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I'm currently serving a year in AmeriCorps teaching middle school science to under-served children in Hartford, CT. I'm passionate about social justice and giving others the same opportunities that I was blessed with growing up. I think I can benefit from the Global Ethics Network through communication with like-minded individuals.

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Could our new global ethic come from...Afghanistan?

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 4:52am 0 Comments

Originally posted on dispositiondisposal.wordpress.com

A fierce young hunter throttles a lion using a single wooden rod.  Ashoka, the ancient revered ruler of the Maurya Dynasty, possessed a formidable temper from an early age.  Legend has it that Ashoka, in a ruthless ploy for power, got rid of the legitimate heir to the throne by tricking him into entering a pit filled with live coals.  Other legends hold that…

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Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)

The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.

The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo

Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College's Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?

Transactionalism and U.S. Foreign Aid

A draft of a new presidential directive on American foreign aid suggests that transactionalism will shift from being a rhetorical device to an actual defining principle. How will the continued departure from the pre-2016 bipartisan consensus impact the foreign aid community?

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