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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Return to Cold War | 05/26/16 Columbia's Robert Legvold argues that the United States and Russia are, indeed, in a new Cold War with plenty of blame for both sides. And despite its economic and military decline, he says that Russia is still the most important nation when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. Can the two states find a way forward?
Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula | 05/25/16 "Simply put, North Korea still needs to go a long way to achieve sophisticated levels of mid- to long-range nuclear missiles," declares Consul General Gheewan Kim. In this in-depth discussion, the panelists explore the current situation on the Korean peninsula, the role of China and the U.S., and opportunities for unification of the North and the South.
Chuck Hagel on U.S. Challenges in Today's "Complicated, Interconnected World" | 05/20/16 Drawing on decades of experience, Secretary Hagel gives a masterly and frank analysis of world events. He discusses current U.S. politics--he's confident that the Constitution will see America through--the nuclear deal with Iran, the melting in the Arctic and resulting "Great Game of the North," China's power play in the South China Sea, and much more.
Global Ethics Forum Preview: Adressing Root Causes of Unrest in Arab Countries | 05/19/16 Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Education for Employment's Ron Bruder and Jasmine Nahhas di Florio discuss the challenge of youth employment in the Arab world. In this excerpt, di Florio talks about how the organization is addressing an opportunity gap in the Middle East and North Africa and why they choose to focus on young women.
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.
"Religious Harmony" Regulations Creating Dissonance in Indonesia | 05/17/16 Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the complex situation in Indonesia, including the 2006 religious harmony regulation supposed to protect religious minorities, but which in practice has enabled religious majorities to discriminate against minorities; the draconian blasphemy laws; Islamic extremism; and much more.
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS | 05/13/16 In this memorable conversation, "New York Times" journalists Robert Worth and Roger Cohen discuss Worth's latest book about the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Was its collapse inevitable? Could/should the U.S. have done more, especially regarding Syria? Despite all, Worth concludes the talk on a hopeful note.
Global Ethics Forum Preview: Beyond Silicon Valley with Elmira Bayrasli | 05/12/16 On the next Global Ethics Forum, Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli discusses the role of women in entrepreneurship and politics. In this excerpt, Bayrasli tells social entrepreneur Hazami Barmada about the role that confidence and assertiveness have played in advancing her own career.
A Filmmaker's Experience on Leaving Japan | 05/09/16 Documentary filmmaker and TV journalist Kyoko Gasha discusses her film "Mothers' Way, Daughters' Choice," which is about Japanese women (like she herself) who remade their lives in New York City. She also talks about the difficulties facing working mothers in Japan, especially the long working hours, and how the culture is beginning to change.