Ethics & International Affairs Interviews

Philip Alston on a World Court for Human Rights | 11/06/14 Philip Alston, John Tessitore "The reason why governments are violating human rights on a grand scale is not because there is an absence of a world court," says Philip Alston. "The reason is that human rights culture has not taken off sufficiently in a great many countries." Instead, what's needed is first to develop regional mechanisms and then subsequently, regional courts.

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."

Antonio Franceschet on the International Criminal Court | 06/08/12 Antonio Franceschet, John Tessitore What is the role of the International Criminal Court today?  What are its strengths and limitations? In this informative interview, Professor Antonio Franceschet discusses the evolution of the ICC; its basic structure and function; and its current and future challenges.

Ian Hurd on International Law and Security | 11/28/11 Ian Hurd, John Tessitore "I would disagree with those who suggest international law doesn't really matter. If we look at what states do, they work very hard to marshal legal resources behind their foreign policy choices. They clearly care very much about being seen as following international law."

Leif Wenar on Natural Resources and Clean Trade Policies | 06/02/11 Leif Wenar, John Tessitore Consumers in countries that import natural resources are often unwittingly in business with dictators, corrupt officials, and armed groups, says Leif Wenar. Yet we could change our laws to make powerful groups in exporting countries more accountable to their own people.

Interview with John Tessitore, Editor of Ethics & International Affairs Journal | 03/09/11 John Tessitore, Julia Taylor Kennedy As Ethics & International Affairs journal celebrates its 25th anniversary and its move to Cambridge University Press, Editor John Tessitore discusses the journal's mission, its themes, its peer-review process, and its global reach.

Interview with John Tessitore, Editor of EIA Journal | 03/04/11 John Tessitore, Julia Taylor Kennedy As EIA journal celebrates its 25th anniversary and its move to Cambridge University Press, Editor John Tessitore discusses the journal's mission, its themes, its peer-review process, and its global reach.

EIA Interview: Mathias Risse on Justice and Common Ownership of the Earth | 10/04/10 Mathias Risse, John Tessitore Philosopher Mathias Risse discusses his concept of common ownership of the earth--the equal claim of each person to the planet and its resources--and what this means for worldwide immigration policies and for climate change refugees, for example.

Michael Doyle on Nonintervention and the Responsibility to Protect | 08/04/10 Michael W. Doyle, John Tessitore What circumstances justify overriding sovereignty? Michael Doyle discusses the difficult questions surrounding nonintervention and the "unanimous revolution" of 2005, which led to the new norm known as the Responsibility to Protect.

Darrel Moellendorf on the Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen | 03/16/10 Darrel Moellendorf, John Tessitore Darrel Moellendorf (author of "Treaty Norms and Climate Change Mitigation") discusses what happened in Copenhagen and what it means for future negotiations on climate change.

EIA Interview: Darrel Moellendorf on the Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen | 03/12/10 Darrel Moellendorf, John Tessitore Darrel Moellendorf (author of "Treaty Norms and Climate Change Mitigation") discusses what happened in Copenhagen and what it means for future negotiations on climate change.

EIA Interview: Alex Bellamy on the Responsibility to Protect | 07/22/09 Alex J. Bellamy, John Tessitore "This is just the beginning of the road for R2P," says Bellamy. "There are a lot of skeptics...but it is a principle that has commanded the support of 192 governments, and that creates a tremendous political impetus."

EIA Interview: Simon Dalby on Environmental Security | 06/17/09 Simon Dalby, John Tessitore "Peace-building is literally about building now," says Dalby. "It's about constructing buildings that don't need large quantities of energy, both because of climate change and so that they are not dependent on supplies from the other side of the planet."

Ann Florini on Global Governance | 03/10/09 Ann Florini, John Tessitore Florini discusses the difference between "global government" and "global governance," intergovernmental organizations such as the UN, and the role and achievements of civil society and transnational networks, particularly on environmental issues.

Fiona Robinson on the Ethics of Care | 03/05/09 Fiona Robinson, John Tessitore Care is not only a moral issue, but also a feminist one, says Robinson, noting that two-thirds of care around the world is done by women, for little or no pay. She also discusses the evolving concept of human security.

Alex Bellamy on the Responsibility to Protect | 03/03/09 Alex J. Bellamy, John Tessitore "This is just the beginning of the road for R2P," says Bellamy. "There are a lot of skeptics...but it is a principle that has commanded the support of 192 governments, and that creates a tremendous political impetus."

EIA Interview: Ann Florini on Global Governance | 03/03/09 Ann Florini, John Tessitore Ann Florini discusses the difference between "global government" and "global governance," intergovernmental organizations such as the UN, and the role and achievements of civil society and transnational networks, particularly on environmental issues.

EIA Interview: Fiona Robinson on the Ethics of Care | 02/25/09 Fiona Robinson, John Tessitore Care is not only a moral issue, but also a feminist one, says Fiona Robinson, noting that two-thirds of care around the world is done by women, for little or no pay. She also discusses the evolving concept of human security.

Simon Dalby on Environmental Security | 02/25/09 Simon Dalby, John Tessitore "Peace-building is literally about building now," says Dalby. "It's about constructing buildings that don't need large quantities of energy, both because of climate change and so that they are not dependent on supplies from the other side of the planet."

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