NYU Wagner Student Explores War and Moral Injury in New York Times Op-Ed

Hats off to Timothy Kudo (MBA-MPA 2015) for his powerful op-ed piece published on March 1 on the cover of the New York Times'  Sunday Review section.

The essay, “How We Learned To Kill,” explores his time in the Marines. A Marine captain, Tim was deployed to Iraq in 2009 and to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Currently, he is a dual-degree candidate in business and public service, and he anticipates completing the MBA-MPA degree this year. He recently accepted a position with McKinsey & Company, and will start working for the management consulting firm this fall.

As it happens, Tim has written other standout essays about the question of moral injury for the Washington Post and The Times.

"I'm researching a thesis about the prevalence of moral injury in Vietnam-era veterans," he explains. "My experience overseas and discussions with veterans of all eras has made this issue of moral conflict in war very prevalent in my life, and something I'm pursuing at Wagner."

His Sunday op-ed drew an "extraordinary" number of responses from readers.