Dignity & Development

Dignity & Development

In-depth analysis of global challenges through the lens of integral human development.

‘Building the third room’: towards peace and women’s dignity in future Afghanistan

January 22, 2021

Finding effective solutions to an armed conflict through negotiated settlement demands that each party seeks the common good, acknowledges critical differences, and provides space for […]

Capitol crisis calls for a pastor-in-chief

January 15, 2021

The January 6 insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, DC, is just the beginning. It came as advertised; it was televised; and the perpetrators are […]

Outside the box, inside a bubble?

January 11, 2021

One of the more beautiful aspects of moving to another place of the world is the acquisition of new words. Words are telling not only […]

Sobering lessons for American democracy and the road ahead

January 2, 2021

Over the past few years democracy has eroded rapidly in many parts of the world, including the United States. Well-regarded global democracy indexes such as […]

Old cathedral fires and burning issues in integral human development

December 16, 2020

Integral human development, which stands at the center of the Keough School’s mission, affirms that the dignity of the human person is not only expressed […]

Overcoming metropolitan bias: prospects for a new urban paradigm

December 10, 2020

The year 2020 has brought unrelenting crises: a raging COVID-19 pandemic, a worsening climate emergency, and a media environment that dangerously amplifies our differences. In […]

What can a chicken nugget from Russia tell us about technology, agriculture and human development?

December 2, 2020

In July, the global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken announced a partnership with a Russian company, 3D Bioprinting, for the purpose of producing chicken […]

Integral human development and Christian mission

November 19, 2020

Phil Klay’s celebrated 2020 novel Missionaries has, despite its title, almost no missionaries in it. Set in conflict-ridden Colombia, with flashbacks to Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

Being-for-others and integral human development

November 12, 2020

“Hell is—other people!” Thus, Jean-Paul Sartre dramatically summarizes the predicament of those condemned in the afterlife through one character in his play, No Exit. No […]

Lessons from Puerto Rico: inter-country relationships, crises, and human thriving

October 29, 2020

The relationship between inter-country integration and economic crises depends on how integration is implemented. Economic integration, understood as a high degree of ease in the […]

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