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Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development

Caitlin Grady, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, gives a presentation about the ethical challenges in university-community international development and discusses how we can shift perceptions among university stakeholders from thinking of university international development as philanthropic to one of mutual respect and reciprocity.
by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 30, 2018
Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development

Caitlin Grady

For centuries, universities have contributed meaningfully to society through innovation, discovery, and educating future generations.  In universities around the world, students and faculty are utilizing their intellectual resources and human capacity to tackle global challenges such as poverty, hunger, health, equality, and climate change. Unfortunately, sometimes in the pursuit to help others, we forget to reflect on the ethical issues that our actions may cause during and after international engagement.

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, Caitlin Grady, spoke about ethical challenges in university-community international development and how we can shift perceptions among university stakeholders from thinking of university international development as philanthropic to one of mutual respect and reciprocity.