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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.
Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy | 12/03/14
Former ambassador Hill has worked on some of the most dangerous and difficult problems in U.S. diplomacy, from the Balkans, to North Korea, to Iraq. In this astute and often funny talk, he gives an inside look at his work as a diplomat, and also discusses the latest crises, from ISIS and Syria, to Ukraine and dealing with Russia.
From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World | 11/24/14
Chas W. Freeman, Jr., David C. Speedie
Former ambassador Chas Freeman has had a wide breadth of diplomatic experience, from the Middle East to Africa, East Asia, and Europe. In this conversation he eloquently speaks his mind on the negative effects of sanctions, the folly of U.S. unqualified support for Israel, the U.S. strategy and diplomacy deficits, and much more.
A Conversation with Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism | 11/11/14
Will Kymlicka, James Traub
From Canada to Europe, how do different societies deal with immigrant groups? How have their policies evolved and where are they headed? What rights should domestic animals have? Will Kymlicka ably shows that the world is going through a rights revolution, demolishing the old hierarchies and gradually becoming more and more inclusive.
From Paris to Moscow: The Rise of New Far-Right Movements Across Europe | 10/31/14
Marlene Laruelle, David C. Speedie
What effect has the Ukraine crisis had on the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Russia and what has been the impact on Russia's neighbors? What is the situation among Europe's different far-right movements? Russia/Eurasia/Europe expert Marlene Laruelle has answers to these complex questions and more.
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 Aksakal. 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.