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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. » Programs » Archive » Global Policy Innovations

Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics | 03/02/15
I. Glenn Cohen, Robert L. Klitzman
Medical tourism is big business, involving millions of patients who travel abroad to get health care. Some travel to avoid queues and save money. Others seek services that are illegal in their own country, such as abortion and surrogate mothers. As I. Glenn Cohen expertly explains, this growing industry opens a Pandora's box of legal and ethical questions. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Robert L. Klitzman, Unni Karunakara
Why were initial responses to the Ebola outbreak so disastrously inadequate? How can dysfunctional health systems--at all levels--be improved, so that this doesn't happen again? Dr. Klitzman of Columbia University and Dr. Karunakara, former head of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » 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

Extreme Political Parties in Greece: Economic and Cultural Factors | 01/22/15
Yannis Palaiologos, David C. Speedie
"There has been, in the period of the last 30 years especially, a breakdown of trust, not only between the governed and the government, but also between Greeks, among themselves." Palaiologos, a prominent Greek scholar-journalist, analyzes how Greece went wrong, the rise of extremist parties on both right and left, and what needs to be done. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Leveraging Networks for Impact, Part 2: Best Practice Roundtable | 01/21/15
Winthrop Carty
On November, 2014, Carnegie Council and the Melton Foundation convened a group of representatives of leading global networks to investigate how to measure and maximize their impact. Read about the discussion, take-aways, and next steps. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Politics and Profits of Academia | 01/16/15
Anant Agarwal, Sidni Mackenzie Frederick, Jason Lane, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Even if universities are not for profit, budgets loom large in higher education--and global markets hold revenue potential. In this episode, we look at three ways universities are involved in global markets and how this can create ethical considerations and unintended consequences. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Unaccountable: Janine Wedel on how Elite Power Brokers have Corrupted the U.S. SystemCorruption | 01/07/15
Janine R. Wedel, Andrew Nagorski
Anthropologist Janine Wedel exposes America's "new corruption"--the unprecedented ways that many politicians, retired generals, academics, bankers, and physicians exploit their prestige and insider knowledge. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Money and American Politics: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig | 12/22/14
Lawrence Lessig, James Traub
On a crusade against the corrupting influence of money in politics, Lawrence Lessig founded a "super PAC" which raised $10 million to support candidates committed to radical reform of campaign financing. Most of them lost, but Lessig is not daunted. He fights on, convinced that the majority of Americans agree with him and that change will come.  » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Bright Side to Big Data: Good Intentions and Ethical Questions | 10/31/14
James "Chip" R. Coldren, Jr., Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Joshua D. Rothman, Bruce Schneier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Julia Taylor Kennedy
We wrap up our three-part series on data and privacy with a look at some ways big data can improve our communities. Technology and big data are delivering some big payoffs for our culture and society, while also posing some of the greatest risks. How can big data promote social good? How might these efforts potentially introduce big ethical questions? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Bright Side to Big Data: Good Intentions and Ethical Questions | 10/28/14
James "Chip" R. Coldren, Jr., Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Joshua D. Rothman, Bruce Schneier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Julia Taylor Kennedy
We wrap up our three-part series on data and privacy with a look at some ways big data can improve our communities. Technology and big data are delivering some big payoffs for our culture and society, while also posing some of the greatest risks. How can big data promote social good? How might these efforts potentially introduce big ethical questions? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/23/14
Martin Wolf
Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/13/14
Xenia Wickett, David C. Speedie
An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Data Threats: Hackers, Government Agencies, and Defending Data Online | 10/08/14
Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jeremy Gillula, George Kurtz, Bruce Schneier, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Cybersecurity risks increases daily as more and more of our private information is stored online--and the biggest threat isn't necessarily hackers. This second episode in our series on big data looks at unauthorized uses of data, how cybercrimes are committed, why many experts think the NSA is a bigger threat, and how we can protect ourselves. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Data Threats: Hackers, Government Agencies, and Defending Data Online | 10/08/14
Lorrie Faith Cranor, Jeremy Gillula, George Kurtz, Bruce Schneier, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Cybersecurity risks increases daily as more and more of our private information is stored online--and the biggest threat isn't necessarily hackers. This second episode in our series on big data looks at unauthorized uses of data, how cybercrimes are committed, why many experts think the NSA is a bigger threat, and how we can protect ourselves. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 09/23/14
Asli Ay, Niovi Christopoulou
First, there will definitely be another recession, says Ay. As long as people make free economic decisions, they will make mistakes. But it's important to understand the fundamental reasons behind the recent subprime crisis. She goes on to discuss financial regulation, loan securitization, and the pitfalls of encouraging home ownership. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten | 09/05/14
Michael Fertik, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Joshua D. Rothman, Mark Stephens, Julia Taylor Kennedy
As a society, we're still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. In this first of a series of podcasts on data and privacy, we’ll explore how big data is used and the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of increasingly data-driven commerce. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten | 09/03/14
Michael Fertik, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Joshua D. Rothman, Mark Stephens, Julia Taylor Kennedy
As a society, we’re still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. In this first of a series of podcasts on data and privacy, we’ll explore how big data is used and the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of increasingly data-driven commerce. » 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

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