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Timothy Garton Ash |
Timothy Garton Ash is professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford.
Lionel Barber |
Lionel Barber is the Financial Times' U.S. managing editor.
Elazar Barkan |
Elazar Barkan is professor of history & cultural studies at Claremont Graduate University and director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation.
Christopher Caldwell |
Christopher Caldwell is a journalist and senior editor at The Weekly Standard, as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times and Slate.
David P. Calleo |
David Calleo is the Dean Acheson Professor and director of European Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins 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).
Robert M. Cutler |
Robert M. Cutler is a fellow at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa.
Jean De Ruyt |
Jean De Ruyt is the Belgian ambassador to the UN.
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/23/14
Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes.
The Ottoman Road to War: Mustafa Aksakal on the Ottomans' Fateful Decision | 10/15/14
Mustafa Aksakal, Zach Dorfman
Why did the Ottoman Empire side with Germany in World War I? It was a rational decision, given the circumstances at the time, argues Akasal. But it brought down the empire and violently reshaped the region's borders at horrifying human cost. Indeed, WWI informs national identities even today.
Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/13/14
Xenia Wickett, David C. Speedie
An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society?
How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 09/23/14
Asli Ay, Niovi Christopoulou
First, there will definitely be another recession, says Ay. As long as people make free economic decisions, they will make mistakes. But it's important to understand the fundamental reasons behind the recent subprime crisis. She goes on to discuss financial regulation, loan securitization, and the pitfalls of encouraging home ownership.
Ethical Issues for Today | 09/18/14
What is the difference between ethics and law? Unlike the law, ethics involves other people, says Elie Wiesel, in this powerful, moving, and wide-ranging talk in 1996. We must be sensitive to the needs of others and constantly ask ourselves if we are doing enough to stand up for victims and care for others, both compatriots and strangers.
Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten | 09/05/14
Michael Fertik, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Joshua D. Rothman, Mark Stephens, Julia Taylor Kennedy
As a society, we're still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. In this first of a series of podcasts on data and privacy, we’ll explore how big data is used and the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of increasingly data-driven commerce.
World War to a Global Ethic | 09/03/14
Joel H. Rosenthal
"We come here—100 years to the day from the calamitous events of the summer of 1914—to remember, to take stock, and to recommit to the ideals passed on to us by Andrew Carnegie and others. The Carnegie ideal was simple but audacious: it is indeed realistic and possible to use reason and experience to improve the ways in which we live."
Was World War I Inevitable? | 09/03/14
We're still trying to understand what World War I meant. It is a very complex event, one that has echoes into the present, and we've all been thinking recently about parallels between that world and our own world. One of the very important things is not to start by assuming that it was inevitable.
Religion in War and Reconciliation | 09/03/14
"There is a long way to go before religious communities become more of a resource for reducing rather than a source for increasing antagonism. But to move in that direction clearly requires greater understanding at the local level."
Legal and Moral International Norms Since 1914 | 09/03/14
"What lessons has humankind learned from the events of 1914 in Sarajevo? And are there further lessons that we should have learned, but didn't? Have our legal and moral norms changed (hopefully for the better) in the years since?"
War and Reconciliation in the Twentieth-Century Balkans | 09/03/14
What are the remedies for the endless cycles of violence in the Balkans? Croatian historian Ivo Banac examines various solutions that have been tried and found wanting, to some extent, and concludes with another possibility.
Sarajevo Panel Discussion | 09/03/14
Dalija Hasanbegovic, Mustafa Cerić, Ivo Banac, Michael Ignatieff, Adam Roberts, David Rodin, Joel H. Rosenthal, George Rupp
In this wide-ranging conversation, participants from the Sarajevo Symposium discuss the past, present, and future of the former Yugoslav states with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. How can private citizens and governments work together to build a more pluralistic society?