Margaret Vu
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University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Aid, Business, Culture, Democracy, Development, Education, Ethics, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Justice, Labor, Migration, Peace, Poverty, Youth
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am a second year law student interested in various international human rights issues including infant and maternal mortality, human trafficking, and education. My parents were Vietnamese boat refugees, and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to participate in this contest and reach across the globe to my contemporaries in Asia to further dialogue and collaborative efforts in international human rights.

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Compassion as a Root of Ethics

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:05am 0 Comments

I believe the greatest moral challenge facing the world today is how the international community understands and defines “morality.”  Morality and ethics is at the heart of our conduct as human beings.  It lurks behind every decision big or small—whether to share a seat on the bus or whether to even take the bus.  How we as human beings define morality is how we choose to live it. 

The modern world has never been more interconnected than it is in our present state.  Technological…

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