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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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Upcoming Conferences of Interest 2017

| February 6, 2017
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We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs through the end of 2017. We hope you find something that interests you!






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What Follows the “Post-Cold War” Era?

| November 21, 2016
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Is the age of (reactionary) nationalism to follow the optimism that the end of the cold war would bring about a global community?






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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| November 15, 2016
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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 November.






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Transitioning to a Trump Administration

| November 10, 2016
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At the September panel held at the Carnegie Council, called to look, in part, at the differing perspectives of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I noted: “We do have to think about the “what if” moment after Election Day and what it might mean” if Trump were to be elected, since, unlike Clinton, he did […]

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The Ethical Risks of Delay

| November 5, 2016
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Even though Americans will conclude the presidential election in a matter of hours, given the so-called “lame duck” period, there will be a delay in when the new administration is seated. Even if the Democrats retain control of the executive branch, however, there will be a period of disruption as many Barack Obama appointees are […]

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CETA, Local Democracy, and the Liberal Order

| October 25, 2016
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CETA–the Canada/EU free trade agreement–is now on political life support. The multiyear effort to craft a common market across the Atlantic and to strengthen the bonds of the liberal order in the West is running right up against the local democracy of Wallonia.






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