Heartfelt congratulations to Lu-Vada Dunford, the latest PhD to emerge from our department. The award-winning teacher and popular Ethics Bowl judge who already holds a position in the Philosophy Department at St. Francis Xavier University of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, today passed her doctoral defense with flying colours. Her dissertation titled “Terrorism: Killing Bodies to Kill Ideas,” had been written under the supervision of University Professor Arthur Ripstein. Besides contemporary and early modern political philosophy, especially centering around topics of war and militarism, Lu-Vada counts among her areas of expertise ethics, bioethics, pragmatism, and Korean philosophy. The department is proud of her accomplishments and wishes her all the best on her future path.