Trained in applied ethics and social philosophy, I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at Mercy College, where I teach seminars in critical reasoning. For over a decade, I served as a representative to the United Nations for a number of international NGOs, working on issues of freedom of belief and expression. Along the way, I published an op-ed in the New York Times on the Pope's ethics, wrote books on the conscience and the sacred from a secular perspective, and created a concert series in New York City for artists who cannot appear.