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The Refugee/Migrant Crisis | 03/01/16
Peter Sutherland, David Donoghue
The migrant/refugee crisis is a defining moral issue for our generation, declares Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on international migration. And proximity should not define responsibility. It's a global responsibility. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund and Global Justice: An Exchange | 02/11/14
Dozens of countries have established Sovereign Wealth Funds. Just how should the money be spent, and how good are national claims to this money in the first place? Four experts respond to Chris Armstrong's "Ethics & International Affairs" article, "Sovereign Wealth Funds and Global Justice." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Right Social Policies Can Promote Intergenerational Ethics | 09/06/13
Jan Hofmeyer
A new study by Bertelsmann Foundation analyzes fairness between the young and the old, and provides policy solutions for governments in aging societies. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Exporting Expertise: Lessons from Brazil's Forest Success | 02/13/13
Doug Boucher, Evan O'Neil
It took a broad group of actors to reduce Brazilian deforestation by 75 percent in seven years. Now, their success can be emulated in other tropical countries. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Arctic Stewardship: Maintaining Regional Resilience in an Era of Global Change [Full Text] | 02/01/13
Oran Young
What sorts of harms arising from changes now occurring in the Arctic are actionable, and who can and should take the actions required to respond to these harms? » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Article from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 26.4 (Winter 2012) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 26.4 (Winter 2012)

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Is oil a curse? According to Michael Ross, it's not a coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Russia's High Ambitions and Ambivalent Activities in the Arctic | 09/02/11
Pavel K. Baev
The Arctic is often seen as a no-mans-land where natural resources are up for grabs. In reality, international cooperation is working well and the regions's wealth has been overestimated. Nonetheless, Russia's  ambitions are bound up with the Arctic, and this can lead to tensions.       » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Cooling Things Down: The Legalization of Arctic Security | 09/01/11
Michael Byers
Many are concerned about possible struggles over Arctic territory and resources. Yet this paper argues that most Arctic sovereignty disputes have either been resolved or are actively being negotiated. Thus there is no competition for territory or resources, and no prospect of conflict. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Global Ethics Corner: Norway: When Belief Justifies Murder | 07/29/11
The power of belief is terrifying. Do you believe anything strongly enough to take a life without the sanction of authorities? Can any belief justify the killing of innocents? Where do you stand between belief and action? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Norway: When Belief Justifies Murder | 07/29/11
The power of belief is terrifying. Do you believe anything strongly enough to take a life without the sanction of authorities? Can any belief justify the killing of innocents? Where do you stand between belief and action? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Norway: When Belief Justifies Murder | 07/29/11
The power of belief is terrifying. Do you believe anything strongly enough to take a life without the sanction of authorities? Can any belief justify the killing of innocents? Where do you stand between belief and action? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector: Will the Securities and Exchange Commission Take the Lead? | 07/18/11
Kathryn M. Martorana
The SEC has an opportunity to demonstrate that the United States takes transparency and accountability seriously and intends to act as a global leader in fostering secure, equitable, long-term resource partnerships with developing nations. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Legislating Transparency in the Extractive Sector | 07/12/11
Kathryn M. Martorana
The SEC has an opportunity to demonstrate that the United States takes transparency and accountability seriously and intends to act as a global leader in fostering secure, equitable, long-term resource partnerships with developing nations. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Leif Wenar on Natural Resources and Clean Trade Policies | 06/02/11
Leif Wenar, John Tessitore
Consumers in countries that import natural resources are often unwittingly in business with dictators, corrupt officials, and armed groups, says Leif Wenar. Yet we could change our laws to make powerful groups in exporting countries more accountable to their own people. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Leif Wenar on Natural Resources and Clean Trade Policies | 06/01/11
Leif Wenar, John Tessitore
Consumers in countries that import natural resources are often unwittingly in business with dictators, corrupt officials, and armed groups, says Leif Wenar. Yet we could change our laws to make powerful groups in exporting countries more accountable to their own people. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Better Safe than Sorry | 02/28/11
Susan Aaronson, Ian Higham
Corporate executives should never have to apologize for violations when they can instead build global opportunities by advancing human rights. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Innovating Sovereign Wealth Funds | 02/17/11
Saleem H. Ali, Gary Flomenhoft
As we struggle to tackle financial and ecological sustainability, sovereign wealth funds such as in Alaska deserve far greater attention for positive adoption. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Sovereign Wealth Funds under Scrutiny | 05/21/08
Christina L. Madden
Sovereign wealth funds could face a backlash if they fail to allay concerns over transparency. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

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