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2015 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Conference on Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice |

International treaties, including Conferences of the Parties, have been signed and global warming countermeasures are being proposed all over the world. Resources on this page are drawn from the Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Conference, "Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice", which took place at Carnegie Council in New York in October 2015, with an international group of participants.

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History and the Politics of Reconciliation (2000-2005) |
Elizabeth A. Cole
This program promoted research and dialogue on how societies reckon with difficult pasts and the process involved in reconciliation at a societal or political level. » Programs » Past Programs » History and the Politics of Reconciliation Program

Deterrence or Disarmament?: The Ethics of Nuclear Warfare | 02/04/16
Kayla Giampaolo
Is using a nuclear weapon morally permissible under some circumstances? Is it ethical to implement nuclear deterrence (threatening to use atomic weapons) as a self-defense strategy? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Call for Abstracts by March 30: Carnegie Council Student Research Conference | 02/02/16
This conference will be held on Wednesday, May 4 in Carnegie Council headquarters in New York City. Abstracts are due by March 30. Papers should be on topics related to ethics and international affairs (e.g. human rights, international law, justice, equality, accountability, sustainability, transparency, etc.). » News » Press Releases

Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox Discusses the Indian Constitution | 01/15/16
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Alex Woodson
Quinnipiac professor Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox recently spent three months researching the Indian Constitution in Delhi. In this talk, she details the document's framework, its main architect B. R. Ambedkar, and why it is the world's longest constitution. Is it revered, like its American counterpart? What are some of the constitutional debates in India today? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox Discusses the Indian Constitution | 01/14/16
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Alex Woodson
Quinnipiac professor Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox recently spent three months researching the Indian Constitution in Delhi. In this talk, she details the document's framework, its main architect B. R. Ambedkar, and why it is the world's longest constitution. Is it revered, like its American counterpart? What are some of the constitutional debates in India today? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence | 01/14/16
Jerry Kaplan, Joanne J. Myers
"Artificial intelligence" is a misnomer, says computer scientist Jerry Kaplan. Machines are not intelligent; their programmers are. What we're seeing is a huge acceleration of automation, which will eliminate all kinds of jobs and create all kinds of unimaginable new ones. This will create a great deal of wealth. But the question is who will get that wealth? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Perspectives from Inside a Tumultuous Middle East: Syria-Iraq-ISIS-Russia and Iran | 11/23/15
Rami Khouri, Joanne J. Myers
The majority of the Arab World seeks justice, accountability, and democracy, says Beirut-based Rami Khouri. What we are dealing with now is bad governance in the region combined with the terrible consequences of continuous foreign military intervention: American, Russian, European, Iranian, Israeli, and inter-Arab. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Julia Taylor Kennedy on Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce | 11/13/15
Julia Taylor Kennedy, Alex Woodson
Veterans face life-or-death challenges during their military service, but adjusting to a life in the workforce can be even trickier for some. Just in time for Veteran's Day, Julia Taylor Kennedy discusses her new book "Mission Critical," which offers in-depth research and tangible solutions on this important and under-reported issue. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Beyond Silicon Valley: Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places | 11/11/15
Elmira Bayrasli, Hazami Barmada
Elmira Bayrasli, founder of "Foreign Policy Interrupted" and author of "Beyond Silicon Valley," is all about shattering stereotypes and bringing disregarded groups to the fore, from talented women who must be encouraged to "raise their hands" to the millions of successful entrepreneurs around the world that we never hear about. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Julia Taylor Kennedy on Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce | 11/11/15
Julia Taylor Kennedy, Alex Woodson
Veterans face life-or-death challenges during their military service, but adjusting to a life in the workforce can be even trickier for some. Just in time for Veteran's Day, Julia Taylor Kennedy discusses her new book "Mission Critical," which offers in-depth research and tangible solutions on this important and under-reported issue. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Aging of the Cuban Embargo and the Coming Era in U.S.-Latin American Relations | 11/10/15
Lynn Holland
The decades-long U.S.trade embargo is still in force, yet meanwhile time has not stood still for Cuba. Lynn Holland looks at Cuba's network of overseas alliances, which range from trade to education, medical diplomacy, and peacekeeping. She goes on to discuss areas of fruitful cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

The Confucian Vision for a Good Society | 11/09/15
James Hsiung
James Hsiung gives a clear and compelling explanation of Confucius' views on harmonious human relations and how societies should be run, discussing how his thought differs from Western philosophy. He also explains why and how Confucianism has finally been rehabilitated, after almost a century of ignominy. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Out of the Academy and onto the Streets: The Power of Philosophy | 11/05/15
Max Hayward, Alex Woodson
Columbia University's "Rethink" community outreach program brings philosophy out of academia and into the lives of youths on probation, battered women, and other disadvantaged groups. "Rethink" co-founder Max Hayward discusses his experiences working with these groups and three concrete ways philosophy has empowered them. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Riverkeeper, Defending New York's Hudson River | 11/04/15
Paul Gallay
Riverkeeper fights to protect the Hudson and the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers. Paul Gallay relates three of its success stories, offering lessons for other communities. Whether working on a  local level or tackling climate change on a global one, his advice is the same: be realistic, honest, and, above all, creative and courageous. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Chinese Immigrant Experiences in New York City | 11/03/15
Henry Chang, Jiayang Fan, Peter Kwong, Kavitha Rajagopalan
Manhattan's Chinatown is a city within a city; it's very poorly understood by outsiders. This panel of insiders helps change that. Topics include migrant financing, an overview of Chinese migration, the Chinatown gang wars of the 1970s, the "model minority" myth, and today's encroaching gentrification. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Intimacy: How Do We Cultivate Care for Our "Place" when the Place is the Planet? | 10/28/15
Peter Higgins
Developing an understanding of the global implications of our daily actions such as energy and resource use is a challenge for all of us. For educators wishing to address these issues, matters are further complicated by the influence of globalized economies, marketing, media, and politics. University of Edinburgh's Peter Higgins explores these issues. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Schindler's List" | 09/01/15
Andreas Rekdal
It's almost impossible to grasp the enormity of the Holocaust, and there's also the danger of regarding it as a one-time occurrence in the distant past. "Schindler's List" is a powerful tool for teaching about the Holocaust, genocide, good and evil, and the question of individual accountability.  "What would I have done?" "What am I doing now to stop injustice?" » Publications » Ethics on Film

Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy's Jayson Browder | 08/24/15
Jayson Browder, Alex Woodson
"I think there's a new breed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are very entrepreneurial. A lot of the missions that they had in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world really lent to this entrepreneurial spirit." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Possible Future Worlds: Essays by Carnegie Council's Ethics Fellows for the Future | 08/17/15
This booklet is the result of a six-month online course taken by the Ethics Fellows for the Future, based on Carnegie Council Fellow Thong Nguyen's e-book, "Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

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