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The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis | 06/24/16
Sarah Costa, Joanne J. Myers
In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid? | 09/29/15
Debbie Aung Din Taylor, Bruce Nussbaum, Susan Eve Oguya, Jocelyn Wyatt, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: that great ideas fail to be adopted in poor communities because they don't always take context into account. But are design's more inclusive methods still a kind of neo-imperialism? Is there a different way? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid? | 09/28/15
Debbie Aung Din Taylor, Bruce Nussbaum, Susan Eve Oguya, Jocelyn Wyatt, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: that great ideas fail to be adopted in poor communities because they don't always take context into account. But are design's more inclusive methods still a kind of neo-imperialism? Is there a different way? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics" by David Bosco | 09/10/15
Kenneth A. Rodman
There is a growing awareness that the greatest threat to democracy may no longer derive from human agency, but from new forms of technology. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015)

Migrant Deaths Worldwide | 06/08/15
Kavitha Rajagopalan
There is no going back to a world in which migration can be prevented. The only solution to the global crisis of migrant deaths is to merge humanitarian efforts to aid and rescue migrants with coordinated, cooperative efforts to open safe, long-term migration channels throughout regions, and even the world. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House | 03/04/15
Eddie Mandhry, Alex Woodson
"What's been amazing is that across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through," says Eddie Mandhry. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House | 03/04/15
Eddie Mandhry, Alex Woodson
"What's been amazing is that across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through," says Eddie Mandhry. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Security Threats in Africa: A Critical Perspective | 10/10/14
Claire Metelits
The U.S. is still seeing Africa from a Cold War perspective rooted in political realist thought, writes Africa security expert Metelits. But characterizing non-Western institutions as having a lack of governance and generalizing about political violence can lead to grave errors in assessing the threat environment. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

"Watchers of the Sky": Film Screening & Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo | 04/02/14
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Eddie Mandhry
What are the challenges facing the International Criminal Court? How can it be more effective? Former ICC prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo explains. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Citizenship Within and Across Nations | 11/12/13
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores the role of civic honor, and its negative counterpart, shame, in shaping the political behavior of individuals and of nations, and in particular, in shaping the moral dimensions of political behavior. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Story of Maria's Libraries | 08/05/13
Eva Kaplan
Maria's Libraries is redefining what libraries can do for community development through a connected network of libraries across Kenya. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Sir Adam Roberts on "Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror" | 06/25/13
Adam Roberts
Roberts discusses his book on Sri Lankan statesman Lakshman Kadirgamar, who fought against the terrorism of the Tamil Tigers and was assassinated by them in 2005. Roberts also answers questions about the legacy of colonialism and about his work and thoughts on civil resistance and nonviolence. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Kenyan Election Controversy | 04/15/13
After a controversial election, Kenya has inaugurated Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been indicted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, as its new president. Should Kenya, a hub for the aid community and an important Western ally, face repercussions? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Social Covenants Must Precede Social Contracts | 04/09/13
Seth Kaplan
Fragile states that do not first forge a social covenant will later find it difficult to codify justice in a social contract. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Innovation to the Rescue: New Ideas and Tech for Helping Refugees | 03/21/13
Rocco Nuri, Neha Bhat
The UN refugee agency is adopting an innovation-centered approach in pursuit of better services, products, and outcomes for displaced populations. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Thought Leader: Andrew Nathan | 03/12/13
Andrew J. Nathan, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"Each of us can do a little bit, and we have to pick a piece where we feel an interest and think we have a comparative advantage and try to work on that piece." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

Thought Leader: Ethan Zuckerman | 02/22/13
Ethan Zuckerman, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"I'd really like to see us get globalization right. For me, getting globalization right wouldn't mean that we have stuff from every corner of the world, but would mean that we have people and ideas and opportunities and solutions from every corner of the world." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

Send Salads to Ethiopia, and Solar Panels to Senegal | 12/06/12
Todd Moss
We wouldn't send salads as food relief to a starving country, so why is the Overseas Private Investment Corporation doing the equivalent in the energy sector? » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Losing the Violence Monopoly | 11/28/12
Steven Costello
The poisonous cocktail of widespread police and military brutality, increasingly lethal inter-communal ethnic violence in several regions, the anxious countdown to the March 2013 presidential elections, and uncertainty over the implementation of major constitutional reforms has transformed Kenya's security situation from precarious to explosive. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

3D Printing Can Unlock Development Potential | 11/01/12
William Hoyle, Evan O'Neil
3D printing is the new frontier in manufacturing, with potentially radical effects on patterns of global trade and development. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

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