A vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, and practitioners dedicated to understanding the moral challenges of our time and creating scholarly frameworks, policy, and practice to address them.
Moran Anisman-Razin works with the Bass Connections project on the prevention of sexual misconduct on university campuses. Her research focuses on leadership, courage, and gender in organizations. Originally from Israel, Moran holds a BA in psychology and sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD in organizational and social psychology from bar Ilan University.
John Benhart is the 2019-2020 Kenan Refugee Project Fellow. He contributes new programming for KRP with a focus on the Citizenship Lab. John graduated from Duke University (T’19) with a B.S. in Computer Science and an Ethics & Society certificate. As an undergraduate, he was a 2018 Kenan Summer Fellow and participated in Kenan’s Citizenship Lab. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, writing, and sailing.
Mari Jørstad provides support for Facing the Anthropocene, a project under the Ethics and Environmental Policy program area. She is originally from Norway and spent a decade in Canada, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art & art history and political science and an MA in religion before coming to Duke to work toward a PhD studying the Hebrew Bible.
Instructor and Associate Director of the Arete Initiative, Kenan Institute for Ethics
John Rose assists the Arete Initiative in sponsoring scholarship and learning opportunities focused on recovering and sustaining the virtues in contemporary life, especially in the workplace, university, and public square. His research concerns the tradition of virtue ethics and Christian theology. Originally from Iowa, John holds a BA in religion from Wabash College, an MTS from Duke Divinity School, and a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Lauren Valentino is a sociologist affiliated with the Worldview Lab and a co-leader of a Bass Connections project that aims to increase the representation of girls and women in the STEM fields. Her research uses a culture and cognition approach to understand how people form beliefs about inequality and social hierarchies in the United States. She has a bachelors degree in sociology and French studies from Wesleyan University, and recently earned her PhD in sociology from Duke University.