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The Generational Divide?

| May 2019
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In discussing the issue of American engagement in the world, one cannot escape the question of the generational divide. As millennials and “Generation Z” begin to enter the ranks of both American politics as well as the expert community, will they share the same assumptions about the role of the United States in international affairs […]

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| May 2019
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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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Back to Spheres of Influence?

| May 2019
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National Security Advisor John Bolton’s recent comments on Venezuela hearken back to an earlier tradition in international affairs: the concept of spheres of influence.

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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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