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Consumer Responsibility and Obscurity

Consumer Responsibility and Obscurity

| May 12, 2017
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In seeking to hold consumers responsible for their purchasing habits, some philosophers presuppose a clear distinction between “clean” and “dirty” products. In reality, however, it’s much more complicated.

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Rebirth of Universal Jurisdiction?

| May 4, 2017
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A recent NGO report documented a 30 percent rise in universal jurisdiction cases worldwide just when it seemed like the principle was on the decline. What’s driving this resurgence and what are the implications?






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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| April 20, 2017
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Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading this month.






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Tomahawk Foreign Policy: Trump and The Use of Force Short of War

Tomahawk Foreign Policy: Trump and The Use of Force Short of War

| April 11, 2017
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What can just war thinking and the use of force short of war tell us about Trump’s strike against Syria?






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The Yemen Raid and the Grievability of Lives Lost

| March 6, 2017
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Framing the debate about the Yemen raid around whether President Trump is to blame misses other crucial matters that ought to be explored, particularly about whose lives are considered grievable and about the function of grief in the silencing of critique.






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The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future

| March 5, 2017
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I had the opportunity this past Saturday to take part in a day-long conference, “The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future” (sponsored by American University’s School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Leadership Council.) This symposium, in many ways, picked right up from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs fall 2016 event […]

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Democracy Promotion and a Trump Administration

| February 21, 2017
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What happens to the democracy promotion enterprise in a Trump administration? The President’s comments that under his watch the United States will not be seeking to impose its system or values on other countries suggests that the spread and strengthening of democratic systems around the world will not be a top priority and in fact […]

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| February 16, 2017
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Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading this February.






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