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No Place for Eritreans | 03/22/17
Abraham T. Zere
Eritreans are fleeing their repressive homeland at the rate of 5,000 a month. Yet once they manage to leave, new dangers await these hapless refugees, from extortion to violence and death. How can the world turn its back?
Trump and the Intelligence Community: The View from a Former CIA Analyst | 03/13/17
Yael Eisenstat, Alex Woodson
Eisenstat spent most of her government career in the background, but Trump's unorthodox CIA address convinced her to add to the public discourse in "a calm and credible way." In this talk, she discusses her powerful "New York Times" editorial, the dangers of an executive/intelligence community rift, and a complicated time for government employees.
Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2017 Issue | 03/10/17
The topics in this issue include human rights, statelessness, refugee camps, immigration ethics, and a section on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the refugee protection regime.
Table of Contents, Volume 31.1 (Spring 2017) | 03/10/17
This issue includes essays by Michael Ignatieff on human rights and the ordinary virtues; Kristy A. Belton on the prospect of ending statelessness in the Americas, the second of a two-part series; and Carmen Gómez Martín on the problematic nature of refugee camps as de facto long-term solutions. It also contains two features, one by Dan Bulley and the other by Alise Coen, presenting differing views on the relationship between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the refugee protection regime, with a brief introduction by Jason Ralph and James Souter; a review essay on immigration ethics by Linda Bosniak; and book reviews by Andrew Altman, Andrew Hurrell, and William Gochberg.
Human Rights Narratives and Active Resistance, with Sujata Gadka-Wilcox | 03/03/17
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Alex Woodson
Gadkar-Wilcox says that when it comes to human rights, we need to ask more questions about systems and origins. This is especially important now, as Americans confront a powerful executive branch pushing simplistic narratives and "alternative facts." What are the responsibilities of individuals? How can we start these challenging discussions?
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.
Cultural Relations and their Effects on Politics and Economics | 03/02/17
J. P. Singh, Randall Pinkston
J. P. Singh describes himself as working at the intersection of culture and political economy, examining how ways of life and their symbolic representations bleed over into politics and economics. This discussion ranges from cultural politics in the U.S. and the UK, to Singh's book "Sweet Talk" on post-colonialism paternalism in trade deals, and more.
Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy | 02/14/17
Alexander Görlach, Stephanie Sy
In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander Görlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right in Europe, Brexit, the results of the U.S. election, the refugee crisis, and more.
A Conversation with Robert Quinn on Scholars at Risk | 02/13/17
Robert Quinn, Stephanie Sy
Scholars at Risk provides temporary teaching positions and advisory services to hundreds of threatened scholars around the world. Quinn describes how its caseload has doubled recently, largely because of Syria and Turkey. He also discusses challenges for U.S. colleges, from fake news, to Trump's immigration policies, to free speech on campuses.
Asylum in the United States for Unaccompanied Children | 02/07/17
Margaret Kuehne Taylor
The current magnitude of child migration to the United States is unprecedented. How does the U.S. asylum process for unaccompanied children work? Find out with this clear, step-by step explanation from Margaret Kuehne Taylor, Office of Immigration Litigation, Civil Division, Department of Justice.
Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union | 01/27/17
To avoid disaster, the EU needs to become a real federation, argues Guy Verhofstadt. "That means a small, real European government controlled by two bodies, a parliament representing the citizens and a senate representing the Member States, with a real budget, with a defense union--with everything that is needed to make the Union more effective."
Winners of the 2016 International Student Photo Contest on Urbanization | 01/26/17
Carnegie Council congratulates the winners of its annual International Student Photo Contest. The topic was cities/urbanization. What are the pros and cons? Who gains and who loses? The winning photos are by students from the United States, Canada, and Romania.
Virtual Citizenship for Refugees: A Proposal | 01/20/17
Christian Barry, Philip Gerrans
At last, a practical, humane, and cost-effective proposal to help cope with the nearly 20 million refugees and asylum seekers worldwide, from philosophers Christian Barry and Philip Gerrans.
Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants, and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City | 01/05/17
"Given that many undocumented immigrants live invisibly for a long time, the NYC Municipal ID card truly acknowledges their existence. It was, and still is, worth the risk and the right thing to do. We owe undocumented immigrants a certain obligation of hospitality."
Eritrea: An Exiled Nation Suspended in Liminal Space through Social Media | 12/30/16
Abraham T. Zere
Exiled Eritreans use social media to organize opposition against the tyrannical regime back home and to provide crucial information for the thousands of young migrants fleeing the country. They remain in limbo--a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou on Global Cities, Migration, and Stockholm's Economy | 12/22/16
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, Alex Woodson
Stockholm is now the fastest growing capital in Europe, and Andreas Hatzigeorgiou brings a useful international perspective to his position as chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. In this wide-ranging conversation he discusses Stockholm's enormous success as a tech hub, Sweden's immigration policies, and much more.
"Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership" edited by Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi [Full text] | 12/15/16
This collection of twelve essays by some of the most distinguished political theorists, philosophers, and legal scholars working on the normative issues surrounding borders and migration addresses a wide range of theoretical and practical topics.
Table of Contents, Volume 30.4 (Winter 2016) | 12/15/16
This issue includes an essay by Kristy A. Belton on the UN Refugee Agency's global #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness, the first of a two-part series; a feature by Tim Meijers and Marlies Glasius on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan's The Heart of Human Rights, featuring essays by Pietro Maffettone, David Miller, Andrea Sangiovanni, Jesse Tomalty, Lorenzo Zucca, and a response from Allen Buchanan; a review essay by Jennifer C. Rubenstein on the lessons of effective altruism; and book reviews by John Keane, Ruben Reike, Gernot Wagner, Shelley Wilcox, and Kristen P. Williams.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2016 Issue | 12/14/16
This issue includes an essay on the UN Refugee Agency's #IBelong Campaign to eradicate statelessness; a feature on the expressivist potential of international criminal courts; a book symposium on Allen Buchanan's "The Heart of Human Rights" and a response from Buchanan; a review essay on the lessons of effective altruism; and reviews.
A Conversation on Climate Change & Forced Displacement with David Sussman | 11/18/16
David D. Sussman, Alex Woodson
Conflict and war are often talked about as main drivers of forced displacement, but researcher David Sussman also points to climate change and consumerism as major factors. How is this playing out in Latin America and the Pacific islands? And, in regards to these issues, what can we expect from the Trump administration?