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Ethics Fellows for the Future: Where is the World Heading? | 05/20/15
Ethics Fellows for the Future (EFFs) are the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. They are student mentees of Carnegie Council's worldwide network of Global Ethics Fellows. The Council challenged them to think deeply about the values that should guide international relations for the next twenty years. Here's a taste of the results.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution | 05/19/15 The Middle East needs a double revolution--not just a political one, but a social/sexual one as well, says fiery, courageous feminist Mona Eltahawy. It's time to destroy the oppressive patriarchy of "the trifecta:" the state, the street, and the home. But Arab women don't need "rescuing." Misogyny exists everywhere in varying degrees. Fight it at your own, local level.
Full Planet, Empty Plates | 05/12/15 "We are in transition today from an age of surpluses to an age of scarcity," says Lester Brown. The reasons are manifold: population growth; climate change; water scarcity; a substantial part of the U.S. grain harvest being used for fuel; increased demands because of rising affluence; and a glass ceiling for crop yields.
The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe | 05/07/15 When it comes to medical research using human beings, who decides what's right? How do the U.S. institutional review boards work? What does "informed consent" mean when you need a law degree to understand the consent forms? How are clinical trails conducted overseas? Dr. Klitzman explores these troubling and complex ethical concerns.