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My name is Travis Gidado, and I'm a recent graduate of Yale University with a degree in Ethics, Politics and Economics. I currently work for an investment bank in New York City, focusing on corporate governance and legal matters. My interests range from the implications of globalization on culture and identity formation, to the impact of technological change on the global public sphere. I hope to use this forum as an outlet for exploring these topics and many others.

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"The Petraeus Affair": A question of ethics, or of risk?

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

When news broke about "the Petraeus Affair" (as it has been deemed in many circles), my immediate reaction was one of sadness. Petraeus established himself as perhaps the most prominent example of an academic who could bridge the gap between theory and practice in a nation that recoils at the sight of most would-be leaders brandishing three letters: Ph.D. (For example, when I hear detractors refer to President Obama as overly “professorial” even though his most traditionally academic…

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On Perpetual Peace

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardent for some desperate glory,

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est

Pro patria mori.

From “Dulce Est Decorum Est,” by Wilfred Owen…

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