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LIST 555 & 560: Global Justice and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Ethics and Liberal Studies, International Perspective)

Area: Ethics and Liberal Studies, International Perspectives
Instructor: Dr. Gratzia Villarroel

Course Description
This course examines the theoretical foundations of the field of global justice in the modern era. It provides students with the interdisciplinary framework required to understand the development of controversial international legal concepts such as global morality, cosmopolitanism, global distributive justice, the responsibility to protect, etc. In addition, students will examine various strategies used by states and non-state actors to promote human rights and global justice including the development of humanitarian law, truth commissions, the international criminal court, etc. The course will provide students with the tools they need to understand international ethical dilemmas compounded by the rapid globalization of the early 21st century. 

This course is a hybrid course with online work required.

Required Book List

  • Boylan, Michael. Morality and Global Justice Reader. Westview Press, 2011.  ISBN 978-0813344331
  • Shannon, Lisa. A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Women. Seal Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1580053594
  • Mam, Somaly. The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine. Spiegel & Grau, 2009. ISBN 978-0385526227
  • Verbitsky, Mendez, Cavallo, and Allen. Confessions of an Argentine Dirty Warrior: A First Hand Account of Atrocity. New Press, 2005.  ISBN  978-1565849853
  • Emcke, Carolin. Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter. Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0691129037
  • Greer, Peter and Smith, Phil. The Poor will be Glad: Joining the Revolution to Lift the World out of Poverty. Zondervan, 2009. ISBN 978-0310293590
  • Bowe, John. Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the Global Economy. Random House, 2008 ISBN 978-0812971842