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Timothy Garton Ash |
Timothy Garton Ash is professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford.
Kevin Bales |
Kevin Bales is an author, professor, and president of Free the Slaves.
David L. Bosco |
David L. Bosco is an assistant professor of international politics at American University's School of International Service.
Zbigniew Brzezinski |
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a counselor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Jean L. Cohen |
Jean L. Cohen is professor of political science at Columbia University.
John J. Davenport |
John Davenport is associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City.
Global Policy Innovations (GPI) |
GPI's mission:To highlight the best new thinking on a fairer globalization. It launched Policy Innovations, an online magazine that covers innovative ideas for a fairer globalization.
Thought Leader: Sir David Cannadine | 05/07/13
Sir David Cannadine, Zach Dorfman
"Actually, for most of human history, most people have lived at peace with each other. We constantly need to remind ourselves of that and ask how and why that has been possible. From that perspective, the aberrant mode of human behavior is war."
Thought Leader: Louise Arbour | 05/01/13
Louise Arbour, David C. Speedie
"I believe that we have achieved very high levels of universal norms enunciation, in legal instruments, in our literature. I think the normative environment is very impressive. The disconnect is between the norms and their enforcement."
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Should the International Community Stay or Go? | 04/23/13
The Khmer Rouge Tribunal is in big trouble, much of it financial. But the financial deficit is the result of something deeper: a responsibility deficit. The UN and the international community owe it to the victims to persevere--and quickly, before all those under indictment die of old age.
Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles | 04/15/13
Which countries will be the next big thing? Most follow a four-point cycle, says Sharma: "You have economic crisis. They carry out economic reforms. After they carry out economic reforms, some sort of boom takes place. Then complacency sets in, and then you get back to having a crisis." So beware! Economic development is extremely hard to sustain.
Global Ethics Corner: Kenyan Election Controversy | 04/15/13
After a controversial election, Kenya has inaugurated Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been indicted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, as its new president. Should Kenya, a hub for the aid community and an important Western ally, face repercussions?
Investing in an Independent Scotland | 04/10/13
In an eloquent speech, First Minister Salmond, leader of the government in Scotland, makes the case for an independent Scotland. In addition to compelling economic reasons, he argues that clearly, "the best people to take decisions about Scotland are the people who choose to live and work in Scotland."
Global Ethics Corner: When Banks Fail, Who Should Pay? | 04/08/13
Cyprus is the latest European state to need a bailout from the Troika of the EU, the IMF, and the ECB. But this time, individual depositors are being asked to pick up part of the tab. Should taxpayers have to bear the burden if banks fail?
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."
Thought Leader: Bineta Diop | 03/21/13
Bineta Diop, Devin T. Stewart
"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."
Thought Leader: Hans Kung | 03/19/13
Hans Küng, Devin T. Stewart
World peace may never be achieved, but the EU shows that peace is possible if everybody cooperates. I insist on the importance of religions: No peace among nations without peace between religions. No peace between religions without a dialogue between religions. No dialogue between religions without shared ethical values and standards.
Global Ethics Corner: Will China Finally Turn on North Korea? | 03/18/13
A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patience with North Korea has finally run out? Or will humanitarian and geopolitical concerns keep the two allied?
Thought Leader: Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | 03/15/13
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Devin T. Stewart
"The whole moral equation has become incredibly difficult, whether in terms of space or in terms of time. The moral community is now spread out across the world. Consequences are now long-term and not short-term. All in all, we have not yet evolved moralities that can really solve these problems."
Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall | 03/15/13
Nancy Birdsall, Devin T. Stewart
"I believe that improving other people's lives everywhere is not only, or even mostly, about ensuring they have services, but ensuring that they are participating in a system that is accountable to them and where they have voice about decisions that affect them. Leadership is about working with people to maximize those choices."