Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

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.

Current Feed: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/resources/audio/rss/feed.xml

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/15/14 Francis Fukuyama What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.

Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/14/14
An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society?

The Middle East in Crisis: a View from Israel | 10/13/14 Charles D. Freilich, David C. Speedie Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security adviser, speaks from Tel Aviv on turbulence across the greater Middle East, including the ISIL threat, Iran and the P5+1 negotiations, and prospects for the peace process.

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/08/14 Séverine Autesserre, Julian Harper 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.

Data Threats: Hackers, Government Agencies, and Defending Data Online | 10/08/14 Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jeremy Gillula, George Kurtz, Bruce Schneier, Julia Taylor Kennedy Cybersecurity risks increases daily as more and more of our private information is stored online--and the biggest threat isn't necessarily hackers. This second episode in our series on big data looks at unauthorized uses of data, how cybercrimes are committed, why many experts think the NSA is a bigger threat, and how we can protect ourselves.

A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/02/14 Roméo A. Dallaire, James Traub In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers.

Foreign Fighters in Syria | 09/29/14 Richard Barrett How is ISIS structured? Why are young Muslims from many countries going to Syria to join it? What is the nature and extent of the threat and how can it be overcome? Counterintelligence expert Richard Barrett (formerly with MI5, MI6, and the UN) gives an informative, balanced, and perceptive report. Don't miss it.

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