Ethics Awareness Week (EAW) is our flagship event held annually during the last week of September. 

EAW explores a variety of topics through panel discussions, lectures, workshops, film screenings, awards, and more 

Graphic for the 2022 Ethics Awareness Week, "Ethics, Education & Democracy," on September 26-30th, 2022.

2022 Excellence in Ethics Awards

Brittney Nystrom

Brittney Nystrom
Executive Director,
American Civil Liberties Union of Utah


Brittney Nystrom joined the ACLU of Utah as Executive Director in August 2016. 


Prior to this, Brittney served as Director for Advocacy at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service(LIRS) in Washington, D.C. where she advocated on behalf of refugees, unaccompanied children, immigrants in detention, and other vulnerable populations.  Before LIRS, Brittney was the Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Immigration Forum, where her advocacy focused on due process concerns and overdue reforms to the immigration system.


Earlier in her career, she represented detained individuals facing deportation and advocated for humane detention conditions as the Legal Director at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition. She spent several years in private practice, as well, as part of the litigation team at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen, LLP, also in Washington, D.C.




Past Livestream Sessions

Critical Race Theory: A New Prejudice or Moral Panic?

This is a session of the 2021 Ethics Awareness Week sponsored by Utah Valley University's Center for the Study of Ethics. Entitled, "Critical Race Theory: A New Prejudice or Moral Panic?", this panel features Michael Goode, Associate Professor of History at UVU and Derek Monson, Vice President for Policy at the Sutherland Institute.

Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness

The Center for the Study of Ethics & Department of English & Literature at UVU present a lecture for Ethics Awareness Week on Thursday, October 1st from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Our speaker for this event is Peter Coviello, Professor of English, University of Illinois-Chicago author of Make Yourselves Gods: Mormonism and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism

The Seductions of Clarity: Conspiracy Theories, Echo Chambers, and the Gamification of Social Media

Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of philosophy at Utah Valley University working in social epistemology, aesthetics and the philosophy of games. His latest book is Games: Agency as Art.