Hugo Grotius at Delft


My work is in ethics and political philosophy, focusing on questions of peace, conflict, and early modern international thought

Andy Blom teaching at Bertha von Suttner master class 2015


Exploring topics in social and political philosophy and ethics, many of my courses focus on issues of social and global justice

Speak Up Speak Out panel on policing and race in September 2014

More Projects

Some educational projects on issues of social justice, civic engagement, peace, nonviolence, and human rights.

  • Justice is really love in application. Justice is love correcting that which would work against love. … Standing beside love is always justice. And we are only using the tools of justice. Not only are we using the tools of persuasion but we’ve got to use the tools of coercion. Not only is this thing a process of education but it is also a process of legislation.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well Said


Hope, not Optimism

Dr. Cornel West, commencement address at Wesleyan University

Helena Swanwick

Who knows when the canker of evil may rot the good?

Helena Swanwick, suffragist and pacifist

Gandhi with child

We are alive solely because of love

Mohondas Gandhi, “Soul-Force and Tapasya” (1917)


Justice is love correcting that which would work against love

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955



W.E.B. DuBois, from “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” The Souls of Black Folk


A culture in motion does not simply stay in motion

Barrington Moore, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (1967)