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Arash Abizadeh |
Arash Abizadeh is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and an associate member of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University.
Christian Barry |
Christian Barry is director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory (CMSPT) in the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Australian National University. He also hosts Public Ethics Radio, an online audio broadcast with ethicists discussing timely and important practical dilemmas.
Bill Baue |
Bill Baue is co-director of Sea Change Media and co-host and producer of Sea Change Radio.
Noah Bopp |
Noah Bopp is director of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership, a semester-long program in Washington, D.C.
Joseph M. Cahalan |
Joseph Cahalan is president of the Xerox Foundation and vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox Corporation.
Arthur Caplan |
Arthur Caplan is Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, chair of the department of medical ethics, and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
John J. Davenport |
John Davenport is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City.
Ethics in a Violent World (2005-2006) |
Focusing on the institutions regulating war and peace, this initiative engages scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens through major public lectures, policy briefings, and journal articles.
Superpower Ethics: The Rules of the Game [Abstract] | 07/24/14
International systems have historically come in two forms: those based on the balance of power and those of a revolutionary nature, including systems organized around bipolar competition. Stanley Hoffmann finds the world order of 1987 to contain both these systems and judges it both ambiguous and original. Free online till December 31, 2014.
It's Time for the United States to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child | 07/07/14
America is one of only two countries that has not yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The other is Somalia. As the 25th anniversary of the CRC approaches this November, isn't it time the United States finally ratified it?
The Participation Gap | 06/25/14
Devin T. Stewart
"Inequality doesn't result only from differences in income or wealth (the focus of French economist Thomas Piketty). It also has a political dimension, fueled by unequal access to power and the norm that all citizens deserve an equal voice."
Cataclysm: David Stevenson on World War I as Political Tragedy | 06/18/14
David Stevenson, Mladen Joksic
David Stevenson discusses the military and political decisions on both sides that led to World War I; the Eastern, Balkan, and Italian Fronts, which are often overlooked; the role of the colonies for the Allies; and much more.
The Crisis of 1914 and What It Means for Us Today | 06/12/14
Joel H. Rosenthal, Margaret MacMillan, George Rupp, David Rodin, Adam Roberts, Ivo Banac, Mustafa Cerić, Michael Ignatieff
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was murdered in Sarajevo, an event that led to World War I. To commemorate this event and look to the future, the Council is holding a high-profile symposium in Sarajevo on June 27, 2014, which will discuss war and reconciliation.
The Intergenerational and International Justice Dilemmas of Multinational Nuclear Waste Repositories | 06/06/14
Despite Fukushima, the use of nuclear power is increasing worldwide. What about the growing mountain of nuclear waste? It has already been accumulating for over 50 years and will remain highly radioactive for many thousands of years to come. Safe disposal presents a massive challenge to humanity and one that still has to be addressed.
Sarajevo is a Symbol: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Assassination | 05/28/14
Joel H. Rosenthal
In this interview with the Turkish news organization Andalou Agency, Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal explains the reasons behind the Council's upcoming visit to Sarajevo and why its participation in the commemoration of the outbreak of World War I is important.
"Saving Amina": Global Justice for Women and Intercultural Dialogue [Abstract] | 05/27/14
Alison M. Jaggar
Western moral and political theorists have devoted much attention to the victimization of women by non-western cultures, wrote Alison Jaggar in 2005. But, conceiving injustice to poor women in poor countries as a matter of their oppression by illiberal cultures yields an imcomplete understanding of their situation. Free online till December 31, 2014.
"The Past is Another Country:" The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act | 05/21/14
The 1964 Civil Rights Act was a triumph of one vision--one history--of one America over another. Clay Risen's "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act" tells the story of the unsung heroes, and the shortcomings, of the Act.
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.
Of All Possible Future Worlds: Global Trends, Values, and Ethics | 03/31/14
This course examines world trends and the degree to which values and ethical choices can shape humanity in the future.
God, Faith, and Reason | 03/27/14
This course examines the meaning and limitations of some of the central concepts and beliefs in the philosophical and public discourse on the question of God's existence.