Andreas Rekdal

Built in Chicago

Andreas Rekdal is a staff writer for Built in Chicago and was the communications assistant for Carnegie Council for the year of 2013. He holds a BA in philosophy and political science from Concordia College, and has written for The Huffington Post, Patheos, and Carnegie Council, as well as the Norwegian newspapers Studvest and Bergens Tidende.

Prior to his undergraduate studies, Rekdal served in the Norwegian Army's Military Police Company and NATO's International Police Company.

Featured Work

SEP 1, 2015 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Schindler's List"

It's almost impossible to grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, and there's also the danger of regarding it as a one-time occurrence in the distant ...

CREDIT: IFC Films

DEC 19, 2013 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Dirty Wars"

"Dirty Wars" chronicles the undeclared shadow wars fought across the globe in the name of American national security--as well as the highly secretive agencies who ...

CREDIT: Marvel Studios

OCT 21, 2013 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Iron Man 3"

So what can a blockbuster movie about a superhero tell us about current American attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy, PTSD, racial stereotypes, the War ...

Fire in the Blood

SEP 7, 2013 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Fire in the Blood"

With the tagline "Medicine, Monopoly, Malice," this powerful documentary tells how Western drug companies fought to keep discounted AIDS medications from reaching HIV-positive citizens of ...

Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India

JUL 25, 2013 Article

Book Review: Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India

"South Asians and African Americans learned from each other in ways that not only advanced their respective struggles for freedom but helped define what freedom ...

CREDIT:  <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Religious_syms_gold.svg">Wikimedia Commons</a>, multiple authors.

APR 11, 2013 Article

Years Later, Secular Student Group Recognized On A Religious Campus: Here's How It Happened

In order to be truly inclusive, interfaith dialogue and collaboration must also include those without faith.

CREDIT:  <a href="http://cdn-media.hollywood.com/images/l/zerodarkthirtychastain_1390B94.jpg">Sony Pictures</a>

MAR 11, 2013 Article

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Zero Dark Thirty"

A fictional adaptation of the CIA's hunt for Osama bin Laden, this blockbuster has reignited the debate surrounding the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques"...