Did you miss one of our events? Do you live too far away to attend? Are you a professor who wants your class to listen to Nobel laureates speaking on issues of world peace and global social justice? No problem. Audio recordings of the Carnegie Council events are now available through Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and as a podcast in the Apple iTunes Music Store. Both sources are free and include the same selections of our best recent events.
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The Needs of Refugee Woman and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis | 06/24/16 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?
Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia | 06/24/16 "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.
Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Geopolitics of the Iran Nuclear Deal with Karim Sadjadpour | 06/23/16 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
Time to Wake Up | 06/23/16 "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."
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.
Global Ethics Forum Preview: Refugees on Turkey's Borders: Consequences of Chaos in Syria | 06/16/16 Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Brookings Institution's Kemal Kirişci discusses the global consequences of the Syrian war and the refugee crisis. In this excerpt, Kirişci, a native of Turkey, calls for more refugee protection from Western countries, with particularly strong words for American politicians.
The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War | 06/14/16 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."
"We Love Death as You Love Life": Britain's Suburban Terrorists | 06/13/16 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.