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Ukraine and the New Divide between the United States and Russia | 08/26/2014 Dmitri Trenin, David C. Speedie David Speedie interviews Dr. Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on how the Ukraine crisis has opened a new fissure in the relationship between the United States and Russia.

Carnegie's Vision for Peace: WNYC's Brian Lehrer Interviews Joel Rosenthal | 08/06/2014 Joel H. Rosenthal On the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discusses the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, who thought that international arbitration would eventually put an end to war. We haven't reached that point yet, but are we more peaceful than we were 100 years ago?

Crisis Breeds Opportunity for Worker Safety and Global Labor Rights | 07/30/2014 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?

Iran Nuclear Threat: Fact or Fiction? | 07/21/2014 Gareth Porter, David C. Speedie Senior Fellow David Speedie interviews Dr. Gareth Porter, scholar, journalist, and skeptic concerning U.S. claims of an Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/2014 Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to China's economic growth? What are its success stories? And how is Hong Kong faring?

Sarajevo Panel Discussion | 08/26/2014 Dalija Hasanbegovic, Mustafa Cerić, Ivo Banac, Michael Ignatieff, Adam Roberts, David Rodin, Joel H. Rosenthal, George Rupp In this wide-ranging conversation, participants from the Sarajevo Symposium discuss the past, present, and future of the former Yugoslav states with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. How can private citizens and governments work together to build a more pluralistic society?

War and Reconciliation in the Twentieth-Century Balkans | 08/18/2014 Ivo Banac What are the remedies for the endless cycles of violence in the Balkans? Croatian historian Ivo Banac examines various solutions that have been tried and found wanting, to some extent, and concludes with another possibility.

Legal and Moral International Norms Since 1914 | 08/12/2014 Adam Roberts "What lessons has humankind learned from the events of 1914 in Sarajevo? And are there further lessons that we should have learned, but didn't? Have our legal and moral norms changed (hopefully for the better) in the years since?"

Ethics and War | 08/04/2014 David Rodin "In this talk I want to consider how the ways in which we assess the morality of war are changing. My concern is not to judge the morality or otherwise of any particular war, but rather to say something about the enterprise of thinking morally about war, an exercise bound tightly to our deepest political and moral identity."

Religion in War and Reconciliation | 07/29/2014 George Rupp "There is a long way to go before religious communities become more of a resource for reducing rather than a source for increasing antagonism. But to move in that direction clearly requires greater understanding at the local level."

Was World War I Inevitable? | 08/04/2014 Margaret MacMillan We're still trying to understand what World War I meant. It is a very complex event, one that has echoes into the present, and we've all been thinking recently about parallels between that world and our own world. One of the very important things is not to start by assuming that it was inevitable.

World War to a Global Ethic | 08/04/2014 Joel H. Rosenthal "We come here—100 years to the day from the calamitous events of the summer of 1914—to remember, to take stock, and to recommit to the ideals passed on to us by Andrew Carnegie and others. The Carnegie ideal was simple but audacious: it is indeed realistic and possible to use reason and experience to improve the ways in which we live."

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East | 06/23/2014 Scott Anderson How did the Arab Revolt and Lawrence of Arabia shape the Middle East? And how are Lawrence's actions of a century ago still being felt today?

A Conversation with Law Professor and Columnist Rosa Brooks on Obama's Foreign Policy | 06/12/2014 Rosa Brooks, James Traub With an insider's perspective, Rosa Brooks candidly discusses U.S. foreign policy, from Kosovo to Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine, along with her views on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Would Clinton have made a better president?

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/2014 Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change?

The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? | 06/09/2014 Patrick Tucker Today we create information in everything that we do, and there is no going back. But instead of seeing this as as a threat, we should seize the opportunity to use it to our advantage, says Patrick Tucker. Big data can improve our lives, offering everything from more informed consumer choices to more accurate and detailed medical data.

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union | 06/06/2014 Serhii Plokhy Serhii Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months, which places Ukraine at the center of the drama. And by providing the historical background for what is happening now, he shows that there are many key points linking 1991 to today.

Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings | 06/01/2014 Frederic M. Wehrey It's tempting to see today's Middle East conflicts as the continuation of centuries-old sectarian divisions, but Frederick Wehrey cautions against it. "Sectarianism is really a local institutional governance phenomenon that needs to be addressed through political reform in the Gulf, through ending discrimination, through greater participation in governance."

Ukraine Update: The Presidential Elections and Beyond | 05/30/2014 Nicolai N. Petro, Richard Sakwa, David C. Speedie David Speedie discusses the election of new Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko with University of Rhode Island's Nicolai Petro and University of Kent's Richard Sakwa, both speaking from Odessa in southern Ukraine.

A Conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel on Health Care Reform | 05/30/2014 Ezekiel J. Emanuel, James Traub A doctor, a former advisor to the Obama administration, and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Emanuel has spent a generation advocating on health care reform. In this lively and sometimes heated discussion, he clearly and succinctly explains "Obamacare," why it evolved as it did, and what it will mean for Americans going forward.

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