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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

Senior Fellow
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 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…

Blog Posts


September 3, 2021

Global Religious and Interfaith Networks Engage Global Governance (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

July 6, 2021

Religion Matters: A Conversation on Religion and Sustainable Development Goals (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 31 minutes

May 21, 2021

Religious Soft Power in Russian Foreign Policy (Video)

Duration: 1 hours 0 minutes