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Christian Barry |
Christian Barry is director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory (CMSPT) in the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Australian National University. He also hosts Public Ethics Radio, an online audio broadcast with ethicists discussing timely and important practical dilemmas. » People

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. » Programs » Archive » Global Policy Innovations

Taiwan's Student Sunflower Movement: Interview with Two of its Leaders | 04/23/14
Huang Yu-fen, Wei Yang, Madeleine Lynn
In an unprecedented event this Spring, the Sunflower Student Movement occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan for over three weeks. The students finally withdrew after the government promised to postpone ratifying the trade agreement with China which originally sparked the protest. Two of its leaders discuss the Movement and Taiwan's future. » Studio » Multimedia

The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil | 04/17/14
Christine Bader, Masha S. Feiguinova
How can corporations work to prevent human rights violations on their watch, as well as disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion? Christine Bader discusses her time at BP, where she was part of the invisible army of people inside corporations who are pushing for safer and more responsible practices. » Studio » Multimedia

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? » Studio » Multimedia

The World of Wal-Mart | 05/09/13
S. Prakash Sethi
With the deadly April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, once again the spotlight is on multi-national companies like Wal-Mart, whose production is often out-sourced to factories with substandard conditions. As usual, there are promises of reforms, along with denials of culpability. But will the world of Wal-Mart ever change? » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Shefa Siegel on the Ethics of Mining | 03/13/13
Shefa Siegel, John Tessitore
Mining harms the environment irreversibly, yet this is often ignored, and mining is on the increase, often without clear ecological or economic development benefits. "We're still using the model created at the end of the 19th century, but in a very different period, where the resources are increasingly scarce and the economy has changed dramatically." » Studio » Multimedia

Thought Leader: Alan S. Blinder | 02/28/13
Alan S. Blinder, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"We still view ourselves as the land of opportunity, which, in a sense we are. But the opportunities are not trickling down to the bottom the way they used to." » Studio » Thought Leaders Forum

Thought Leader: Dambisa Moyo | 09/05/12
Dambisa Moyo, Devin T. Stewart
"Moral leadership to me is about selflessness. But in a world of personal aggrandizement and short-term-ism, I do fear that we'll see less moral leadership and perhaps more of what we don't want." » Studio » Thought Leaders Forum

Thought Leader: Juan Somavia | 09/05/12
Juan Somavia, Devin T. Stewart
"We may have globalization, we have more interconnectedness, lots of things are happening, more trade. But what's the moral compass? You have the feeling that the compass is 'If you can get away with it, it's all right. If you are not found out, okay.'" » Studio » Thought Leaders Forum

Confronting Youth Unemployment | 08/02/12
Juan Somavia, Rahul Mirchandani, Julia Taylor Kennedy, Devin T. Stewart
With an unemployment rate three times higher than that of adults, there are 75 million youth worldwide looking for work. International Labour Organization head Juan Somavia gives his take and Indian employer Rahul Mirchandani speaks about training youth for the workforce. » Studio » Multimedia

Confronting Youth Unemployment | 07/31/12
Juan Somavia, Rahul Mirchandani, Julia Taylor Kennedy
With an unemployment rate three times higher than that of adults, there are 75 million youth worldwide looking for work. International Labour Organization head Juan Somavia gives his take and Indian employer Rahul Mirchandani speaks about training youth for the workforce. » Studio » Multimedia

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life | 06/18/12
Robert Skidelsky, Edward Skidelsky, Joanne J. Myers
Our obsession with amassing ever more wealth is actually robbing us of the good life, argue Robert and Edward Skidelsky. They identify seven basic needs that together make up the good life and lay out some radical social proposals to achieve them. » Studio » Multimedia

Supply Chains, and China's Interests in Africa | 06/18/12
Joshua Eisenman, David Shinn, Philippe C. Burke, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Ambassador David Shinn and NYU Professor Joshua Eisenman discuss China's economic interests in Africa, and the ethical questions these raise. Next comes U.S. hedge fund manager Philippe Burke, who calls for getting rid of overseas supply chains and returning to "Made in the USA." » Studio » Multimedia

Supply Chains, and China's Interests in Africa | 06/15/12
David Shinn, Joshua Eisenman, Philippe C. Burke, Julia Taylor Kennedy, Devin T. Stewart
Ambassador David Shinn and NYU Professor Joshua Eisenman discuss why China has such a strong economic interest in Africa, and the ethical questions this raises. Next comes U.S. hedge fund manager Philippe Burke, who believes we should bring supply chains back to America. » Studio » Multimedia

Supply Chain Accountability | 06/06/12
Charles Duhigg, Alan Hassenfeld, Julia Taylor Kennedy
How can ethical practices be made an integral part of overseas supply chains? Here's reporter Charles Duhigg on how habits can impact the ethical behavior of businesses, and Hasbro's Alan Hassenfeld on establishing a global toy industry safety code. » Studio » Multimedia

Supply Chain Accountability | 06/04/12
Charles Duhigg, Alan Hassenfeld, Julia Taylor Kennedy
How can ethical practices be made an integral part of overseas supply chains? Here's reporter Charles Duhigg on how habits can impact the ethical behavior of businesses, and Hasbro's Alan Hassenfeld on establishing a global toy industry safety code. » Studio » Multimedia

The Evolution of Occupy Wall Street | 05/04/12
Karanja Gacuca, Diego Ibanez, Jamie Kemmerer, Stephan Said, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In less than a year, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has re-energized the conversation about income inequality, provided a forum for a wide array of causes, and experienced some serious growing pains. Four different OWS activists discuss the movement's successes and challenges. » Studio » Multimedia

Special Preview: May Day and Occupy Wall Street | 05/01/12
Karanja Gacuca, Diego Ibanez, Julia Taylor Kennedy
This "Just Business" preview features two Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists. OWS has hibernated a bit since New York City shut down its flagship encampment in November. May Day has long represented labor rights and on this May Day, OWS will try to reinvigorate public interest. » Studio » Multimedia

Prakash Sethi on Apple's Labor Standards | 04/11/12
S. Prakash Sethi, Christian Barry, Matt Peterson
Does Apple's number one status mean that it has special responsibilities for the labor practices of its Chinese manufacturers? And to what extent is one company, even one as dominant as Apple, capable of affecting labor standards in China's vast economy, not to mention the rest of Asia? » Studio » Multimedia

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