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Listen to events at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, and policymakers. Also featured are in-depth interviews conducted by CBS journalist Jere Van Dyk. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.


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Democracy and the Deep State in Myanmar

info@cceia.org (Maureen Aung-Thwin,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Maureen Aung-Thwin,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Apr 26, 2017


In this fascinating interview, Maureen Aung-Thwin, founder of the Burma Project at Open Society Foundations, describes how the Project helped Burma's transition to democracy starting in 1993, and what the situation is today. Our aim was to put ourselves out of a job, says Aung-Thwin, and you could say we succeeded--but there's still a lot of work to do.

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The Intersection of Religion, Identity, and Peacemaking with Rev. Robert Chase

info@cceia.org (Robert Chase,Randall PinkstonAuthor: Robert Chase,Randall Pinkston
Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Rev. Robert Chase has spent 10 years as director of Intersections International, working "to bring disparate groups together in search of peaceful and socially just resolution to long-held conflicts." In this wide-ranging talk, he discusses his time in Pakistan and Kazakhstan, working with New York's Muslim community, and how then-Senator Obama inspired him in 2004.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: A Conversation on Scholars at Risk with Robert Quinn

info@cceia.org (Robert Quinn,Stephanie SyAuthor: Robert Quinn,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Scholars at Risk executive director Robert Quinn discusses how his organization is helping professors and students around the world. In this excerpt, Quinn tells journalist Stephanie Sy the inspiring story of a human rights researcher from Afghanistan who was saved by the program.

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A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy A. Belton

info@cceia.org (Kristy A. Belton,John KrzyzaniakAuthor: Kristy A. Belton,John Krzyzaniak
Wed, Apr 19, 2017


There are over 10 million stateless people around the world, says researcher Kristy A. Belton, with, often, limited access to banking, education, health care, and countless other services. What does this situation look like in the Dominican Republic and Haiti? How can civil society and the world's "citizens" help to address this problem?

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Easternization: Asia's Rise and America's Decline from Obama to Trump and Beyond

info@cceia.org (Gideon RachmanAuthor: Gideon Rachman
Tue, Apr 18, 2017


"Financial Times" chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman says, "We've reached the point where the West's grip on world affairs begins to loosen." China's economic rise is, indeed, a big reason for this shift, but how do Brexit, Crimea, and "red lines" fit into the story? What will be the effect on Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa?

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Megatech: Technology in 2050

info@cceia.org (Daniel Franklin,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Daniel Franklin,Joanne J. Myers
Mon, Apr 17, 2017


In this insightful interview, "Economist" executive editor Daniel Franklin discusses driverless cars, gene-editing, artificial intelligence, and much more. Are we entering an "accelerando" stage of technological change? And what are the ethical implications?

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Local Politics and Criminal Justice Reform with Mohammed Alam

info@cceia.org (Mohammed Alam,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Mohammed Alam,Alex Woodson
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


With his roles at Center for Court Innovation, focusing on criminal justice reform, and with the Young Democrats, working to find the next generation of progressive New York politicians, Mohammed Alam is at the center of some of America's most pressing debates. As the federal government goes in a different direction, what can be done at the local level?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Threats to Liberal Democracy with Alexander G?rlach

info@cceia.org (Alexander Görlach,Stephanie SyAuthor: Alexander GAuthor: örlach,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Harvard’s Alexander G?rlach discusses the rise of populism, fake news, and other threats to liberal democracy around the world. In this excerpt, journalist Stephanie Sy talks with G?rlach about how his upbringing in Germany influenced his worldview.

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Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought

info@cceia.org (James T. KloppenbergAuthor: James T. Kloppenberg
Wed, Apr 12, 2017


"Democracy begins in bloodshed and it comes to life only through conflict," says Harvard's James T. Kloppenberg in this masterful talk. How have the French Revolution and civil wars in England and America "poisoned the ethic of reciprocity on which democracy depends"? Why is this so important in 2017?

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"In Cambodia, 'democracy' is just a term . . ."

info@cceia.org (Sophorn Sek,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Sophorn Sek,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Apr 11, 2017


Phnom Penh-based human rights lawyer Sophorn Sek discusses the state of his nation's governance in this eye-opening interview. From corruption and nepotism to suspicious murders of government critics to tension over the role of China, Cambodia is facing a challenging time.

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Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World

info@cceia.org (Alec Ryrie,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Alec Ryrie,Joanne J. Myers
Fri, Apr 07, 2017


Understanding Protestantism is fundamental to understanding the modern world, says Professor Alec Ryrie. It has shaped democratic liberalism, capitalism, limited government, the notion of free inquiry, and continues to gain converts all over the world. How did this all blossom from Martin Luther's "Ninety-five Theses" 500 years ago?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Populist Explosion with John Judis

info@cceia.org (John B. JudisAuthor: John B. Judis
Thu, Apr 06, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, journalist John Judis discusses the past and present of populism, in Europe and the United States. In this excerpt, Judis details the recent history of this political movement in America, from George Wallace and the racist segregationists in the late ‘60s to Trump and the Tea Party in 2016.

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A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen

info@cceia.org (Basharat Peer,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Basharat Peer,Joanne J. Myers
Wed, Apr 05, 2017


Journalist Basharat Peer recounts the rise of two strongmen: Erdogan in Turkey and Modi in India. What they have in common "is a lack of concern or respect for all liberal democratic values, whether it's rule of law, dissent, freedom of expression, or the rights of minorities."

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Nuclear War with North Korea?

info@cceia.org (Joel S. Wit,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Joel S. Wit,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Apr 04, 2017


The North Koreans are not crazy, says Korea scholar Joel S. Wit. They have valid reasons for feeling threatened and their nuclear strategy has actually paid off for them. So what are the U.S. options at this point?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Europe's Last Chance with Guy Verhofstadt

info@cceia.org (Guy VerhofstadtAuthor: Guy Verhofstadt
Tue, Mar 28, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt argues against populism and nationalism and for a stronger, more unified Europe. In this excerpt, Verhofstadt explains that the European public desires a strong federation and politicians should work to make it happen.

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Duterte's Drug War and Human Rights in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

info@cceia.org (Phelim Kine,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Phelim Kine,Devin T. Stewart
Mon, Mar 27, 2017


President Duterte has created a human rights calamity, says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch. In just over over eight months, 7,000 of the poorest, most marginalized Filipinos have been killed. What's needed is a UN special investigation. Without one, and without sustained exposure of these killings, things are only going to get worse.

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The Lockerbie Bombing: The Search for Justice

info@cceia.org (Kenny MacAskill,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Kenny MacAskill,Joanne J. Myers
Fri, Mar 24, 2017


In 1988, a bomb detonated on Pan Am 103, killing all on board and devastating the Scottish town of Lockerbie. A Libyan was convicted of the crime. His subsequent release from prison and deportation to Libya caused an international controversy. Kenny MacAskill explains his decision to release him and the complex intrigues involved in this case.

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Teaching Ethics at the Coast Guard Academy with Lt. Tony Gregg

info@cceia.org (Tony Gregg,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Tony Gregg,Alex Woodson
Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Lt. Tony Gregg is an active-duty officer and instructor of moral and ethical philosophy for the Coast Guard Academy. In this talk, he discusses his path to his current role, how ethics is intertwined with the mission of the Coast Guard, and why his students surprise him.

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The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have

info@cceia.org (Bonnie Rochman,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Bonnie Rochman,Joanne J. Myers
Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Scientists already have the ability to edit genes to treat hereditary diseases, and to screen in vitro embyros for such diseases. Where will these evolving technologies lead and what are the ethical issues involved? For example, will "designer babies" increase the already growing divide between rich and poor? How do we regulate this new frontier?

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Indonesia's Jihadists, and the Rise of Female Terrorists

info@cceia.org (Nava Nuraniyah,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Nava Nuraniyah,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Mar 22, 2017


Indonesia is sometimes described as "the smiling face of Islam," but the reality is much more complex. Naraniyah explains the shifting landscape of Indonesian Islamic extremist groups, and notes that women are playing an increasingly important role, many of them inspired by images on social media of female ISIS supporters around the world.

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Orville Schell on China's Role in the World

info@cceia.org (Orville Schell,Stephanie SyAuthor: Orville Schell,Stephanie Sy
Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Orville Schell has been reporting on China since 1970. In this wide-ranging and insightful conversation he looks at China and the U.S. exit from TPP; North Korea; the South China Sea; China's values system (or lack of one); human rights; climate change; and more.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Thank You for Being Late with Thomas L. Friedman

info@cceia.org (Thomas L. FriedmanAuthor: Thomas L. Friedman
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman discusses his optimism as society and humanity change exponentially. In this excerpt, Friedman details the three accelerations that are radically reshaping the way we live.

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Trump and the Intelligence Community: The View from a Former CIA Analyst

info@cceia.org (Yael Eisenstat,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Yael Eisenstat,Alex Woodson
Mon, Mar 13, 2017


Eisenstat spent most of her government career in the background, but Trump's unorthodox CIA address convinced her to add to the public discourse in "a calm and credible way." In this talk, she discusses her powerful "New York Times" editorial, the dangers of an executive/intelligence community rift, and a complicated time for government employees.

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Breaking Barriers: The Air Force and the Future of Cyberpower

info@cceia.org (Lt. Gen. William BenderAuthor: Lt. Gen. William Bender
Mon, Mar 13, 2017


The Air Force is heading America's efforts to modernize and secure its digital infrastructure and incorporate cyberspace into every aspect of its operations. Learn more in this talk with Lt. Gen. Bender, the Air Force's chief information officer and the leader of nearly 55,000 cyber operators.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Future of Journalism with Charles Sennott

info@cceia.org (Charles M. Sennott,Stephanie SyAuthor: Charles M. Sennott,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Mar 09, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, the GroundTruth Project's Charles Sennott discusses the future of journalism. In this excerpt, Sennott talks to journalist Stephanie Sy about the important role that journalism played at another divisive point in recent American history.

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Pankaj Mishra on our "Age of Anger"

info@cceia.org (Pankaj Mishra,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Pankaj Mishra,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Mar 08, 2017


"I think the reason why so many people feel angry and disaffected is that too much has been promised to them in recent decades and the globalized economy has not delivered to large numbers of people on these promises," says Pankaj Mishra, in this discussion about his very timely book, "The Age of Anger." 

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Human Rights Narratives and Active Resistance, with Sujata Gadka-Wilcox

info@cceia.org (Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox,Alex Woodson
Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Gadkar-Wilcox says that when it comes to human rights, we need to ask more questions about systems and origins. This is especially important now, as Americans confront a powerful executive branch pushing simplistic narratives and "alternative facts." What are the responsibilities of individuals? How can we start these challenging discussions?

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A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

info@cceia.org (Richard N. HaassAuthor: Richard N. Haass
Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Concerned about where the world is heading? Don't miss this measured and comprehensive overview from Richard Haas, in which he lays out the global situation facing President Trump and what may lie ahead. Topics include the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Russia, NATO, the UN, and the main factor behind job losses.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion with Paul Bloom

info@cceia.org (Paul BloomAuthor: Paul Bloom
Thu, Mar 02, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Yale professor Paul Bloom makes a passionate argument for rational compassion and against empathy. In this excerpt, Bloom discusses how empathy can be dangerously exploited in the name of nationalism and for political gain.

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Cultural Relations and their Effects on Politics and Economics

info@cceia.org (J. P. Singh,Randall PinkstonAuthor: J. P. Singh,Randall Pinkston
Thu, Mar 02, 2017


J. P. Singh describes himself as working at the intersection of culture and political economy, examining how ways of life and their symbolic representations bleed over into politics and economics. This discussion ranges from cultural politics in the U.S. and the UK, to Singh's book "Sweet Talk" on post-colonialism paternalism in trade deals, and more.

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

info@cceia.org (Yuval Noah HarariAuthor: Yuval Noah Harari
Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Soon, humankind may be able to replace natural selection with intelligent design and to create the first inorganic lifeforms, says Noah Yuval Harari. If so, this will be the greatest revolution since life began. But what are the dangers, and are they avoidable?

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A "Chaotic" White House, and the U.S. Role in Asia and the World

info@cceia.org (Eliot A. Cohen,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Eliot A. Cohen,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


In this outspoken and thoughtful interview, former State Department adviser Eliot Cohen expresses his dismay at the "chaotic and very badly run administration" and discusses the threats from China and North Korea, the role of the U.S. in the world, and the different approaches to military strategy taken by the West (Clausewitz) and China (Sun Tzu).

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Geoeconomics and Statecraft: Is China Outdoing the United States?

info@cceia.org (Jennifer M. Harris,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Jennifer M. Harris,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


Co-author of "War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft," Jennifer Harris defines geoeconomics as "the use of economic instruments to achieve specific geopolitical results." Why and how are the Chinese so good at this and how will Trump do? While the verdict is still out, says Harris, "Trump's instincts run exactly 180 degrees in the opposite direction."

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Launch of Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative

info@cceia.org (Simon Nicholson,Douglas MacMartin,Jane Long,Pablo Suarez,Jennifer Morgan,Oliver Morton,Janos PasztorAuthor: Simon Nicholson,Douglas MacMartin,Jane Long,Pablo Suarez,Jennifer Morgan,Oliver Morton,Janos Pasztor
Wed, Feb 22, 2017


C2G2 serves a vital purpose: connecting and mobilizing actors from many sectors of society to look at the very real possibilities of engineering the climate--a prospect which offers great potential but also great peril. This discussion tackles geoengineering from different perspectives, including those of scientists, the Red Cross, and Greenpeace.

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Trump and the "Trilateral Relationship" in Northeast Asia

info@cceia.org (Michael J. Green,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Michael J. Green,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Asia expert and former Bush administration official Michael Green discusses the recent meeting between Trump and Abe and what may come of it, on trade in particular; the crucial trilateral alliance between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea; and finally, he offers some advice for the Trump administration going forward.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Kumi Naidoo on Human Rights and the Impact of Climate Change

info@cceia.org (Kumi Naidoo,Randall PinkstonAuthor: Kumi Naidoo,Randall Pinkston
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, former Greenpeace executive Kumi Naidoo discusses his life of activism, from fighting apartheid in South Africa to his focus on the environment. In this excerpt, Naidoo tells journalist Randall Pinkston why he sees the fight against climate change as part of the worldwide struggle for human rights.

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Data for the People: How to Make our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You

info@cceia.org (Andreas Weigend,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Andreas Weigend,Joanne J. Myers
Wed, Feb 15, 2017


"I want people to be empowered by the data they create and not to be stifled by the data they create," says Andreas Weigend, one of the world's top experts on the future of big data, social mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. Learn more about this important issue, which affects us all.

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Alexander G?rlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy

info@cceia.org (Alexander Görlach,Stephanie SyAuthor: Alexander GAuthor: örlach,Stephanie Sy
Tue, Feb 14, 2017


In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander G?rlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right in Europe, Brexit, the results of the U.S. election, the refugee crisis, and more.

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A Conversation with Robert Quinn on Scholars at Risk

info@cceia.org (Robert Quinn,Stephanie SyAuthor: Robert Quinn,Stephanie Sy
Mon, Feb 13, 2017


Scholars at Risk provides temporary teaching positions and advisory services to hundreds of threatened scholars around the world. Quinn describes how its caseload has doubled recently, largely because of Syria and Turkey. He also discusses challenges for U.S. colleges, from fake news, to Trump's immigration policies, to free speech on campuses.

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The Global Phenomenon of #GivingTuesday

info@cceia.org (Jessica Schneider,Amanda GhanooniAuthor: Jessica Schneider,Amanda Ghanooni
Mon, Feb 13, 2017


Jessica Schneider, of the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, explains how and her team were responsible for spawning the global phenomenon of #GivingTuesday. Created in response to the annual shopping frenzy of "Cyber Monday," this day of charitable giving has been a success right from the start.

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The Secret War in Laos and the Role of the CIA

info@cceia.org (Joshua Kurlantzick,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Joshua Kurlantzick,Devin T. Stewart
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Josh Kurlantzick, author of a new book on the U.S. secret war in Laos from 1961-73, notes that the war was responsible for greatly increasing the power of the CIA. "Today the CIA, together with Special Forces, has become the tip of the spear in the U.S. war on terror," he continues, and it's very unlikely that it will be "de-fanged" under the new administration.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia with Victor Cha

info@cceia.org (Victor D. ChaAuthor: Victor D. Cha
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Georgetown's Victor Cha discusses the complex relationships America has with its East Asian allies. In this excerpt, Cha says that a dangerous environment in post-World War II Asia, in part, led to an American powerplay, rather than a more inclusive institution.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Reflects on the Democratic Transition

info@cceia.org (Derek Mitchell,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Derek Mitchell,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


What were Myanmar's major challenges during its transition to democracy--and indeed to this day? What was the U.S. role in the transition? What is the situation with the Rohingya minority? How will the Trump administration approach Myanmar, and Southeast Asia in general? For answers, don't miss this discussion with Ambassador Mitchell.

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Trump in Asia: Back to the Future?

info@cceia.org (Christopher Nelson,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Christopher Nelson,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Feb 08, 2017


In many ways, we're back to the future of reassuring every friend and ally--and adversary--that U.S. constancy is there, says Chris Nelson. In some sense, that's the case for every new administration. But the difference this time is that during the campaign Trump "did not present well" as far as Asian observers, especially Republicans, were concerned.

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Sensible Advice for Trump's Asia Policy

info@cceia.org (Patrick M. Cronin,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Patrick M. Cronin,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Feb 07, 2017


"Hopefully, 'America First' really means peace through strength; it means putting our economy and our economic policy at the forefront of our strategy; it means staying strong but using our force in only the most judicious manner." Asia-Pacific security expert Patrick Cronin analyzes the situation in Asia and offers practical advice for the new administration.

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The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

info@cceia.org (John B. Judis,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: John B. Judis,Joanne J. Myers
Mon, Feb 06, 2017


How exactly should we define populism?  What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left?  And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.

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Freedom of Expression in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Beyond

info@cceia.org (Ismail Einashe,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Ismail Einashe,Alex Woodson
Fri, Feb 03, 2017


Freelance journalist Ismail Einashe sees a dangerous backsliding of democracy and free media in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside an increase in Internet access and the influence of foreign media organizations. Two weeks into the new administration, are there parallels in the United States?

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Shalini Kantayya: The Intersection of Ethics, the Environment, & Economics

info@cceia.org (Shalini Kantayya,Stephanie SyAuthor: Shalini Kantayya,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


"I think we as a movement have not done a good job of making climate change a kitchen-table issue, of making this an economic issue for working families, and that is what it is. This is about taking money from the 1 percent and putting it in the hands of the many," says filmmaker Shalini Kantayya.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Islamic Exceptionalism with Shadi Hamid

info@cceia.org (Shadi HamidAuthor: Shadi Hamid
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid discusses the exceptionalism of Islam and what that means for law and governance. In this excerpt, Hamid tells a story to illustrate the degree to which Islamic history still resonates today.

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Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union

info@cceia.org (Guy VerhofstadtAuthor: Guy Verhofstadt
Fri, Jan 27, 2017


To avoid disaster, the EU needs to become a real federation, argues Guy Verhofstadt. "That means a small, real European government controlled by two bodies, a parliament representing the citizens and a senate representing the Member States, with a real budget, with a defense union--with everything that is needed to make the Union more effective."

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Instability on the Korean Peninsula and the Trump Administration

info@cceia.org (Scott A. Snyder,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Scott A. Snyder,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Jan 25, 2017


North Korea is one of the most serious security risks facing the new U.S. administration and South Korea has a political vacuum at the top after impeaching its president. What are the possible scenarios over the next few years? Don't miss this in-depth conversation with Devin Stewart and Korea expert Scott Snyder.

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Will Trump be a "Madman" in Asia?

info@cceia.org (Daniel S. Markey,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Daniel S. Markey,Devin T. Stewart
Mon, Jan 23, 2017


Are there advantages to Trump being seen as an unpredictable "madman" when dealing with Asia, as Nixon was once described in relation to Vietnam? Or will it just make things worse? Devin Stewart discusses Trump's potential foreign policy approaches to Asia with former State Department official Daniel Markey.

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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

info@cceia.org (Thomas L. FriedmanAuthor: Thomas L. Friedman
Thu, Jan 12, 2017


From massive leaps in technology to ever-increasing globalization to the acceleration of climate change, workplace, politics, geopolitics, and ethics are all going through tectonic shifts. Why is this happening? Why was 2007 such a turning point and what's next? Thomas Friedman makes sense of it all, and offers hope going forward.

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Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2017

info@cceia.org (Ian Bremmer,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Ian Bremmer,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Jan 10, 2017


The world is entering a geopolitical recession, i.e. an unwinding of the old global order, says political scientist Ian Bremmer, in his grimmest forecast ever. Topics include the potential challenges from a Trump administration, President Obama's legacy of a more fractured world, human rights in the Middle East, and the fate of liberalism.

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Andreas Hatzigeorgiou on Global Cities, Migration, and Stockholm's Economy

info@cceia.org (Andreas Hatzigeorgiou,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Andreas Hatzigeorgiou,Alex Woodson
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Stockholm is now the fastest growing capital in Europe, and Andreas Hatzigeorgiou brings a useful international perspective to his position as chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. In this wide-ranging conversation he discusses Stockholm's enormous success as a tech hub, Sweden's immigration policies, and much more.

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Indonesia's Growing Islamist Populism

info@cceia.org (Marcus Mietzner,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Marcus Mietzner,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Dec 21, 2016


November and December 2016 saw mass demonstrations in Jakarta, the largest protests in Indonesia's history. The demonstrators demanded that the city governor, an ethnic Chinese and a Christian, be prosecuted and then arrested for blasphemy against Islam. What are the forces behind these confrontations and what will be the consequences?

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Women's Rights are Human Rights: Global Challenges to Reproductive Health

info@cceia.org (María Antonieta Alcalde,Terry McGovernAuthor: MarAuthor: ía Antonieta Alcalde,Terry McGovern
Wed, Dec 21, 2016


How will the Trump presidency affect women's rights, not only in the U.S. but around the world? Will the Sustainable Development Goals really succeed in improving women's health and reducing gender inequalities? Emotions run high on these issues. How can we find common ground? Don't miss this important discussion.

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GroundTruth's Charles Sennott on the Future of Journalism

info@cceia.org (Charles M. Sennott,Stephanie SyAuthor: Charles M. Sennott,Stephanie Sy
Tue, Dec 20, 2016


Despite all the challenges, right now is one of the most exciting moments for a new generation to redefine journalism, says Charles Sennott. The core goals of great journalism will never change--being there on the ground, giving voice to the voiceless--but the way we can push stories out through social media is extraordinary.

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Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion

info@cceia.org (Paul BloomAuthor: Paul Bloom
Fri, Dec 16, 2016


We often think that empathy, our capacity "to feel someone's pain," is the ultimate source of goodness. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues psychology professor Paul Bloom. Scientific studies show that empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that can cloud people's judgement and even lead to violence and cruelty.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Terrorism and "Rogue Justice" with Karen Greenberg

info@cceia.org (Karen J. Greenberg,Stephanie SyAuthor: Karen J. Greenberg,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Fordham Law's Karen Greenberg discusses ISIS in Europe and America and ways to counter violent extremism. In this excerpt, Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, tells Stephanie Sy about trends that she sees among Americans convicted of trying to join terrorist groups.

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A Conversation on Effective Altruism with Jennifer Rubenstein

info@cceia.org (Jennifer C. Rubenstein,Adam Read-BrownAuthor: Jennifer C. Rubenstein,Adam Read-Brown
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


The term effective altruism means that individuals should be sure to maximize the good they do, by donating to the most cost-effective charities, for example, rather than those that are simply emotionally satisfying. What are the promises and pitfalls of this approach? Find out more, with this thoughtful podcast.

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Risks to U.S.-China Relations Under Trump

info@cceia.org (Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Where are U.S.-China relations right now and where are they headed? "I don't think we should give up hope in some way forward. But it's very tough, especially given what we know of the personalities of the two leaders involved," says China expert Wasserstrom. Going beyond the headlines, he provides valuable background information and insights.

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Foreign Fighters, Homegrown Terrorism, and the Prevention of Violent Extremism

info@cceia.org (Seamus Hughes,Ali Soufan,Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould MohamedouAuthor: Seamus Hughes,Ali Soufan,Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Mon, Dec 12, 2016


What are the driving forces behind the increase in homegrown terrorism and what can be done to stop it? Ali Soufan and Seamus Hughes, veterans in preventing violent extremism, explain the complexities and challenges of this global threat.

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The Ethics and Governance of Geoengineering

info@cceia.org (Janos Pasztor,Stephanie SyAuthor: Janos Pasztor,Stephanie Sy
Mon, Dec 12, 2016


The definition of geoengineering is "large-scale human intervention with the Earth in order to change the climate," says Janos Pasztor, and to manage the world's climate responsibly, we may have to consider deploying it someday. If we do, the most important issue will be governance: How do you decide how far to go? When do you start? When do you stop?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics and Governance of Geoengineering with Janos Pasztor

info@cceia.org (Janos Pasztor,Stephanie SyAuthor: Janos Pasztor,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Dec 08, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Janos Pasztor, director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Project, discusses new technology and our changing climate. In this clip, Pasztor, who is also senior advisor to the UN secretary-general on climate change, gives Stephanie Sy an introduction to geongineering.

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Jamal Sowell on Leadership, Veterans, & Escaping the "Bubble"

info@cceia.org (Jamal Sowell,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Jamal Sowell,Alex Woodson
Tue, Dec 06, 2016


"I want to do everything I can to make a difference on the Earth while I'm still here," says Jamal Sowell. Currently a fellow at Indiana University, he discusses his journey from shy boy to student body president, from U.S. Marine to the University of Florida's staff, and offers advice on how to serve, lead, and succeed.

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Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know

info@cceia.org (Jerry Kaplan,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Jerry Kaplan,Joanne J. Myers
Mon, Dec 05, 2016


We're asking the wrong questions about artificial intelligence, says AI expert Jerry Kaplan. Machines are not going to take over the world. They don't have emotions or creativity. They are just able to process large amounts of data and draw logical conclusions. These new technologies will bring tremendous advances--along with new ethical and practical issues.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Pros, Cons, and Ethical Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence with Wendell Wallach

info@cceia.org (Wendell Wallach,Stephanie SyAuthor: Wendell Wallach,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Yale University's Wendell Wallach discusses the ethics of artificial intelligence, touching on workplace automation, self-driving cars, and the future of war. In this excerpt, Wallach tells Stephanie Sy why he and many other experts are worried about lethal autonomous weapons, more commonly known as killer robots.

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The Indispensable Role of Trust: A Conversation with Judge William Webster

info@cceia.org (William WebsterAuthor: William Webster
Tue, Nov 29, 2016


Don't miss this candid conversation with Judge Webster, current chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, and former director of both the CIA and the FBI, the only person to hold both these positions. He discusses James Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails, covert operations such as Abscam, and much more.

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A Conversation on Climate Change & Forced Displacement with David Sussman

info@cceia.org (David D. Sussman,Alex WoodsonAuthor: David D. Sussman,Alex Woodson
Fri, Nov 18, 2016


Conflict and war are often talked about as main drivers of forced displacement, but researcher David Sussman also points to climate change and consumerism as major factors. How is this playing out in Latin America and the Pacific islands? And, in regards to these issues, what can we expect from the Trump administration?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: A Conversation with Krista Tippett on Becoming Wise

info@cceia.org (Krista Tippett,Stephanie SyAuthor: Krista Tippett,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Nov 17, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Krista Tippett, host of radio program "On Being," talks religion, politics, and how to build a more hopeful future. In this excerpt, Tippett and Stephanie Sy discusses the importance of channeling passion and conviction into meaningful dialogue in today's polarized world.

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Perceptions of Muslims and Islam in the U.S. in Light of Trump's Victory

info@cceia.org (Juan Cole,Shibley TelhamiAuthor: Juan Cole,Shibley Telhami
Mon, Nov 14, 2016


What will Trump's victory mean for American Muslims? How have attitudes towards them changed over the years? (The answer may surprise you.) How does this moment compare to the "Red Scare" of WWI and after? And how can U.S. Muslims counter any hate that may arise? Don't miss this enlightening discussion.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis with Sarah Costa

info@cceia.org (Sarah CostaAuthor: Sarah Costa
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Women’s Refugee Commission executive director Sarah Costa, describes the tragedy of the migrant crisis. In this excerpt, Costa shares some shocking numbers about refugees, with a special focus on the hardships of women and children.

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What is Populism?

info@cceia.org (Jan-Werner Müller,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Jan-Werner MAuthor: üller,Joanne J. Myers
Mon, Nov 07, 2016


There's a wave of populist leaders around the world right now, from Erdogan to Trump. What defines a populist exactly, and why are they so dangerous? Learn more in this most timely interview.

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Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam Is Reshaping the World

info@cceia.org (Shadi HamidAuthor: Shadi Hamid
Fri, Nov 04, 2016


Many liberals hope that Islam will follow the same trajectory as Christianity and the West: a reformation and eventually secularization. But we should beware of assuming that all societies will follow the same path, says Shadi Hamid. Indeed, he has come to the reluctant conclusion that Islam will be resistant to secularization for a long time to come.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: New Paradigms for Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Aid with Kilian Kleinschmidt

info@cceia.org (Kilian Kleinschmidt,Stephanie SyAuthor: Kilian Kleinschmidt,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Nov 03, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Kilian Kleinschmidt, the former head of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, discusses a new paradigm for humanitarian aid. In this excerpt, Kleinschmidt talks to Stephane Sy about specific, common-sense ways to give refugees a sense of dignity.

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Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia

info@cceia.org (Victor D. ChaAuthor: Victor D. Cha
Tue, Oct 25, 2016


Why is there no NATO for Asia? After World War II, why did the United States opt for bilateral relationships with countries like Japan and South Korea? As Georgetown's Victor Cha explains, this was a "powerplay" by the Americans to contend with a "dangerous" and complex East Asia. Does this arrangement still make sense today?

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Managing Resource Conflict with a Human Rights Approach

info@cceia.org (Joshua Fisher,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Joshua Fisher,Devin T. Stewart
Mon, Oct 24, 2016


Earth Institute research scientist Joshua Fisher explores the links between natural resource management, conflict, and climate change in this conversation with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart. With a focus on gold mining in Papua New Guinea, how can governments, corporations, and citizens work together to build trust?

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China, Japan, and America: Three Tigers on One Mountain?

info@cceia.org (Richard McGregor,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Richard McGregor,Devin T. Stewart
Fri, Oct 21, 2016


"I don't think you can write about China and Japan without writing also about the United States," says journalist Richard McGregor. How has this complicated and high-stakes relationship evolved under Xi, Abe, and Obama? Is there room on the mountain for three tigers?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Invention of Russia with Arkady Ostrovsky

info@cceia.org (Arkady OstrovskyAuthor: Arkady Ostrovsky
Thu, Oct 20, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, "Economist" editor Arkady Ostrovsky discusses the war in Ukraine, Gorbachev’s vision, and how Vladimir Putin maintains absolute control. In this excerpt, Ostrovsky illustrates the "highly unusual" way that the Russian media and security services shaped the narrative in the run-up to the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

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Inside an Apple iPhone Factory in China

info@cceia.org (Dejian "Ken" Zeng,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Dejian "Ken" Zeng,Devin T. Stewart
Wed, Oct 19, 2016


What really goes on in an Apple factory in China? In this fascinating conversation, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart talks to Dejian "Ken" Zeng, a grad student who went undercover at an iPhone factory in Shanghai, about 12-hour workdays, his minimalist life in the dorms, and why it's so hard to organize a labor movement in China.

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Peacemakers in Action: An In-depth Discussion of Religious Peacebuilding

info@cceia.org (Joyce S. Dubensky,Bill LowreyAuthor: Joyce S. Dubensky,Bill Lowrey
Tue, Oct 18, 2016


Don't miss this remarkable conversation with Joyce Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, and one of Tanenbaum's peacemakers, Rev. Bill Lowrey, who spent a decade in South Sudan. They explain the work of Tanenbaum's international network of peacemakers--the people on the ground who never quit.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Time to Wake Up with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

info@cceia.org (Sheldon Whitehouse,Ted WidmerAuthor: Sheldon Whitehouse,Ted Widmer
Thu, Oct 13, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island passionately argues for the need for Congressional action on climate change. In this excerpt, Senator Whitehouse, speaking with Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer, discusses exactly why Republican senators have been so resistant to climate bills.

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The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era

info@cceia.org (Akhil Reed AmarAuthor: Akhil Reed Amar
Mon, Oct 10, 2016


BC--before the Constitution--the history of the world was the history of kings, emperors, and tsars. AD--after the document--the world would never be the same again, says Constitutional law scholar Akhil Reed Amar. And the Constitution is particularly important in a fraught presidential election like this one.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Return to Cold War with Robert Legvold

info@cceia.org (Robert H. LegvoldAuthor: Robert H. Legvold
Thu, Oct 06, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Columbia University’s Robert Legvold discusses the troubling state of U.S-Russian relations. In this excerpt, Legvold, author of "Return to Cold War," offers some thoughts on how to get the conversation moving in the right direction, while acknowledging mistakes on both sides.

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Karen Greenberg on Terrorism and "Rogue Justice"

info@cceia.org (Karen J. Greenberg,Stephanie SyAuthor: Karen J. Greenberg,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Oct 06, 2016


What attracts young people to terrorism? Targeted killings, indefinite detention, mass surveillance--have Americans allowed too much power to be vested in the presidency? How are different governments grappling with the tension between civil rights and security? Security expert Karen Greenberg discusses these difficult questions.

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Major Security Challenges for the Next President

info@cceia.org (Jeffrey D. McCausland,David C. SpeedieAuthor: Jeffrey D. McCausland,David C. Speedie
Thu, Oct 06, 2016


Afghanistan, terrorism, U.S.-Russia relations: Col. McCausland gives an expert analysis of all these security challenges and more. Yet he concludes on a hopeful note: "We need to remember that we are a great country. There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic. We endured in the past and by golly, we're going to endure in the future."

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How to Achieve Military Victory and Maintain National and Personal Ethics

info@cceia.org (Michael Walzer,Moshe YaalonAuthor: Michael Walzer,Moshe Yaalon
Wed, Oct 05, 2016


Moshe Yaalon: "Military excellence has handed us an advantage on the battlefield, but this edge can only be maintained if we preserve our ethical superiority. And as the war on terror develops and intensifies, so must our determination to deliver an unequivocal moral response to the challenges it brings."

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Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World

info@cceia.org (Timothy Garton AshAuthor: Timothy Garton Ash
Fri, Sep 30, 2016


In today's connected world--a "cosmopolis" dominated by the "four superpowers" Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon--what we need is to have more but also better free speech, declares Garton Ash. The West, particularly the U.S., should strive to promote global free speech, and we must foster a "robust civility" despite our differences.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Industries of the Future with Alec Ross

info@cceia.org (Alec RossAuthor: Alec Ross
Thu, Sep 29, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Johns Hopkins University’s Alec Ross discusses artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the dangers of our new technologies. In this excerpt, Ross, formerly Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior advisor for innovation, speaks about big data and how it is changing norms like privacy.

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The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom

info@cceia.org (Anders Fogh Rasmussen,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Anders Fogh Rasmussen,Joanne J. Myers
Thu, Sep 29, 2016


"The world is on fire," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former secretary general of NATO and former prime minister of Denmark. He goes on to make a strong case for the U.S. to be world policeman to restore international law and order: "I don't see any capable, reliable, and desirable candidate for that function other than the United States."

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Karin Aggestam on Sweden's Feminist Foreign Policy

info@cceia.org (Karin Aggestam,Adam Read-BrownAuthor: Karin Aggestam,Adam Read-Brown
Wed, Sep 28, 2016


In 2015, the newly formed Swedish government not only declared that it was going to be a feminist government but its foreign minister, Margot Wallstr?m, announced that it would be adopting a feminist foreign policy. What does this mean, both in theory and practice, and how are these policies working out? Lund University's Professor Aggestam explains.

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Jayson Browder on a New Generation of Veteran Leaders

info@cceia.org (Jayson Browder,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Jayson Browder,Alex Woodson
Tue, Sep 27, 2016


U.S. Air Force veteran Jayson Browder discusses his work at Veterans in Global Leadership, which helps veterans become tomorrow's leaders. He also talks about the dishearteningly low percentages of veterans at elite schools and on Capitol Hill, and No One Left Behind, which lobbies for U.S. visas for Iraqi and Afghani interpreters.

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Kumi Naidoo on Human Rights and the Impact of Climate Change

info@cceia.org (Kumi Naidoo,Randall PinkstonAuthor: Kumi Naidoo,Randall Pinkston
Tue, Sep 27, 2016


Kumi Naidoo's activism began at 15 years old, when he risked his life to protest against apartheid in his native South Africa. The former Greenpeace executive hasn't stopped since. Learn more about this inspiring man and find out why he considers climate change to be the most important human rights issue of our time.

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The Pros, Cons, and Ethical Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence

info@cceia.org (Wendell Wallach,Stephanie SyAuthor: Wendell Wallach,Stephanie Sy
Mon, Sep 26, 2016


From driverless cars to lethal autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence will soon confront societies with new and complex ethical challenges. What's more, by 2034, 47 percent of U.S. jobs, 69 percent of Chinese jobs, and 75 percent of Indian jobs could all be done by machines. How should societies cope and what role should global governance play?

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Measuring Positive and Negative Peace with the Global Peace Index

info@cceia.org (Steve KilleleaAuthor: Steve Killelea
Wed, Sep 21, 2016


If you're running a business you need metrics to succeed, and it's the same with peace, says Steve Killelea, founder of the Global Peace Index. The Index provides empirical ways to measure both "negative peace"--the absence of violence and fear of violence--and "positive peace"-- attitudes, institutions, and structures which create and sustain peace.

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The Philippines, the South China Sea, and the Many Sides of President Duterte

info@cceia.org (Emma Lo,Richard HeydarianAuthor: Emma Lo,Richard Heydarian
Tue, Sep 20, 2016


Richard Heydarian, of Manila's De La Salle University, discusses the Philippines' landmark legal victory against China in the South China Sea dispute, and why the Sea is so important. He also examines President Duterte's multiple dimensions, and why he seems to be very popular among Filipinos.

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Is Successful Integration Possible? Best Practices from North America and Europe

info@cceia.org (Nisha Agarwal,Oriol Amorós,Parvati Nair,Raül RomevaAuthor: Nisha Agarwal,Oriol AmorAuthor: ós,Parvati Nair,Raül Romeva
Tue, Sep 20, 2016


How can societies help migrants integrate into the schools, work forces, and cultures of their new communities? In a partnership with the Government of Catalonia, this distinguished panel describes concrete ways that communities can cast aside their fears and create, as Secretary Omoros puts it, "a balance between diversity and integration."

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Next Pandemic with Dr. Ali Khan

info@cceia.org (Ali S. KhanAuthor: Ali S. Khan
Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, former Centers for Disease Control executive Dr. Ali Khan discusses the intersection of public health and politics. In this excerpt, Dr. Khan, now Dean at University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health, talks about Zika virus and why it has affected marginalized populations.

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The UN's Peter Sutherland on the Migrant Crisis

info@cceia.org (Peter Sutherland,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Peter Sutherland,Joanne J. Myers
Wed, Sep 14, 2016


In the run-up to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, Joanne Myers talks with Peter Sutherland about the challenges of implementing the 1951 Refugee Convention, which states that the obligation to provide for refugees is not simply an obligation for countries in proximity to the refugees. It's a global responsibility that should be shared.

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U.S. Elections & Brexit: Can Liberalism Survive?

info@cceia.org (Nikolas K. Gvosdev,Stephen M. Walt,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Nikolas K. Gvosdev,Stephen M. Walt,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Sep 13, 2016


Why are liberal values eroding across the world? Will this continue? Realist Stephen Walt says maybe not, if the U.S. can set a good example at home and engage in less military interventions abroad. But although Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College wants to be hopeful, he strikes a more pessimistic note.

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What to Make of Duterte's Philippines

info@cceia.org (John Gershman,Devin T. StewartAuthor: John Gershman,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


John Gershman of NYU discusses with Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart the state of Filipino politics since the election of Rodrigo Duterte and where the country may be headed. Topics covered include the Philippines' anti-drug campaign, extrajudicial killings, climate change vulnerability, and diplomatic relations with China, the U.S., and ASEAN.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism with David Kilcullen

info@cceia.org (David KilcullenAuthor: David Kilcullen
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen discusses strategies to fight terrorism and the failure of the Iraq War. In this excerpt, Kilcullen, who was previously special adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, talks about why the year 2011 was a turning point for conflict in the Middle East.

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Living Together in Peace: Religious Diversity in Indonesia

info@cceia.org (Bernard Adeney-Risakotta,Emma LoAuthor: Bernard Adeney-Risakotta,Emma Lo
Wed, Sep 07, 2016


"Indonesia is an interesting example of where increasing intensity of religious practices among Muslims and Christians is not the factor that creates conflict and violence. In fact, increasing intensity of religious practice often goes side by side in a society where the communities live in relative harmony and with respect for each other."

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: A Rage for Order with Robert Worth

info@cceia.org (Robert F. Worth,Roger CohenAuthor: Robert F. Worth,Roger Cohen
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, author and "New York Times Magazine" contributor Robert Worth discusses the excitement of the Arab Spring and the disappointment of its violent and unstable aftermath. In this excerpt, Worth talks with "New York Times" columnist Roger Cohen about his firsthand impressions of the fall of Mubarak and why a revolution is like falling in love.

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Robert Kaplan on the Underlying Forces that Drive our "Post-Modern" World

info@cceia.org (Robert D. Kaplan,Randall PinkstonAuthor: Robert D. Kaplan,Randall Pinkston
Tue, Aug 30, 2016


"To understand the events of the next 50 years, then, one must understand environmental scarcity, cultural and racial clash, geographic destiny, and the transformation of war." Robert Kaplan wrote these prescient words back in 1994. In this fascinating discussion, he analyses how his predictions are playing out and where we are headed.

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Update from Ukraine

info@cceia.org (Nicolai N. Petro,David C. SpeedieAuthor: Nicolai N. Petro,David C. Speedie
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


Dr. Petro discusses the violence in Crimea, and Ukraine's economic and political stalemate. For long-term stability, Ukraine has to reconcile with Russia, he says. "There's simply no way that Ukraine can prosper with a perpetual enemy on its borders."

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The Conscious Investor

info@cceia.org (Jason T. Baron,Amit Bouri,Julie Fox Gorte,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Jason T. Baron,Amit Bouri,Julie Fox Gorte,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Mon, Aug 29, 2016


In our last episode on conscious capitalism, we consider socially responsible investing and impact investing. We explore the shareholder's influence in promoting socially and environmentally conscious business practices and supporting small business initiatives that strive to achieve social good in developing markets.

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Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Investor

info@cceia.org (Jason T. Baron,Amit Bouri,Julie Fox Gorte,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Jason T. Baron,Amit Bouri,Julie Fox Gorte,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Thu, Aug 25, 2016


In our last episode on conscious capitalism, we consider socially responsible investing and impact investing. We explore the shareholder's influence in promoting socially and environmentally conscious business practices. In this short preview, we hear from Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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Asha Castleberry on the 2016 Election and the Fight Against ISIS

info@cceia.org (Asha Castleberry,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Asha Castleberry,Alex Woodson
Thu, Aug 25, 2016


U.S. Army veteran Asha Castleberry discusses veterans' reactions to the 2016 presidential campaign, and also the ongoing U.S. anti-ISIS military campaign, which is preparing to liberate Mosul in Iraq. "This is definitely a big push from the Obama administration before President Obama leaves office--he wants to liberate Mosul."

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The "Living, Breathing Modern Miracle" of ASEAN

info@cceia.org (Kishore Mahbubani,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Kishore Mahbubani,Joanne J. Myers
Tue, Aug 23, 2016


Southeast Asia is the most diverse region on Earth, says Kishore Mahbubani, yet instead of a clash of civilizations, ASEAN is bringing about a fusion of civilizations--something that other regions could learn from. "So Southeast Asia, especially ASEAN, brings a lot of hope to the world. That's why I call it a living, breathing modern miracle."

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The Conscious Company

info@cceia.org (Jill Dumain,Grant Garrison,Amy Hall,Michael Hobbes,Andrew Kassoy,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Jill Dumain,Grant Garrison,Amy Hall,Michael Hobbes,Andrew Kassoy,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


Corporate leaders are increasingly aware that businesses can provide a positive (or negative) impact on the environment and community. But how can conscious companies prioritize social benefit while still pursuing profit? In part 2 of our series on conscious capitalism, we hear from Eileen Fisher, Patagonia, and other leading thinkers in the field.

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What the Realities in China Mean for U.S. Policy

info@cceia.org (Joshua Eisenman,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Joshua Eisenman,Devin T. Stewart
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


A frequent visitor to China, Professor Eisenman is an astute observer of the cataclysmic changes taking place there, from the emptying-out of the countryside to the ubiquitous use of the Wechat app. What's his advice for U.S. policy? Americans should try to understand China better, and be far more realistic and modest in their objectives.

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Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Company

info@cceia.org (Jill Dumain,Grant Garrison,Amy Hall,Michael Hobbes,Andrew Kassoy,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Jill Dumain,Grant Garrison,Amy Hall,Michael Hobbes,Andrew Kassoy,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Thu, Aug 18, 2016


In part two of Impact's three-part series on conscious capitalism, we focus on the companies. How do corporate leaders effectively prioritize social benefit while still pursuing profit? In this short preview, we hear from Eileen Fisher and Patagonia.

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Interview with Robert Sparrow on Autonomous Weapon Systems and Respect in Warfare

info@cceia.org (Robert Sparrow,Adam Read-BrownAuthor: Robert Sparrow,Adam Read-Brown
Tue, Aug 16, 2016


Professor Sparrow works on ethical issues raised by new technologies. Here he discusses Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS), often referred to as "killer robots." Unlike drones, which are remotely operated by humans, with AWS the robot itself determines who should live or die. What are the ethical arguments for and against these killing machines?

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The Conscious Consumer

info@cceia.org (Lawrence B. Glickman,Sally Greenberg,Michael Hobbes,Tohnain Emmanuel Njong,Stephanie Wilson,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Lawrence B. Glickman,Sally Greenberg,Michael Hobbes,Tohnain Emmanuel Njong,Stephanie Wilson,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Mon, Aug 15, 2016


Part one of this three-part series on conscious capitalism examines the role of the conscious consumer. In this episode, hear the story of a victim of capitalism at its worst--and how one shopper is helping him tell his story. We also explore if and how consumers can use purchasing power to influence corporations' behavior.

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Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Consumer

info@cceia.org (Stephanie Wilson,Tohnain Emmanuel Njong,Lawrence B. Glickman,Sally Greenberg,Michael Hobbes,Julia Taylor KennedyAuthor: Stephanie Wilson,Tohnain Emmanuel Njong,Lawrence B. Glickman,Sally Greenberg,Michael Hobbes,Julia Taylor Kennedy
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


In the next Impact podcast, we hear the dramatic, stranger-than-fiction story of a victim of capitalism at its worst--and how one shopper is helping him tell his story. Here's a short preview.

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Japan's Relationship with its Past and Future

info@cceia.org (Alexis Dudden,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Alexis Dudden,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Jul 26, 2016


Prime Minister Abe is the leading member of the small but powerful group Nippon Kaigi, which wants to turn its back on the international community and return to Japanese traditions. It advocates restoring the emperor to the center of power, eradicating equal rights for women, and revising the Constitution. What are its chances of success?

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Japan's Politics: A Move toward Nationalism or more of the Status Quo?

info@cceia.org (Sheila A. Smith,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Sheila A. Smith,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Was Prime Minister Abe's landslide victory in the July elections a vote of confidence in his ability to jump-start Japan's stagnant economy, or simply a desire for stability? Will he use his majority to revise Japan's constitution? What is the mood of the country today, especially among young people? Find out from Japan scholar Sheila Smith.

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A World History of Political Violence

info@cceia.org (Rachel Kleinfeld,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Rachel Kleinfeld,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Jun 30, 2016


Rachel Kleinfeld discusses with Devin Stewart her research--which took her to five continents over the past three years--and forthcoming book on how violence is perpetuated and curtailed in societies around the world. Kleinfeld discusses the role of political power, corruption, law enforcement, leadership, and grassroots movements.

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The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis

info@cceia.org (Sarah Costa,Joanne J. MyersAuthor: Sarah Costa,Joanne J. Myers
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help?

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Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia

info@cceia.org (Margaret Scott,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Margaret Scott,Devin T. Stewart
Fri, Jun 24, 2016


"It's going on 20 years that Indonesia has been engaged in a very important experiment, which is to create a democracy in a Muslim-majority place," explains journalist and scholar Margaret Scott. In this valuable interview, she untangles the complex relationships between various factions of Islam and politics in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Geopolitics of the Iran Nuclear Deal with Karim Sadjadpour

info@cceia.org (Karim SadjadpourAuthor: Karim Sadjadpour
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Carnegie Endowment’s Karim Sadjadpour discusses the winners and losers of the Iran nuclear deal. In this excerpt, Sadjadpour looks beyond the Middle East and the West and highlights the agreement's effect on China

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Time to Wake Up

info@cceia.org (Sheldon Whitehouse,Ted WidmerAuthor: Sheldon Whitehouse,Ted Widmer
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


"The story of our failure on climate change is a story of our failure to understand the truly manipulative and evil effects of money in politics," declares Senator Whitehouse. "It's being deployed right now. You undo Citizens United and we will have a bill in a month."

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Move Over, Black Swan: Here Comes the Gray Rhino

info@cceia.org (Michele WuckerAuthor: Michele Wucker
Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Black swans are unforeseeable, but gray rhinos are the looming threats right in front of our noses that we choose to ignore, says policy analyst Michele Wucker. Her top five rhinos right now are: the fragmentation of the EU; liquidity shocks in the financial markets; political instability in the U.S.; climate change; and the Middle East.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Refugees on Turkey's Borders: Consequences of Chaos in Syria

info@cceia.org (Kemal KiriÅŸciAuthor: Kemal KiriAuthor: ÅŸci
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Brookings Institution's Kemal Kiri?ci discusses the global consequences of the Syrian war and the refugee crisis. In this excerpt, Kiri?ci, a native of Turkey, calls for more refugee protection from Western countries, with particularly strong words for American politicians.

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The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

info@cceia.org (Arkady OstrovskyAuthor: Arkady Ostrovsky
Tue, Jun 14, 2016


When the Soviet Union fell 25 years ago, Gorbachev spoke of "living in a new world" where Russia would no longer interfere in other countries' affairs. What happened? In this riveting talk, Russia expert Arkady Ostrovsky analyzes the powerful role of the media, noting that Putin did an extraordinary thing: "he merged security services with the media."

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"We Love Death as You Love Life": Britain's Suburban Terrorists

info@cceia.org (Rafaello Pantucci,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Rafaello Pantucci,Devin T. Stewart
Mon, Jun 13, 2016


What drives people in the UK to become terrorists or jihadist fighters? Pantucci's years of research into this problem has implications for all Western countries.  Most disturbingly, he concludes that there is no single profile. However, there are three factors to look for: a sense of grievance, social mobilization, and ideology.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: A Conversation with Sarah Chayes on Corruption and Global Security

info@cceia.org (Sarah Chayes,Stephanie SyAuthor: Sarah Chayes,Stephanie Sy
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Carnegie Endowment's Sarah Chayes discusses corruption in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Egypt, and beyond. In this excerpt, Chayes, the author of "Thieves of State", talks to journalist Stephanie Sy about how corruption is a global security issue.

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Ukraine Update

info@cceia.org (Nicolai N. Petro,David C. SpeedieAuthor: Nicolai N. Petro,David C. Speedie
Wed, Jun 08, 2016


David Speedie discusses with Dr. Nicolai Petro the situation in Ukraine--political, economic, and the growing civil conflict between East and West--two years into the Poroshenko presidency.

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How Rights for Indigenous Peoples Can Save the Environment

info@cceia.org (Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,Amber KiwanAuthor: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,Amber Kiwan
Mon, Jun 06, 2016


From Greenland to Kenya, indigenous peoples are fighting for their land against governments, corporations, and climate change. UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, herself an indigenous leader in the Philippines, discusses the challenges facing her country and how to navigate through the world of politics and big business.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Bearing Witness to War and Injustice with Photojournalist Ron Haviv

info@cceia.org (Ron Haviv,Randall PinkstonAuthor: Ron Haviv,Randall Pinkston
Thu, Jun 02, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, photojournalist Ron Haviv walks us through his images from Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more, and discusses the ethics of reporting from a war zone. In this excerpt, Haviv talks to journalist Randall Pinkston about some harrowing experiences during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.

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An Evaluation of Gender Balance in the Leadership of the UN Secretariat

info@cceia.org (Ourania S. YancopoulosAuthor: Ourania S. Yancopoulos
Wed, Jun 01, 2016


"We see the UN come out time and time again for a need for gender parity, not only within its organization, but at the state level," says Ourania Yancopoulos in her winning presentation for the Council's Student Research Conference. "However, we see that the rhetoric used and the reporting used by the institution do not match the reality."

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The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

info@cceia.org (Ali S. KhanAuthor: Ali S. Khan
Tue, May 31, 2016


In over 20 years at the CDC, Dr. Ali Khan battled Ebola, SARS, and other deadly diseases. But, as he reveals in this fascinating talk, what really worries him is the effect that political and social factors can have on fighting these outbreaks. With Zika emerging as the newest threat, what can governments--and individuals--do to be better prepared?

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Return to Cold War

info@cceia.org (Robert H. Legvold,David C. SpeedieAuthor: Robert H. Legvold,David C. Speedie
Thu, May 26, 2016


Columbia's Robert Legvold argues that the United States and Russia are, indeed, in a new Cold War with plenty of blame for both sides. And despite its economic and military decline, he says that Russia is still the most important nation when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. Can the two states find a way forward?

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Chuck Hagel on U.S. Challenges in Today's "Complicated, Interconnected World"

info@cceia.org (Chuck HagelAuthor: Chuck Hagel
Fri, May 20, 2016


Drawing on decades of experience, Secretary Hagel gives a masterly and frank analysis of world events. He discusses current U.S. politics--he's confident that the Constitution will see America through--the nuclear deal with Iran, the melting in the Arctic and resulting "Great Game of the North," China's power play in the South China Sea, and much more.

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Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula

info@cceia.org (Gheewhan Kim,Scott A. Snyder,Sue Mi TerryAuthor: Gheewhan Kim,Scott A. Snyder,Sue Mi Terry
Fri, May 20, 2016


"Simply put, North Korea still needs to go a long way to achieve sophisticated levels of mid- to long-range nuclear missiles," declares Consul General Gheewan Kim. In this in-depth discussion, the panelists explore the current situation on the Korean peninsula, the role of China and the U.S., and opportunities for unification of the North and the South.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Adressing Root Causes of Unrest in Arab Countries

info@cceia.org (Jasmine Nahhas di FlorioAuthor: Jasmine Nahhas di Florio
Thu, May 19, 2016


Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Education for Employment's Ron Bruder and Jasmine Nahhas di Florio discuss the challenge of youth employment in the Arab world. In this excerpt, di Florio talks about how the organization is addressing an opportunity gap in the Middle East and North Africa and why they choose to focus on young women.

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Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox on Political Responsibility in India and the United States

info@cceia.org (Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox,Alex WoodsonAuthor: Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox,Alex Woodson
Wed, May 18, 2016


What do citizens living in a democracy owe their country in terms of upholding its values and laws? Both Gandhi and Obama emphasize the importance of individual responsibility, which has to go beyond just voting, says Gadkar-Wilcox. Don't miss this fascinating discussion on Indian and U.S. perspectives, both historically and in today's fraught politics.

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"Religious Harmony" Regulations Creating Dissonance in Indonesia

info@cceia.org (Andreas Harsono,Amber KiwanAuthor: Andreas Harsono,Amber Kiwan
Tue, May 17, 2016


Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the complex situation in Indonesia, including the 2006 religious harmony regulation supposed to protect religious minorities, but which in practice has enabled religious majorities to discriminate against minorities; the draconian blasphemy laws; Islamic extremism; and much more.

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A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

info@cceia.org (Robert F. Worth,Roger CohenAuthor: Robert F. Worth,Roger Cohen
Fri, May 13, 2016


In this memorable conversation, "New York Times" journalists Robert Worth and Roger Cohen discuss Worth's latest book about the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Was its collapse inevitable? Could/should the U.S. have done more, especially regarding Syria? Despite all, Worth concludes the talk on a hopeful note.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Beyond Silicon Valley with Elmira Bayrasli

info@cceia.org (Elmira Bayrasli,Hazami BarmadaAuthor: Elmira Bayrasli,Hazami Barmada
Thu, May 12, 2016


On the next Global Ethics Forum, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli discusses the role of women in entrepreneurship and politics. In this excerpt, Bayrasli tells social entrepreneur Hazami Barmada about the role that confidence and assertiveness have played in advancing her own career.

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A Filmmaker's Experience on Leaving Japan

info@cceia.org (Kyoko Gasha,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Kyoko Gasha,Devin T. Stewart
Mon, May 09, 2016


Documentary filmmaker and TV journalist Kyoko Gasha discusses her film "Mothers' Way, Daughters' Choice," which is about Japanese women (like she herself) who remade their lives in New York City. She also talks about the difficulties facing working mothers in Japan, especially the long working hours, and how the culture is beginning to change.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of the Refugee/Migrant Crisis with Peter Sutherland

info@cceia.org (Peter SutherlandAuthor: Peter Sutherland
Fri, May 06, 2016


On the next Global Ethics Forum, Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, discusses the ethics of the refugee crisis. In this excerpt, Sutherland calls for an end to the xenophobia, racism, and nationalism that is defining the immigration debate and a focus on liberalism and rationality

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Us and Them? Bridget Anderson on Migrants and Nation-States

info@cceia.org (Bridget Anderson,Stephanie SyAuthor: Bridget Anderson,Stephanie Sy
Wed, May 04, 2016


Underlying people's economic fears about migrants taking their jobs are much deeper anxieties about nationality, culture, and race, says Bridget Anderson, professor of migration and citizenship at Oxford. The nation-state is simply not working for a lot of humanity, and we need to come up with new ways of thinking about political communities.

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Gender Identity in Japan

info@cceia.org (Sonja Pei-Fen Dale,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Sonja Pei-Fen Dale,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, May 03, 2016


Sonja Pei-fen Dale teaches at Tokyo's Hitotsubashi University, where she specializes in LGBT gender issues and identities in Japan. In this fascinating conversation about gender and minorities in Japan today, she discusses the term "X-gender," how LGBT individuals are perceived, the social ideal of the traditional family, and much more.

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The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands

info@cceia.org (Klaus Wivel,James KirchickAuthor: Klaus Wivel,James Kirchick
Mon, May 02, 2016


There are 7.5 million Christians in the Middle East, who live under constant threat of death and humiliation. Danish journalist Klaus Wivel (not a Christian himself) asks: What is the story on the ground and why are so few journalists covering it? Why aren't we in the West doing more to defend the human rights of this beleaguered minority?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

info@cceia.org (Robert D. KaplanAuthor: Robert D. Kaplan
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


On the next Global Ethics Forum, best-selling author Robert Kaplan discusses the challenge of Putin, the EU’s economy, and the future of Europe through the lens of Romania. In this excerpt, Kaplan details Eastern Europe’s changing relationship with NATO and Russia and he relates a conversation with Romania’s former president.

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Political and Cultural Challenges to Gender Parity in Japan

info@cceia.org (Mari Miura,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Mari Miura,Devin T. Stewart
Thu, Apr 28, 2016


In the Global Gender Gap Report, Japan usually ranks around 100 out of 140 countries, says Mari Miura, a specialist on gender in Japan. The main reasons are economic--a huge gender pay gap; political--underrepresentation of women in politics; and cultural--traditional gender and family roles. But younger generations are trying to change these paradigms.

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Feminism: The New "F-word" in Japan?

info@cceia.org (Natsumi Ikoma,Devin T. StewartAuthor: Natsumi Ikoma,Devin T. Stewart
Tue, Apr 26, 2016


Senior Fellow Devin Stewart speaks with Natsumi Ikoma, the Center for Gender Studies director, International Christian University, Japan, about the state of feminism in Japanese art, literature, and society. Ikoma, a Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow, describes how women are portrayed in Japanese theater and how female writers are changing public debate.

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