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Letter from the Director

March 2, 2016

Since we began this academic year, our chosen theme, Diversity, Justice, and Democracy, has grown only more urgent. From the refugee crisis in Europe to our own presidential campaign; from debates over social equality, free speech, and “political correctness” on college campuses to parallel debates about security, terrorism, and “political correctness” in Southern California; from conflicts over LGBT rights in Africa to honor-killings of young women in places around the world, we are routinely asked to think through challenging ethical and political problems that have become ever more complex because of social diversity. Read more

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