Sunday, April 27, 2014

Displaced Refugees and the Categorical Imperative

By Chris Saco
Mr. Saco entered Albany Law School in the fall of 2012. He is in the accelerated program and anticipates earning his J.D. by 2014.  While in law school, he has simultaneously pursued a Master’s Degree in Business Arts in Healthcare Management at Union Graduate School.  He hopes to complete both degrees by December.
Chris Saco graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2012.  He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree by double majoring in the fields of Economics and Philosophy.  In addition to studying Macroeconomic Theory, Global Industrial Organization Trends, and Domestic Anti-Trust Policy, Mr. Saco’s senior research topic in Phenomenology dealt primarily with unraveling the intricate complexities of epistemology – concluding that the observable occurrence of empathy in humanity curtails otherwise unruly passions; and this distinctive check on an individual’s emotions further nurtures universal moral agency.
Chris enjoys writing fictional novels and short stories, as well as stargazing and jet skiing. He is a Black Belt in the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do.
He prepared this presentation for Professor Bonventre’s International Law of War & Crime Seminar, Fall 2013.

Chris Saco's presentation encapsulates ethical theory, originating from his days as a Kantian Scholar in undergrad, in order to demonstrate how international policy embraces international persons. He seeks to dispel common myths about the status of international refugees by illustrating how the law qualifies refugees, and by demonstrating how morality plays a key role in the International Community’s response to recent crimes against humanity in Africa.
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