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Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy's Jayson Browder | 08/24/2015 "I think there's a new breed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are very entrepreneurial. A lot of the missions that they had in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world really lent to this entrepreneurial spirit."
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran: Assessment and Prospects | 08/20/2015 Professor Gary Sick, Iran expert at Columbia University and lead White House negotiator during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, assesses the merits of the recently negotiated agreement on Iran's nuclear program and the prospects for the upcoming vote in Congress.
Global Tax Avoidance: Who's Responsible? | 08/21/2015 We investigate the complex world of tax avoidance, starting with the mining industry in Zambia. Activists, documentarians, and economists give perspectives on how corporations avoid taxes and how this practice is now entrenched in business and government.
A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan | 07/21/2015 In late June, "Ethics & International Affairs" senior editor Zach Dorfman sat down with M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss our climate-changed world, and why--on some days at least--he's hopeful about our environmental future.
Iraqi Unity & the Fight Against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 07/16/2015 "The most important thing right now is that the Iraqis have to defeat ISIL, and in order to do that, they have to achieve national unity," says Castleberry, who recently returned from the Middle East. She also discusses the roles of Egypt, Jordan, and the Gulf Cooperation Council in this important and complex mission.
Ukraine and the Future of Reforms | 07/20/2015 In May 2015, a time of crisis not only for Ukraine but also for the future of the entire EU, Cloud and Gvosdev went to Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Belgium and had frank discussions on Ukraine with former and current government officials and think-tank representatives, and with EU officials in Brussels. Here are their findings.
When CEOs Become Activists | 07/20/2015 Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. How do they use that power, and what are the ethical, business, and political consequences? Discover how BP's John Browne and Shell's Mark Moody-Stuart influenced politics in oil-producing countries and how Browne and Apple's Tim Cook weighed in on LGBT issues. *This podcast was amended on August 3, 2015; see transcript.
Eighteen Months On: Post-Maidan Ukraine | 07/14/2015 Professor Nicolai Petro was a Fulbright scholar in Odessa, southern Ukraine, for a year in the aftermath of the Maidan revolution. In Odessa once again, he offers his impressions of the economic, political, and security situations in Ukraine today.
The Republic of Conscience | 07/02/2015 According to former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, Congress, the military, and even the Supreme Court have fallen victim to special interests and ignored America's founding principles. What can we do about it? "Get angry," he says, in this enlightening and ultimately hopeful talk.
Ethical Leadership: A Conversation with Chuck Hagel | 06/23/2015 The one constant in Chuck Hagel's varied and pressure-filled career has been ethical leadership. How have his experiences--in war, the boardroom, Congress, and as secretary of defense--shaped his leadership style?
Europe's Muslims: Challenges and Misconceptions | 06/17/2015 Months after the "Charlie Hebdo" attacks, questions remain about Europe's Muslims. How strong is the lure of al-Qaeda and ISIS for youth in France or the UK? Why do so many, including those born and raised in affluent European states, feel disconnected from society? For a nuanced analysis of these misunderstood communities, watch this video.
An Interview with Jim Sleeper on the Future of Liberal Education | 06/17/2015 Is anything in liberal education nonnegotiable? In this EIA interview, Jim Sleeper, author of "Innocents Abroad: Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies," published in the journal's summer 2015 issue, talks about how numerous American universities are testing these limits.
A Conversation with Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurship | 06/17/2015 For millennia, the world was organized around efficiency and repetition, says Bill Drayton, but now this system is being replaced by a world organized around the opposite principle: change. That has profound implications for every aspect of our lives, including ethics. This is the first generation when everyone must master cognitive empathy-based living.
Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Summer 2015 | 06/12/2015 In this podcast, Senior Editor Zach Dorfman introduces the journal's summer issue. Topics discussed include essays on liberal education in illiberal societies, and on Edward Snowden; reviews of books by Francis Fukuyama, Joseph Carens, and Dale Jamieson; and an online symposium on Steven Ratner's "The Thin Justice of International Law."
Why We Cheat: Stories of Dishonesty and Human Nature from Dan Ariely and Others | 06/10/2015 In this last installment of our three-part series on workplace ethics in collaboration with EthicalSystems.org, we take an honest look at cheating. According to experts Dan Ariely and Francesca Gino, we all do it. But why? And, more importantly, what can make us stop?
Agenda for the Future: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights | 06/11/2015 "Our planet is indivisible. There is no longer such a thing as a small, faraway country. No such thing as an acceptable level of discrimination, against any group." Don't miss this moving speech by UN High Commissioner Al Hussein, which covers all aspects of the universal principles of human rights, including the current refugee crisis.
A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman on the Ethics of the Internet | 06/10/2015 "We have the capacity to get stories from every part of the globe. The question is, what do we want to pay attention to? The crazy thing that has happened over 20 years of the consumer Internet is that we have told the market that we care about people who look like us, act like us, feel like us, and we don't much care about anybody else."
A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control | 06/08/2015 "Social disruptions, public health and economic crises, environmental damage, and personal tragedies, all made possible by the adoption of new technologies, will increase dramatically over the next 20 years," predicts Wendell Wallach--unless we start now and implement checks and balances that will prove him wrong.
Interview with Shefa Siegel on Liberia, Ebola, and the Cult of Bankable Projects | 06/01/2015 It's not for lack of money that international organizations failed to prevent the disastrous spread of Ebola, says Shefa Siegel. It's for lack of flexibility and an inability to develop a comprehensive picture of what's going on and what the development needs are in any given country--take Liberia, which has only 50 doctors for its population of 4 million.
Ethics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Spymaster Jack Devine on the CIA | 05/29/2015 "The thing that attracted me to the Agency was a sense of mission," says 32-year CIA veteran Jack Devine. In this discussion he talks candidly about Allende's fall, Iraq, Iran, Edward Snowden, torture, drones, and more. And when asked if he were young would he join today's post-9/11 CIA, he replies without hesitation: "You betcha!"