Caitlin Duffy
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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/caitlin-duffy/1a/b41/a1
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Second year Masters candidate in the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (EPGA) program
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American University
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Ethics, Globalization, Human Rights, Migration, Peace, Religion, Sustainability
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am specifically interested in Latin America, immigration, social responsibility, global governance issues, and the intersection of human rights and business.

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Is Philanthropy Complacency?

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

How can we encourage a transformation of consciousness in which further awareness is brought to the inequities and injustices that are inherent in our institutions? When philanthropy is born of the gross concentration of wealth that has resulted – both directly and indirectly – in today’s global social ills and human rights violations, is philanthropy just a band aid? Our current economic model encourages a “race to the bottom,” in which the transnational search for the most efficient and…

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Cosmopolitanism: Pluralism, Dialogue, and Global Citizenry for a New Era

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers 

Kwame Anthony Appiah

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

196 pages



Kwame Anthony Appiah challenges us to adopt the moral manifesto of “cosmopolitanism,” a loyalty to all of humanity, and begs the question of what we owe to strangers simply by virtue of our shared humanity. He joins an important conversation in global ethics on…

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.

Greed, Movies, and Capitalism with Ethicist John Paul Rollert

Every capitalist economy struggles with how to come to terms with greed, says John Paul Rollert, an expert on the intellectual history of capitalism. He describes how our perspective has changed from the Christian view of greed as an unalloyed sin, to the 18th century idea that it could bring positive benefits, to the unabashed "Greed is good" ethos in the movie "Wall Street." Where do we stand now? How can we rehabilitate capitalism?

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities, with Kate Brown

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Professor Kate Brown details the ethical, social, and health costs of nuclear power since World War II. In this excerpt Brown, author of "Plutopia," and journalist Stephanie Sy discuss the little-known Cold War era nuclear production plants in the Soviet Union and Washington State.

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