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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 » Past Programs » Empire and Democracy

A World History of Political Violence | 06/30/16
Rachel Kleinfeld, Devin T. Stewart
Rachel Kleinfeld discusses with Devin Stewart her research--which took her to five continents over the past three years--and forthcoming book on how violence is perpetuated and curtailed in societies around the world. Kleinfeld discusses the role of political power, corruption, law enforcement, leadership, and grassroots movements. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Carnegie Council Is Media Partner for New York Times Athens Democracy Forum, September 14-18, 2016 | 06/28/16
The New York Times Athens Democracy Forum brings together politicians, policy makers, journalists, scholars, and experts from the fields of business, finance, and technology to explore the challenges to liberal democracy and ways to meet them. Friends and supporters of the Council receive a special discount. Learn more.

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Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia | 06/24/16
Margaret Scott, Devin T. Stewart
"It's going on 20 years that Indonesia has been engaged in a very important experiment, which is to create a democracy in a Muslim-majority place," explains journalist and scholar Margaret Scott. In this valuable interview, she untangles the complex relationships between various factions of Islam and politics in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Time to Wake Up | 06/23/16
Sheldon Whitehouse, Ted Widmer
"The story of our failure on climate change is a story of our failure to understand the truly manipulative and evil effects of money in politics," declares Senator Whitehouse. "It's being deployed right now. You undo Citizens United and we will have a bill in a month." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights" by Alan Patten | 06/15/16
Daniel M. Weinstock
Alan Patten's "Equal Recognition" is the most significant systematic attempt at deriving a theory of minority rights from the basic tenets of liberalism since Will Kymlicka's "Multicultural Citizenship" was published over 20 years ago. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016))

Table of Contents, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) | 06/15/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016))

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2016 Issue | 06/14/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

Chuck Hagel on U.S. Challenges in Today's "Complicated, Interconnected World" | 05/20/16
Chuck Hagel
Drawing on decades of experience, Secretary Hagel gives a masterly and frank analysis of world events. He discusses current U.S. politics--he's confident that the Constitution will see America through--the nuclear deal with Iran, the melting in the Arctic and resulting "Great Game of the North," China's power play in the South China Sea, and much more. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula | 05/20/16
Gheewhan Kim, Scott A. Snyder, Sue Mi Terry
"Simply put, North Korea still needs to go a long way to achieve sophisticated levels of mid- to long-range nuclear missiles," declares Consul General Gheewan Kim. In this in-depth discussion, the panelists explore the current situation on the Korean peninsula, the role of China and the U.S., and opportunities for unification of the North and the South. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox on Political Responsibility in India and the United States | 05/18/16
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Alex Woodson
What do citizens living in a democracy owe their country in terms of upholding its values and laws? Both Gandhi and Obama emphasize the importance of individual responsibility, which has to go beyond just voting, says Gadkar-Wilcox. Don't miss this fascinating discussion on Indian and U.S. perspectives, both historically and in today's fraught politics. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Religious Harmony" Regulations Creating Dissonance in Indonesia | 05/17/16
Andreas Harsono, Amber Kiwan
Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the complex situation in Indonesia, including the 2006 religious harmony regulation supposed to protect religious minorities, but which in practice has enabled religious majorities to discriminate against minorities; the draconian blasphemy laws; Islamic extremism; and much more. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS | 05/13/16
Robert F. Worth, Roger Cohen
In this memorable conversation, "New York Times" journalists Robert Worth and Roger Cohen discuss Worth's latest book about the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Was its collapse inevitable? Could/should the U.S. have done more, especially regarding Syria? Despite all, Worth concludes the talk on a hopeful note. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World | 04/25/16
Tarek Osman, Lisa Anderson
Until the mid-19th century, Islam was the sole basis of both political legitimacy and social identity across the Middle East. Islamists--a term that doesn't exist in Arabic--believe Islam should continue to be the region's primary identity. In opposition are nationalists and secularists who view Islamism as a serious threat. What will be the outcome? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

In Search of a Global Ethic | 04/21/16
Devin T. Stewart
Research in 25 cities in eight countries on five continents shows that norms across cultures may not be so different after all. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Book Launch and Update on Events in Europe | 04/19/16
Péter Krekó, Marlene Laruelle, Daniel Stein
"Eurasianism and the European Far Right" is the culmination of an intensive two-year project spearheaded by the Council's U.S. Global Engagement Program. This expert panel from France, Hungary, and the United States examines the complex spectrum of the European far right and its connections with Russia and with the U.S. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Table of Contents, Volume 30.1 (Spring 2016) | 03/14/16
This issue includes an essay by Amitai Etzioni on how to define national sovereignty through rights and responsibilities; a roundtable on the relationship between Hans Morgenthau and America, with contributions by Cornelia Navari, Felix Rösch, Hartmut Behr, Christoph Frei, Richard Ned Lebow, and Douglas B. Klusmeyer; features by Patti Tamara Lenard on revocation of citizenship in democracies and by Robert Sparrow on the case against autonomous weapons; a response by Helen Frowe to Daniel Brunstetter and Megan Braun's article on "jus ad vim" (EIA 27.1), with a rejoinder by Daniel Brunstetter; and book reviews by Robert Howse and Jeffrey Mankoff. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » TABLE OF CONTENTS AND EXCERPT FROM ETHICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS VOLUME 30.1 (SPRING 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 30.1 (Spring 2016)

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2016 Issue | 03/11/16
This issue includes: Amitai Etzioni on national sovereignty; a roundtable on the relationship between Hans Morgenthau and America; Patti Tamara Lenard on revocation of citizenship in democracies; Robert Sparrow on the case against autonomous weapons; an exchange between Helen Frowe and  Daniel Brunstetter on "jus ad vim;" and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

A Conversation with Sarah Chayes on Corruption and Global Security | 03/04/16
Sarah Chayes, Stephanie Sy
Around the world from Afghanistan to Nigeria, systemic corruption is fueling instability, declares Sarah Chayes in this electrifying conversation. And the United States and other enablers are part of the problem. "If we don't prioritize corruption more—and that means here as well as there—the world is going to become an increasingly dangerous place." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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

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