Category: Rhetoric + Argumentation

2017, Rhetoric + Argumentation

UN Support for Afghanistan Drug Production

SARAH JAKLITSCH

This case is a response to the 2017 Bioethics Bowl Competition’s Case 13. I will be competing this case in two weeks at the conference in Ogden, Utah along with my four teammates. The case is designed to answer all three questions broadly but more specifically focuses on question number 2 in bold. There are 15 total cases that we have prepared in preparation of the conference. The objective is to build an argumentative case around bioethical and philosophical principles. In this case I raise concerns about UN support and funding for transition opium production in Afghanistan to production of marijuana. I conclude that UN support for this transition would be unethical due to the real-world implications of their support.