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Norbert Anwander |
Norbert Anwander is lecturer in philosophy and research fellow at the Ethics Centre of the University of Zurich.
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.
Nancy Birdsall |
Nancy Birdsall is founding president of the Center for Global Development.
Rowan Cruft |
Rowan Cruft is lecturer in philosophy at the University of Stirling.
World Poverty and Human Rights [Full Text] | 02/28/14
Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to lifelong severe poverty, with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. This problem is solvable, despite its magnitude.
Ill Fares the Invisible Hand | 12/10/13
According to census data from 2012, there are 46.5 million Americans currently living in poverty. That is more than one in seven Americans, or roughly 15 percent of the population. Zach Dorfman reviews two extraordinary books on poverty and increasing inequality in the United States.
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.
Living With Injustice: Lessons from 1963 | 09/06/13
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the writing of three seminal texts in 20th century philosophy. An examination of these texts--by King, Arendt, and Levinas--illustrates their timelessness, and their importance in articulating and responding to contemporary injustice.
Proven Anti-hunger Strategies: Free Online through September 2013! | 07/17/13
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies. This policy brief highlights four strategies--fundamental building blocks for stronger food security policies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context.
Capitalism as Our Greatest Hope | 07/16/13
"What I'm hoping is that we as Americans, and people in other countries, too, can think more clearly about capitalism as the engine of growth that lifts people out of poverty," writes social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in this "Huffington Post" article. This series is co-produced by Carnegie Council as part of our Centennial Thought Leaders Forum.
Venezuela: An Ethical Foreign Policy? | 07/10/13
Some observers see Venezuela's foreign policy as promoting international solidarity with the oppressed, combating poverty, and pushing for a just world order free of uni-polar domination. Others argue that it has been incoherent, militaristic, and prejudicial to regional stability. What does the evidence tell us?
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.
Mindsets May Hinder Progress in Myanmar | 06/05/13
Devin T. Stewart
Great excitement surrounds the World Economic Forum meeting in Myanmar this week, an indication of the country's new openness. But while the media has highlighted Myanmar's political, economic, and social challenges, less discussed are the mindsets that underlie them. Stewart's report is based on several years of interviews in Myanmar and the region.
Global Ethics Corner: Food for Peace? | 05/13/13
Food for Peace, which ships American farm products to developing nations, has long been criticized for crowding out local agriculture. Now, to the dismay of the U.S. farming and shipping industries, President Obama is proposing sending nations cash grants. Is "Cash for Peace" a better idea?
Thought Leader: Louise Arbour | 05/01/13
Louise Arbour, David C. Speedie, Anna Kiefer
"I think what is morally distinct is our consciousness of the disconnect between our values, our aspirations, our capabilities, and our deliverables. We are still conscious of how much we are falling short of our aspirations."
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, Anna Kiefer
"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: Nancy Birdsall | 03/15/13
Nancy Birdsall, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"Most people, once they become more and more aware, they are in a better position to demand better policies in their own country and they are more likely to get engaged in other ways as well."
Public Affairs: Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice | 03/15/13
In this inspiring talk about her extraordinary life so far, Mary Robinson tells us of her early years and how she became president of Ireland, even though the odds were 100-1; her work as a champion of human rights, especially those of women; and about her current work as president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.