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Calling Students and Teachers: International Essay and Photo Contests | 08/06/15
Carnegie Council announces its two annual international contests. The essay contest asks contestants to write about ways to achieve one of three selected Sustainable Development Goals. The photo contest topic is the effects of climate change, or ways to combat or adapt to it.
International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2015: Goals for a Better World | 08/05/15
Focusing on one of the following SDGs, propose specific measures for your country (or region or city) to reach the goal’s objectives in the next 15 years: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls: OR Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: OR Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
CLIMATE CHANGE: International Student Photo Contest, Deadline January 5, 2016 | 08/05/15
Send us your photos that show examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change. All students of every nationality are eligible. Non-students will be disqualified. The minimum age is 13.
A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan | 07/24/15
M. Sanjayan, Zach Dorfman
In late June, "Ethics & International Affairs" senior editor Zach Dorfman sat down with M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss our climate-changed world, and why--on some days at least--he's hopeful about our environmental future.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2015 Issue | 06/15/15
This issue includes Jim Sleeper on liberal education in illiberal societies; Rahul Sagar on the ethics of surveillance and disclosure; Alex Bellamy on the Responsibility to Protect at ten; Eamon Aloyo on just war theory and the unnecessary category of last resort; Graham Long on universality and the Sustainable Development Goals; Rowan Cruft on human rights law and moral rights; and book reviews by Jack Snyder, Michael Blake, and Dan Bodansky.
Full Planet, Empty Plates | 05/07/15
Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen
"We are in transition today from an age of surpluses to an age of scarcity," says Lester Brown. The reasons are manifold: population growth; climate change; water scarcity; a substantial part of the U.S. grain harvest being used for fuel; increased demands because of rising affluence; and a glass ceiling for crop yields.
EARTH DAY 2015 | 04/21/15
How can we find sustainable ways to feed the world's exploding population? How can we tackle climate change? How can we confront the moral dilemmas it presents? To mark Earth Day 2015, this selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year offers both innovative solutions and searching, ethical debates.
American Energy Challenges and Global Leadership in the Years Ahead | 04/06/15
Helima Croft, John M. Deutch, David Gordon, Marc Lipschultz, Elizabeth Rosenberg
Thanks to new technologies for extracting oil and natural gas, such as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), the United States is now the biggest producer of energy in the world. What do plummeting energy prices mean for sellers and consumers around the world--and what will be the likely consequences for climate change?
Politics and Profits of Academia | 01/16/15
Anant Agarwal, Sidni Mackenzie Frederick, Jason Lane, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Even if universities are not for profit, budgets loom large in higher education--and global markets hold revenue potential. In this episode, we look at three ways universities are involved in global markets and how this can create ethical considerations and unintended consequences.
Top 20 Council Resources for 2014 | 12/18/14
Corporations, human rights, warfare, Edward Snowden—these were among the most popular topics our varied audiences accessed this year. Check out the most popular podcasts, web resources, journal articles, and TV programs from 2014.
An Introduction to Centennial Ebook of Roundtables from "Ethics & International Affairs" | 12/03/14
Zach Dorfman, Madeleine Lynn
In this podcast, Zach Dorfman introduces the Centennial collection of roundtables on the most critical issues facing the world today: the idea of a global ethic, just war, international peace, nuclear nonproliferation, the rule of law, human rights, and climate change. This ebook is free for a limited time!
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.
If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities | 10/29/14
Benjamin R. Barber, Joanne J. Myers
In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time, from terrorism to climate change, nation-states seem paralyzed. Can cities and the mayors who run them do a better job? The answer is yes, says Benjamin Barber, and in fact they are already doing it.
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?
Climate Change Roundtable, Free for a Limited Time! | 09/18/14
Just in time for the UN Climate Summit on September 23, don't miss the new roundtable from the Fall 2014 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs," "The Facts, Fictions, and Future of Climate Change," free for a limited time. This series of articles features Stephen M. Gardiner, Scott Russell Sanders, Paul Wapner, Clive Hamilton, Clare Palmer, Daniel Mittler, and Thomas E. Lovejoy.
Mary Robinson on Climate Change's Effect on Women & the Poor | 09/16/14
Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN special envoy for climate change, says that environmental problems have an outsized effect on women and the poor and that her foundation is working on their behalf.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2014 Issue | 09/08/14
This issue features an essay by Mark Osiel on identifying the perpetrators of atrocity crimes; a centennial roundtable on climate change featuring Stephen M. Gardiner, Scott Russell Sanders, Paul Wapner, Clive Hamilton, Clare Palmer, Daniel Mittler, and Thomas E. Lovejoy; a feature article by Christian Enemark on "Drones, Risk, and Perpetual Force"; a review essay by Sir Richard Jolly on global governance; and book reviews.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Summer Issue | 06/13/14
This issue features essays by Roger Berkowitz on "Drones and the Question of 'The Human'" and Alan Sussman on the philosophical foundations of human rights; a special centennial roundtable on "The Future of Human Rights," featuring Beth A. Simmons, Philip Alston, James W. Nickel, Jack Donnelly, and Andrew Gilmour; a review essay by Jens Bartelson on empire and sovereignty; and book reviews by Dale Jamieson, Tom Bailey, and Simon Cotton.
"Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World" by John Broome | 06/13/14
This book greatly contributes to our attempts to meet the challenge of climate change and to answer the difficult questions that it raises.
Scrambling to Adapt to Climate Change | 04/25/14
McKenzie Funk, Luke Helm, Bjørn Lomborg, Janet Peace, Julia Taylor Kennedy
For years, climate change activists avoided "adaptive" solutions because they thought it was admitting defeat. But with the reality of extreme weather and resource shortages, even the UN is calling for this strategy. This episode explores whether this increased focus on adaptation is equitable, and whether it distracts from mitigation efforts.