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Derek Berlin |
Derek Berlin is chairman of Carnegie New Leaders and works at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as a member of the International Government Relations team.
Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight | 05/16/13
Victims of trafficking are both young and old, male and female. They can be found working in factories, fields, brothels, private homes, and innumerable other settings. They may be hidden behind walls or seen in plain view. How can trafficking be stopped?
Global Ethics Corner: Food for Peace? | 05/13/13
Food for Peace, which ships American farm products to developing nations, has long been criticized for crowding out local agriculture. Now, to the dismay of the U.S. farming and shipping industries, President Obama is proposing sending nations cash grants. Is "Cash for Peace" a better idea?
Is World Peace Possible? Answers to This and other Big Questions from 50 Thought Leaders around the World | 05/02/13
As part of its 2014 Centennial project, Carnegie Council is asking Thought Leaders around the world to answer big moral questions. We just reached the symbolic milestone of 50 interviews, and there will be many more to come.
The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences | 05/01/13
Sir David Cannadine
"A divided past is only part of the human story. It may be the one that makes the headlines, but, arguably, it's not the only one and it's probably not the most important one either," says David Cannadine. "Human relations are extremely messy. They are not primarily Manichean at all, but they are about blending, borrowing, interacting, and interconnecting."
EARTH DAY 2013 | 04/19/13
These multimedia resources include exploring how individuals, governments, and corporations can take on climate change and sustainability; the intersection of ethics and the mining and forestry industries; and the growing sustainability movement in Asia.
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles | 04/15/13
Which countries will be the next big thing? Most follow a four-point cycle, says Sharma: "You have economic crisis. They carry out economic reforms. After they carry out economic reforms, some sort of boom takes place. Then complacency sets in, and then you get back to having a crisis." So beware! Economic development is extremely hard to sustain.
Thought Leader: Mary Robinson | 03/22/13
Mary Robinson, Devin T. Stewart
"What strikes me about the world today is that it's a world of 7 billion people who are more connected than ever before, and yet the divides are huge. We see growing inequality both within countries and between countries. I'm not sure that we can continue like this and be socially cohesive."
The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations | 03/21/13
Ian Morris demonstrates that social development can be measured across thousands of years. Based on past trends, what can we expect in the future? For one thing, the pace of change has accelerated. Morris predicts that the 21st century is going to be a "race between shifts in the balance of power, a transformation of humanity, and catastrophe."
Public Affairs: Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice | 03/15/13
In this inspiring talk about her extraordinary life so far, Mary Robinson tells us of her early years and how she became president of Ireland, even though the odds were 100-1; her work as a champion of human rights, especially those of women; and about her current work as president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice.
Shefa Siegel on the Ethics of Mining | 03/13/13
Shefa Siegel, John Tessitore
Mining harms the environment irreversibly, yet this is often ignored, and mining is on the increase, often without clear ecological or economic development benefits. "We're still using the model created at the end of the 19th century, but in a very different period, where the resources are increasingly scarce and the economy has changed dramatically."
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013 | 03/07/13
This collection in honor of International Women's Day starts on a high note, with some inspiring stories of progress. But the struggle is not over. We move on to accounts of how far we still have to go before women enjoy equal rights, freedom of choice, and freedom from fear.
Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic | 02/25/13
Srdja Popovic, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"There are two kinds of countries in this world, the good ones and the bad ones. The good ones I count as the countries where the governments are afraid of their people. The bad ones I count as the countries where people are afraid of their governments."
Global Ethics Corner: Is Multilateralism Dead? | 02/25/13
For years, large global organizations, like the G-20 or the UN, have failed to cooperate on major international challenges, like climate change. Is "mini-lateralism," in which a few major world powers work together to tackle these problems, a viable and ethical alternative?
Thought Leader: Ethan Zuckerman | 02/22/13
Ethan Zuckerman, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"I'd really like to see us get globalization right. For me, getting globalization right wouldn't mean that we have stuff from every corner of the world, but would mean that we have people and ideas and opportunities and solutions from every corner of the world."
"Traffic Lights" by By Jae Woo Jang | 02/21/13
At the age of 14, Sarina was tricked into becoming a sex slave--and there are hundreds of thousands of teenage girls just like her. What can we do to help?
"Consumerism" by Anjana Aravind | 02/21/13
"I live in a small town in India. People have a notion that consumerism is a "first-world" problem but it is not. Wherever you come from, people measure wealth by how big your cars are and how many things you own. The richer you are, the more waste you generate. But in countries like mine, recycling is a term that is rarely used because there is no infrastructure for that."
"Population" by Juinn-Ren "Andrew" Wang | 02/21/13
Our governments don't like to talk about population control because it is unpleasant; it is unethical to tell others how many or how few children they are allowed to have. Solving the problem of our world's exploding human population is thus the greatest ethical challenge humanity will face in the 21st century.
"Terrorism" by Madueke Michael-Francis Nezie | 02/21/13
Terrorism is like a virus. It cannot be said to be bound within certain political states or geographic boundaries. To end terror, extremism and its attendant acts of terrorism must be addressed simultaneously. To fight an idea, we need an idea. The best way to eradicate terrorism is to never let it happen. It is a little like vaccination.
"Saving the World Is Indifferent, Acting for it Isn't" by Ilari Aula | 02/21/13
"The greatest ethical challenge facing the planet is to discover how we ordinary people reach and maintain the motivation to change the world. It is we, not the leaders, institutions or experts who play a critical role in bringing a momentum to a pro-poor trade regime, a CO2-neutral global line or a realizable nuclear disarmament plan."