Stephen L. Esquith has been working on ethical problems in developing countries since 1990, when he was a senior Fulbright scholar in Poland. His primary scholarly work isIntimacy and Spectacle (Cornell, 1994), a critique of classical and modern liberal political philosophy. Steve has also been involved in numerous civic engagement projects in the public schools, including an exchange program between local elementary school children in the United States and schoolchildren in a community school in Kati, Mali. He led study abroad programs focusing on ethical issues in development in Mali in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 and spent the 2005-06 academic year teaching and working with colleagues at the University of Bamako as a senior Fulbright scholar. After consulting with the Malian Ministry for Reconciliation in 2013, he is returning to Mali in summer 2014 to lead a new study abroad program there to develop a local dialogue forum in collaboration with students and faculty from the Ecole Normal Superieure in Bamako and the Institute for Popular Education in Kati. Steve’s latest book, The Political Responsibilities of Everyday Bystanders, addresses mass violence and democratic political education. He has also recently co-edited a volume of critical essays on the capabilities approach to development. He received MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award in 1984 and the Honors College Distinguished Contributions to Honors Students Award for 2008-09. After serving as chair of the MSU Department of Philosophy from 2000 to 2005, he became dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities in 2006.