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Benjamin R. Barber |
Benjamin R. Barber is a senior research scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University. » People

Seyla Benhabib |
Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. » People

James Bohman |
James Bohman is Danforth Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. » People

Julian Bourg |
Julian Bourg is visiting assistant professor of history at Bryn Mawr College. » People

Hilary Charlesworth |
Hilary Charlesworth is professor and director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. » People

John J. Davenport |
John Davenport is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. » People

Larry Diamond |
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. » People

Samuel Dillon |
Samuel Dillon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. » People

Empire and Democracy (2003-2004) |
Andrew Kuper
Democracy is a near-universal value. But does America have the right to impose it unilaterally? Are there better, multilateral means to promote democracy? This project addresses these questions by holding high-level panels, creating online resources, and conducting original research. » Programs » Archive » Empire and Democracy

From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World | 11/24/14
Chas W. Freeman, Jr., David C. Speedie
Former ambassador Chas Freeman has had a wide breadth of diplomatic experience, from the Middle East to Africa, East Asia, and Europe. In this conversation he eloquently speaks his mind on the negative effects of sanctions, the folly of U.S. unqualified support for Israel, the U.S. strategy and diplomacy deficits, and much more. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Michael Ignatieff in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL | 11/20/14
Michael Ignatieff, Paul Holdengräber
Carnegie Council Centennial Chairman Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian writer, teacher, and former politician, discusses his life, his work, and the Council's Centennial project, Ethics for a Connected World. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Citizenship, Identity, and Conflict in South Asia's Borderlands | 11/20/14
Suchitra Vijayan, Liana Sterling
The intrepid Suchitra Vijayan is working on a 9,000-mile journey through South Asia, which has taken her to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the disputed territory of Kashmir, and India's borders with Burma and China. What has she learned so far about the effects of borders on human lives? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East | 11/19/14
Gerard Russell
Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive faiths. How are groups such as the Mandaeans and Yazidis of Iraq, the Zoroastrians of Iran, and the Copts of Egypt hanging on to their ancient traditions? How can we combat religious hatred? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with David Keyes on Advancing Human Rights | 11/14/14
David Keyes, Andrew Nagorski
In the Soviet era, it was difficult to alert the world of what was happening to dissidents, says David Keyes. Today, however, there's an overload of information from YouTube and other sources and the challenge is how to overcome "human rights fatigue." He explains how crowd-sourcing and other means can get the word out. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism | 11/11/14
Will Kymlicka, James Traub
From Canada to Europe, how do different societies deal with immigrant groups? How have their policies evolved and where are they headed? What rights should domestic animals have? Will Kymlicka ably shows that the world is going through a rights revolution, demolishing the old hierarchies and gradually becoming more and more inclusive. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

On the Verge of Democratic Consolidation: The Romanian Presidential Elections | 11/07/14
Teodor Stan
It was David against Goliath in the Romanian presidential elections, and David won! For valuable background, read Teodor Stan's in-depth analysis of the complex political situation in his native country, written just before the election. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

From Paris to Moscow: The Rise of New Far-Right Movements Across Europe | 10/31/14
Marlene Laruelle, David C. Speedie
What effect has the Ukraine crisis had on the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Russia and what has been the impact on Russia's neighbors? What is the situation among Europe's different far-right movements? Russia/Eurasia/Europe expert Marlene Laruelle has answers to these complex questions and more. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities | 10/29/14
Benjamin R. Barber, Joanne J. Myers
In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time, from terrorism to climate change, nation-states seem paralyzed. Can cities and the mayors who run them do a better job? The answer is yes, says Benjamin Barber, and in fact they are already doing it. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Brazil at a Crossroads: The 2013 Protests and the Upcoming Presidential Elections | 10/23/14
Valeria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Who will win the Brazilian election on October 26, and which--if either--of the candidates is more likely to fulfill the demands of the protesters who took to the streets in 2013? How much change can either of them offer, given the entrenched political status quo and the economic problems facing the country? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/15/14
Francis Fukuyama
What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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