ESP Biography

KYRA JASPER, Architect of Peace

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kyra is a sophomore studying International Relations. She enjoys learning about and from different people and places in the world, and understanding how politics, religion, and culture shape the conceptions and manifestations of "justice" in society. She enjoys writing, hiking, and meeting new people, and is excited to learn from you in her course.

Past Classes

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S6835: Is it Ethical? in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Over $100 million was donated to the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, bringing widespread awareness to ALS. While it was an impressive feat, had the money been donated charities combating other medical issues, diseases like malaria might not even be a problem today. But who gets to determine how we spend our money? Are there "more ethical" and "less ethical" advertising campaigns? How do we decide which factors matter in our decision, and how do we reason whether or not they're "ethical"? In this short course, we will be learning how to structure arguments to debate cases involving ethical dilemmas, from investigative journalism to doctor's responses to treating patients in instances of natural disasters.