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Upcoming Conferences of Interest 2019-2020

| April 2019
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A list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs through spring of 2020, arranged in chronological order. We hope you find something that interests you!

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Can Religion Teach Us to Protect Our Environment? Analyzing the Case of Hinduism

Can Religion Teach Us to Protect Our Environment? Analyzing the Case of Hinduism

| April 2019
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Can religion serve as a complementary normative framework to environmentalism? And what are the challenges of moving from religious theory to practice?

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Democratic Decline?

| March 2019
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I was honored to be part of the panel at the International Studies Association in Toronto which honored the work and career of CCEIA President Joel Rosenthal. In assessing the role ethics ought to play in policy-making, one theme which pervaded the discussion was the question of democratic decline; the loss of confidence in the […]

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America in Decline?

| March 2019
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It seems that many Americans view the country as being in long-term decline. The just-released Pew Research Report, in crunching the data, concludes that the “public sees an America in decline on many fronts.” The picture that the report paints is not reassuring. Most of the focus is on domestic policy, but it raises the […]

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The Sicilian Expedition and the Dilemma of Interventionism

| March 2019
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The Peloponnesian War has lessons for U.S. foreign policy beyond the Thucydides Trap.

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Climate Change and Competing Ethical Visions

| March 2019
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Eric Levitz has a fascinating and provocative post in New York Magazine exploring how one can reach very different policy conclusions as to what to do about the impacts of climate change. In essence, the prevailing narrative has been framed by what we might see as universalist ethics–that to cope with climate change, we must adopt […]

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| March 2019
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The NSA’s Freedom Act Program, the INF Treaty, and Venezuela. Here’s what we’ve been reading.

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Competing Bipartisan Consensuses?

| February 2019
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweets: “There is an emerging, left right coalition of common sense for a foreign policy of restraint.” We certainly have seen some interesting challenges in the past several weeks to some of the established verities about the role the United States ought to be playing in the world. If nothing else, a […]

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