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Whither the war on terror?

From the OC Register:


Monroe named UCI Chancellor’s Professor

Kristen Monroe, political science professor and UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality director, has been named UCI Chancellor’s Professor of political science. The designation recognizes scholars who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and whose continued promise for scholarly achievement makes them of exceptional value to the university.


The Vatican Spring?

From The Immanent Frame:


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.


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.


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.


Race 2012

From PBS:
Race 2012, a PBS Election 2012 special, is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country’s political future.  PBS Election 2012 is a comprehensive, multiplatform initiative that comprises PBS’ on-air and online news and public affairs programs that focus on this year’s presidential race and other key national elections.

Check out the video online at http://www.pbs.org/programs/race-2012/.

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