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Monroe receives Sanford award


Kristen Monroe, political science professor and director of the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, is the recipient of the 2013 Nevitt Sanford Award. The honor, awarded annually by the International Society of Political Psychology since 1979, recognizes a faculty member for distinguished professional contributions to the field of political psychology.

04/09/2013

The messy legality of drones (Op-ed)


From Daily News:
The U.S. government has long maintained its controversial use of drones to undertake targeted killings in the war on Al Qaeda is both legal and moral. This is a claim that is supposed to make the public — not privy to classified documents — think the Obama administration is following the rules when deciding to use (or not use) drones… Brunstetter is a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine.

02/20/2013

The morality of drone strikes


From Moyers:
In his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize speech, President Obama defended the right to engage in “just wars,” evoking a theory of ethical warfare that can be traced back to Saint Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and even Cicero. Is the administration’s use of unmanned drone strikes compatible with the traditional principles of just war? We asked Daniel Brunstetter, a professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, who has written about drones and just war theory for The Atlantic and the journal Ethics & International Affairs.

02/01/2013

Drone warfare presents moral challenge


From The Courier-Journal:
Drone warfare - specifically the American use of remote-controlled, unmanned aerial vehicles to attack targets deemed terrorist threats, and claiming civilian lives as well - represents a dramatic new chapter in military tactics... But Daniel R. Brunstetter, a political scientist at the University of California at Irvine, told the Times that the just-war heritage requires that war only be waged as a "last resort."

08/24/2012

Paul Ryan: America's first widow's-peaked vice-president?


From New York Magazine Blogs:
Interestingly, while some of history's most famous widow's peaks have been sported by monsters and villains, a study by University of California-Irvine political science professor Shawn Rosenberg showed that politicians with widow's peaks were viewed favorably. "It was associated with being seen as more competent and with greater integrity," Rosenberg told the Post. Perhaps this a stealth strength Ryan brings to the ticket which his many detractors are overlooking.

08/14/2012

Paul Ryan shirtless? We're more interested in his widow's peak


From the Christian Science Monitor:

08/13/2012

The moral case for drones


From the NYT:

07/16/2012

Occupy Chicago confronts life after NATO


From the Chicago Tribune:
The range of causes embraced by Occupy Chicago and similar groups in other cities can be confusing to outsiders, but the groups are often simply trying to find causes that will generate the most attention and support, said David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine. "When it's working for Occupy, they're all broadly under this banner of rectifying inequality," Meyer said. "There's a lot of experimentation that's going on."

06/04/2012
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