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Christian Barry |
Christian Barry is director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory (CMSPT) in the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Australian National University. He also hosts Public Ethics Radio, an online audio broadcast with ethicists discussing timely and important practical dilemmas.
Nancy Birdsall |
Nancy Birdsall is founding president of the Center for Global Development.
Larry Diamond |
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
World Poverty and Human Rights [Full Text] | 02/28/14
Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to lifelong severe poverty, with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. This problem is solvable, despite its magnitude.
Jeffrey Sachs: Idealist or Extreme Pragmatist? | 12/16/13
Nina Munk's book about economist Jeffrey Sachs portrays his defense of the global poor as an act of faithful idealism. She could not have it more wrong.
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.
Protecting Women Refusing to be Victims of Violence | 10/19/13
Layli Miller-Muro, Liana Sterling
"Our goal is to truly provide justice to incredibly courageous women and girls who have suffered things that make us uncomfortable. They have suffered things that are hard to speak out loud." In this wise, inspiring talk, Miller-Muro tackles uncomfortable ethical questions, such as cultural relativism and our responsibilities towards those in trouble.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Fire in the Blood" | 09/07/13
With the tagline "Medicine, Monopoly, Malice," this powerful documentary tells how Western drug companies fought to keep discounted AIDS medications from reaching HIV-positive citizens of the developing world.
Proven Anti-hunger Strategies: Free Online through September 2013! | 07/17/13
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies. This policy brief highlights four strategies--fundamental building blocks for stronger food security policies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context.
Venezuela: An Ethical Foreign Policy? | 07/10/13
Some observers see Venezuela's foreign policy as promoting international solidarity with the oppressed, combating poverty, and pushing for a just world order free of uni-polar domination. Others argue that it has been incoherent, militaristic, and prejudicial to regional stability. What does the evidence tell us?
Frank Vogl on Corruption | 10/10/12
Frank Vogl, David C. Speedie
Corruption is not a victimless crime, as many believe. Transparency International's Frank Vogl discusses the global, grass-roots fight against this age-old problem.
Ethics Matter: Dambisa Moyo on How Aid to Africa is Harmful | 09/24/12
Dambisa Moyo, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Aid has failed to create economic growth, says Moyo, and allows governments to evade their responsibilities. So when people say that aid provides essential services, they're missing the point. Except when disaster strikes, governments should be responsible for their citizens, not the international community.
Thought Leader: Mary Ellen Iskenderian | 09/05/12
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Devin T. Stewart
"I'm a huge believer in role models. I think that pretty much any woman who gets up and puts herself out there, whether she wants to be or not, is a role model."
A Look at International and U.S. Security Issues | 07/19/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Senior Fellow Col. Jeff McCausland provides an expert analysis on current security issues, including the proposed U.S. defense budget cuts, which may result in the loss of 1 million jobs. Certain "swing" states would be hit especially hard, which could affect the November elections.
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future | 06/11/12
Victor D. Cha, Joanne J. Myers
Policy expert and scholar Victor Cha lifts the curtain on North Korea, one of the world's most isolated, poorly-understood, and dangerous nations, and explains why he believes that the level of risk has escalated since Kim Jong-il's death.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Isolationism | 05/22/12
Today, American supremacy is assumed rather than argued for: in an age of tremendous political division, it is a bipartisan first principle of foreign policy. In this area at least, one wishes for a little less agreement, writes Carnegie Council's Zach Dorfman.
April/May 2012: Security Issues Facing the United States | 05/18/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland's report ranges from the proposed U.S. defense budget cuts and recent military scandals, to Syria, Afghanistan, and the two Koreas. Of particular interest is the troubling information on Syria, including serious concerns over the safety of its stockpile of WMDs.
A Look at Current U.S. Security Issues | 04/10/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Phillip McCausland
Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland gives us an expert run-down on current security issues, including Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC); North Korea; China's significant increase in defense spending; the growing crisis between Iran and Israel; the killings in Afghanistan; and much more.
Ethics Matter: Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women's World Banking | 03/21/12
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Julia Taylor Kennedy
CEO of Women's World Banking Iskenderian explains why investing in women makes so much sense. She also tackles the recent critiques of microfinance and discusses how it is evolving.
Blind to Reality: Invisible Children and the LRA | 03/09/12
The Kony 2012 documentary is over a decade too late, says Steven Costello. Promoting a "save the children" storyline (complete with a Joseph Kony awareness bracelet for just $30) to whip up less-than-nuanced public awareness is not only unhelpful; it is dangerous.