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World War to a Global Ethic | 07/29/14 "We come here—100 years to the day from the calamitous events of the summer of 1914—to remember, to take stock, and to recommit to the ideals passed on to us by Andrew Carnegie and others. The Carnegie ideal was simple but audacious: it is indeed realistic and possible to use reason and experience to improve the ways in which we live."
Was World War I Inevitable? | 07/29/14 We're still trying to understand what World War I meant. It is a very complex event, one that has echoes into the present, and we've all been thinking recently about parallels between that world and our own world. One of the very important things is not to start by assuming that it was inevitable.
Religion in War and Reconciliation | 07/29/14 "There is a long way to go before religious communities become more of a resource for reducing rather than a source for increasing antagonism. But to move in that direction clearly requires greater understanding at the local level."
Superpower Ethics: The Rules of the Game [Abstract] | 07/24/14 International systems have historically come in two forms: those based on the balance of power and those of a revolutionary nature, including systems organized around bipolar competition. Stanley Hoffmann finds the world order of 1987 to contain both these systems and judges it both ambiguous and original. Free online till December 31, 2014.
Student Contests and Network Opportunities | 07/22/14
To mark its 100th anniversary, Carnegie Council has launched a series of projects aimed at connecting students and professors around the world in a dialogue on global ethics. Get involved! Here's how.
Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan | 07/22/14 In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers"--i.e. those born around 1976. He talked to non-political elites, such as activists, researchers, students, journalists, and CEOs, and found that incremental but very significant changes are underway in Japan.
Iran Nuclear Threat: Fact or Fiction? | 07/21/14 Senior Fellow David Speedie interviews Dr. Gareth Porter, scholar, journalist, and skeptic concerning U.S. claims of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.
July 1914: Sean McMeekin on the Outbreak of World War I | 07/10/14 Would Europe have gone to war had Franz Ferdinand survived his visit to Bosnia? What were the blunders and miscalculations on all sides that fateful July 1914? Read historian Sean McMeekin's take.