This exercise focuses on the question: What dangers are lurking for 2009? Taking Eurasia Group's list of Top Risks as a starting point, this lively discussion examines the ethical aspects of these issues.
The purpose is to generate discussion, analysis, and ideas about the major forces driving contemporary international affairs and about their ethical dimensions.
Read: Eurasia Group "Top Ten Risks of 2009" (opens PDF)
Watch: "Top Risks and Ethical Decisions: 2009" (full video)
Do: Organize "_______'s View of Top Risks and Ethical Decisions: 2009"
A. A local event (debate, discussion, presentation) with 3-5 panelists
B. Use either local experts or selected students
C. Also have your students participate in the event in the audience
D. Video tape the event
E. Send it to CCEIA for inclusion in the series material, if the quality warrents
Do: Assign students one or more of the following
A. A short paper agreeing or disagreeing with the top 10 list of Eurasia group and explaining what they think are the underlying ethical issues that are most important in 2009
B. A video response on the above, posted on the Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Network YouTube channel
C. Follow-up viewing and discussion of the Political Futures series on the CCEIA website. This series is designed to bring the top ten into a current focus.