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The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/23/14
Martin Wolf
Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/15/14
Francis Fukuyama
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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/13/14
Xenia Wickett, David C. Speedie
An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Climate Change and the Future of Humanity | 09/19/14
Dale Jamieson, Darrel Moellendorf, Mary Robinson, Henry Shue
Climate change is already here. The seas are rising, the glaciers are melting, and the atmosphere is warming. How can we work together to set a different course for humanity? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethical Issues for Today | 09/18/14
Elie Wiesel
What is the difference between ethics and law? Unlike the law, ethics involves other people, says Elie Wiesel, in this powerful, moving, and wide-ranging talk in 1996. We must be sensitive to the needs of others and constantly ask ourselves if we are doing enough to stand up for victims and care for others, both compatriots and strangers. » Publications » Archive » Nizer Lectures (1994–1998)

Trans-Pacific Contest 2015: Win a Trip to New York City | 09/04/14
ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points. Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student from one of the listed East Asian countries. DEADLINE: April 30, 2015. » News » Press Releases

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy
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? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? | 06/09/14
Patrick Tucker
Today we create information in everything that we do, and there is no going back. But instead of seeing this as as a threat, we should seize the opportunity to use it to our advantage, says Patrick Tucker. Big data can improve our lives, offering everything from more informed consumer choices to more accurate and detailed medical data. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Corporations as Agents of Change | 05/22/14
Christine Bader, Carole Basri, Wayne Brody, Aneel Karnani, Alice Korngold, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Can today's powerful multinational corporations be a force for social good? Should they be, and if so, how should this be implemented? Are they out for themselves, their customers, society, or some combination of all three? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground | 05/20/14
Emily Parker
Authoritarian governments try to isolate individuals from one another, but in the age of social media this is impossible to do. Online, people discover that they are not alone. As one blogger put it, "Now I know who my comrades are." The question is, what's next? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China | 05/19/14
Evan Osnos
In Chinese, the word for ambition is "wild heart" and for millennia individual aspirations were looked down on, as the group always came first. How China has changed! » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground | 05/16/14
Emily Parker
Authoritarian governments try to isolate individuals from one another, but in the age of social media this is impossible to do. Online, people discover that they are not alone. As one blogger put it, "Now I know who my comrades are." The question is, what's next? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the Front Lines | 05/13/14
Joel Simon, Jacob Weisberg
Journalists have always faced attacks on their freedom to report stories and often on their physical safety as well. Now they face a new threat: digital surveillance. Electronic spying means that journalists cannot protect their sources, and undermines the public's confidence in the media's ability to operate without government interference. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Other China: Hunger Part I - The Three Red Flags of Death (1976) | 04/28/14
Ivan D. London, Miriam London
Up to to 43 million people died in China's famine of 1959-61, but few knew about it until decades later. Yet the information was there. From 1965-75, the Londons interviewed Chinese refugees and reported on the real story. It's hard to comprehend millions of deaths. These vivid and distressing interview excerpts bring it home. » Publications » 100 for 100

Taiwan's Student Sunflower Movement: Interview with Two of its Leaders | 04/23/14
Huang Yu-fen, Wei Yang, Madeleine Lynn
In an unprecedented event this Spring, the Sunflower Student Movement occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan for over three weeks. The students finally withdrew after the government promised to postpone ratifying the trade agreement with China which originally sparked the protest. Two of its leaders discuss the Movement and Taiwan's future. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil | 04/17/14
Christine Bader, Masha S. Feiguinova
How can corporations work to prevent human rights violations on their watch, as well as disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion? Christine Bader discusses her time at BP, where she was part of the invisible army of people inside corporations who are pushing for safer and more responsible practices. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Iran and Nuclear Proliferation: Update with Joseph Cirincione | 04/16/14
Joseph Cirincione, David C. Speedie
Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, discusses the status and prospects for the ongoing P5+1 talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program, and the importance of successful negotiations for the global nuclear nonproliferation agenda. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific | 04/14/14
Robert D. Kaplan
No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the Mediterranean of Asia, the center of international commerce, including energy shipments. Plus, if the Chinese control it and thus gain access to the Indian Ocean, China will have a two-ocean navy, transforming it in military terms from a regional power into a world power. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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