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The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis | 06/24/16
Sarah Costa, Joanne J. Myers
In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers | 05/31/16
Ali S. Khan
In over 20 years at the CDC, Dr. Ali Khan battled Ebola, SARS, and other deadly diseases. But, as he reveals in this fascinating talk, what really worries him is the effect that political and social factors can have on fighting these outbreaks. With Zika emerging as the newest threat, what can governments--and individuals--do to be better prepared? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Measures for Nigeria to Reach the Objective "Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable" in the Next 15 Years | 02/23/16
"I have always seen my dear country as the proverbial elephant up a tree: I do not understand how come it got there, but I sense it's surely going to fall," writes Nigerian student Agbeyo Temitope. Nevertheless, he believes the Sustainable Development Goals are achievable in Nigeria. His first concerns are eliminating terrorism and disease. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Global Ethics Day: Feeding the Planet | 10/20/15
Gerald Bourke, Gilonne d'Origny, Jessica Fanzo
There are roughly 2 billion people who are under-nourished and another 2 billion who are overweight or obese. In other words, about half the world's population is malnourished. How can we feed the world ethically, sustainably, and well? This panel provides some answers, from food aid to producing milk and meat in cell cultures. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe | 05/01/15
Robert L. Klitzman, Joanne J. Myers
When it comes to medical research using human beings, who decides what's right? How do the U.S. institutional review boards work? What does "informed consent" mean when you need a law degree to understand the consent forms? How are clinical trails conducted overseas? Dr. Klitzman explores these troubling and complex ethical concerns. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola, Liberia, and the "Cult of Bankable Projects" | 03/10/15
Shefa Siegel
Instead of addressing core issues of state failure, development aid continues pushing narrowly focused agendas that have little meaning in places where institutions and infrastructure are broken. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015)

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector | 03/05/15
Steve Davis, Stanley N. Katz, Amber Kiwan, Darin McKeever, Tom Paulson, Julia Taylor Kennedy
This month on "Impact," we're taking a close look at a huge issue--legacy. In this case, we're examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and the social sector in general. Specifically, we examine the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector | 03/05/15
Steve Davis, Stanley N. Katz, Amber Kiwan, Darin McKeever, Tom Paulson, Julia Taylor Kennedy
This month on "Impact," we're taking a close look at a huge issue--legacy. In this case, we're examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and the social sector in general. Specifically, we examine the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Clip of the Month: I. Glenn Cohen on the Ethics of Medical Tourism | 02/24/15
I. Glenn Cohen, Robert L. Klitzman
Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen, the author of "Patients With Passports," details some of the moral considerations to keep in mind about traveling to a foreign country to get an organ transplant, including unexpected post-operative regret from the donor. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Unni Karunakara, Robert L. Klitzman
Why were initial responses to the Ebola outbreak so disastrously inadequate? How can dysfunctional health systems--at all levels--be improved, so that this doesn't happen again? Dr. Klitzman of Columbia University and Dr. Karunakara, former international president of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Public Health in Brazil | 12/15/14
Valeria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Few countries in the world match Brazil's pledge to provide universal, free health care as a constitutional right. This promise extends far beyond routine check-ups and vaccinations. How is this ambitious goal being carried out in practice? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Global Ethics and the Point of View of the Universe | 11/07/14
Peter Singer
Sidgwick's concept of looking at issues from "the point of view of the universe"--in other words, giving equal weight to everyone's interests, irrespective of who they are, now or in future--can be the basis for a global ethic, says utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. He goes on to explain what this means for all of us in practical, concrete terms. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Clip of the Month: Mary Robinson on Climate Change's Effect on Women & the Poor | 09/16/14
Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN special envoy for climate change, says that environmental problems have an outsized effect on women and the poor and that her foundation is working on their behalf. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel on Health Care Reform | 05/30/14
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, James Traub
A doctor, a former advisor to the Obama administration, and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Emanuel has spent a generation advocating on health care reform. In this lively and sometimes heated discussion, he clearly and succinctly explains "Obamacare," why it evolved as it did, and what it will mean for Americans going forward. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Invisible Casualties Of America's Longest Wars | 05/06/14
Molly O'Toole, Sylvana Rochet
Did you know that one in three U.S. women veterans has been sexually assaulted? In 2013, even with about 85 percent of the assaults going unreported, they occurred at an average of more than 70 per day. Yet only about 35 percent of the reports went to court-martial proceedings. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Blowing the Whistle | 03/17/14
Jeffrey S. Wigand, Stewart J. Schwab, Daniel Oliverio, Jeremy Adelman, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Has the perception of whistleblowers changed? With high-profile cases like Edward Snowden and increased protections for those who accuse their employers of misconduct, have we moved away from the view that it "takes a rogue to catch a rogue"? Tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand and others discuss blowing the whistle in the U.S. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

World Poverty and Human Rights [Full Text] | 02/28/14
Thomas Pogge
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. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 19.1 (Spring 2005) » Symposium: World Poverty and Human Rights

Protecting Women Refusing to be Victims of Violence | 10/19/13
Layli Miller-Muro, Liana Sterling
"Our goal is to truly provide justice to incredibly courageous women and girls who have suffered things that make us uncomfortable. They have suffered things that are hard to speak out loud." In this wise, inspiring talk, Miller-Muro tackles uncomfortable ethical questions, such as cultural relativism and our responsibilities towards those in trouble. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Important Choices: Foreign Policy and Defense Spending | 10/07/13
Lawrence Korb, David C. Speedie
How much does the U.S. actually spend on defense and where does that money go? Lawrence Korb, an expert on the federal budget, the military, and national security, discusses the tough choices the U.S. needs to make on defense spending; relations with Iran; Syria; NATO; and nuclear weapons. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"The Human Right to Health" by Jonathan Wolff | 09/18/13
This book will provoke the reader to think about how to bring the public sector, civil society, industry, patents, health financing, and human resources together in order to achieve the more rapid, progressive realization of the right to health in the decades to come. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.3 (Fall 2013))

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