Regulation, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Legal Frameworks for Governance: Addressing Racial Bias and Inequality in Business

By Edward Jung (PO ’22) Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly dominant player in the field of marketability within business. A self-regulating business model first explored by business professor Archie B. Carroll in his article “The Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility,” CSR aimed to assist executives in understanding their firms’ responsibilities to society,…

COVID-19 in Native American Communities: Pandemics, Colonialism and Cultural Genocide

By Rya Jetha (PO ’23) An extreme public health crisis demands an extreme response from governments. Closing off borders, contact-tracing citizens, and limiting rights has proven necessary for flattening the curve. However, governments walk a fine line between enacting extreme measures to combat COVID-19 and using the public health crisis to consolidate authoritarian power. President…

Reshaping America’s Doctor-Patient Relationship: Examining The Role of Policy at the Intersection of Healthcare and Immigration

By Edward Jung (PO ’22) Developing a concrete definition for the relationship between a doctor and their patient is a difficult question whose answer lies within the intersection of medicine, ethics, and the law. Medical students are taught in medical school that their primary obligation is to patients; yet, from the Hippocratic Oath to Hollywood’s…

How police get away with it: an evaluation of police contracts, internal investigations, qualified immunity, and indemnification

By Haidee Clauer (PO ’22) Racism and anti-Blackness have played a long and persistent role in the history of the United States, from its founding to the present. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery—among countless others—as well as the national movement in response, demand our attention. This article is…