Disaster recovery in Haiti: a case for prudence and patience

July 20, 2021

In my first return to Haiti since well before the pandemic, I am again confronted with a familiar tension: my need to move quickly in a […]

Viewing corporate social responsibility through the lens of integral human development

June 11, 2021

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a heavily researched and much discussed topic—and a controversial one. Companies exist to provide products and services to customers; in […]

Listening, leveling and the demands of dignity

May 17, 2021

I love reading bedtime stories to my kids. Spending time sharing great children’s books (okay, and sometimes pretty mediocre ones that they somehow also love) […]

On college campuses, workplace inequities abound

May 3, 2021

“Colleges Are Deeply Unequal Workplaces,” reads the title of Jeffrey Selingo’s August 1 essay in the Atlantic Monthly. Examining how the pandemic has affected university […]

Human dignity in a pandemic year and beyond

April 23, 2021

One year ago, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and one month after global lockdowns began, the Keough School launched the blog Dignity and […]

Pinot Noir and dignity needs

April 9, 2021

In a memorable scene from the 2004 movie Sideways, one of the main characters describes his love for Pinot Noir, emphasizing its delicacy as a […]

Handwashing without WASH and lockdowns without toilets: critical contradictions amid COVID-19

March 22, 2021

When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, frequent handwashing, lockdowns, and social distancing were quickly prescribed to control spread and limit new infections. Among these measures, […]