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The State of the European Union: Challenges for the Future | 12/09/15
José Manuel Barroso
Yes, says former EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso, the European Union is facing extraordinary challenges. But the EU also possesses extraordinary resilience and resources. Unlike many, Barroso is very optimistic about its future. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution | 10/05/15
Marco Politi, Julie E. Byrne
Francis is the first pope who wasn't born in a village, says Vatican expert Marco Politi, but in a mega-city with many social-economic levels and faiths. "This explains why when he speaks he doesn't speak only to Catholics, not only to Christians. He speaks beyond religious borders. He speaks to men and women as they are in contemporary society." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Clip of the Month: Martin Wolf on the Full Extent of the Eurozone Crisis | 09/28/15
Martin Wolf
Just how bad was the eurozone crisis? "Financial Times" columnist Martin Wolf, one of the world's most respected and incisive economic commentators, says that it was "unbelievably costly in aggregate" and the crisis-hit countries of Italy, Greece, Spain, and Portugal have suffered "at least a lost decade." He also provides an update on where these countries are now and what vulnerabilities remain. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over? | 09/24/15
Martin Wolf
Economist Martin Wolf lays out the three enormous problems Europe faces today: relations with Russia; a possible Brexit; and the migration crisis. He goes on to analyze Europe's economic situation, declaring that the 2008 crash resulted in well over a lost decade, and the economic and political repercussions will be felt for many more years to come. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Modern Europe's Roma: Still Denied Social Justice | 08/02/14
Margareta Matache, Jacqueline Bhabha
Despite sustained EU efforts to develop a vigorous Roma inclusion policy, the vast majority of the 10–12 million strong European Roma remain severely marginalized, frequent targets of violence, and mired in entrenched poverty. How can we ensure that the EU does indeed become a fierce defender of human rights for all those who live within its borders? » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change | 10/30/13
Edmund Phelps
"America has strayed pretty far from the pioneer spirit captured by Willa Cather and the movie 'Shane,'" says Nobel Prize-winner Edmund Phelps. What happened? Phelps argues that since the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of certain traditional and anti-modern values. This has resulted in "a new corporatism," which stifles innovation. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War | 10/09/13
Max Hastings
We should break free of the cliché that World War I was futile, argues Max Hastings. "Germany in 1914, as ruled by the Kaiser and his generals and ministers, represented a malign force whose triumph had to be frustrated." » Multimedia » 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? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century | 05/16/13
George Weigel
In this in-depth, erudite talk, George Weigel discusses the historic shift taking place in the Catholic church; the character of the new mode of Catholicism that is coming into being; his personal impressions of the new pope; and the flourishing church in Africa. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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. » Multimedia » 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. » Multimedia » 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. » Multimedia » 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. » Multimedia » 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. » Multimedia » 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? » Multimedia » 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? » Multimedia » 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? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

What Are You Reading? Carnegie Council Staff Picks | 07/23/10
These recommendations from our staff cover a lot of ground both emotionally and geographically, but they all involve some aspect of ethics and international affairs. Please feel free to add your recommendations. » Publications » Resource Picks

Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security | 04/29/10
John Kampfner
From Russia and China to the U.S. and the U.K., many seemingly dissimilar countries have an "unwritten pact," under which, consciously or not, the population trades some of their democratic rights for better living standards and political stability. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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