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Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Online Activist Ricken Patel | 11/22/13
Ricken Patel, James Traub
A brilliant student, Ricken Patel could have had a stellar career in any field he wished. Instead he chose to live among the poor in some of the world's most dangerous places, and ultimately founded Avaaz, a successful activist organization with more than 30 million members. Learn more about Patel and Avaaz in this remarkable interview.
Hunger, Food Security, and the African Land Grab | 09/18/13
Land and water resources are under increasing strain worldwide, resulting in rising food prices and food shortages. This essay looks at the controversial practice of foreign countries' purchases of land for agricultural production in Africa.
Ten Billion | 09/15/13
Stephen Emmott's short, bold manifesto asks the world to wake up and recognize that not only are the problems we face increasingly interconnected--including energy, climate, food, and water--but that the connection is us.
Some Thoughts on the Ethics of China's Rise | 08/14/13
In this nuanced and knowledgeable piece, Wyne analyses China's changing values and challenges as the country takes a more prominent role on the world stage, from human rights, to humanitarian intervention, to the environmental cost of its breathtaking growth over the last few decades. He concludes with some thoughts on U.S. policy towards China.
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Island President" | 07/08/13
As "The Island President" makes clear, it is impossible to overstate the catastrophic effect global warming will have on the Maldives. During the 2009 Copenhagen Summit, an interviewer asked Mohamed Nasheed, the country's president, what Plan B is for the Indian Ocean archipelago. Without missing a beat, Nasheed answered, "None. We will all die."
Thought Leader: Joseph Nye | 06/17/13
Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"It's worth remembering that in the Cold War, the Berlin Wall fell, not under a barrage of artillery, but under hammers and bulldozers wielded by those whose minds had been changed by the ideas that constitute soft power."
Human Rights Expert and Former Politician Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America | 06/05/13
Given that global dialogue on ethical issues is already going on in thousands of places, how can Carnegie Council make a distinctive contribution? Led by Centennial Chair Dr. Michael Ignatieff, the Council is meeting this challenge by setting up Global Ethical Dialogues across the world, starting with a June 2013 visit to Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Carnegie New Leaders: A Discussion with Independent Diplomat's Carne Ross | 05/29/13
Carne Ross, Eddie Mandhry
It's not always easy to do the right thing. "Had I had children, had I been 10 years older, I wouldn't have done it." In a candid talk, Carne Ross describes how he struggled with his conscience for years before leaving the British Foreign Service because of the Iraq War, and what he learned from this experience.
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.
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."
Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall | 03/15/13
Nancy Birdsall, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"Most people, once they become more and more aware, they are in a better position to demand better policies in their own country and they are more likely to get engaged in other ways as well."
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.
Thought Leader: Andrew Nathan | 03/12/13
Andrew J. Nathan, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"Each of us can do a little bit, and we have to pick a piece where we feel an interest and think we have a comparative advantage and try to work on that piece."
Thought Leader: Dan Ariely | 03/04/13
Dan Ariely, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"The good news is that we're figuring out some of the big mistakes people are making, and if we figure out in time, we can try to fight that and actually do things in a better way."
Thought Leader: Alan S. Blinder | 02/28/13
Alan S. Blinder, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"We still view ourselves as the land of opportunity, which, in a sense we are. But the opportunities are not trickling down to the bottom the way they used to."
Thought Leader: E. O. Wilson | 02/28/13
E. O. Wilson, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"A global ethic, which is absolutely necessary to meet the destructive forces that our intellectual and technological powers have given us to meet and solve the big problems that are promoted by it, depends upon a much more thorough knowledge of what we are."
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."