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Values and the Ethics of International Order | 01/28/16
Jean-Marc Coicaud
At a time when U.S. primacy is in doubt, when many are concerned that China might become a global political power, when the threat of radical Islam goes hand in hand with anti-Western attitudes, the question of the right repertoire of values, along with the legitimacy and ethics of the international order, could not be more important. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Competing Moral Claims over the Nuclear Power-Weapons Crossover | 01/22/16
Katsuhiko Mori
"Although the military–industry complex remains resilient, the only ultimate solution to nuclear danger and the best disaster prevention is a nuclear-free world in both military and civil terms." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Death of a Pacifist?: On Akiyuki Nosaka's Death | 01/12/16
Kei Hiruta
The Japanese writer Akiyuki Nosaka died last month. He is best known, internationally, for his semi-autobiographical novel "A Grave of Fireflies," made famous by Studio Ghibli's animated film adaptation. What is his legacy? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers | 11/18/15
Simon Winchester
Master storyteller, researcher, and traveler Simon Winchester takes us on a fascinating voyage through the Pacific, tying it all together with two ethical questions: Should the Americans and the Chinese have a level playing field? And should we respect the ways of the Pacific ancients? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Confucian Vision for a Good Society | 11/09/15
James Hsiung
James Hsiung gives a clear and compelling explanation of Confucius' views on harmonious human relations and how societies should be run, discussing how his thought differs from Western philosophy. He also explains why and how Confucianism has finally been rehabilitated, after almost a century of ignominy. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

American Century, Asian Century, or Nobody's Century? | 11/02/15
Joshua Eisenman, Zachary Karabell, Jiyoung Song
Is the American century coming to a close, and if so, what's taking its place? Was there ever an American century to begin with? These questions have been around for at least a decade, but are still under debate. In this lively discussion, three experts with different perspectives give their opinions and forecasts for the future. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Prospects and Challenges | 10/14/15
Ankit Panda, Devin T. Stewart
After nearly five years of difficult talks, 12 Pacific Rim states have finalized the text of the TPP, a free-trade agreement that has the potential to change the face of global commerce. Ankit Panda of "The Diplomat" spoke to Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart, who worked on the preliminary blueprint for the TPP earlier in his career. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Seventy Years after Hiroshima: Nuclear Weapons, 2015 | 08/05/15
Seventy years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons remain one of the greatest dangers we face. What is the situation today, given that the world has an estimated 15,700 nuclear weapons? Carnegie Council presents a selection of resources on this crucial topic. » Publications » Resource Picks

The Ethics of Nuclear Power: Reflections on Carnegie Council Site Visit to Fukushima, Japan | 07/24/15
Devin T. Stewart
As part of Carnegie Council's Global Ethical Dialogues site visits to eight countries around the world, in June 2015 the Council led a team of researchers, fellows, faculty, and students to conduct interviews in Japan on the ethical implications of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Namie Township, Fukushima, Japan, Case Study | 07/24/15
This case study of ethical decisions, developed by Learning Initiative Inc., is based on archival data at Namie Township, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives | 06/01/15
Bernardito C. Auza, Des Browne, J. Bryan Hehir, Maryann Cusimano Love, Gerard F. Powers
In this timely and important discussion on nuclear weapons, Des Browne provides the broader policy context; Archbishop Auza presents the Holy See's position over the last 70 years; Father Hehir connects the policy debate and the moral debate; and Professor Love connects the nuclear debate to the wider debate about peacebuilding. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Carnegie Council Congratulates Sayaka Osakabe on her International Women of Courage Award | 03/04/15
Ms. Osakabe has become a national symbol of women's rights in Japan, leading a campaign to combat discrimination against pregnant women. Read more about her and about Devin Stewart's research on the changing role of women in Japan, including an interview with Ms. Osakabe. » News » Press Releases

Abenomics Meets Womenomics | 02/02/15
Devin T. Stewart
Working women have long struggled to make their way in Japan, even in comparison to their counterparts in other advanced countries. But now many Japanese companies are acting to change that on their own--a shift that could provide a much-needed boost to the country's economy. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy | 12/03/14
Christopher Hill
Former ambassador Hill has worked on some of the most dangerous and difficult problems in U.S. diplomacy, from the Balkans, to North Korea, to Iraq. In this astute and often funny talk, he gives an inside look at his work as a diplomat, and also discusses the latest crises, from ISIS and Syria, to Ukraine and dealing with Russia. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Win a Trip to New York City! Trans-Pacific Contest, Deadline April 30, 2105 | 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? 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

Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan | 07/22/14
Devin T. Stewart
In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers"--i.e. those born around 1976. He talked to non-political elites, such as activists, researchers, students, journalists, and CEOs, and found that incremental but very significant changes are underway in Japan. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

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." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Can Japan Change? Yes, It Can! | 06/20/14
Devin T. Stewart
It may not be a revolution, but change is happening in Japan in important ways. A more open attitude is emerging toward entrepreneurship, global education, civil society, and women in leadership positions, especially among people in their 30s and 40s. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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