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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.
In Search of a Global Ethic | 04/21/16
Devin T. Stewart
Research in 25 cities in eight countries on five continents shows that norms across cultures may not be so different after all.
Legacies and Prospects of Joint Criminal Enterprises in Europe | 04/14/16
In March 2016, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Of course, this is a positive step. Yet punishing individuals while preserving the culture and society that allowed them to commit crimes in the first place seems close to pointless.
The Lonely Resistance: Protesting Chinese Resource Exploitation on the Tibetan Plateau | 03/14/16
Dukthen Kyi, Lynn Holland
China has dammed every major river in Tibet with many more dams in the planning stage. This and the pollution of waters through mining have created serious problems for Tibetans and those in neighboring countries. Despite political repression and profound isolation, Tibetans are struggling to make these dire conditions known to the rest of the world.
International Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27: What We Can Still Learn | 01/26/16
Holocaust survivor Gene Klein: "On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the suffering, death and destruction of the camps. This year I also ask you to make a human connection to today's refugees. When you see them on your television or in your community, try to walk in their shoes."
Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Fall 2015 | 09/17/15
In this podcast, Senior Editor Zach Dorfman discusses the journal's fall issue. Topics discussed include global standards for international judges; ethical consumption and individual obligations; democracy in the age of the Internet; reviews of books from Michael Walzer, Kenneth A. Rodman, and Deen K. Chatterjee; and a symposium on Michael Blake's book "Justice and Foreign Policy."
Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2015 Issue | 09/11/15
"Ethics & International Affairs" fall 2015 issue includes: Richard Goldstone on global ethical standards for international judges; a book symposium on Michael Blake's "Justice and Foreign Policy," featuring contributions from Anna Stilz, Pablo Gilabert, Simon Caney, and Richard Miller, with a reply from Blake; Holly Lawford-Smith on ethical consumption and individual obligations; a review essay by David Runciman on democracy in the age of the Internet; and book reviews by Mark Rigstad, Kenneth Rodman, and George Rupp.
Table of Contents, Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015) | 09/10/15
"Ethics & International Affairs" is pleased to announce the publication of its fall 2015 issue. This issue includes an essay by Richard Goldstone on global ethical standards for international judges; a book symposium on Michael Blake's "Justice and Foreign Policy," featuring contributions from Anna Stilz, Pablo Gilabert, Simon Caney, and Richard Miller, with a reply from Blake; a feature by Holly Lawford-Smith on ethical consumption and individual obligations; a review essay by David Runciman on democracy in the age of the Internet; and book reviews by Mark Rigstad, Kenneth Rodman, and George Rupp.
Agenda for the Future: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights | 06/11/15
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
"Our planet is indivisible. There is no longer such a thing as a small, faraway country. No such thing as an acceptable level of discrimination, against any group." Don't miss this moving speech by UN High Commissioner Al Hussein, which covers all aspects of the universal principles of human rights, including the current refugee crisis.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution | 05/11/15
Mona Eltahawy, Naureen Chowdhury Fink
The Middle East needs a double revolution--not just a political one, but a social/sexual one as well, says fiery, courageous feminist Mona Eltahawy. It's time to destroy the oppressive patriarchy of "the trifecta:" the state, the street, and the home. But Arab women don't need "rescuing." Misogyny exists everywhere in varying degrees. Fight it at your own, local level.
"Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars" by Neta C. Crawford | 03/10/15
For Crawford, we ought not to regard instances in which civilians are mistakenly targeted or instances in which more civilians are killed collaterally than had been anticipated as mere tragic accidents
Examining the Potential for an American Truth and Reconciliation Commission | 02/05/15
Alison M. S. Watson
The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner catalyzed discussions nationwide over race relations in the United States. Surely it's time for some kind of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). But how would it work? This essay examines other TRCs--including two in the U.S.--and proposes a solution tailored to fit America in all its diversity.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2014 Issue | 12/16/14
This issue's topics include torture, U.S. security policy, and norm death; "cultures of humanitarianism" in East Asia; an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; Mathias Risse's "On Global Justice;" and Thomas Piketty's "Capital."
Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Winter 2014 | 12/16/14
In this podcast, Zach Dorfman introduces the winter 2014 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs." Topics include "cultures of humanitarianism" in East Asia; torture and norm death; an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; Mathias Risse's "On Global Justice;" and Thomas Piketty's "Capital."
Table of Contents, Volume 28.4 (Winter 2014) | 12/16/14
This issue includes an essay by Jacinta O'Hagan and Miwa Hirono on "cultures of humanitarianism" in East Asia; articles by Christopher Kutz on torture, American security policy, and norm death, and Ruben Reike on an international crimes approach to preventing mass atrocities; a book symposium on Mathias Risse's "On Global Justice," featuring contributions from Richard Arneson, Helena de Bres, Anna Stilz, and Risse; and a review essay by Nancy Birdsall on Thomas Piketty's "Capital."
Do Celebrity Humanitarians Matter? | 12/11/14
Alexandra Cosima Budabin
Celebrity humanitarianism is alternately lauded for drawing media attention and fostering popular engagement and criticized on a number of ethical grounds. What can actor Ben Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative teach us about the pros and cons of celebrity involvement?
Lawlessness: Malaysia and Its Law of Rules | 12/03/14
With restrictive laws and harassment touching NGOs, journalists, religious and ethnic minorities, and the LGBT community, Malaysia's rule of law problem cannot be ignored. How can the country's "rotting" institutions be reformed?
Michael Ignatieff in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL | 11/20/14
Michael Ignatieff, Paul Holdengräber
Carnegie Council Centennial Chairman Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian writer, teacher, and former politician, discusses his life, his work, and the Council's Centennial project, Ethics for a Connected World.
Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter | 11/12/14
It's very exciting when an activist social media campaign goes viral. But what if all that energy is misdirected, or merely "slacktivism"? This essay examines five campaigns, including #bringbackourgirls and the Ice Bucket Challenge, to think about how to harness social networking to work towards real engagement and positive change.
Winners of the 2014 International Student Photo Contest, Fairness and Its Opposite | 11/10/14
Carnegie Council congratulates the winners of the 2014 International Student Photo Contest, "Fairness and Its Opposite." The theme is deliberately very broad, and the judges were delighted to see the wide range of creative and thoughtful interpretations.