Public Philosophy

Young Philosophers Lecture Series

In November I will give a talk titled “Can Your Boss Make You Work Out?” as part of the Young Philosophers Lecture Series, which aims to give undergraduate students and the general public the opportunity to hear some "exciting and brief talks on some of the most pressing issues in philosophy and ethics today from four talented early-career philosophers." The talks are organized by the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

Blog of the APA

I wrote an article for the Blog of the APA titled "Philosophy in the Contemporary World: Dashboard Indicators and Well-Being Public Policy" on August 5th, 2019.

Coming Home Project - Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War

Since 2017 I have been a discussion leader in the Coming Home Dialogues Project.

As a discussion leader I led several 1 and 2-day discussion sessions with groups consisting of military veterans, teachers in military academies, and professionals working with veterans.

The Coming Home Project offers military veterans the opportunity to explore the moral, psychological, and spiritual impacts of war on the warrior as she or he returns home.

The Coming Home project is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Public comments on Code of Ethics for the City of Alexandria, Va

In January 2016, the City of Alexandria was debating whether to commission the writing of an ethics code for the city, I provided some public comments in favor of this initiative (minutes 39:17-47:00).

Code of Ethics for Mayors in Israel

During 2008-2009 I was a project coordinator for a committee composed of acting mayors, representatives from the Ministry of Justice, representatives from the Ministry of Interior, as well as several other advisory members.

The committee was commissioned with drafting a code of ethics for mayors and heads of local municipalities in Israel by the Center for Local Governance, the Center for Regional Governance, and the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice.

A first draft of the was completed in May 2009, whereas theCode of Ethics for Israeli Mayors (Hebrew) was formally published in 2013.