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Will Trump be a "Madman" in Asia? | 01/23/17 Are there advantages to Trump being seen as an unpredictable "madman" when dealing with Asia, as Nixon was once described in relation to Vietnam? Or will it just make things worse? Devin Stewart discusses Trump's potential foreign policy approaches to Asia with former State Department official Daniel Markey.
Virtual Citizenship for Refugees: A Proposal | 01/20/17 At last, a practical, humane, and cost-effective proposal to help cope with the nearly 20 million refugees and asylum seekers worldwide, from philosophers Christian Barry and Philip Gerrans.
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | 01/12/17 From massive leaps in technology to ever-increasing globalization to the acceleration of climate change, workplace, politics, geopolitics, and ethics are all going through tectonic shifts. Why is this happening? Why was 2007 such a turning point and what's next? Thomas Friedman makes sense of it all, and offers hope going forward.
Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2017 | 01/10/17 The world is entering a geopolitical recession, i.e. an unwinding of the old global order, says political scientist Ian Bremmer, in his grimmest forecast ever. Topics include the potential challenges from a Trump administration, President Obama's legacy of a more fractured world, human rights in the Middle East, and the fate of liberalism.
Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants, and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City | 01/05/17 "Given that many undocumented immigrants live invisibly for a long time, the NYC Municipal ID card truly acknowledges their existence. It was, and still is, worth the risk and the right thing to do. We owe undocumented immigrants a certain obligation of hospitality."
Process or End Goal: When to Begin Genocide Prevention | 01/05/17 "This discussion ultimately will help the public to understand that preventative actions need to take place if violence is to be thwarted. We can't wait until we are in the midst of a war to resolve conflict."
Eritrea: An Exiled Nation Suspended in Liminal Space through Social Media | 12/30/16 Exiled Eritreans use social media to organize opposition against the tyrannical regime back home and to provide crucial information for the thousands of young migrants fleeing the country. They remain in limbo--a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou on Global Cities, Migration, and Stockholm's Economy | 12/22/16 Stockholm is now the fastest growing capital in Europe, and Andreas Hatzigeorgiou brings a useful international perspective to his position as chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. In this wide-ranging conversation he discusses Stockholm's enormous success as a tech hub, Sweden's immigration policies, and much more.