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Robert L. Bach |
Robert L. Bach was formerly director of the Global Inclusion Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he focused on poverty and social exclusion in transnational and global issues. » 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 » Past Programs » Global Policy Innovations

International Student Photo Contest, 2016: Cities/Urbanization | 08/17/16
Across the world, there is an ongoing mass migration from the countryside to the cities. Please submit photos that depict urbanization and city life, showing either the advantages or the drawbacks. All students of every nationality are eligible. Non-students will be disqualified. The minimum age is 13. » News » Press Releases

Table of Contents, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) | 06/15/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 30.2 (Summer 2016))

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2016 Issue | 06/14/16
This issue includes an essay by John R. Emery on the humanitarian applications of drones; a roundtable on the role of human rights in the UN's post-2015 development agenda; Jacqueline Best on central bank accountability and Cristina Lafont on the importance of the "human" in human rights; an exchange discussing Patti Tamara Lenard's article on democracies and the power to revoke citizenship (EIA 30.1); and book reviews. » News » Press Releases

Instagram Take-Over #7: Arati Kumar-Rao, Climate Change and South Asian Ecosystem | 06/06/16
Due to climate change, a huge oil spill, and piracy, life is hard for the fisherfolk in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans on the India-Bangladesh border. Arati Kumar-Rao, an independent photographer and journalist based in Bangalore, documents this region in a series featured as Carnegie Council's seventh Instagram take-over. » News » Press Releases

The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers | 05/31/16
Ali S. Khan
In over 20 years at the CDC, Dr. Ali Khan battled Ebola, SARS, and other deadly diseases. But, as he reveals in this fascinating talk, what really worries him is the effect that political and social factors can have on fighting these outbreaks. With Zika emerging as the newest threat, what can governments--and individuals--do to be better prepared? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Us and Them? Bridget Anderson on Migrants and Nation-States | 05/04/16
Bridget Anderson, Stephanie Sy
Underlying people's economic fears about migrants taking their jobs are much deeper anxieties about nationality, culture, and race, says Bridget Anderson, professor of migration and citizenship at Oxford. The nation-state is simply not working for a lot of humanity, and we need to come up with new ways of thinking about political communities. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

New Paradigms for Refugee Camps and for Humanitarian Aid Itself | 04/22/16
Kilian Kleinschmidt, Stephanie Sy
Kilian Kleinschmidt describes how he, together with the refugees themselves, transformed the Zaatari refugee camp from what the media called a "hellhole of humanitarian aid" into a lively living space with shops and even fountains. Indeed, the entire aid paradigm needs to be transformed, says Kleinschmidt, and he offers innovative ways to do it. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Suchitra Vijayan on the Politics and Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis | 12/03/15
Suchitra Vijayan, Alex Woodson
The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Suchitra Vijayan on the Politics and Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis | 12/02/15
Suchitra Vijayan, Alex Woodson
The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Day: Feeding the Planet | 10/20/15
Gerald Bourke, Gilonne d'Origny, Jessica Fanzo
There are roughly 2 billion people who are under-nourished and another 2 billion who are overweight or obese. In other words, about half the world's population is malnourished. How can we feed the world ethically, sustainably, and well? This panel provides some answers, from food aid to producing milk and meat in cell cultures. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid? | 09/29/15
Debbie Aung Din Taylor, Bruce Nussbaum, Susan Eve Oguya, Jocelyn Wyatt, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: that great ideas fail to be adopted in poor communities because they don't always take context into account. But are design's more inclusive methods still a kind of neo-imperialism? Is there a different way? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid? | 09/28/15
Debbie Aung Din Taylor, Bruce Nussbaum, Susan Eve Oguya, Jocelyn Wyatt, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: that great ideas fail to be adopted in poor communities because they don't always take context into account. But are design's more inclusive methods still a kind of neo-imperialism? Is there a different way? » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Gandhi" | 08/06/15
Alex Woodson
This film is a textbook on Gandhi's political philosophy and the Indian quest for statehood. And for many, Ben Kingsley's performance in the title role, which won him an Oscar and worldwide fame, is THE definitive portrayal of the man. » Publications » Ethics on Film

The UN's Efforts in International Development: Relevant or Not? | 05/19/15
David M. Malone
Which development initiatives really work? Drawing on his personal and professional experience, the UN's David Malone notes that experts' projects often fail and there are many paths to growth--take India and China, for example. The trend now is to move away from grand schemes. What's important are each group's social preferences. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ebola and Other Viral Outbreaks: Providing Health Care to the Global Poor in Times of Crisis | 02/18/15
Unni Karunakara, Robert L. Klitzman
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 international president of MSF, discuss these issues and more, including why doctors treating Ebola should not be called heroes. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Business of Humanitarian Aid and Philanthropy: A Case Study | 12/16/14
Gayle DiPietro, Rich Leimsider, Patrica L. Rosenfield, Piyush Tewari, Julia Taylor Kennedy
By using a single organization, SaveLIFE Foundation in India, as a case study, this episode of Impact explores how NGOs in emerging markets adopt business language, metrics, and strategy, and what that says about our society's approach to humanitarian work. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Thomas Piketty’s "Capital" and the Developing World | 12/16/14
Nancy Birdsall
What is the future of the global capitalist system? In returning economics to politics, "Capital" reminds us that the road to global distributive justice requires finding strengthening legitimate and democratic global governance. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 28.4 (Winter 2014) » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs Volume 28.4 (Winter 2014)

Global Ethics and the Point of View of the Universe | 11/07/14
Peter Singer
Sidgwick's concept of looking at issues from "the point of view of the universe"--in other words, giving equal weight to everyone's interests, irrespective of who they are, now or in future--can be the basis for a global ethic, says utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. He goes on to explain what this means for all of us in practical, concrete terms. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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