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Global Policy Innovations |

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.

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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."  » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | 02/27/17
Yuval Noah Harari
Soon, humankind may be able to replace natural selection with intelligent design and to create the first inorganic lifeforms, says Noah Yuval Harari. If so, this will be the greatest revolution since life began. But what are the dangers, and are they avoidable? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know | 12/05/16
Jerry Kaplan, Joanne J. Myers
We're asking the wrong questions about artificial intelligence, says AI expert Jerry Kaplan. Machines are not going to take over the world. They don't have emotions or creativity. They are just able to process large amounts of data and draw logical conclusions. These new technologies will bring tremendous advances--along with new ethical and practical issues. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Inside an Apple iPhone Factory in China | 10/19/16
Dejian "Ken" Zeng, Devin T. Stewart
What really goes on in an Apple factory in China? In this fascinating conversation, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart talks to Dejian "Ken" Zeng, a grad student who went undercover at an iPhone factory in Shanghai, about 12-hour workdays, his minimalist life in the dorms, and why it's so hard to organize a labor movement in China. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Pros, Cons, and Ethical Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence | 09/26/16
Wendell Wallach, Stephanie Sy
From driverless cars to lethal autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence will soon confront societies with new and complex ethical challenges. What's more, by 2034, 47 percent of U.S. jobs, 69 percent of Chinese jobs, and 75 percent of Indian jobs could all be done by machines. How should societies cope and what role should global governance play? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Food, Inc." | 08/30/16
Elena Shanbaum
This documentary takes a close look at the U.S. food industry and finds that cheap food is costly and sometimes deadly to the environment, consumers, and workers in farms and factories. Taking aim at the U.S. government and big corporations like Monsanto, this film reveals disturbing truths about our fast food-obsessed society. » Publications » Ethics on Film

The Conscious Company | 08/22/16
Jill Dumain, Grant Garrison, Amy Hall, Michael Hobbes, Andrew Kassoy, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Corporate leaders are increasingly aware that businesses can provide a positive (or negative) impact on the environment and community. But how can conscious companies prioritize social benefit while still pursuing profit? In part 2 of our series on conscious capitalism, we hear from Eileen Fisher, Patagonia, and other leading thinkers in the field. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Conscious Consumer | 08/15/16
Lawrence B. Glickman, Sally Greenberg, Michael Hobbes, Tohnain Emmanuel Njong, Stephanie Wilson, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Part one of this three-part series on conscious capitalism examines the role of the conscious consumer. In this episode, hear the story of a victim of capitalism at its worst--and how one shopper is helping him tell his story. We also explore if and how consumers can use purchasing power to influence corporations' behavior. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Industries of the Future | 03/10/16
Alec Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Driverless cars, designer babies, crypto currencies, cyber warfare, pervasive "sousveillance" that erodes our privacy, often with our consent--what are the upsides and downsides of this brave new world? Alec Ross, who is neither a utopian nor a dystopian, expertly guides us through it. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence | 01/14/16
Jerry Kaplan, Joanne J. Myers
"Artificial intelligence" is a misnomer, says computer scientist Jerry Kaplan. Machines are not intelligent; their programmers are. What we're seeing is a huge acceleration of automation, which will eliminate all kinds of jobs and create all kinds of unimaginable new ones. This will create a great deal of wealth. But the question is who will get that wealth? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Beyond Silicon Valley: Elmira Bayrasli on Innovation in Unlikely Places | 11/11/15
Elmira Bayrasli, Hazami Barmada
Elmira Bayrasli, founder of "Foreign Policy Interrupted" and author of "Beyond Silicon Valley," is all about shattering stereotypes and bringing disregarded groups to the fore, from talented women who must be encouraged to "raise their hands" to the millions of successful entrepreneurs around the world that we never hear about. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

An Interview with Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the Cult of Bankable Projects | 05/28/15
Shefa Siegel, Zach Dorfman
It's not for lack of money that international organizations failed to prevent the disastrous spread of Ebola, says Shefa Siegel. It's for lack of flexibility and an inability to develop a comprehensive picture of what's going on and what the development needs are in any given country--take Liberia, which has a mere 50 doctors to serve its population of 4 million. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House | 03/04/15
Eddie Mandhry, Alex Woodson
"What's been amazing is that across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through," says Eddie Mandhry. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House | 03/04/15
Eddie Mandhry, Alex Woodson
"What's been amazing is that across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through," says Eddie Mandhry. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Champion of Liberal Arts Education | 02/09/15
Leon Botstein, James Traub
In this wide-ranging and entertaining conversation, Leon Botstein discusses Bard's innovative programs to serve the underserved, which include Bard high schools, prison education programs, and international operations; the marginalization of the humanities; and his refreshing and inclusive approach to classical music. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Crisis Breeds Opportunity for Worker Safety and Global Labor Rights | 07/30/14
Claudia Coenjaerts, Charles Duhigg, Judy Gearhart, William O'Rourke Jr., Julia Taylor Kennedy
Tragic incidents in Bangladesh brought the issue of labor rights to the global stage once again. What are some new approaches to keeping factory workers safe? What is the role of different actors in taking responsibility for workplace conditions? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Crisis Breeds Opportunity for Worker Safety and Global Labor Rights | 07/30/14
Claudia Coenjaerts, Charles Duhigg, Judy Gearhart, William O'Rourke Jr., Julia Taylor Kennedy
Tragic incidents in Bangladesh brought the issue of labor rights to the global stage once again. What are some new approaches to keeping factory workers safe? What is the role of different actors in taking responsibility for workplace conditions? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy
With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to China's economic growth? What are its success stories? And how is Hong Kong faring? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy
With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to China's economic growth? What are its success stories? And how is Hong Kong faring? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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