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An Interview with Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the Cult of Bankable Projects | 05/28/15
Shefa Siegel, Zach Dorfman
It's not for lack of money that international organizations failed to prevent the disastrous spread of Ebola, says Shefa Siegel. It's for lack of flexibility and an inability to develop a comprehensive picture of what's going on and what the development needs are in any given country--take Liberia, which has a mere 50 doctors to serve its population of 4 million. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Unni Karunakara, Robert L. Klitzman
Why were initial responses to the Ebola outbreak so disastrously inadequate? How can dysfunctional health systems--at all levels--be improved, so that this doesn't happen again? Dr. Klitzman of Columbia University and Dr. Karunakara, former international president of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | 11/07/14
Martin E. Dempsey, Jeffrey D. McCausland
In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance of ethics, education, and service. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/02/14
Roméo A. Dallaire, James Traub
In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Sebastian Junger | 03/18/14
Sebastian Junger, James Traub
Journalist Sebastian Junger knows about war from the inside: the horror and pain, the excitement and heightened awareness, and the fierce brotherhood between soldiers. In this moving conversation he talks about his life and work, and ponders on what everyone owes their country, whether they choose to fight or stay home. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Online Activist Ricken Patel | 11/22/13
Ricken Patel, James Traub
A brilliant student, Ricken Patel could have had a stellar career in any field he wished. Instead he chose to live among the poor in some of the world's most dangerous places, and ultimately founded Avaaz, a successful activist organization with more than 30 million members. Learn more about Patel and Avaaz in this remarkable interview. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Antonio Franceschet on the International Criminal Court | 06/08/12
Antonio Franceschet, John Tessitore
What is the role of the International Criminal Court today?  What are its strengths and limitations? In this informative interview, Professor Antonio Franceschet discusses the evolution of the ICC; its basic structure and function; and its current and future challenges. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Blood Ore" in Sierra Leone? | 05/31/12
Steven Costello
Considered one of the new frontiers in iron ore mining, Sierra Leone has gone from total state collapse in the mid-1990s to one of the most attractive investment prospects in the world. Nevertheless, the underlying conditions that led to ruin back in the 1990s still exist today. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/10/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers | 12/06/11
Roméo A. Dallaire
Child soldiers are a weapons system that is effective, cheap, and complete. How do we counter that? How do we make the use of children a liability? How do we stop people from reverting to using children as the primary weapons system of a conflict? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers | 06/03/11
Roméo A. Dallaire, Joanne J. Myers
Child soldiers are a weapons system that is effective, cheap, and complete. How do we counter that? How do we make the use of children a liability? How do we stop people from reverting to using children as the primary weapons system of a conflict? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers | 06/03/11
Roméo A. Dallaire, Joanne J. Myers
Child soldiers are a weapons system that is effective, cheap, and complete. How do we counter that? How do we make the use of children a liability? How do we stop people from reverting to using children as the primary weapons system of a conflict? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction | 09/15/10
Graciana del Castillo
After wars end, what steps should countries take to consolidate peace? Graciana del Castillo identifies five premises that are necessary for war economies to transition into sustainable and productive markets. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction | 06/24/10
Graciana del Castillo
After wars end, what steps should countries take to consolidate peace? Graciana del Castillo identifies five premises that are necessary for war economies to transition into sustainable and productive markets. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction | 06/22/10
Graciana del Castillo
After wars end, what steps should countries take to consolidate peace? Graciana del Castillo identifies five premises that are necessary for war economies to transition into sustainable and productive markets. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade | 05/12/10
George Packer
George Packer discusses some of his essays from the period of September 11, 2001 to November 4, 2008; the luxury of being able to write long, in-depth articles for "The New Yorker" magazine; and the uncertain future of print journalism. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade | 12/03/09
George Packer, Joanne J. Myers
George Packer discusses some of his essays from the period of September 11, 2001 to November 4, 2008; the luxury of being able to write long, in-depth articles for "The New Yorker" magazine; and the uncertain future of print journalism. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade | 11/25/09
George Packer, Joanne J. Myers
George Packer discusses some of his essays from the period of September 11, 2001 to November 4, 2008; the luxury of being able to write long, in-depth articles for "The New Yorker" magazine; and the uncertain future of print journalism. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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