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Arnab K. Acharya |
Arnab K. Acharya is a senior technical advisor at the Research Triangle Institute in Washington, D.C. » People

Rony Brauman |
Rony Brauman is the former president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He is currently a research director at MSF's Foundation in Paris. » People

Ebola, Liberia, and the "Cult of Bankable Projects" | 03/10/15
Shefa Siegel
Instead of addressing core issues of state failure, development aid continues pushing narrowly focused agendas that have little meaning in places where institutions and infrastructure are broken. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.1 (Spring 2015)

"Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2015 Issue: Free Online for a Limited Time! | 03/10/15
This issue includes an essay by Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the "Cult of Bankable Projects"; a symposium on imagining a "Drone Accountability Regime," featuring a lead article by Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and with responses from Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; features by Richard Beardsworth on moral and political responsibility in world politics and by John Williams on space, drones, and just war; and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector | 03/05/15
Steve Davis, Stanley N. Katz, Amber Kiwan, Darin McKeever, Tom Paulson, Julia Taylor Kennedy
This month on "Impact," we're taking a close look at a huge issue--legacy. In this case, we're examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and the social sector in general. Specifically, we examine the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector | 03/05/15
Steve Davis, Stanley N. Katz, Amber Kiwan, Darin McKeever, Tom Paulson, Julia Taylor Kennedy
This month on "Impact," we're taking a close look at a huge issue--legacy. In this case, we're examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and the social sector in general. Specifically, we examine the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics | 03/02/15
I. Glenn Cohen, Robert L. Klitzman
Medical tourism is big business, involving millions of patients who travel abroad to get health care. Some travel to avoid queues and save money. Others seek services that are illegal in their own country, such as abortions and surrogate pregnancies. As Cohen explains, this growing industry opens a Pandora's box of legal and ethical questions. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Unni Karunakara, Robert L. Klitzman
Why were initial responses to the Ebola outbreak so disastrously inadequate? How can dysfunctional health systems--at all levels--be improved, so that this doesn't happen again? Dr. Klitzman of Columbia University and Dr. Karunakara, former international president of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Business of Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy: A Case Study | 12/16/14
Gayle DiPietro, Rich Leimsider, Patrica L. Rosenfield, Piyush Tewari, Julia Taylor Kennedy
By using a single organization, SaveLIFE Foundation in India, as a case study, this episode of Impact explores how NGOs in emerging markets adopt business language, metrics, and strategy, and what that says about our society's approach to humanitarian work. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2014 | 12/09/14
To mark Human Rights Day 2014, we present a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year. They include discussions of children's rights and the power of online activism, and a special Centennial Roundtable from our journal, "Ethics & International Affairs," on the future of human rights. This Roundtable is free online for a limited time. » Publications » Resource Picks

The Business of Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy: A Case Study | 12/04/14
Gayle DiPietro, Rich Leimsider, Patrica L. Rosenfield, Piyush Tewari, Julia Taylor Kennedy
By using a single organization, SaveLIFE Foundation in India, as a case study, this episode of Impact explores how NGOs in emerging markets adopt business language, metrics, and strategy, and what that says about our society's approach to humanitarian work. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics and the Point of View of the Universe | 11/07/14
Peter Singer
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Protecting Women Refusing to be Victims of Violence | 10/19/13
Layli Miller-Muro, Liana Sterling
"Our goal is to truly provide justice to incredibly courageous women and girls who have suffered things that make us uncomfortable. They have suffered things that are hard to speak out loud." In this wise, inspiring talk, Miller-Muro tackles uncomfortable ethical questions, such as cultural relativism and our responsibilities towards those in trouble. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"The Human Right to Health" by Jonathan Wolff | 09/18/13
This book will provoke the reader to think about how to bring the public sector, civil society, industry, patents, health financing, and human resources together in order to achieve the more rapid, progressive realization of the right to health in the decades to come. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.3 (Fall 2013))

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. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.3 (Fall 2013))

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Fire in the Blood" | 09/07/13
Andreas Rekdal
With the tagline "Medicine, Monopoly, Malice," this powerful documentary tells how Western drug companies fought to keep discounted AIDS medications from reaching HIV-positive citizens of the developing world. » Publications » Ethics on Film

Proven Anti-hunger Strategies: Free Online through September 2013! | 07/17/13
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies. This policy brief highlights four strategies--fundamental building blocks for stronger food security policies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context. » News » Press Releases

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight | 05/16/13
Stephanie Hepburn
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? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Should Childhood Vaccinations Be Mandatory? | 05/06/13
Childhood vaccination programs have been met with skepticism and hostility in the U.S. Some oppose them on religious grounds, while others worry about preservatives. Do governments have a right to make sure children are immunized against contagious diseases? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thought Leader: Bineta Diop | 03/21/13
Bineta Diop, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"For me, leadership is also feminine. I always say that the men who have feminine values are part of the criteria for me to look for in leadership. It is that touch, that caring, giving, solidarity. Those are things that for me are very fundamental in leadership." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

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