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PhD student Eli Benjamin Israel is the first recipient of the Temple University Philosophy Department Service Award. Eli served as the Philosophy Department graduate student representative for the past two academic years, and continues to teach within the department. Eli is a philosopher working on ethics, moral psychology, social and feminist philosophy. His research centers on the normativity of trust and consent within interpersonal contexts. He argues for a "two-way street" perspective on trustful and consensual relationships, emphasizing the active assessment and participation of our counterparts in our decisions on whether to trust or consent to them.