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Orville Schell on China's Role in the World | 03/21/17
Orville Schell, Stephanie Sy
Orville Schell has been reporting on China since 1970. In this wide-ranging and insightful conversation he looks at China and the U.S. exit from TPP; North Korea; the South China Sea; China's values system (or lack of one); human rights; climate change; and more.
Pankaj Mishra on our "Age of Anger" | 03/08/17
Pankaj Mishra, Devin T. Stewart
"I think the reason why so many people feel angry and disaffected is that too much has been promised to them in recent decades and the globalized economy has not delivered to large numbers of people on these promises," says Pankaj Mishra, in this discussion about his very timely book, "The Age of Anger."
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order | 03/03/17
Richard N. Haass
Concerned about where the world is heading? Don't miss this measured and comprehensive overview from Richard Haas, in which he lays out the global situation facing President Trump and what may lie ahead. Topics include the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Russia, NATO, the UN, and the main factor behind job losses.
Winners of the 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on Nationalism | 02/24/17
Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest. Essay topic: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world? The winners came from Canada, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Is Nationalism an Asset or a Hindrance in Today's Globalized World? | 02/24/17
"Nationalism is a hindrance to the world as a whole, slowing down globalization and driving the world apart. A system of organization must suit all 7 billion people, not the privileged few: we must move away from nationalism."
Nationalism: A Reason for Optimism | 02/24/17
"In the end, there is something that we ought to take from the example of Korean nationalism. Nationalism can indeed exist along with globalization, without causing a hindrance."
The Bane of Nations: Nationalism in the Modern World | 02/24/17
"Today, a European Pole might rub shoulders with an Iraqi while walking in the streets of Shanghai, and in Los Angeles an Ecuadorian store owner might sell shirts to a Ghanaian customer. The traditional notion of nationalism simply cannot exist in this multicultural amalgamation."
Rekindling Nationalism through Symbolism: Asset or Hindrance to Globalism? | 02/24/17
Globalization is a forum, a union of the world's nations to collaborate as a family. However, for all to be heard, all must be on a level playing field. Developing nations like India require citizens to work together to reach the goal of an equal say. Hence for India, nationalism--a cultural unification to rekindle the sense of belonging and confidence--is indispensable.
Coexistence in the World of Nations | 02/24/17
"Why don't we then just write off nationalism as an unacceptable element from the past (similar to racism and imperialism)? There are two main reasons. First of them is that in certain circumstances nationalism might have cohesive power in a society. It can be used to boast certain positive trends. Secondly, nationalism is a resilient and adaptable enemy."
Nationalisms: Constructive and Destructive | 02/24/17
The goal of peace in the 21st century is likely to be advanced far less by grand projects aimed at nationalism's demise and more at the hard, practical work of revising nationalist feelings to maximize their constructive potentials.
Nationalism Version 2.0 is Congruent with Globalization | 02/24/17
Dr. Gadanya's research shows that people approve of and identify with the achievements of other countries when these achievements are of potential benefits to them, their countries, and the global community. He calls this nationalism 2.0, concluding that while nationalism is not always congruent with globalization, nationalism 2.0 is a global win-win.
Nationalism: A Modern Asset | 02/22/17
"We are currently living in the rapidly globalizing world of the 21st century. This means that the barriers of communication and cultural exchange are eliminated. Consequently, nationalism grows into a crucial asset to have and will always be essential, especially in this open world. As an example, take my home country, Indonesia."
The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics | 02/06/17
John B. Judis, Joanne J. Myers
How exactly should we define populism? What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left? And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations | 01/12/17
Thomas L. Friedman
From massive leaps in technology to ever-increasing globalization to the acceleration of climate change, workplace, politics, geopolitics, and ethics are all going through tectonic shifts. Why is this happening? Why was 2007 such a turning point and what's next? Thomas Friedman makes sense of it all, and offers hope going forward.
International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2016: Nationalism | 08/09/16
Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world? Nationalism as used here is a broad term and can be viewed in terms of patriotism, economic nationalism, national identity that holds a diverse country together, nativism, or any other logical way you think fit, as long as you define it clearly.
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers | 11/18/15
Master storyteller, researcher, and traveler Simon Winchester takes us on a fascinating voyage through the Pacific, tying it all together with two ethical questions: Should the Americans and the Chinese have a level playing field? And should we respect the ways of the Pacific ancients?
Jiyoung Song on Asia and the West: "Whose Century?" | 11/05/15
Jiyoung Song, Devin T. Stewart
Is this the end of the American Century, the beginning of an Asian Century, or none of the above? Is there a model for the state in Asia? Is there a common set of values? Is there a set of ethics that will be attractive to the rest of the world? These are just some of the questions that Jiyoung Song addresses in this interview on Asia and the West.
Global Ethics Fall Term 2015 | 09/01/15
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.
A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman on the Ethics of the Internet | 06/10/15
Ethan Zuckerman, Randall Pinkston
"We have the capacity to get stories from every part of the globe. The question is, what do we want to pay attention to? The crazy thing that has happened over 20 years of the consumer Internet is that we have told the market that we care about people who look like us, act like us, feel like us, and we don't much care about anybody else."