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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.
World War to a Global Ethic | 07/21/14 "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? | 07/21/14 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.
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.
It's Time for the United States to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child | 07/07/14 America is one of only two countries that has not yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The other is Somalia. As the 25th anniversary of the CRC approaches this November, isn't it time the United States finally ratified it?
Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14 With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to China's economic growth? What are its success stories? And how is Hong Kong faring?