Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

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Our world is in desperate need of Ethical Leaders. In turmoil, it tumbles toward the abyss of hatred, violence, and anarchy. The cry for leaders with an authentic ethical agenda dedicated to the common good rises, and it assumes increasing urgency. This contribution is meant to honor John and June Mary Makdisi, intellectual and moral leaders of the academy. Their upcoming retirement provides the welcome occasion to reflect on responsible leadership in the necessarily joint universe of law and morality. This essay undertakes to delimit the proper understanding of ethical leadership, provides historical examples, and explores the question as to whether ethical leadership can be taught.