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Derek Berlin |
Derek Berlin is chairman of Carnegie New Leaders and works at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as a member of the International Government Relations team.
David L. Bosco |
David L. Bosco is an assistant professor of international politics at American University's School of International Service.
Thought Leader: Sir David Cannadine | 05/07/13
Sir David Cannadine, Zach Dorfman
"Actually, for most of human history, most people have lived at peace with each other. We constantly need to remind ourselves of that and ask how and why that has been possible. From that perspective, the aberrant mode of human behavior is war."
Thought Leader: Louise Arbour | 05/01/13
Louise Arbour, David C. Speedie
"I believe that we have achieved very high levels of universal norms enunciation, in legal instruments, in our literature. I think the normative environment is very impressive. The disconnect is between the norms and their enforcement."
Exit, Voice, and Loyalty at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Should the International Community Stay or Go? | 04/23/13
The Khmer Rouge Tribunal is in big trouble, much of it financial. But the financial deficit is the result of something deeper: a responsibility deficit. The UN and the international community owe it to the victims to persevere--and quickly, before all those under indictment die of old age.
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?
The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations | 03/21/13
Ian Morris demonstrates that social development can be measured across thousands of years. Based on past trends, what can we expect in the future? For one thing, the pace of change has accelerated. Morris predicts that the 21st century is going to be a "race between shifts in the balance of power, a transformation of humanity, and catastrophe."
Global Ethics Corner: Will China Finally Turn on North Korea? | 03/18/13
A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patience with North Korea has finally run out? Or will humanitarian and geopolitical concerns keep the two allied?
Thought Leader: Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | 03/15/13
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Devin T. Stewart
"The whole moral equation has become incredibly difficult, whether in terms of space or in terms of time. The moral community is now spread out across the world. Consequences are now long-term and not short-term. All in all, we have not yet evolved moralities that can really solve these problems."
Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall | 03/15/13
Nancy Birdsall, Devin T. Stewart
"I believe that improving other people's lives everywhere is not only, or even mostly, about ensuring they have services, but ensuring that they are participating in a system that is accountable to them and where they have voice about decisions that affect them. Leadership is about working with people to maximize those choices."
Public Affairs: Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice | 03/15/13
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.
Thought Leader: Jay Winter | 03/13/13
Jay Winter, Devin T. Stewart
"I think the word 'leadership' is one that we should use only in conjunction with the word 'humility,' and to see the effect of leadership as lessening the damage of history, rather than creating a vast set of opportunities. It's a mixed view of leadership, but it doesn't ignore it completely."
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."
Thought Leader: Andrew Nathan | 03/12/13
Andrew J. Nathan, Devin T. Stewart
"I am looking for a social solution. I am looking for the political system to create a solution in which everyone will participate. Otherwise, my individual participation is not going to really make a difference. But then one tends to feel rather helpless about that."
Global Ethics Corner: Is it Time to Arm the Syrian Rebels? | 03/04/13
With the Syrian civil war about to turn two years old and the death toll approaching 70,000, some are saying it is time for the U.S. or the UN to intervene. Could arming the anti-Assad rebels bring an end to the war? Or would it bring greater instability to the region?
Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic | 02/25/13
Srdja Popovic, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"There are two kinds of countries in this world, the good ones and the bad ones. The good ones I count as the countries where the governments are afraid of their people. The bad ones I count as the countries where people are afraid of their governments."
Global Ethics Corner: Is Multilateralism Dead? | 02/25/13
For years, large global organizations, like the G-20 or the UN, have failed to cooperate on major international challenges, like climate change. Is "mini-lateralism," in which a few major world powers work together to tackle these problems, a viable and ethical alternative?
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World | 02/12/13
As more people become prosperous and interstate conflicts diminish, there is a convergence between East and West, says Kishore Mahbubani. Now we have to change our mindset accordingly and act as one united world on issues such as climate change. One important step is to reform the UN.
Thought Leader: Jonathan Haidt | 01/14/13
"My general view is that left and right are like yin and yang. I think it's great to have one side that's calling attention to global issues and one side that's wary of the solutions."
Prospects for U.S.-Iran Relations | 01/03/13
Seyed Hossein Mousavian, David C. Speedie
Iran and the U.S. have a long list of common interests, including Afghanistan, stability in Iraq, and fighting drug trafficking. A good way to start creating trust between the two nations would be to cooperate on these issues, instead of always focusing on divisive ones like nuclear capability.