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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.
Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism | 11/26/13
Thomas E. Patterson
Journalists sorely need more expertise in the topics they report on, such as business, education and geopolitics, says Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard. For unless they know their subject area well, they are vulnerable to their sources and their reporting may be skewed or incomplete.
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.
Citizenship Within and Across Nations | 11/12/13
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores the role of civic honor, and its negative counterpart, shame, in shaping the political behavior of individuals and of nations, and in particular, in shaping the moral dimensions of political behavior.
Thought Leader: Fazle Hasan Abed | 11/11/13
Fazle Hasan Abed, Devin T. Stewart
Fazle Hasan Abed is the founder of BRAC, the world's largest non-governmental development organization, measured by the number of employees and the number of people it has helped. He discusses what he sees as the greatest challenges facing us today: poverty, gender equality, and curbing consumption in order to save the planet.
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them | 11/06/13
Joshua D. Greene
How do human beings make moral decisions? Sometimes we go with our emotions and "think fast" and sometimes we use reason and "think slow." Neuroscientist Joshua Greene's research shows that for problems within small groups, its best to think fast. But for global problems between larger groups, we need to learn to think slow.
Joel Rosenthal Awarded Honorary Degree by University of Edinburgh | 10/28/13
In October 2013, Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Social Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. The degree was awarded in recognition of his contribution to the field of international relations and ethics.
Chile's Opportunity to Eradicate Violence Against Women—and Set an Example for the Region | 10/21/13
Julia Taylor Kennedy
If Michelle Bachelet regains the Chilean presidency in November 2013, she has the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for women. What's needed is a multi-pronged approach that properly funds and enforces regulations, but even more importantly, goes to the root of the problem by bringing about cultural change.
Update from the Carnegie Global Oregon Learning Community | 09/17/13
The Carnegie Global Oregon Freshman Interest Group and learning community (CGO) is a pioneering effort that partners the University of Oregon with Carnegie Council to create a combined course-based and extra-curricular "convocation to commencement" program for students to learn about and practice an ethical orientation in all that they do.
The Fate of Cultural Property in Wartime: Why it Matters and What Should Be Done | 09/17/13
Jennifer Otterson Mollick
Cultural property protection in conflict is often neglected as people argue that the lives of individuals in warzones are far more important than old buildings, pots, and books. However, it is not a question of prioritizing. We must not dismiss cultural property protection in conflicts as secondary to humanitarian tragedy, but as part of the effort to save humanity.
Back to School | 09/10/13
Students, educators, life-long learners: We wish you all a great year, and hope you'll find our resources and contests useful, thought-provoking—and sometimes even fun!
In Memoriam: Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013) | 08/19/13
Carnegie Council's Zach Dorfman reflects on Jean Bethke Elshtain, his graduate adviser at the University of Chicago: "She carried herself with an understated grace and dignity, and this gracefulness made you think about the relationship between the contemplative life and the good and ethical life."
2L Hansen Chosen as a Finalist in Carnegie Council Essay Contest | 07/01/13
Ethics Fellow for the Future Gage Hansen was featured in "ULaw Today" after becoming a finalist in Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Essay Contest.
The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics | 06/27/13
In this rousing and eloquent speech in Rio, given during the biggest protests there in 25 years, Michael Ignatieff salutes the protesters' "patriotic anger" and discusses how to combat corruption, a 2,000-year-old problem common to societies worldwide.
Asian Universities Offer Programs for Female Leaders | 05/27/13
Rajeev Gowda of the Center for Public Policy at the Indian Institute and also a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow, was quoted a "New York Times" article about the Institute's Women in Leadership program for aspiring politicians.
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: David Cannadine | 05/07/13
David Cannadine, Zach Dorfman, Anna Kiefer
"So I suppose, looking forward, what I would hope to see is a greater awareness of the richness of individual identities and less attention given to single, simple, distorted, misleading collective identities."
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.
Empathy needed now more than ever | 04/06/13
In a talk at Princeton, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond cited his previous speech at Carnegie Council.