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Christopher Caldwell |
Christopher Caldwell is a journalist and senior editor at The Weekly Standard, as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times and Slate.
Teaching About Intractable Conflicts: The Olive Tree Initiative | 05/06/15
Daniel Brunstetter, Daniel Wehrenfennig
How can students learn to think more critically about conflicted regions and to engage people with different views in constructive dialogue? The Olive Tree Initiative combines a short study trip to a conflicted region, rigorous study both pre- and post-trip, and close mentorship that focuses on leadership development.
The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East | 03/20/15
David L. Phillips
In this stirring, information-filled talk on the Kurdish people, David Phillips recounts centuries of abuse and repression against the world's "largest stateless people." But he also illuminates the vitality of today's Kurds, who are "pro-Western and secular" and have proven to be America's most capable regional partners in the fight against ISIS.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Timbuktu" | 02/25/15
An extraordinary film, "Timbuktu" chronicles a brief period during the 2012 occupation of the ancient Malian city by the militant Islamic group Ansar Dine. What do these stories tell us about how extremism plays out on the ground, for both the occupied and the occupiers?
Leveraging Networks for Impact, Part 2: Best Practice Roundtable | 01/21/15
On November, 2014, Carnegie Council and the Melton Foundation convened a group of representatives of leading global networks to investigate how to measure and maximize their impact. Read about the discussion, take-aways, and next steps.
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?
Winners of the 2014 International Student Photo Contest, Fairness and Its Opposite | 11/10/14
Carnegie Council congratulates the winners of the 2014 International Student Photo Contest, "Fairness and Its Opposite." The theme is deliberately very broad, and the judges were delighted to see the wide range of creative and thoughtful interpretations.
Do Global Networks Require "Cruise Directors"? | 06/16/14
Rachel Kleinfeld, Devin T. Stewart
On April 30, 2014, Carnegie Council and the Melton Foundation convened a group of representatives of leading global networks to investigate and share best practices. Read about the discussion, take-aways, and next steps.
Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings | 06/01/14
Frederic M. Wehrey
It's tempting to see today's Middle East conflicts as the continuation of centuries-old sectarian divisions, but Frederick Wehrey cautions against it. "Sectarianism is really a local institutional governance phenomenon that needs to be addressed through political reform in the Gulf, through ending discrimination, through greater participation in governance."
Essay on Singapore and the U.S. Wins 2014 Trans-Pacific Student Contest | 05/21/14
The winning entry from Salina Lee (USA) and Nelson Chew (Singapore) is written as a seemingly light-hearted conversation between two good friends on a sightseeing trip in New York Harbor. Yet the essay goes deeper, looking at serious topics that concern both nations: civil liberties, education methods, and race.
The Little Red Dot and the Land of the Free: Singapore and the United States | 05/21/14
Salina Lee, Nelson Chew
What defines your country? How do you perceive someone from a totally different background? Who would have guessed that an exchange between a Singaporean and an American would offer insights on the subtle connections that make two vastly different countries so very comparable.
Moral Imagination | 05/14/14
David Bromwich draws upon thinkers such as Burke, Lincoln, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to show that it is moral imagination which allows us to judge the right and wrong of actions apart from ourselves, to see the needs of strangers as clearly as the needs of friends. Thus it is essential to governing and to the well-being of the state.
Japan's Change Generation | 05/05/14
Devin T. Stewart
For the past two decades, Tokyo has been described as stagnant, glacial, and arthritic. But that is only part of the story. Outside the government, a new generation of liberal reformers is bringing about real change.
The Rise of Extremism in a Disunited Europe | 01/17/14
David C. Speedie, Jennifer Otterson Mollick
A sinister scenario is playing out in Europe: the rise of right-wing populism, and in some cases, extreme far-right forces. Throughout 2013, Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement program tracked these developments and it will be publishing its findings in 2014. This article analyzes the current situation.
A Sick Asian Man Goes to Multicultural Europe: A Tale of Modern Citizenship in Transition | 12/04/13
A parable for our times? "As the debate over multiculturalism continues, the societies to which the adjective is applied change in complex ways, as I could glimpse during my trip to Belgium in summer 2013," writes Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow Kei Hiruta.
Symposium at the Scottish Parliament: From War to a Global Ethic | 11/21/13
Joel H. Rosenthal, Michael Ignatieff, Adam Roberts, David Rodin
Is it possible to create a global code of ethics? In this Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium at the Scottish Parliament, the panelists discuss Andrew Carnegie's legacy; what has changed since his time; and Carnegie Council's contribution to the vital task of moving toward a shared international understanding with which to face today's problems.
Passionate Conviction and Inclusive Community | 11/19/13
"Convictions matter. At least our own convictions—the affirmations, commitments, and practices that are central to our personal and social identity—matter to us. Yet because we live in an era of unprecedented global interaction, the convictions of people everywhere also matter to all of us whether we know it or not."
Winners of the 2013 International Student Photo Contest, Living with Differences | 11/04/13
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its first international student photo contest. First prize went to a colorful image of intercultural connection: a British teacher, learning from her Indian students, as captured by a Japanese photographer.
Immigration Reform: Truths, Myths, and Politics | 09/26/13
The great wave of illegal immigration to the United States is over, says Edward Schumacher-Matos. Our real challenge now is what to do with those 11–12 million people who are here illegally but who are part of our communities--and this is not only a legal issue but an ethical one.
Book Review: Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India | 07/25/13
"South Asians and African Americans learned from each other in ways that not only advanced their respective struggles for freedom but helped define what freedom could and should mean," argues historian Nico Slate in his debut book.