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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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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?

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America Needs to Accept the Taliban Peace Deal

February 13, 2019

In the London School of Economics’ 2012 Global Policy Journal, I offered the following 

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A Response to Mr. Benn (Defense of previous piece titled "Don't Vent, Win")

January 29, 2019

Frankly, I find it difficult to respond to Mr. Benn. How do you deal with someone who completely mischaracterizes your position and then attacks what you never said? Mr.

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The Importance of a Personal Sense of Insecurity

January 27, 2019

To state that a given field of study has been neglected and deserves much more attention is a common argument.

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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