Meghry Awakian
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Meghry Awakian is now a member of Global Ethics Network
Jan 29

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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Education, Environment, Ethics, Gender, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, Labor, Migration, Peace, Poverty, Reconciliation, Religion, Sustainability, War, Youth
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
Insatiable hunger for growth. Specifically interested in ethics, peace, and global affairs.

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