In this weekly podcast, host Devin Stewart asks thought leaders about the state of the world today and how we get to a better future. These interviews are part of Carnegie Council's Centennial project, the Thought Leaders Forum.
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Thought Leader: Chan Heng Chee | 11/19/13 "Globally, have we reached a point where we accept that genocide is not acceptable? I think we have. But what to do about it is something different. I'm not sure that, while we know what we have to do, the wherewithal is there, the resources are there, the will is there to deal with some of the larger egregious behavior in the world."
Thought Leader: Sir Lawrence Freedman | 10/11/13 "There are values that those of us from Western liberal societies hold dear and believe should be universal. But they're not. And that produces the challenges. If they were, then things would be a lot easier."
Thought Leader: Joseph Nye | 08/21/13 "It's worth remembering that in the Cold War, the Berlin Wall fell, not under a barrage of artillery, but under hammers and bulldozers wielded by those whose minds had been changed by the ideas that constitute soft power."
Thought Leader: Brent Scowcroft | 08/07/13 "More and more of the things that countries, nations, governments want to do for their citizens can't be done nationally. They have to reach out to others. So I think we're in a process of the uneasy interaction of these two. That gives me some hope for the future."
Thought Leader: David Cannadine | 07/31/13 "So I suppose, looking forward, what I would hope to see is a greater awareness of the richness of individual identities and less attention given to single, simple, distorted, misleading collective identities."
Thought Leader: Louise Arbour | 07/24/13 "I think what is morally distinct is our consciousness of the disconnect between our values, our aspirations, our capabilities, and our deliverables. We are still conscious of how much we are falling short of our aspirations."
Thought Leader: Mary Robinson | 07/17/13 "What strikes me about the world today is that it's a world of 7 billion people who are more connected than ever before, and yet the divides are huge. We see growing inequality both within countries and between countries. I'm not sure that we can continue like this and be socially cohesive."
Thought Leader: Bineta Diop | 07/10/13 "For me, leadership is also feminine. I always say that the men who have feminine values are part of the criteria for me to look for in leadership. It is that touch, that caring, giving, solidarity. Those are things that for me are very fundamental in leadership."
Thought Leader: Jonathan Sacks | 07/03/13 "The whole moral equation has become incredibly difficult, whether in terms of space or in terms of time. The moral community is now spread out across the world. Consequences are now long-term and not short-term. All in all, we have not yet evolved moralities that can really solve these problems."
Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall | 06/26/13 "Most people, once they become more and more aware, they are in a better position to demand better policies in their own country and they are more likely to get engaged in other ways as well."