Tag: Fordham University Student Voices

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February 10, 2017

Stoking the Flames of Competitiveness on an Overheating Planet

STUDENT VOICES By: Michael Aprea This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video “Climate Protectionism and Competitiveness.”   Steam put the world in motion. It lit up the night, and tightened humanity’s grasp on the forces of nature. Nature, however, has eluded the human race and has forced civilization to reconsider … More Stoking the Flames of Competitiveness on an Overheating Planet
January 4, 2017

Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City

STUDENT VOICES By: Yohan Garcia This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “Nisha Agarwal: IDNYC & the Undocumented Community.”   According to a study conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), an estimated 643,000 undocumented immigrants live within the five boroughs of New York City. Advocates of the New … More Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City
December 19, 2016

Process or End Goal: When to Begin Genocide Prevention

STUDENT VOICES By: Megan Gray This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “When to Begin Genocide Prevention.”   In the Carnegie Council video, “When to Begin Genocide Prevention,” led by Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, Galis discusses the process and end goals of … More Process or End Goal: When to Begin Genocide Prevention
December 14, 2016

The Ethics of Climate Change Activism: Fear vs. Reality

STUDENT VOICES By: Chelsea Zantay This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “Global Ethics Forum: Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Bill McKibben.”   Often when a problem is too big or too scary we throw up our hands and announce that “there is nothing we can do” … More The Ethics of Climate Change Activism: Fear vs. Reality
October 31, 2016

Finding the Questions: The Ethics of Voluntourism

STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNER By Margaret Desmond It is almost two in the morning and I am standing on the side of street in Guatemala while the driver rings the bell for what must be the sixth … Continue reading
October 24, 2016

Suppression of Necessary Gun Violence Research

STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE SECOND-PLACE WINNER By Colette Berg Late in July 2015, my mother asked a surgeon friend of hers his opinion on gun control. He shook his head sadly and said, “I’ve operated on good guys shot … Continue reading
October 21, 2016

Beyond Partisan: Voting While Catholic in 2016

STUDENT VOICES By Tim Colvin For many faithful Catholics and Christians of all denominations, even for many Americans who are not religious, this election has painted a very stark picture: we are forced to choose between the two most flawed … Continue reading
October 4, 2016

Ethical Implications of Victim Blaming in Cases of Police Brutality

STUDENT VOICES  By Emily Jenab, M.A. Another black man has been shot and, subsequently, another case of character assassination post-death has begun.  Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, was killed as he pulled out “a three inch long vape” and allegedly pointed … Continue reading
September 21, 2016

Welcome Fall 2016 Master’s Students!

The Ethics and Society blog is delighted to welcome the following candidates to Fordham University’s Master of Arts in Ethics and Society: Kelly Collins graduated in 2011 with a BS in Philosophy and Political Science from Florida State University.  After moving to New York … Continue reading
September 7, 2016

Is Happiness the Greatest Good?

STUDENT VOICES By Christopher S. Kovel, M.A. One of the primary goals for studying ethics (or creating ethical systems) is to find normative ways to live one’s life that would bring about greatest amount of the good. The “good,” dating … Continue reading

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