International Affairs as if Compassion and Cooperation Mattered Journal Article uri icon



  • We cannot resolve the complex problems of our global system by applying more of the principles and policies that caused them. We need new generations of global citizens who are brave enough to challenge the status quo, and to privilege compassion and cooperation over hierarchy and competition. Cultural anthropology provides the tools for such critical reflection and creative action. I explain here how I teach an international affairs course from an anthropological perspective, and I offer my views on why I believe professionals in business, development, government, the military, and elsewhere stand to gain from adopting anthropological methods and values.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013

Date in CU Experts

  • February 3, 2017 1:19 AM

Full Author List

  • Conzelman

author count

  • 1

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  • 12

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