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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Ourania S. Yancopoulos' Presentation on Gender Equality at UN Wins Council's Student Research Conference | 05/16/16
Ms. Yancopoulos' presentation was titled "Gender Equality—and the Lack Thereof—in International Politics: An Evaluation of Gender Balance in the Leadership of the United Nations Secretariat." Other presentation topics included robotic warfare, the ethics of civil resistance, and the portrayal of Muslims in the U.S. media.
Gender Imbalance in the UN Leadership | 05/16/16
Ourania S. Yancopoulos, Devin T. Stewart
"Despite the UN's repeated commitment to 50/50 gender parity, the UN has never been even close to this goal," writes Ourania Yancopoulos in this follow-up interview about her winning presentation for the Council's Research Conference. "In fact the closest it ever got was in 2012 at about 24 percent."
Carlos Fuentes on Politics, Language, and Literature (1980) | 05/11/16
José Anadón, Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's former ambassador to France and famed novelist, short story writer, and essayist, spent the 1979-80 academic year teaching at Princeton. In this wide-ranging conversation at the University of Notre Dame, he discusses "El boom" generation of Latin American writers, politics, education, and more.
Michael Ignatieff named president of Budapest's Central European University | 05/05/16
Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff has been appointed president and rector of Central European University in Budapest.The graduate university, started by philanthropist George Soros in 1991, attracts students from all over the world and was founded to be "a beacon for open society values in Eastern Europe," said Ignatieff.
Political and Cultural Challenges to Gender Parity in Japan | 04/28/16
Mari Miura, Devin T. Stewart
In the Global Gender Gap Report, Japan usually ranks around 100 out of 140 countries, says Mari Miura, a specialist on gender in Japan. The main reasons are economic--a huge gender pay gap; political--underrepresentation of women in politics; and cultural--traditional gender and family roles. But younger generations are trying to change these paradigms.
Carnegie Council Announces the Appointment of Six Pacific Fellows | 04/26/16
Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the appointment of six Pacific Fellows based in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The fellowship is part of Carnegie Council's new Asia Dialogues program, which seeks to advance ethical inquiry around contentions within Asia and the United States.
Feminism: The New "F-word" in Japan? | 04/26/16
Natsumi Ikoma, Devin T. Stewart
Senior Fellow Devin Stewart speaks with Natsumi Ikoma, the Center for Gender Studies director, International Christian University, Japan, about the state of feminism in Japanese art, literature, and society. Ikoma, a Carnegie Council Pacific Fellow, describes how women are portrayed in Japanese theater and how female writers are changing public debate.
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?
New Paradigms for Refugee Camps and for Humanitarian Aid Itself | 04/22/16
Kilian Kleinschmidt, Stephanie Sy
Kilian Kleinschmidt describes how he, together with the refugees themselves, transformed the Zaatari refugee camp from what the media called a "hellhole of humanitarian aid" into a lively living space with shops and even fountains. Indeed, the entire aid paradigm needs to be transformed, says Kleinschmidt, and he offers innovative ways to do it.
Gender and Sexuality in Japan | 03/11/16
James Farrer, Devin T. Stewart
Senior Fellow Devin Stewart speaks with sociologist James Farrer (Sophia University, Tokyo) about the changing norms around gender, sexual rights, dating, and marriage in Japan. They also discuss Farrer's advice for researchers interested in Japanese society. Farrer is co-author of "Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of A Global City."
The Industries of the Future | 03/10/16
Alec Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Driverless cars, designer babies, crypto currencies, cyber warfare, pervasive "sousveillance" that erodes our privacy, often with our consent--what are the upsides and downsides of this brave new world? Alec Ross, who is neither a utopian nor a dystopian, expertly guides us through it.
The Making of Sustainable India | 02/23/16
"Sustainable development will not be easy. Yet, it is an unavoidable responsibility that is achievable with better planning, stronger policies, and effective execution," writes Indian student Sanyam Khare. "By adopting frugal innovation methods, India can show the world how to do more and better with less."
Beyond a New Cold War? International Security and the Need for U.S.-Russia Cooperation | 02/22/16
Stephen F. Cohen, Jack F. Matlock, John Pepper, William vanden Heuvel
The United States must stop its demonization of President Putin, according to members of this distinguished panel, all with long associations with Russia, and all founding members of the American Committee for East-West Accord. Syria, Ukraine, the UN, nuclear weapons: all compelling reasons why the United States and Russia must work together.
Deterrence or Disarmament?: The Ethics of Nuclear Warfare | 02/04/16
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?
Call for Abstracts by March 30: Carnegie Council Student Research Conference | 02/02/16
This student conference will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 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.).