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Carnegie Council presents a collection of course syllabi from its Global Ethics Fellows and Fellows around the world. These are great for teaching about international affairs, global history, economics, and philosophy.

To learn more about our Global Ethics Network or to contribute to this section, please contact Senior Program Director Devin Stewart.

Global Ethics Fall Term 2015 | 05/26/2016David RitchieThis course examines different ways that the state protects the interests of its citizens against the competing interests of other states. It focuses on arguments about the background moral conceptions that ground the possibility of global justice—cosmopolitanism, liberalism, and universal human rights.

Reading List and Discussion Questions on Gender and Japan | 05/13/2016Devin StewartThis 10.5-week Asia Dialogues Program reading list with discussion questions explores current issues relating to gender in Japanese society. Issues include: women in the workplace, equal voice in politics, demographic trends, and gender rights.

Democracy, Globalization, and Human Rights | 03/27/2014Deen ChatterjeeThis seminar examines the theories of rights that provide for a cosmopolitan framework but have room for local variations consistent with alternative versions of democratic decision-making.

Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict | 03/05/2014David RitchieThis course examines legal and moral doctrines related to international armed conflict, including the right of states to resort to force and the rules governing the conduct of hostilities.

Global Civics | 03/03/2014Hakan AltinayThis online course features video lectures by international thought leaders discussing global issues such as public health, inequality, trade, and the responsibility to protect. Students may take the course for credit or audit it. Both options are free.

Global Ethics | 02/24/2014Evan BerryThis course explores the complexities of international relations along two fronts: the emergence of global ethical questions, and the globalization of ethics itself.

Global Governance | 03/05/2014Katsuhiko MoriThe aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of theoretical and practical challenges involved in the complex subject of global governance.

God, Faith, and Reason | 03/27/2014Deen ChatterjeeThis course examines the meaning and limitations of some of the central concepts and beliefs in the philosophical and public discourse on the question of God's existence.

Human Rights in International RelationsJiyoung SongThis module is a 300-level multidisciplinary course of political science and international law, covering the main literature and debates in human rights in international relations.

International Human Rights | 04/21/2014Deen ChatterjeeThis course examines the nature, practice, and limits of human rights in today's global world.

Justice and International Affairs | 03/27/2014Deen ChatterjeeThis is a course in political philosophy, broadly construed, with a focus on the issues of justice in international affairs.

Modern Moral Problems: Climate Change | 02/24/2014Evan BerryThis course is designed to introduce students to an ethical issue of contemporary significance and along the way develop a deeper understanding of applied ethics as a field.

Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics | 03/31/2014Thong NguyenThis course examines world trends and the degree to which values and ethical choices can shape humanity in the future.

Political Philosophy | 03/27/2014Deen ChatterjeeThe course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of political philosophy such as liberty, equality, democracy, and justice and to examine their international implications through a focused study of the political consequences of global interdependence.

Religion, Modernity, and Democracy: Understanding Islam in Politics | 03/05/2014Jocelyne CesariThis course investigates the relationship between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries from the end of World War II to the Arab Spring.

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