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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.
Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram | 03/09/15
"Like other radical insurgencies, Boko Haram is fueled by poor governance, political marginalization, and its region's deepening impoverishment," says former Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell. "However, it is also shaped by specifically Nigerian circumstances and factors." This talk helps us understand Boko Haram's roots, ideology, and goals.
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.
Global Inequality is Falling. So what? | 01/07/15
Inequality is rising within countries, but falling for the world as a whole. What are we to make of this? This essay tackles the knotty moral and empirical questions involved in weighing global against domestic inequality.
The Business of Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy: A Case Study | 12/16/14
Gayle DiPietro, Rich Leimsider, Patrica L. Rosenfield, Piyush Tewari, Julia Taylor Kennedy
By using a single organization, SaveLIFE Foundation in India, as a case study, this episode of Impact explores how NGOs in emerging markets adopt business language, metrics, and strategy, and what that says about our society's approach to humanitarian work.
Global Ethics and the Point of View of the Universe | 11/07/14
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.
Brazil at a Crossroads: The 2013 Protests and the Upcoming Presidential Elections | 10/23/14
Valeria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Who will win the Brazilian election on October 26, and which--if either--of the candidates is more likely to fulfill the demands of the protesters who took to the streets in 2013? How much change can either of them offer, given the entrenched political status quo and the economic problems facing the country?
Climate Change and the Future of Humanity | 09/19/14
Dale Jamieson, Darrel Moellendorf, Mary Robinson, Henry Shue
Climate change is already here. The seas are rising, the glaciers are melting, and the atmosphere is warming. How can we work together to set a different course for humanity?
The Lower Aguán in Honduras and the Deadly Battle Over Land Rights | 05/06/14
The tumult in the Lower Aguán calls for a more thorough examination of the nature of land rights conflict and its role in making Honduras the murder capital of the world. Each side claims ownership of the land based on agrarian reform measures undertaken in different eras. And both the U.S. and the World Bank have played an important part.
The Other China: Hunger Part I - The Three Red Flags of Death (1976) | 04/28/14
Ivan D. London, Miriam London
Up to to 43 million people died in China's famine of 1959-61, but few knew about it until decades later. Yet the information was there. From 1965-75, the Londons interviewed Chinese refugees and reported on the real story. It's hard to comprehend millions of deaths. These vivid and distressing interview excerpts bring it home.
International Human Rights | 04/21/14
This course examines the nature, practice, and limits of human rights in today's global world.
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.
Justice and International Affairs | 03/27/14
This is a course in political philosophy, broadly construed, with a focus on the issues of justice in international affairs.
Carnegie Council Presents "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2014 Issue | 03/21/14
This issue features a policy brief by Michael W. Doyle and Joseph E. Stiglitz on eliminating extreme inequality worldwide; essays by Amartya Sen on Buddha as a political thinker and George R. Lucas, Jr. on secrecy, privacy, and Edward Snowden; a Centennial roundtable on the international rule of law, with Ian Hurd, David Dyzenhaus, Christian Reus-Smit, Rosa Brooks, and Ruti Teitel; a feature article by Toni Erskine on "Coalitions of the Willing and Responsibilities to Protect"; and book reviews.
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.