Emily’s keen mind and strong heart have proved equal to the task of grappling with the major figures and difficult questions in the philosophical corpus. From Confucius to Derrida, she has wrestled with difficult texts to win from them their insights, as she develops her own, into the indispensable, interconnected questions:
• how does one live a fully human life?
• what does it mean that we are moral, social, caring, rational beings?
• what is a just society?
• what is my responsibility as I lend my shoulder to the world-historic task of creating a world in which all people, all life, and the planet can thrive?
She will now engage these questions in Washington, doing policy and lobbying work with the Quakers on the issues of poverty and the environment.