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Ethics and International Affairs

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The world’s most pressing challenges, ranging from advancing human rights and equality to combating climate change and containing conflict, require the cooperation and coordination of international organizations and actors. These resources consider how moral theory, particularly as it originates in religion, can inform policy choices related to the most critical issues of our time.

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Shaun Casey

Walsh School of Foreign Service

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Drew Christiansen

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service

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David Hollenbach

Senior Fellow
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Current and Past Projects

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Faith and the Global Agenda

From 2007 to 2010 the Berkley Center collaborated with the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on a series of publications on religion in world affairs. A first report on "Islam and the West: Annual Report on the State of Dialogue" was released…

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Normative Orders Collaborative

Georgetown’s Normative Orders Collaborative is an interdisciplinary and international effort wherein both Georgetown University and Fudan University (Shanghai) are working with and extending the pioneering efforts of the Cluster of Excellence on the…
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What Do I Owe You: Mapping Global Responsibility

What Do I Owe You was a year-long multi-media project that sought to understand how individuals who are enmeshed in a global economy and have daily interactions across diverse cultures and religions mold their views about what they owe each other…

Blog Posts


April 15, 2021

Promoting Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 32 minutes

April 7, 2021

Dalit Human Rights: Interconnected Narratives of Activism and Spirituality (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes

March 23, 2021

FULL WEBINAR - Advancing integral disarmament in times of pandemic (Video)

Duration: 4 hours 8 minutes