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At the intersection of ethics, law and public policy are some of the most complex, contentious and consequential issues of our time. My interest in these matters has led me to countries in Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East where I’ve lived, studied, worked or volunteered with human rights organizations. I hold degrees from the universities of Minnesota, Chicago, Oxford and Z├╝rich, as well as Oral Roberts and California Lutheran universities, where I studied most aspects of international legal and political affairs, divinity/Hebrew Bible, human rights, and criminal justice. I am admitted to the New York bar and have been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution (foreign policy) and fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the American Society of International Law among other research institutions. I have contributed to numerous international human rights research and advocacy efforts on a broad range of topics and published in international law journals.

I have also spoken at churches and women’s retreats on faith and life and continue to address the topic at Quietude, my online Christian resource and gift shop. In leisure I enjoy nature and the arts.

Although I guarantee we will not always agree, I hope my ideas inspire you to contribute, in your own way, to making our amazing and complex world a better place for more. Thanks for stopping by.  Come often! ~Mo