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A World History of Political Violence | 06/30/16
Rachel Kleinfeld, Devin T. Stewart
Rachel Kleinfeld discusses with Devin Stewart her research--which took her to five continents over the past three years--and forthcoming book on how violence is perpetuated and curtailed in societies around the world. Kleinfeld discusses the role of political power, corruption, law enforcement, leadership, and grassroots movements. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis | 06/24/16
Sarah Costa, Joanne J. Myers
In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The July NATO Warsaw Summit: How Will NATO Adapt to a New Security Environment? | 06/17/16
Bartlomiej E. Nowak, Artur Kluź
Today NATO must protect itself from Russian threats on its Eastern borders and ISIS to the South, plus terrorism and cyber attacks, while also managing the flow of migration and patrolling the seas. Therefore the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw is of paramount importance. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Progressive's Paradox | 06/15/16
Zach Dorfman
Can left-wing ideologies ever co-exist comfortably with military intervention? U.S. foreign policy over the past two decades has failed to align squarely with the two major domestic political parties—is the liberal/conservative distinction here a myth? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Table of Contents, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) | 06/15/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016))

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2016 Issue | 06/14/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War | 06/14/16
Arkady Ostrovsky
When the Soviet Union fell 25 years ago, Gorbachev spoke of "living in a new world" where Russia would no longer interfere in other countries' affairs. What happened? In this riveting talk, Russia expert Arkady Ostrovsky analyzes the powerful role of the media, noting that Putin did an extraordinary thing: "he merged security services with the media." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"We Love Death as You Love Life": Britain's Suburban Terrorists | 06/13/16
Rafaello Pantucci, Devin T. Stewart
What drives people in the UK to become terrorists or jihadist fighters? Pantucci's years of research into this problem has implications for all Western countries.  Most disturbingly, he concludes that there is no single profile. However, there are three factors to look for: a sense of grievance, social mobilization, and ideology. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ukraine Update | 06/08/16
Nicolai N. Petro, David C. Speedie
David Speedie discusses with Dr. Nicolai Petro the situation in Ukraine--political, economic, and the growing civil conflict between East and West--two years into the Poroshenko presidency. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Return to Cold War | 05/26/16
Robert H. Legvold, David C. Speedie
Columbia's Robert Legvold argues that the United States and Russia are, indeed, in a new Cold War with plenty of blame for both sides. And despite its economic and military decline, he says that Russia is still the most important nation when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. Can the two states find a way forward? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Fall Term 2015 | 05/26/16
David Ritchie
This course examines different ways that the state protects the interests of its citizens against the competing interests of other states. It focuses on arguments about the background moral conceptions that ground the possibility of global justice--cosmopolitanism, liberalism, and universal human rights. » Education » Lesson Plan Ideas » Course Syllabi

Obama at Hiroshima | 05/23/16
Joel H. Rosenthal
The president's visit to Hiroshima to affirm his commitment to a world without nuclear weapons is no doubt a legacy-burnishing gesture, writes Rosenthal. "Yet there is also a substantial seven-year record to offer up. Channeling Lincoln at Gettysburg, Obama will try to turn a moment of mourning into a rededication to 'unfinished work.'" » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Chuck Hagel on U.S. Challenges in Today's "Complicated, Interconnected World" | 05/20/16
Chuck Hagel
Drawing on decades of experience, Secretary Hagel gives a masterly and frank analysis of world events. He discusses current U.S. politics--he's confident that the Constitution will see America through--the nuclear deal with Iran, the melting in the Arctic and resulting "Great Game of the North," China's power play in the South China Sea, and much more. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Threats and Opportunities on the Korean Peninsula | 05/20/16
Gheewhan Kim, Scott A. Snyder, Sue Mi Terry
"Simply put, North Korea still needs to go a long way to achieve sophisticated levels of mid- to long-range nuclear missiles," declares Consul General Gheewan Kim. In this in-depth discussion, the panelists explore the current situation on the Korean peninsula, the role of China and the U.S., and opportunities for unification of the North and the South. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS | 05/13/16
Robert F. Worth, Roger Cohen
In this memorable conversation, "New York Times" journalists Robert Worth and Roger Cohen discuss Worth's latest book about the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Was its collapse inevitable? Could/should the U.S. have done more, especially regarding Syria? Despite all, Worth concludes the talk on a hopeful note. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Sixth Instagram Take-over: Refugees Trapped in Greece | 05/02/16
The Greek island of Lesbos is one of the main landing points for people making the dangerous journey across the Aegean Sea. The photographs of award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Tyson Sadler tell their stories. » News » Press Releases

The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands | 05/02/16
Klaus Wivel, James Kirchick
There are 7.5 million Christians in the Middle East, who live under constant threat of death and humiliation. Danish journalist Klaus Wivel (not a Christian himself) asks: What is the story on the ground and why are so few journalists covering it? Why aren't we in the West doing more to defend the human rights of this beleaguered minority? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan Doesn't Want the U.S. to Apologize for Bombing Hiroshima. Here's Why | 04/29/16
Apologizing for a wartime act generations ago would be as welcome to Japanese political leaders as a cloud of mosquitoes. Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart and others explain why. » News » Media Mentions

The Geopolitics of the Iran Deal: Winners and Losers | 04/12/16
Karim Sadjadpour
In the short term, one of the biggest winners in the Iran deal is China, and the biggest loser is Saudi Arabia. But 10, 15 years from now, we may see that the deal was a seminal factor in reintegrating Iran into the global political economy and strengthening civil society--making the U.S. and Europe the winners and countries like Russia and Syria the losers. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Refugees on Turkey's Borders: Consequences of Chaos in Syria | 03/31/16
Kemal Kirişci
Over 4.8 million Syrians have become refugees, mostly in neighboring countries, and this is not the only displacement crisis around the globe, says Kirişci, an expert in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies.  This troubling and informative talk raises both practical and ethical issues, not only for Turkey and its neighbors but for the entire world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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