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Kevin Bales |
Kevin Bales is an author, professor, and president of Free the Slaves.
Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight | 05/16/13
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?
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."
Ethics Matter: Zainab Salbi on Women, War, and Self-Empowerment | 04/09/13
Zainab Salbi, Marlene Spoerri
In this fascinating conversation, Zainab Salbi discusses her personal journey from growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq to becoming a global champion of women's rights. She also focuses on the realities of women's lives across the Middle East and proposes constructive ways to change negatives to positives.
Thought Leader: Mary Robinson | 03/22/13
Mary Robinson, Devin T. Stewart
"What strikes me about the world today is that it's a world of 7 billion people who are more connected than ever before, and yet the divides are huge. We see growing inequality both within countries and between countries. I'm not sure that we can continue like this and be socially cohesive."
Thought Leader: Bineta Diop | 03/21/13
Bineta Diop, Devin T. Stewart
"For me, leadership is also feminine. I always say that the men who have feminine values are part of the criteria for me to look for in leadership. It is that touch, that caring, giving, solidarity. Those are things that for me are very fundamental in leadership."
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: 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."
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013 | 03/07/13
This collection in honor of International Women's Day starts on a high note, with some inspiring stories of progress. But the struggle is not over. We move on to accounts of how far we still have to go before women enjoy equal rights, freedom of choice, and freedom from fear.
"Traffic Lights" by By Jae Woo Jang | 02/21/13
At the age of 14, Sarina was tricked into becoming a sex slave--and there are hundreds of thousands of teenage girls just like her. What can we do to help?
"Population" by Juinn-Ren "Andrew" Wang | 02/21/13
Our governments don't like to talk about population control because it is unpleasant; it is unethical to tell others how many or how few children they are allowed to have. Solving the problem of our world's exploding human population is thus the greatest ethical challenge humanity will face in the 21st century.
"Human Trafficking" by Sandhya Bhat and Catherine Pushpam Joseph | 02/21/13
"There is no doubt we live in a world that specializes in creating broken people every day. We've reached a point where eradicating human trafficking is no longer restricted to few willing individuals and organizations. Anyone, in any manner, can help in minimizing this condemnable condition. It just comes down to whether we are willing to take that first step."
Thought Leader: Somaly Mam | 02/15/13
Somaly Mam, Devin T. Stewart
"When the people say, "Somaly, what you do is bad," I always see my good, my peace, a reality. When I see the girls that have been saved when they were six years old, and right now they are in law school and they get married--then I have done a great thing, and I have my peace in my mind."
Global Ethics Corner: Sexual Violence in India: From Punishment to Deterrence | 01/14/13
A brutal gang rape on a New Delhi bus has sparked global outrage and national soul-searching in India. Many are calling for the death penalty for the rapists, but is this the answer? What can India do to prevent rape in the short and long term?
Global Ethics Corner: Are Women Second Class Citizens in the U.S. Military? | 12/21/12
Despite making valuable contributions to the U.S. military since the Civil War, women are still technically excluded from direct ground combat roles. Is this policy outdated? Would troop morale and performance suffer if changes were made immediately?
Thought Leader: Anne-Marie Slaughter | 09/05/12
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Devin T. Stewart
"There are things we can't do, even with all the power of the United States. But then we shouldn't hide from it. We shouldn't turn away and pretend that something else is happening."
Thought Leader: Kwame Anthony Appiah | 09/05/12
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Devin T. Stewart
"The more our societies are in conversation, the more likely it is, when it comes to having to make the hard decisions that are involved in discussions where you have to settle something, the more likely we are to be able to do it."
Thought Leader: Mary Ellen Iskenderian | 09/05/12
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Devin T. Stewart
"I'm a huge believer in role models. I think that pretty much any woman who gets up and puts herself out there, whether she wants to be or not, is a role model."
Ethics Matter: Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women's World Banking | 03/21/12
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Julia Taylor Kennedy
CEO of Women's World Banking Iskenderian explains why investing in women makes so much sense. She also tackles the recent critiques of microfinance and discusses how it is evolving.
Microinequalities Inflicted on Women | 02/14/12
Samantha Brennan, Christian Barry, Matt Peterson
Why is it that a woman can lead a country, yet women are slower to be served in coffee shops? In the West, women and men share equal status under the law. But in countless practical ways, women experience inequality on a daily basis.