What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Communication, Culture, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Education, Environment, Gender, Globalization, Human Rights, Peace, Security, Trade, War
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
My name is Rachel Vullo and I am a senior Political Science and Cultural Studies double major at Villanova University. I have just been accepted as a student ambassador with the Carnegie Council. I am hoping to follow the blog posts and information posted on Global Ethics Network as a means to stay updated on the Council's project. It will help me decide, as a student ambassador, which events I would like to attend and what my real passions are in international relations.
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