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The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at the George Washington University is the nation's leading center for communitarian policy research and is a research institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue. We seek to bring the best scholarship and analysis to bear on policy issues affecting family, schools, the community, and the moral climate of society as a whole.

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Is Joe Biden His Own Worst Enemy?

May 19, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential front runner, has had plenty of opportunities to prepare himself for the last campaign of his political life.

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The European Union Must Speed Up or Slow Down

May 05, 2019

The conventional wisdom correctly points to the rise of European skeptics, those who opposed ever-increasing integration of the twenty-eight European Union member nations into one community.

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Could Reparations Help Close the American Racial Divide?

April 22, 2019

As a Jewish child who escaped Nazi Germany, and whose extended family perished in the concentration camps, I got a check from the German government.

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A Blueprint for Capturing Carbon and Saving the Earth

April 08, 2019

Recent reports on the Green New Deal focus on the need to decarbonize the economy.

Bringing Back the Moral Wrestler: Author Meets Critics at APPE 2019

March 26, 2019

By: Dr. Daniel E. Wueste
Professor of Philosophy

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Refugees Welcome . . . In Spain

March 10, 2019

How should the United States respond if a truly large number of asylum seekers presented themselves at the borders?

Arena Civil Dialogues: No designer babies?

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Get your free tickets to a dialogue that will explore how to deal with the coming bio-engineering revolution

The Making of a Peacenik: Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni

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