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Global Ethics Dialogues

During fall 2021 the Philosophy Department and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs ran the Global Ethics Dialogues, a program for undergraduate students interested in having deeper conversations on topics in global ethics. 

Each dialogue lasted approximately one hour and took place every three weeks, beginning in mid-September. During each dialogue, students were invited to explore a pressing issue in international and global affairs from an ethical perspective. Topics included contemporary warfare, humanitarian intervention, climate justice, and immigration. 

Participants were invited to submit a piece for possible publication on the Berkley Center website and/or to present at the Berkley Center’s student research symposium in spring 2022. 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of interest and contact details for two referees. In your letter of interest, please address why you would like to do the program and how this program aligns with your intellectual and personal interests and goals. You are welcome, but not required, to share any other information, including biographical information, that helps explain why you’re interested in the program. Your referees can be academic referees (instructors or TAs), but they do not need to be academic referees. 

Please send your application materials to Beba Cibralic at

Dates of Dialogues

  • Dialogue I: Wednesday lunchtime, September 22, 2021
  • Dialogue II: Wednesday lunchtime, October 13, 2021
  • Dialogue III: Wednesday lunchtime, November 3, 2021
  • Wrap-up: TBD (late Fall)
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