Co-Existing in a Globalized World: Key Themes in Inter-Professional Ethics brings together, and engages with, the scholarly work accomplished individually under the banner of professional ethics in various fields. The overarching theme of the volume is that globalization inevitably pairs professionals from distinct fields as co-workers. This necessitates serious reflection on how diverse fields can co-exist and achieve superior results through combining best practices from each. The authors are leading scholars and practitioners who have diverse national and distinguished professional backgrounds. These authors particularly focus on ethical concerns emerging from the inherent symbiotic relationship between cultural boundaries, professions and globalization. Furthermore, they put focused emphasis on ethical compliance with regard to globalization of professional practices into various cultural settings. The fields represented in the volume include international law, comparative education, East-West relations, engineering and bio-medical ethics, research ethics, and international professionalism in a cross-cultural context.
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Hassan Bashir is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and has received several prestigious fellowships including the Fulbright and the H.B.Earhart fellowships. His broad areas of research interest are Political Theory, International Relations, Ethics and Globalization. His recent work focuses on intercultural political theory, the politics of religion in a comparative perspective and professional ethics. Dr. Bashir is the author of Europe and the Eastern Other: Comparative Perspectives on Politics, Religion and Culture before the Enlightenment (Lexington Books, 2012). He is the Founding Director of The initiative in Professional Ethics at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Under this initiative Dr. Bashir has received several major research grants and organized several major international workshops and conferences in Professional Ethics and Liberal Arts.
Dr. Phillip W. Gray is Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at Texas A&M University at Qatar. His research includes analysis of the just war tradition and morality in warfare, comparative public administration ethics, network organization structure of terrorist groups, and comparative perceptions of research integrity and research ethics. He is author of Being in the Just War: Ontology and the Decline of the Just War Tradition, and is co-author (with Sara R. Jordan) of The Ethics of Public Administration: The Challenges of Global Governance. His work has been accepted in journals including Politics & Religion, Terrorism & Political Violence, Ethics & Behavior, and Developing World Bioethics, among others. Before coming to TAMUQ, Dr. Gray taught at various universities in Hong Kong, as well as at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Eyad Masad is Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the Director of the Texas A&M at Qatar division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. He is also Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and the Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He teaches courses in engineering and ethics and has organized several workshops on Professional Ethics. He is also the Co-Founder of The initiative in Professional Ethics at Texas A&M University at Qatar.
Ethical issues increasingly have an international dimension. These interesting and provocative essays provide helpful discussions of several issues in applied and professional ethics, as they arise in the context of the international arena. I recommend them to those working in this important area. (Charles E. Harris Jr., professor of philosophy, Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University)
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