World Affairs

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Collective Responsibility and the MMIWG Report

The recent report concerning Canada's Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has a lot to say about the legacy of colonialism.
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Press Freedom in Australia: Democracy, Transparency, and Trust

Recent government raids on news organizations in Australia prompt discussion of the boundaries of categories like the public interest and national security threats.
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Game of Thrones: Dragons, Despots, and Just War

The TV show addresses a host of philosophical issues from the principle of proportionality to jus post bellum and realpolitik.
Jacinda Ardern, leader of the NZ Labour party, was at the University of Auckland Quad on the first of September, 2017.

Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch, and Moral Leadership

In what ways did New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern display meaningful characteristics of moral leadership?
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Christchurch: White Supremacism, Politics and Moral Evil

How do we define moral evil? And how do the events that happened in Christchurch and afterwards inform this definition?
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Considering the Consequences: Withdrawing from the INF Treaty

The INF Treaty was a crucial milestone in the ending of the Cold War, so what does it mean for the US to withdraw now?
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The Venezuela Crisis and National Self-Determination

What is the US's aim when it comes to the crisis in Venezuela?
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Celebrating Invasion Day: Australia’s History War

Australia Day isn't a cause for celebration for much of Australia's population: for First Nations members, it's a reminder of a dark colonial history.
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Computer Simulations and the Ethics of Predicting Human Behavior

Computer simulations can be helpful in predicting human behavior, but what about when those predictions are immoral?
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The US, the UN, and Human Rights Investigations

The US's recent decision to halt cooperating with UN human rights investigations sets a dangerous precedent - and endangers lives.