I’m Shaul Cohen, the faculty director of the CGO and the professor for the Human Geography course that our members take in their first term. I enjoy getting to know the “Carnegies” as they begin their college education and in the months/years that follow as we explore the world together from an ethical perspective. My teaching and research is bound up in issues of ethnic conflict, war, imprisonment – all of the things that make you want to get out of bed in the morning! In truth, it’s sometimes daunting to slog through the human condition from this perspective, but I am energized by some of the creative approaches that people can take, the good will that we find in (small) pockets even in the worst situations, and the opportunity to help train people in conflict situations and our students on how to make the problems a bit smaller or more manageable.

For more information about me please see my faculty webpage at


Hi everyone! My name is Caroline Lundquist; my philosophy students call me Dr. L. I serve as the Associate Director of CGO, and teach the Philosophy 102/Ethics course in Winter term. I have been teaching philosophy- mostly ethics and critical thinking- for about 15 years now. These days I mostly teach for the Clark Honors College. I love working behind the scenes to help plan CGO events, coordinate speakers, and build relationships with UO and community partners, but I love working with our Carnegies even more. My favorite thing about this job is getting to have meaningful conversations about ethics with our incredible students and guests. As a philosopher I believe that all opinions are welcome, as long as they have good reasons to back them up. Sincere, critical dialogue gives us the chance to explore and challenge our views, and to reach consensus on issues that matter for our communities. I look forward to the many conversations we’ll have this year in CGO- both inside and outside of the classroom.


To read more, see my Clark Honors College faculty profile, here:

Hi, I’m Lincoln Hopkins. I will be ARC RA for the CGO in 2018/19. I am double majoring in music and biology and will be going into my junior year as a 20. I picked bio because I have always had an interest in how life works and have always enjoyed the life in nature. I also picked music because it affects everybody in some way and to study and understand it better has been super fun. I listen to most types of music, but usually listen to indie-folk. I’m from a small town in Southern Oregon called Klamath Falls. Being from there, I enjoy being active by going on hikes, camping, and just staying on my feet. CGO has been a great place to discuss topics that do not often come up in my majors, but are still pertinent issues that should be discussed with varying views. I’m excited to get to know all of you and for the upcoming year!


Hello all!
My name is Bianca Pak and I am this year’s FIG Assistant for Carnegie Global Oregon. My job is to help foster a community by providing guidance and mentorship for the new Carnegies as they embark on this next chapter of their lives. I will be a sophomore in the fall and am currently majoring in political science and general social sciences with a focus in crime, law, and society. I hope to attend law school after finishing my undergraduate degree and pursue a career in criminal law, while working towards the goal of criminal justice reform on all levels. On campus, I am involved in a few student organizations that help me in engage more with the UO community. I am also involved with the University of Oregon Prison Education Program, directed by our very own Shaul Cohen, as an intern. CGO has connected me with so many opportunities and given me a strong sense of community that will last my entire college career and beyond. Off of campus, I enjoy eating (I’m an intense foodie), sleeping (a real struggle in college), running (in the running capital of the world!), and just hanging out with friends.