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The European Parliament Elections and Rise of the Far Right: Three Reasons for Reassurance, Three for Concern | 06/06/14
David C. Speedie
The European Parliament election results are in, and the ominous has become the grim reality. Fueled by high unemployment across the continent and anti-immigrant anger, Far-Right (and in some isolated cases Far-Left) parties achieved momentous gains. What does this mean for the future and why does it matter to the United States?

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The Rise of the New Far Right in Europe and Implications for European Parliament Elections | 05/13/14
David Art, Virág Molnár, Cas Mudde
This panel gives an excellent overview of the complexities of the rise of right-wing populism across Europe, focusing in particular on France, the UK, and Hungary. The discussion illuminates the differences and similarities between the movements and shows how in many countries the themes of the radical left have been hijacked by the radical right. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Year Zero: A History of 1945 | 10/01/13
Ian Buruma
The reverberations of 1945 are still felt today, politically, socially, and economically. In this fascinating talk, Ian Buruma gives us an understanding of what happened in that fateful year, when one world ended and a new, uncertain world began. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Why Does the EU Care About Olive Oil? | 05/28/13
A proposed EU ban on the use of dipping bowls and refillable glass bottles of olive oil in restaurants has people asking questions. Is this more useless meddling from the EU bureaucracy? Could the ban help struggling olive oil-producing states? Is there more to this story? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thought Leader: Tomas Sedlacek | 03/08/13
Tomas Sedlacek, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"To use the New Testament sort of logic, who is my neighbor? Today that extends not only to your family or your literal neighbors. We know much more about the situations of poor people in China or India or Africa, and so the scope of ethical responsibility today has grown to some global measures." » Studio » Thought Leaders Forum

The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World | 02/12/13
Kishore Mahbubani
As more people become prosperous and interstate conflicts diminish, there is a convergence between East and West, says Kishore Mahbubani. Now we have to change our mindset accordingly and act as one united world on issues such as climate change. One important step is to reform the UN. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Crisis in Greece, Democracy, and the EU | 12/10/12
Anna Visvizi
The sovereign-debt crisis in Greece made clear that the fate of Greece, the Eurozone, and the EU are irrevocably bound together. It sparked debates on economic reform, democracy, solidarity, sovereignty, and popular discontent. This essay examines these questions by looking at one event: Prime Minister Papandreou's attempted referendum in 2011. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Why and How the Euro Zone Crisis Will Be Solved | 10/24/12
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Julian Harper
Danish economist Jacob Funk Kirkegaard offers a contrarian take on the euro zone crisis. While he notes that there are political problems within the European Union, he argues that the crisis is an opportunity from which Europe will emerge more integrated and resilient. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World | 06/07/12
Ian Bremmer
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? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Planet Money Tells the Story of Sovereign Debt | 04/24/12
Zoe Chace, Caitlin Kenney
How can you explain the European debt crisis so that ordinary Americans can understand--and what's more, care? Through interviews and story-telling techniques, these two NPR reporters show us that it's actually a long-drawn-out love story. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute National Security at All Costs | 03/09/12
David C. Unger, Joanne J. Myers
David Unger argues that because of national security fears, the U.S. has bypassed its Constitution, creating an "emergency state." The result is excessive military spending, a series of unconstitutional wars, and skewed global trade policies. He also tackles Europe's economic crisis. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute National Security at All Costs | 03/02/12
David C. Unger, Joanne J. Myers
David Unger argues that because of national security fears, the U.S. has bypassed its Constitution, creating an "emergency state." The result is excessive military spending, a series of unconstitutional wars, and skewed global trade policies. He also tackles Europe's economic crisis. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute National Security at All Costs | 03/02/12
David C. Unger, Joanne J. Myers
David Unger argues that because of national security fears, the U.S. has bypassed its Constitution, creating an "emergency state." The result is excessive military spending, a series of unconstitutional wars, and skewed global trade policies. He also tackles Europe's economic crisis. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Varieties of Protest Experience: How Accountability Gaps Link the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street | 02/08/12
Zach Dorfman
Can the recent eruption of protests be interpreted as a single phenomenon, even though spread out across great distances and separated by barriers of language and culture? Can we locate a common strand of thought or purpose that binds them together? » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade | 12/07/11
Andrew Feinstein, Joanne J. Myers
In 2010, global military expenditure was roughly $1.6 trillion--that's $235 for every person on earth. This has profound impacts, from the perpetuation of conflict, to the corrosion of democracy, to massive socioeconomic costs. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Goodbye Euro? | 12/02/11
The euro was once thought to be a symbol of peace and prosperity in post-World War II Europe. As the sovereign debt crisis continues, are we watching the end of this currency and, more ominously, a unified Europe? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Goodbye Euro? | 12/02/11
The euro was once thought to be a symbol of peace and prosperity in post-World War II Europe. As the sovereign debt crisis continues, are we watching the end of this currency and, more ominously, a unified Europe? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Goodbye Euro? | 12/02/11
The euro was once thought to be a symbol of peace and prosperity in post-World War II Europe. As the sovereign debt crisis continues, are we watching the end of this currency and, more ominously, a unified Europe? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade | 11/30/11
Andrew Feinstein, Joanne J. Myers
In 2010, global military expenditure was roughly $1.6 trillion--that's $235 for every person on earth. This has profound impacts, from the perpetuation of conflict, to the corrosion of democracy, to massive socioeconomic costs. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade | 11/29/11
Andrew Feinstein, Joanne J. Myers
In 2010, global military expenditure was roughly $1.6 trillion--that's $235 for every person on earth. This has profound impacts, from the perpetuation of conflict, to the corrosion of democracy, to massive socioeconomic costs. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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