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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.
Policy Innovations |
Public Affairs: Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight | 05/16/13
Victims of trafficking are both young and old, male and female. They can be found working in factories, fields, brothels, private homes, and innumerable other settings. They may be hidden behind walls or seen in plain view. How can trafficking be stopped?
Thought Leader: Sir David Cannadine | 05/07/13
Sir David Cannadine, Zach Dorfman
"Actually, for most of human history, most people have lived at peace with each other. We constantly need to remind ourselves of that and ask how and why that has been possible. From that perspective, the aberrant mode of human behavior is war."
Ethics Matter: Zainab Salbi on Women, War, and Self-Empowerment | 04/09/13
Zainab Salbi, Marlene Spoerri
In this fascinating conversation, Zainab Salbi discusses her personal journey from growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq to becoming a global champion of women's rights. She also focuses on the realities of women's lives across the Middle East and proposes constructive ways to change negatives to positives.
Thought Leader: Mary Robinson | 03/22/13
Mary Robinson, Devin T. Stewart
"What strikes me about the world today is that it's a world of 7 billion people who are more connected than ever before, and yet the divides are huge. We see growing inequality both within countries and between countries. I'm not sure that we can continue like this and be socially cohesive."
Thought Leader: Bineta Diop | 03/21/13
Bineta Diop, Devin T. Stewart
"For me, leadership is also feminine. I always say that the men who have feminine values are part of the criteria for me to look for in leadership. It is that touch, that caring, giving, solidarity. Those are things that for me are very fundamental in leadership."
Thought Leader: Hans Kung | 03/19/13
Hans Küng, Devin T. Stewart
World peace may never be achieved, but the EU shows that peace is possible if everybody cooperates. I insist on the importance of religions: No peace among nations without peace between religions. No peace between religions without a dialogue between religions. No dialogue between religions without shared ethical values and standards.
Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall | 03/15/13
Nancy Birdsall, Devin T. Stewart
"I believe that improving other people's lives everywhere is not only, or even mostly, about ensuring they have services, but ensuring that they are participating in a system that is accountable to them and where they have voice about decisions that affect them. Leadership is about working with people to maximize those choices."
Thought Leader: Tariq Ramadan | 03/12/13
Tariq Ramadan, Devin T. Stewart
"Every tradition, every religion, every culture or civilization might have a specific path and we join and we meet at the summit. Global ethics is what we get at the summit, but we have to accept that there are different routes and we are all coming from a specific route and we will find ourselves sharing so many values with others."
Ethics Matter: A Conversation on Bioethics with NASA's Paul Root Wolpe | 03/08/13
Paul Root Wolpe, Marlene Spoerri
In this eye-opening conversation, renowned bioethicist Dr. Wolpe grapples with the ethical issues raised by advances in biotechnology and neuroscience, including "brain fingerprinting" and eventual mind-reading.
Thought Leader: Peter Morales | 03/06/13
Peter Morales, Devin T. Stewart
"So the real challenge for me and anyone in a position of moral leadership isn't what we say; it's what we do and our willingness to be out there and to speak truth to power and to try to hold people, whether they're in politics or in industry, to account to the moral positions that they actually espouse themselves."
Thought Leader: Jessica Jackley | 03/05/13
Jessica Jackley, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"What many people can no longer claim is ignorance, especially those of us that do have easy access to technology. We know not only that these problems exist, but there are endless options, really great options, to do something to engage and to participate."
Thought Leader: Hawa Abdi | 03/05/13
Hawa Abdi, Devin T. Stewart
"We are the same people in this world on the same planet, so we have to respect each other, we have to love each other. We have to throw out hate."
Thought Leader: Dan Ariely | 03/04/13
Dan Ariely, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"The good news is that we're figuring out some of the big mistakes people are making, and if we figure out in time, we can try to fight that and actually do things in a better way."
Thought Leader: Rachel Kleinfeld | 03/01/13
Rachel Kleinfeld, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"We're in an age where every person can have access to global information. If they have access to a cell phone, which most of the world now has access to, they can be a voice for awareness, for ethicality within their community and across the globe."
Thought Leader: Alan S. Blinder | 02/28/13
Alan S. Blinder, Devin T. Stewart
"Democracy is a code word or an accompaniment of freedom. The relevant part of freedom in this case is freedom of enterprise, freedom to work where you please, freedom to move for better opportunities, and the freedom to get education."
Thought Leader: E. O. Wilson | 02/28/13
E. O. Wilson, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"A global ethic, which is absolutely necessary to meet the destructive forces that our intellectual and technological powers have given us to meet and solve the big problems that are promoted by it, depends upon a much more thorough knowledge of what we are."
Winners of the 2012 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Ethics for a Connected World" | 02/22/13
Carnegie Council announces the results of its annual International Student/Teacher Essay Contest. Winners are from Finland, India, Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sweden, and the USA, with honorable mentions for essays from Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and the USA.
Thought Leader: Somaly Mam | 02/15/13
Somaly Mam, Devin T. Stewart
"When the people say, "Somaly, what you do is bad," I always see my good, my peace, a reality. When I see the girls that have been saved when they were six years old, and right now they are in law school and they get married--then I have done a great thing, and I have my peace in my mind."