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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 of states, international organizations, and civil society actors. Berkley center programs, events, and publications illuminate the ethical dimension of international relations – and its complex links back to religious and philosophical traditions – from a variety of diverse perspectives.

Our Experts

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Judd Birdsall

Senior Fellow
Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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José Casanova

Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus

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David Hollenbach

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

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 was an interdisciplinary and international effort during 2014 and 2015 centered around the Moral Innovation Seminar, which explored how morality changes over time and asked how such changes might become incorporated in what morality objectively requires.
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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…

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June 24, 2024

Believers and Our Ethics in the Public Square: Christian and Muslim Perspectives (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 41 minutes

June 3, 2024

Religion and the Environment - Religious Impact on Environmental Outcomes: Ways Forward (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 27 minutes

June 3, 2024

Religion and the Environment - Al Mizan: Historical Significance and Future Impact (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 33 minutes

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