Dr Howard Richards holds the title Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Peace and Global Studies at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA, a Quaker school where he taught for thirty-five years. He was the founder of the Peace and Global Studies Program there and co-founder of the Business and Nonprofit Management program. Now he divides his time between the private practice of law and continuing his research and teaching.
As a practising lawyer he is general counsel for two non-profit corporations. As a scholar he has recently published Understanding the Global Economy (Peace Education Books, 2004). Another new book, co-authored with Joanna Swanger Dilemmas of Social Democracies (Lexington Books) came out in 2006.
Dr Richards has worked for the Organisation of American States, Canada's International Development Research Centre, and others as an evaluator of innovative projects and programs, and is currently working on an evaluation of, among other things, alternative economic institutions (economia solidaria) in today's Argentina, on which he will make a progress report to a seminar convened by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, in Rosario, Argentina, at the end of March. He is co-convenor of the Global Political Economy Commission of the International Peace Research Association.
Howard Richards got an advanced certificate in education from Oxford in the field of educational psychology with an honors thesis on Piaget. The second field for his doctorate in education from Toronto was applied psychology and moral education. He furthermore did the moral education summer school at Harvard with Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan.
• On the Genealogy of Morals, Chapter Nine of Authorities, forthcoming;
• This is an English translation of Chapter Seven "Socialism is Good for Business" of Solidaridad, Participacion, Transparencia, Rosario, Argentina: Fundacion Estevez Boero, 2007. This book has not yet been published in English. The full Spanish text can be found on line at http://lahoradelaetica.wordpress.com;
• Human Rights and the End of the Age of Keynes, 2008, available also at http://howardrichards.org/peace/content/view/87/120/;
• Human Development and the Transformation of the Academy, in Journal of Developing Societies, 27 (2, June 2011), pp. 201-206.
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