Move Over, Black Swan: Here Comes the Gray Rhino | 06/22/16 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.
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox on Political Responsibility in India and the United States | 05/18/16 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.
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox Discusses the Indian Constitution | 01/15/16 Quinnipiac professor Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox recently spent three months researching the Indian Constitution in Delhi. In this talk, she details the document's framework, its main architect B. R. Ambedkar, and why it is the world's longest constitution. Is it revered, like its American counterpart? What are some of the constitutional debates in India today?
Suchitra Vijayan on the Politics and Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis | 12/03/15 The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation.
Julia Taylor Kennedy on Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce | 11/13/15 Veterans face life-or-death challenges during their military service, but adjusting to a life in the workforce can be even trickier for some. Just in time for Veteran's Day, Julia Taylor Kennedy discusses her new book "Mission Critical," which offers in-depth research and tangible solutions on this important and under-reported issue.
Russia's Intervention and the Fight against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 10/08/15 The good news is that ISIL has lost one-third of the key areas that it took over, both in Iraq and Syria, says Castleberry. But the the Russian intervention in Syria has complicated things; she explains just how.
Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy's Jayson Browder | 08/24/15 "I think there's a new breed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are very entrepreneurial. A lot of the missions that they had in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world really lent to this entrepreneurial spirit."
Iraqi Unity & the Fight Against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 07/16/15 "The most important thing right now is that the Iraqis have to defeat ISIL, and in order to do that, they have to achieve national unity," says Castleberry, who recently returned from the Middle East. She also discusses the roles of Egypt, Jordan, and the Gulf Cooperation Council in this important and complex mission.
Job Creation in the Arab World: Education for Employment's Mariel Davis | 05/26/15 The Middle East and North Africa is a particularly challenging region to create employment for young people and women, says Mariel Davis. Yet Education for Employment helps generate opportunities in unexpected and creative ways.
Militarization in India & Beyond: Suchitra Vijayan & the Borderlands Project | 04/07/15 What's it like to live in a disputed, militarized border region with a tangled history? In this fascinating podcast, Carnegie New Leader Suchitra Vijayan discusses two such places: Arunachal Pradesh, which lies along the Tibet/India border, and the much fought-over Kashmir. She also talks about her 2009 trip across Sudan.
Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House | 03/04/15 "What's been amazing is that across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through," says Eddie Mandhry.
Lawlessness: Malaysia and Its Law of Rules | 12/03/14 With restrictive laws and harassment touching NGOs, journalists, religious and ethnic minorities, and the LGBT community, Malaysia's rule of law problem cannot be ignored. How can the country's "rotting" institutions be reformed?
Citizenship, Identity, and Conflict in South Asia's Borderlands | 11/20/14 The intrepid Suchitra Vijayan is working on a 9,000-mile journey through South Asia, which has taken her to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the disputed territory of Kashmir, and India's borders with Burma and China. What has she learned so far about the effects of borders on human lives?
Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/06/14 Why do international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Based on 15 years of research in conflict zones around the world, Autesserre shows that everyday behavior, such as the expatriates' social habits and actions caused by lack of local knowledge, strongly influence the effectiveness of many peacekeeping operations.
How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 09/23/14 First, there will definitely be another recession, says Ay. As long as people make free economic decisions, they will make mistakes. But it's important to understand the fundamental reasons behind the recent subprime crisis. She goes on to discuss financial regulation, loan securitization, and the pitfalls of encouraging home ownership.
Sarajevo: Perspectives from a Carnegie New Leader | 08/18/14 Conor Moran, a member of the Carnegie Council Centennial delegation, shares some complex thoughts on the city of Sarajevo and the nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 100 years after World War I and 20 years after the Yugoslav Wars. How can this part of the world move on from its troubled history?
The Invisible Casualties Of America's Longest Wars | 05/06/14 Did you know that one in three U.S. women veterans has been sexually assaulted? In 2013, even with about 85 percent of the assaults going unreported, they occurred at an average of more than 70 per day. Yet only about 35 percent of the reports went to court-martial proceedings.
The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil | 04/17/14 How can corporations work to prevent human rights violations on their watch, as well as disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion? Christine Bader discusses her time at BP, where she was part of the invisible army of people inside corporations who are pushing for safer and more responsible practices.
"Watchers of the Sky": Film Screening & Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo | 04/02/14 What are the challenges facing the International Criminal Court? How can it be more effective? Former ICC prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo explains.
Russia's Central Asian Workforce: Why are Xenophobia and Nationalism on the Rise? | 03/07/14 After the U.S., Russia is the second largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. And 80 percent of its migrants come from the former Soviet Union, many from countries in Central Asia. How are nationalism, xenophobia, and labor migration intersecting in Russia today? What is the role of the government and the media?
Mobilize Your People Like Obama: Applying Lessons from the 2012 Campaign to Your Everyday Work | 02/05/14 In 2012, Barack Obama won a hard-fought victory in a campaign driven by advanced community organizing tactics, big data, and technology. In this lively workshop with Obama campaign alum David Osborne, he and the participants explore how lessons from the campaign can lead everyone to inspire their teams to achieve greater results.
Protecting Women Refusing to be Victims of Violence | 10/19/13 "Our goal is to truly provide justice to incredibly courageous women and girls who have suffered things that make us uncomfortable. They have suffered things that are hard to speak out loud." In this wise, inspiring talk, Miller-Muro tackles uncomfortable ethical questions, such as cultural relativism and our responsibilities towards those in trouble.
The Ethics of Hacking Back: Cybersecurity and Active Network Defense | 09/25/13 The Internet is "a global free fire zone," yet it is illegal for companies to hack back against cyber attacks--although rumor has it that many are doing so. How much of the responsibility to protect their assets should rest with the private sector and how much with the government? This expert panel explores these difficult legal and ethical questions.
Founder Of Stealthy Security Firm Endgame To Lawmakers: Let U.S. Companies "Hack Back" | 09/20/13 Chris Rouland hasn't spoken in public much since he created the secretive cybersecurity contractor Endgame five years ago, writes Andy Greenberg in "Forbes." But he broke his silence at a Carnegie Council event, to voice a request to lawmakers: Give government agencies and private firms more power to retaliate against those who hack them.
Cybersecurity Firm Founder Wants Companies to Be Able to "Hack Back" Against Hackers | 09/20/13 An article for "The Daily Caller" on cybersecurity cites remarks made by Endgame Systems founder Chris Rouland during a Carnegie Council panel discussion. “I do think eventually we need to enable corporations in this country to be able to fight back” against hackers, urged Rouland.
Field Trip to West Point Military Academy | 09/13/13 After touring the academy, Carnegie New Leaders were priveleged to have a lengthy discussion with Major Fishback over dinner. This conversation provided an invaluable opportunity to explore issues such as the ethical dilemmas of war, implications of new technology, and changes in America's military, as well as lessons of ethical leadership.
Carnegie New Leaders: A Discussion with Independent Diplomat's Carne Ross | 05/29/13 It's not always easy to do the right thing. "Had I had children, had I been 10 years older, I wouldn't have done it." In a candid talk, Carne Ross describes how he struggled with his conscience for years before leaving the British Foreign Service because of the Iraq War, and what he learned from this experience.
Innovation and Leadership in 21st Century Media | 11/16/12 So you want to be an innovator and a leader: How can you make your internship/job application stand out? How can you use social media to develop your own leadership skills and to mentor others? Get some tips and out-of-the-box ideas from this hands-on discussion with Doug Mitchell.
Why and How the Euro Zone Crisis Will Be Solved | 10/24/12 Danish economist Jacob Funk Kirkegaard offers a contrarian take on the euro zone crisis. While he notes that there are political problems within the European Union, he argues that the crisis is an opportunity from which Europe will emerge more integrated and resilient.
Is the World Becoming More Peaceful? | 10/05/12 In this vigorous discussion, two leading thinkers in global affairs--Harvard professor Steven Pinker and "Atlantic" correspondent Robert D. Kaplan--take on the subject of world peace, a core interest of Carnegie Council.
Beyond the Checkbook: New Models for Corporate Philanthropy | 06/29/12 This workshop features representatives from Citi Foundation, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Liquidnet for Good, and the UN Population Fund. Together with businesspeople and Carnegie New Leaders, they discuss new trends and challenges in modern philanthropy.
What Does It Mean to Prevent Genocide? | 06/20/12 It's essential to understand that genocide is a process, not an event, says Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. It doesn't just happen out of the blue. So there are chances to step in and change the course of this process.
Planet Money Tells the Story of Sovereign Debt | 04/24/12 How can you explain the European debt crisis so that ordinary Americans can understand--and what's more, care? Through interviews and story-telling techniques, these two NPR reporters show us that it's actually a long-drawn-out love story.
The Responsibility to Protect: A New International Norm? | 03/13/12 What is Responsibility to Protect exactly? Dutch Ambassador Herman Schaper gives an expert talk on how it developed, how it is defined, how it was implemented in Libya, and what are the implications for the future.
Lessons from the Old Guard: Can Gen Y Best the Challenges that Bettered the Baby Boom? | 01/31/12 Fresh out of college, and frustrated with his own generation's political apathy, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired, including Bill Clinton and Vaclav Havel. What can Gen Y'ers learn from these leaders' successes and failures?
Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right | 12/06/11 Through experiential exercises that act as rehearsals, we can learn to how to act on our values in real-life situations, says Mary Gentile. She shares a ground-breaking new approach that prepares professionals to respond to ethical challenges in the workplace.
Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy | 12/06/11 What were the accomplishments and failures of the U.S. grassroots movements that responded to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and how do these lessons apply to grassroots movements in general?
International Reporting and the Brave New World of New Journalism | 12/01/11 Veteran journalist Barbara Crossette discusses how international reporting has changed dramatically over the last few decades: new dangers, new competitors, and new ethical and professional challenges.
Decision Points: The American Dream in the Balance | 09/20/11 Led by Sam Speedie, who stepped up immediately after 9/11 and went into public service, this group of under-40s Carnegie New Leaders discuss how to move the country forward and help other young people to make a difference, whether in government, business, or the non-profit sector.
The Carnegie New Leaders Discussions at the Fort Hamilton Army Base, Army School of Leadership | 04/13/11 On a field trip to Fort Hamilton Army Base, members of Carnegie New Leaders sat down with military officers to discuss the qualities and skills required for good leadership, whether military or civilian. All agreed that values and standards were extremely important.
Facing the Crises of our Time: The United Nations and the United States in the 21st Century | 11/03/10 "The UN can do better and it can do more, and when the U.S. is fully committed the chance of success is always greater. The UN is imperfect but indispensable. Our challenge is to build upon its strengths and address its weaknesses in the most constructive way."
Forty Years After Friedman: What is the Proper Role of Business in Society? | 09/20/10 In 1970 Milton Friedman published an article entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits." In light of current business problems, such as the BP oil spill,what is the social responsibility of companies today?
Activism and Policy: Prospects for Change in Turkmenistan | 07/02/10 Turkmenistan is one of the most closed societies in the world. Its media and education system are propaganda tools and all opposition is crushed. Meanwhile, other countries are competing hotly for its vast resources of natural gas. What pressures can help bring about change?
Future Leaders and Global Business Values: The IBM Worldwide Student Survey | 06/24/10 How do the views of today's students and CEOs differ with regard to business on a shared planet? IBM engages with the Council's Carnegie New Leaders and the Workshops for Ethics in Business program to understand these emerging perspectives.
A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West | 05/27/10 What do Nazis, the CIA, and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West have in common? Journalist Ian Johnson tells the untold story of a group of ex-Soviet Muslims who defected to Germany during World War II has a lesson for today: beware of using religion as a tool.
Carnegie New Leaders Join Next Generation Project Assembly on U.S. Grand Strategy | 05/17/10 Is Obama's administration guided by a fresh approach to global strategy, as he promised? Fifty Next Generation Project Fellows, including five Carnegie Council New Leaders, met in Washington to make an assessment. Here are their findings.
The Education of an American Dreamer | 04/12/10 Peter G. Peterson tells his remarkable life story, from growing up in Nebraska, to advertising, to secretary of commerce under Nixon, to Lehman Brothers, and to the creation of The Blackstone Group, one of the great financial enterprises in recent times.
The Ethics of Exit from Afghanistan | 03/24/10 Katherine Brown and Robert Diamond, Truman Fellows with first-hand experience in Afghanistan, discuss just how and when--both ethically and pragmatically--the U.S. can leave that troubled country. Their prediction? Not for a long time.
Freedom of the Press in the Arab World: Al Jazeera's Contribution | 03/10/10 Al Jazeera correspondent Khaled Dawoud reviews the history behind Al Jazeera and discusses some of the issues he has confronted regarding the channel and its coverage of events in the Middle East.
Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy | 01/27/10 How can America build partnerships and coalitions to solve today's global problems? Will the nation continue to dominate world affairs, or are we fast approaching a "post-America" era?
Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Opportunities, Qualifications, and Expectations (Edited Highlights) | 12/02/09 Joining a nonprofit board of directors is a tremendous opportunity to help an organization advance a mission that is important to you. Learn who nonprofit boards are looking for, what is expected of board members, and how people and boards connect.
Web 2.0 and Corporate Accountability | 11/25/09 In July 2009, the Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative launched a six-month project on Web 2.0 and corporate accountability. This expert panel discusses the project's preliminary findings and which avenues look most promising for the future.
Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Opportunities, Qualifications, and Expectations | 11/12/09 Joining a nonprofit board of directors is a tremendous opportunity to help an organization advance a mission that is important to you. Learn who nonprofit boards are looking for, what is expected of board members, and how people and boards connect.
Smallpox--the Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer | 10/28/09 Real-life hero D.A. Henderson reveals how a small but fiercely dedicated team under his direction succeeded in eliminating smallpox, a disease which had killed over half a billion people in the preceding 100 years.
The Practical Idealism Project: Stories from the Field | 07/16/09 How can you help change the world, and get paid for doing it? Alissa Wilson shares what she learned from interviewing scores of practical idealists, including international development workers, lawyers, business people, and artists.
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today | 07/01/09 Slaves are all around us, from the dishwasher in your local restaurant, to kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets. Bales and Soodalter provide a blueprint on how to recognize slavery and how to finally put an end to this horrific practice, which still flourishes here in "The Home of the Free."
Ethical Policy Dilemmas in the Promotion of U.S. Human Rights Values | 06/03/09 What are realistic processes of social change that should inform effective human rights policy and its implementation? Should human rights issues be pressed even if their primary effect is to assure domestic American constituencies that an administration's "heart is in the right place?"
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World | 05/26/09 Michelle Goldberg exposes the global war on women's reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of global development.
The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World | 05/19/09 Michelle Goldberg exposes the global war on women's reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of global development.
Muslims of Metropolis: The Stories of Three Immigrant Families in the West | 02/18/09 How do Muslim immigrants to the West adjust to their new lives? Kavitha Rajagopalan follows three families on their journey: a Palestinian family from Jerusalem to London, a Kurdish family from Turkey to Berlin, and a Bangladeshi family to New York City.
Subprime: Is the United States Repeating Japan's Experience? | 02/12/08 Economist and Japan expert Edward Lincoln discusses the similarities and significant differences between the Japanese experience and the current U.S. subprime crisis.
Update on the Korean Peninsula | 01/29/08 Economist and North Korea expert Marcus Noland discusses scenarios for North Korea’s nuclear disarmament, maintaining that the DPRK is becoming increasingly vulnerable to outside pressure.
Evangelical Reflections on the U.S. Role In the World | 09/15/05 A discussion of the growing importance of religious groups in advancing international human rights causes, from the Sudan to Korea.
The United States and the Muslim World Today | 04/13/05 Karabell examines some of the most pervasive myths about the Middle East, including those surrounding the U.S. quest for oil, the Israel connection, and xenophobia.
Conflict and Order in the New Age of Preventive War | 02/03/05 Nichols believes that the norm against preventive military action is rapidly being eroded and that we are headed into an era where preventive war will be an accepted feature of the international system.