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"Saving Amina": Global Justice for Women and Intercultural Dialogue [Abstract] | 05/27/14
Alison M. Jaggar
Western moral and political theorists have devoted much attention to the victimization of women by non-western cultures, wrote Alison Jaggar in 2005. But, conceiving injustice to poor women in poor countries as a matter of their oppression by illiberal cultures yields an imcomplete understanding of their situation. Free online till December 31, 2014.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Island President" | 07/08/13
As "The Island President" makes clear, it is impossible to overstate the catastrophic effect global warming will have on the Maldives. During the 2009 Copenhagen Summit, an interviewer asked Mohamed Nasheed, the country's president, what Plan B is for the Indian Ocean archipelago. Without missing a beat, Nasheed answered, "None. We will all die."
Mindsets May Hinder Progress in Myanmar | 06/05/13
Devin T. Stewart
Great excitement surrounds the World Economic Forum meeting in Myanmar this week, an indication of the country's new openness. But while the media has highlighted Myanmar's political, economic, and social challenges, less discussed are the mindsets that underlie them. Stewart's report is based on several years of interviews in Myanmar and the region.
Global Ethics Corner: A Warrior Ethic: Can Military Ethics be Taught? | 04/27/12
After the recent highly publicized stories of American military members desecrating the remains of Taliban soldiers, many in the U.S. armed forces are learning about the ethics of war through workshops. Will these lessons work? Can warfare morality be learned in a classroom?
Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street | 10/13/11
Why pretend that economics is value free? It's a product of our civilization and riddled with moral judgements, says Sedlacek. By separating economics from ethics we have created a zombie, a monster without a soul. The two have to be put back together.
This Is about Leadership: The Circular Debate of the Military's Gay Ban | 05/04/10
Katherine A. Miller
In August 2010, three months after writing this article, West Point Cadet Katherine Miller publicly announced she was gay and resigned from West Point, saying that "Don't Ask Don't Tell" had caused her to lie and thus violate West Point's Honor Code.
It's Been a Year... Some Thoughts on the Obama Administration | 04/07/10
This collection presents perspectives on some of the many challenges facing the new administration. A little over a year is a short time, but is Obama fulfilling his promises?