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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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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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