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Norbert Anwander |
Norbert Anwander is lecturer in philosophy and research fellow at the Ethics Centre of the University of Zurich.
Kevin Bales |
Kevin Bales is an author, professor, and president of Free the Slaves.
James Bohman |
James Bohman is Danforth Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University.
Hilary Charlesworth |
Hilary Charlesworth is professor and director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.
Elizabeth A. Cole |
Elizabeth (Lili) Cole is a senior program officer in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship program at the United States Insitute of Peace (USIP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anna Stilz on Occupancy Rights | 10/10/13
Anna Stilz, Christian Barry, Matt Peterson
Any attempts to tackle the problems of long-term refugees will have to address occupancy rights. Why do we have the right to live in a particular place, and what are we owed when those rights are violated? For example, if the Palestinians have a right of return, what's the basis of that right? Does it hold the same for second-generation refugees as for first?
Year Zero: A History of 1945 | 10/01/13
The reverberations of 1945 are still felt today, politically, socially, and economically. In this fascinating talk, Ian Buruma gives us an understanding of what happened in that fateful year, when one world ended and a new, uncertain world began.
Arash Abizadeh on Immigration | 09/30/13
Arash Abizadeh, Christian Barry, Matt Peterson
As the U.S. moves toward a major overhaul of its immigration system, many of those most significantly affected are being left out of the debate--not just illegal immigrants already in the U.S., but also anyone who might ever want to come. The same is true everywhere immigration is being debated. Arash Abizadeh thinks all those outsiders deserve a say.
The Ethics of Hacking Back: Cybersecurity and Active Network Defense | 09/25/13
Gregory Conti, Robert Clark, Chris Rouland
The Internet is "a global free fire zone," yet it is illegal for companies to hack back against cyber attacks--although rumor has it that many are doing so. How much of the responsibility to protect their assets should rest with the private sector and how much with the government? This expert panel explores these difficult legal and ethical questions.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Act of Killing" | 08/26/13
It is not hyperbole to call this documentary an epochal film. It brings viewers into the minds of mass murderers, illuminates a horrific piece of recent history that few know anything about, and could end up ushering in a new era in Indonesian politics and identity.
Life, Money, and the Pursuit of Happiness | 08/19/13
Joel H. Rosenthal
"The pursuit of wealth will continue to be the engine of American society. But let's not forget that the pursuit of happiness demands more. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged not only their lives and fortunes, but their 'sacred honor.' There are some things that cannot be bought."
Global Ethical Dialogues: Lessons from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina | 06/25/13
Devin T. Stewart
Most societies agree on certain global norms. For example, in most countries, corruption is considered unethical. But what happens when global norms are applied locally? How does a society define corruption and what is it doing about it? In June, 2013, our research team got to see firsthand how these forces play out in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
"Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change" by Bronwyn Leebaw | 06/06/13
Leebaw argues that two competing frameworks have come to dominate the field of transitional justice. The first stresses the promotion of law, trials, and individual criminal responsibility in the aftermath of atrocity, while the second focuses on repairing society and healing the wounds of the past.
The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion | 06/06/13
The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.