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Brazil at a Crossroads: The 2013 Protests and the Upcoming Presidential Elections | 10/23/14
Valeria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Who will win the Brazilian election on October 26, and which--if either--of the candidates is more likely to fulfill the demands of the protesters who took to the streets in 2013? How much change can either of them offer, given the entrenched political status quo and the economic problems facing the country?
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/15/14
What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.
Toward Understanding Our World's Moral Landscape: Carnegie Council's Centennial Projects on a "Global Ethic" | 08/04/14
Devin T. Stewart
As part of its Centennial activities, Carnegie Council launched several projects, including the Global Ethical Dialogues and Thought Leaders Forum, to explore the concept of a "global ethic." Senior Fellow Devin Stewart writes on the highlights from these two projects, including what leading thinkers believe to be the greatest ethical challenges.
The Participation Gap | 06/25/14
Devin T. Stewart
"Inequality doesn't result only from differences in income or wealth (the focus of French economist Thomas Piketty). It also has a political dimension, fueled by unequal access to power and the norm that all citizens deserve an equal voice."
Ethics Matter: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2014 with Ian Bremmer | 01/22/14
So what should we look out for in 2014? "The economic risks are receding. The geopolitical risks are becoming more important," says political risk guru Ian Bremmer. Don't miss this entertaining but fact-filled talk for insights on global affairs, from U.S. foreign policy, to the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Europe, and emerging markets.
Global Ethical Dialogues: South America Slideshow June 2013 | 08/12/13
Devin T. Stewart
Slideshow from June 2013 Global Ethical Dialogue in South America with Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff.
Proven Anti-hunger Strategies: Free Online through September 2013! | 07/17/13
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies. This policy brief highlights four strategies--fundamental building blocks for stronger food security policies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context.
Globalization Is the Unsung Champion of the Protests Happening Around the World | 07/11/13
Devin T. Stewart
Through the late 80s and 90s, protests everywhere from Berlin to Seattle revealed a common target of public unrest: globalization. Now, however, globalization has become an unsung champion of an empowered, rising global middle class that is more connected and has higher expectations politically. The June protests in Brazil are a good example.
Globalization is the Unsung Champion of the Protests Happening around the World | 07/11/13
Globalization has become an unsung champion of an empowered, rising global middle class that is more connected and has higher expectations politically, writes Senior Program Director and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart. This piece was first published in "Quartz," and later also in "Huffington Post," "Good" magazine, and "The Atlantic."
The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics | 06/27/13
In this rousing and eloquent speech in Rio, given during the biggest protests there in 25 years, Michael Ignatieff salutes the protesters' "patriotic anger" and discusses how to combat corruption, a 2,000-year-old problem common to societies worldwide.
Global Ethical Dialogues: Lessons from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina | 06/25/13
Devin T. Stewart
Most societies agree on certain global norms. For example, in most countries, corruption is considered unethical. But what happens when global norms are applied locally? How does a society define corruption and what is it doing about it? In June, 2013, our research team got to see firsthand how these forces play out in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Human Rights Expert and Former Politician Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America | 06/06/13
The "Wall Street Journal" website featured a Carnegie Council press release on the Council's Global Ethical Dialogues visit to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Human Rights Expert and Former Politician Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America | 06/05/13
Given that global dialogue on ethical issues is already going on in thousands of places, how can Carnegie Council make a distinctive contribution? Led by Centennial Chair Dr. Michael Ignatieff, the Council is meeting this challenge by setting up Global Ethical Dialogues across the world, starting with a June 2013 visit to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight | 05/16/13
Victims of trafficking are both young and old, male and female. They can be found working in factories, fields, brothels, private homes, and innumerable other settings. They may be hidden behind walls or seen in plain view. How can trafficking be stopped?
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles | 04/15/13
Which countries will be the next big thing? Most follow a four-point cycle, says Sharma: "You have economic crisis. They carry out economic reforms. After they carry out economic reforms, some sort of boom takes place. Then complacency sets in, and then you get back to having a crisis." So beware! Economic development is extremely hard to sustain.
Carnegie Council Appoints New Global Ethics Fellows and Senior Fellow | 02/21/13
Carnegie Council is pleased to announce four additions to its distinguished group of fellows around the world. The new fellows are from Brazil, Ghana, Singapore, and South Africa.
Frank Vogl on Corruption | 10/10/12
Frank Vogl, David C. Speedie
Corruption is not a victimless crime, as many believe. Transparency International's Frank Vogl discusses the global, grass-roots fight against this age-old problem.
The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century | 06/21/12
Countries the world over are suffering from a deficit of democracy, says Carne Ross, and it's not enough just to protest and/or tinker with the existing system. Radical change is needed. We, the people, must take on the burden of governing ourselves.
Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World | 06/07/12
What's a G-zero world? It's when no one takes a global leadership role, when no one is willing to, and no one is capable of doing it--and that's the world we're living in now, according to political scientist Ian Bremmer. So what does this mean for both now and the future?
No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn | 04/09/12
Charles A. Kupchan
How do we manage a world where no one power is dominant, and emerging powers have their own views about how to organize political, social, and commercial life?