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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. » Studio » 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." » 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

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. » Studio » 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. » 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

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

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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security | 03/25/10
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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

My Italian Mission: Ethical Dilemmas & Lessons for Today | 01/19/06
Richard N. Gardner, Joanne J. Myers
Former U.S. Ambassador Richard N. Gardner discusses the delicate balancing act of diplomacy, politics and practicality in Cold War Italy. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

My Italian Mission: Ethical Dilemmas and Lessons for Today | 01/19/06
Richard N. Gardner, Joanne J. Myers
Former U.S. Ambassador Richard N. Gardner discusses the delicate balancing act of diplomacy, politics and practicality in Cold War Italy. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Rockefeller Foundation in Sardinia: Pesticide Politics in the Struggle Against Malaria | 03/28/05
Marcus Hall
By most accounts within and beyond Italy today, the Rockefeller Foundation freed Sardinia of malaria, catalyzing the island's subsequent economic miracle. Yet malaria is an environmental issue as well as a health concern. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Richard N. Gardner |
Richard N. Gardner is a professor of law and international organization at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He served as the U. S. ambassador to Italy from 1977 to 1981, and as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1993 to 1997. » People

Christian Menegatti |
Christian Menegatti is managing editor and lead analyst at RGEMonitor.com. » People

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