The George Washington University
Global Justice (International Affairs 6118-16)
Within the domestic context, we often ask ourselves questions about justice: Is a proposed law fair? What would be a just tax policy? As a citizen, how should I engage in the politics of my country? What values—freedom? equality? democracy?—should our political and social institutions promote or embody? This class will address these kinds of questions as they arise in the global context: What would make the world order just? What principles and values should guide states’ foreign policy? How should individuals and other non-state actors engage in global politics? What do we owe to people in other countries? We will read political theory scholarship on global justice from a variety of different perspectives, and use the ideas therein to analyze real-world political issues such as poverty, humanitarian intervention, the refugee crisis, and globalization. By the end of the term, students should be able to make coherent, informed arguments of their own (both orally and in writing) related to (some of) the major ethical debates surrounding global politics today.
Political & Legal Philosophy (PHILosophy 318)
In this class, students engaged with both canonical and contemporary material addressing some of the central issues in political philosophy, including the basis of political obligation, the ethics of disobedience, questions of distributive justice, the relationship between the “political” and the “personal,” and the nature of political officials’ and ordinary citizens’ political responsibility.
Political Theory (Politics 210)
Assistant In Instruction to Professor Anna Stilz
This course introduced students to the discipline of political theory via a thematically-organized exploration of key texts dating as far back as Sophocles' Antigone, and reaching as far forward as Daniel Bell's The China Model. I led and evaluated two discussion sections.
Global Justice (Politics 313)
Assistant In Instruction to professor Charles Beitz
In this course, students explored moral questions in global politics by engaging with a variety of canonical and contemporary texts, ranging from Thucydides to the present day. I led and evaluated two discussion sections.
Global Justice (Politics 313)
Assistant In instruction to Professor Charles Beitz
In this course, students explored moral questions in global politics by engaging with a variety of canonical and contemporary texts, ranging from Thucydides to the present day. I led and evaluated three discussion sections. As a research assistant to Prof. Beitz, I also helped update the syllabus.
Ethics & PUblic policy (Politics 308)
Assistant In Instruction to Professor Stephen Macedo
In this course, students used contemporary political theory to address the moral questions raised by a variety of current public policy controversies. I led and evaluated two discussion sections. I also delivered guest lectures (with David Zuluaga Martinez) on humanitarian intervention in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. You can view my lecture slides here.