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Ethics in a Violent World (2005-2006) |
Matt Peterson
Focusing on the institutions regulating war and peace, this initiative engages scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens through major public lectures, policy briefings, and journal articles. » Programs » Archive » Ethics in a Violent World

Philip Alston on a World Court for Human Rights | 11/06/14
Philip Alston, John Tessitore
"The reason why governments are violating human rights on a grand scale is not because there is an absence of a world court," says Philip Alston. "The reason is that human rights culture has not taken off sufficiently in a great many countries." Instead, what's needed is first to develop regional mechanisms and then subsequently, regional courts. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/02/14
Roméo A. Dallaire, James Traub
In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Watchers of the Sky": Film Screening & Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo | 04/02/14
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Eddie Mandhry
What are the challenges facing the International Criminal Court? How can it be more effective? Former ICC prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo explains. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Symposium at the Scottish Parliament: From War to a Global Ethic | 11/21/13
Joel H. Rosenthal, Michael Ignatieff, Adam Roberts, David Rodin
Is it possible to create a global code of ethics? In this Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium at the Scottish Parliament, the panelists discuss Andrew Carnegie's legacy; what has changed since his time; and Carnegie Council's contribution to the vital task of moving toward a shared international understanding with which to face today's problems. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Citizenship Within and Across Nations | 11/12/13
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah explores the role of civic honor, and its negative counterpart, shame, in shaping the political behavior of individuals and of nations, and in particular, in shaping the moral dimensions of political behavior. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Failure of the Mainstream Media to Cover the UN: Who's to Blame? | 09/30/13
Barbara Crossette
Former "New York Times" UN bureau chief Barbara Crossette explains why the U.S. media has lost interest in the UN, and how the UN makes it hard to report there. What is being lost? A gateway to world opinion, the opportunity to meet influential people of many cultures, and the ability to tap into a vast store of expertise and data. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Unsung Hero Who Coined the Term "Genocide" | 09/21/13
In this "The New Republic" piece, Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff recounts the life of Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term "genocide." A Jewish, Polish law scholar who immigrated to the United States in 1941, Lemkin made it his life's project to "save future generations from the genocidal furies that had claimed his own family." » News » Media Mentions

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Act of Killing" | 08/26/13
Alex Woodson
It is not hyperbole to call this documentary an epochal film. It brings viewers into the minds of mass murderers, illuminates a horrific piece of recent history that few know anything about, and could end up ushering in a new era in Indonesian politics and identity. » Publications » Ethics on Film

"Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change" by Bronwyn Leebaw | 06/06/13
Leebaw argues that two competing frameworks have come to dominate the field of transitional justice. The first stresses the promotion of law, trials, and individual criminal responsibility in the aftermath of atrocity, while the second focuses on repairing society and healing the wounds of the past. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.2 (Summer 2013)

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? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Public Affairs: Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice | 03/15/13
Mary Robinson
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. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thought Leader: Jay Winter | 03/13/13
Jay Winter, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"One of the things I've seen over my lifetime is a move away from war and from the place of the military in political life. This to me is astonishing and unpredictable." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

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." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

Global Ethics Corner: Justice For Some, But Not For All? | 12/17/12
Recent acquittals of Croat and Kosovo-Albanian officials in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia have left some doubting the UN court's impartiality. What implications could this have when it comes to fostering reconciliation in the Balkans? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Srdja Popovic on Creating Successful Nonviolent Movements | 12/11/12
Srdja Popovic, Marlene Spoerri
Successful nonviolent movements need three things: the cool factor, memorable branding, and humor, says Popovic. He cofounded the Serbian youth movement Otpor!, which played a major role in toppling Milosevic, and his work training activists in Egypt and Tunisia is widely credited for inspiring Arab Spring protesters. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Losing the Violence Monopoly | 11/28/12
Steven Costello
The poisonous cocktail of widespread police and military brutality, increasingly lethal inter-communal ethnic violence in several regions, the anxious countdown to the March 2013 presidential elections, and uncertainty over the implementation of major constitutional reforms has transformed Kenya's security situation from precarious to explosive. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Public Affairs: America in the 21st Century: A View from Asia | 10/16/12
Kishore Mahbubani, Joanne J. Myers
The good, the bad, and the ugly: distinguished Singaporean Kishore Mahbubani politely but firmly tells Americans how Asians see them, and warns, "the world that is coming is a world outside your comfort zones." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thought Leader: Luis Moreno-Ocampo | 09/07/12
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"The new world, the 21st century is about global communication and global citizenship. I see this particularly in the young people." » Multimedia » Thought Leaders Forum

Global Ethics Corner: The ICC Turns 10: Is International Justice Both Just and Effective? | 06/22/12
The International Criminal Court turns 10 in July after a tumultuous first decade. With only a handful of rulings handed down, critics say the ICC is not efficient and beholden to Western ideals. Is it possible for international justice to be fair and effective? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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