwise might not be able to because of the protection anonymity provides. But anonymity also has a dark side. In this lunch discussion Andy Cullison, Director of the Prindle Institute, will briefly highlight some of the moral controversy surrounding anonymity online; topics will include the hacktivist group Anonymous, the smartphone app Yik Yak, the new age of Death Threats online as a silencing tactic, and potential government abuses of the internet. Boxed lunch will be provided on a first come/first serve basis. We hope to see you there!


The Act of Killing (2013, dir. Joshua Oppenheimer)

Film Screening and Skype discussion (hosted by Film Studies, co-sponsored by Prindle, Conflict Studies, and Asian Studies)

Tuesday, December 2 | 7:30 PM | Ashley Square Cinema

"This Oscar-nominated, genre-breaking documentary challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. Brutal, visually stunning, and, ultimately transformative, director Joshua Oppenheimer calls it a documentary of the imagination: “The film is not an historical narrative. It is a film about history itself, about the lies victors tell to justify their actions, and the effects of those lies; about an unresolved traumatic past that continues to haunt the present.” (Director's cut version) A Skype session with director, Joshua Oppenheimer, will be held at Watson Forum, Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m., to discuss the film." Learn more about the Film Studies Film Series here.


Ubben Lecture with Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Wednesday, February 4 | 7:30 PM | Kresge Auditorium

“Piper Kerman — whose experience behind bars is the basis of a bestselling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, as well as a hit Netflix series — is coming to DePauw University to present a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture. Kerman will discuss “Lessons Learned Behind Bars” on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw’s Green Center for the Performing Arts (605 S. College Avenue). Like all Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone. The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing event. Piper Kerman’s DePauw visit is presented in conjunction with the University’s Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.”

Read the full story on DePauw's website here.