Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson
Lyn Boyd Judson is director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and has taught at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and the USC School for International Relations. Previous affiliations include RAND, the Carter Center of Emory University, the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the United States Embassy Berlin-Third Reich Document Center, the USC's Center for International Studies, the Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific, and Dow Jones News Service.
Boyd-Judson's research and teaching focus on diplomacy, ethics, global governance, and international negotiation. Her first book was published April 2011, Strategic Moral Diplomacy: Understanding the Enemy's Moral Universe. She has published in International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Carnegie Pew Case Studies in Ethics and Diplomacy (Georgetown University), and Leiden Journal of International Law. She is currently working on books on the ethics of state involvement in women's global health (edited with Patrick James, USC) and stories of global citizenship (co-author Julia Taylor Kennedy, Carnegie Council).
Boyd-Judson is a University Fellow at the USC Center for Public Diplomacy, faculty advisor for the USC Journal of Law and Society, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In Fall 2010, she was selected as a Global Fellow of the Carnegie Counci for Ethics in International Affairs, a three-year commitment as member of a working group to re-imagine a global ethic. She has served on the executive boards of the International Political Science Association RC 29, the International Studies Association-West and the Women's Caucus for International Studies (ISA), of which she is a past Chair.
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International Relations 101: Global Affairs in the 21st Century
Levan Graduate Assistant
Kaylee received her BA in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in environmental science and policy from California State University, Long Beach in 2012. She is currently working on her MA in Strategic Public Relations at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She also serves on the board of the Public Relations Society of America - Young Professional's Los Angeles chapter and as an account manager for a healthcare nonprofit of USC's Trisight Communications. She hopes to create a career in environmental public relations and public affairs with nonprofits or government agencies once she graduates.
Please contact Dr. Boyd-Judson if you are interested in a work-study opportunity with the Institute.
Sharon Lloyd (Levan Coffeehouse Conversations)
Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science Sharon Lloyd works in the history of political philosophy, with special attention to the moral and political theory of philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Her research focuses on contemporary moral and social issues, political philosophy and its history, animal rights and liberal feminist philosophy. With a joint appointment in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Gould School of law, Lloyd’s work in philosophy has attracted the interest of legal scholars and is often published in law reviews. She is regarded as an important voice in the current generation of liberal feminists. Professor Lloyd enjoys teaching in USC’s honors program and general education on such topics as self-identity and moral responsibility, political obligation, and social ethics for earthlings and others through science fiction.
James Collins (Performing Wisdom)
James Collins is assistant professor and undergraduate advisor in the department of Classics. His current research develops the notion of philosophy as a political and social pursuit among other competing and similarly commodified lifestyles. This project aims at determining the pragmatics of a “marketplace of ideas” (i.e., the economy, cohesion, identity and mobility of intellectual communities) in the larger marketplace of a variety of political and social landscapes. Collins co-founded the interdisciplinary Philosophical Stages program while completing his Ph.D. at Stanford. Philosophical Stages develops strategies for introducing people of all ages and walks of life to philosophy as an active, live discipline through dramatic and rhetorical performance. The program has moved in new directions at USC, through partnerships with the Levan Institute, the Joint Education Project and the thematic Option honors program. Professor Collins has taught a variety of courses at USC including undergraduate courses in Ancient Epic and Classical Mythology, major courses on Greek and Latin poetry and prose and graduate surveys of Latin literature.
Carol Anne Muske-Dukes (Malala/Myself)
Carol Muske-Dukes is a professor of English at USC Dornsife and codirector of the Levan Institute's new program Malala/Myself. She is an award-winning author of 8 books of poems, 4 novels, 2 collections of essays, editor of 2 anthologies, and professor of English/ Creative Writing. She also founded USC’s PhD program in Creative Writing/ Literature. She is a poet, novelist, and critic, published in the New York Times Book Review, the LA Times Book Review (where she was poetry columnist, "Poets' Corner", from 2001-2006), New York Times Magazine, Op Ed, Arts & Leisure, SLATE on-line, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, the Paris Review, Tin House, the Yale Review, the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Poets & Writers Magazine (cover); she is also a regular contributor for the Huffington Post. Visit her website at www.carolmuskedukes.com to see all of her honors, awards and work.
GRADUATE ETHICS FELLOWS:
Joshua Crabill is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy at USC. He received his M.A. in Philosophy from Virginia Tech. His research lies primarily in the fields of metaethics and the philosophy of law. He is currently interested in working out a theory of practical authority, with particular emphasis on the authority of law. Other areas of interest include the bearing of philosophy of language on legal interpretation, and philosophical issues at the intersection of law and mental health.
Alida is fourth-year Ph.D. student in the philosophy department. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in philosophy from The College of New Jersey. Her dissertation research is in the field of practical reasoning. She has research interests in ethics at every level of generality, from metaethics to normative ethics to applied ethics.
Dallas Willard (Chair)
Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Linguistics and Law
Chair and Professor of Classics
Vice Dean of Academic Programs and Professor, School of International Relations
Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science
Robert F. Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor,
School of International Relations
Leonard K. Firestone Professor of Religion and Professor of Religion and Sociology
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Edwin Mc Cann
Professor of Philosophy and English