July 10, 2020

An outcry In a particularly disturbing scene in J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, the protagonist defends four prisoners who are about to be […]

In The Media

‘Their stories should be told right’: how museums are documenting the protests

July 7, 2020

In a recent Guardian article, Maggie Shum, research associate for the Master of Global Affairs program, called for proper and respectful preservation of Black Lives […]

Seeing clearly during a pandemic

June 18, 2020

“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get to the real meaning […]

In The Media

My country, torn and on fire

June 3, 2020

In an op-ed for Frankfurter Allgemeine, Professor of the Humanities William Donahue writes about racial justice in America and raises the question, “What will my children […]

Racism, human dignity, and the “sick man of Asia”

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a massive rise in incidents of racism against people from China and more broadly against people appearing to […]

Women under the weight of lockdown

May 21, 2020

It does not come as a surprise that, as the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic and social wellbeing of the population are […]

Mutual obligations in exceptional circumstances—and beyond

April 30, 2020

The big reveal of the COVID-19 pandemic is that “no one can save themselves alone,” as Pope Francis wrote in his Easter Sunday letter. No […]

One concept, two imperatives

April 23, 2020

A simple understanding of integral human development is a short formula: the development of the whole person and the development of each person. This deceptively […]