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Top 20 Council Resources for 2014 | 12/18/14
Corporations, human rights, warfare, Edward Snowden—these were among the most popular topics our varied audiences accessed this year. Check out the most popular podcasts, web resources, journal articles, and TV programs from 2014. What Carnegie Council topics interested you most this year? Post a comment!
The Rise of ISIS: Implications for U.S. Strategy, Interests, and Values | 12/17/14 How did ISIS grow so quickly? What is the best strategy to overcome it and how long will it take? How should the U.S. deal with Syria and Iran? Is this the beginning of a complete restructuring of the Middle East? This in-depth analysis from an expert panel shows that there are no easy answers, and a long struggle lies ahead.
The Business of Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy: A Case Study | 12/16/14 By using a single organization, SaveLIFE Foundation in India, as a case study, this episode of Impact explores how NGOs in emerging markets adopt business language, metrics, and strategy, and what that says about our society's approach to humanitarian work.
Thomas Piketty’s "Capital" and the Developing World | 12/16/14 What is the future of the global capitalist system? In returning economics to politics, "Capital" reminds us that the road to global distributive justice requires finding strengthening legitimate and democratic global governance.
Table of Contents, Volume 28.4 (Winter 2014) | 12/16/14
This issue includes an essay by Jacinta O'Hagan and Miwa Hirono on "cultures of humanitarianism" in East Asia; articles by Christopher Kutz on torture, American security policy, and norm death, and Ruben Reike on an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; a book symposium on Mathias Risse's "On Global Justice," featuring contributions from Richard Arneson, Helena de Bres, Anna Stilz, and Risse; and a review essay by Nancy Birdsall on Thomas Piketty's "Capital."
A Conversation with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster | 12/15/14 How can U.S. soldiers be trained to maintain ethical and legal standards in today's complex and often brutal environment? How is the Army preparing for current and future conflicts, in terms of military hardware, technology, and even social media? In this wide-ranging talk, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster discusses these challenges and more.
Public Health in Brazil | 12/15/14 Few countries in the world match Brazil's pledge to provide universal, free health care as a constitutional right. This promise extends far beyond routine check-ups and vaccinations. How is this ambitious goal being carried out in practice?
Do Celebrity Humanitarians Matter? | 12/11/14 Celebrity humanitarianism is alternately lauded for drawing media attention and fostering popular engagement and criticized on a number of ethical grounds. What can actor Ben Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative teach us about the pros and cons of celebrity involvement?