Majkut, who teaches philosophy and literature at the San Diego-based university, will take part in a global forum Feb. 17-19 in Israel as one of six steering committee members from the United States at the UNESCO Forum for Well-being in Digital Media.
Among the issues that will be discussed is cyber-bullying among children and young adults.
“I am honored to serve on the steering committee and participate with the many respected scholars who have been invited to the forum,” said Majkut, whose area of expertise includes addressing misconceptions about digital communication that have harmful psychological and ethical consequences.
“UNESCO has long provided an indispensable umbrella for international research and the forum provides an opportunity to explore a more human-centric approach to digital media design and uses, with the goal of identifying practices and recommendations that can enhance the long-term well-being of users of the digital space,” he said.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, contributes to international collaboration through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law and human rights.
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. The university has over 30,000 current students and more than 140,000 alumni.
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