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Philosophy Professor and IPPP Director Andrew Light Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the US Department of Energy

Philosophy Professor and IPPP Director Andrew Light Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the US Department of Energy

Dr. Light was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as assistant secretary for international affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Aug. 11 2021. Professor Light is currently on leave from his position as a long-standing member of Mason's Department of Philosophy, where he teaches environmental philosophy and the normative dimensions of climate change policy, and is the Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.

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"Our students should expect nothing less from us" Philosophy Professors and IPPP Fellows on why Mason is right to require Covid-19 vaccinations

"Our students should expect nothing less from us" Philosophy Professors and IPPP Fellows on why Mason is right to require Covid-19 vaccinations

Professors Andrew Peterson, Shannon Fyfe, and Jesse Kirkpatrick explain why they welcomed the news that Mason joined ranks with more than 600 colleges and universities requiring “all students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated, and to share verification of their vaccination status, in order to work, study, and live on campus.” Read their op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Is patient desperation enough? Philosophy Professor and IPPP Fellow Andrew Peterson assesses the FDA's controversial decision to approve a new Alzheimer's drug

Is patient desperation enough? Philosophy Professor and IPPP Fellow Andrew Peterson assesses the FDA's controversial decision to approve a new Alzheimer's drug

"If the standard for drug approval moving forward is simply going to be 'whatever patients are willing to try,' then we don’t need the FDA at all." Andrew Peterson and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania, Holly Lynch and Emily Largent, assess the FDA's recent controversial decision in this op-ed first published in USA Today.

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