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A Sick Asian Man Goes to Multicultural Europe: A Tale of Modern Citizenship in Transition | 12/04/13 A parable for our times? "As the debate over multiculturalism continues, the societies to which the adjective is applied change in complex ways, as I could glimpse during my trip to Belgium in summer 2013," writes Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow Kei Hiruta.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Fifth Estate" | 12/03/13 "The Fifth Estate" tells the story of Julian Assange and his Wikileaks organization. Since the story is still ongoing, was it too early to make this film? What are Assange's motives--ethics, self-agrandizement, or both? How accurate is the film? At this point, perhaps only the two main characters know for sure.
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel | 11/27/13 Speaking just after the November 23 nuclear deal with Iran, Ari Shavit is skeptical: "The question is: Is it an act of creating the time to wake up and see what's there; or is it a process of deluding ourselves one last time, which will be the very last time?" He also discusses his homeland, Israel--its history, its deep-rooted problems, and its vibrancy.
Minutes of Global Ethics Fellows Third Annual Conference, November 6-8, 2013 | 11/27/13
The Global Ethics Fellows (GEFs) and Ethics Fellows for the Future (EFFs) discussed the Council's Centennial themes: corruption and trust; environment and growth; citizenship and difference; war and reconciliation; technology and risk; and democracy and its challengers. And the EFFs presented their Global Ethics Projects.
The Constitution Project: Task Force Report on Detainee Treatment | 11/27/13 In many instances, U.S. forces used interrogation techniques which constitute torture; the nation's most senior officials bear ultimate responsibility; and there is no evidence that torture produced significant information of value. These are the unanimous conclusions of the task force on detainee treatment, as discussed here by two of its members.
Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism | 11/26/13 Journalists sorely need more expertise in the topics they report on, such as business, education and geopolitics, says Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard. For unless they know their subject area well, they are vulnerable to their sources and their reporting may be skewed or incomplete.
Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Online Activist Ricken Patel | 11/22/13 A brilliant student, Ricken Patel could have had a stellar career in any field he wished. Instead he chose to live among the poor in some of the world's most dangerous places, and ultimately founded Avaaz, a successful activist organization with more than 30 million members. Learn more about Patel and Avaaz in this remarkable interview.
November 22, 1963. "John F. Kennedy Has Been Taken From Us." | 11/21/13
"John F. Kennedy has been taken from us; there is an aching emptiness where there was once a bright presence. We are left now to assess his accomplishments and to meditate on the meaning of his death and the almost universal grief it inspired."