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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Nov. 29, 2018

Campbell presents academic paper at regional conference

By Tara Garcia, communication assistant

Dr. Luke Campbell

Dr. Luke Campbell

Dr. Luke Campbell, an assistant professor of political science at Northwest Missouri State University, presented an academic paper at the International Studies Association’s (ISA) Northeast Region Conference on Nov. 2, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Campbell’s theoretical paper, “Positionality, Moral Skepticism, and the Problem of Package-Deal Ethics,” considers the danger of attempting to implement a specific ethical and moral worldview into policy practice, particularly international policy.

“The danger is that a cluster of political principles, packaged as a prescriptive ‘moral compass’ while ideologically aligned, may not in fact be philosophically or ethically consistent,” Campbell said. “A healthy ‘moral skepticism’ should be our preferred default viewpoint. Scholars must be independent minded and wrest moral deliberations from the hold of easily-retrieved and default viewpoints, which are routinely packaged inside individual, national and international political categorizations.”

Campbell has presented numerous academic papers at conferences throughout the United States. He regularly attends the annual ISA conference as well as its regional conferences.

Campbell joined the Northwest faculty in 2016, and his academic interests include American political ideologies, just war theory, ethics, emotions, nostalgia and memory. He is the advisor for the “No Labels Political Science Club.” He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from William Jewel College.


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