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The Bright Side to Big Data: Good Intentions and Ethical Questions | 10/31/2014 We wrap up our three-part series on data and privacy with a look at some ways big data can improve our communities. Technology and big data are delivering some big payoffs for our culture and society, while also posing some of the greatest risks. How can big data promote social good? How might these efforts potentially introduce big ethical questions?
From Paris to Moscow: The Rise of New Far-Right Movements Across Europe | 10/31/2014 What effect has the Ukraine crisis had on the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Russia and what has been the impact on Russia's neighbors? What is the situation among Europe's different far-right movements? Russia/Eurasia/Europe expert Marlene Laruelle has answers to these complex questions and more.
If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities | 10/29/2014 In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time, from terrorism to climate change, nation-states seem paralyzed. Can cities and the mayors who run them do a better job? The answer is yes, says Benjamin Barber, and in fact they are already doing it.
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/23/2014 Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes.
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy | 10/15/2014 What are the requirements for a liberal democracy? It's not just voting, says Fukuyama. It needs a distinction between public and private interest; rule of law; and accountability. Although the U.S. started off as a weak, corrupt state, it became a liberal democracy. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.
The Middle East in Crisis: a View from Israel | 10/16/2014 Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security adviser, speaks from Tel Aviv on turbulence across the greater Middle East, including the ISIL threat, Iran and the P5+1 negotiations, and prospects for the peace process.
Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/13/2014 An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society?
Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/06/2014 Why do international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Based on 15 years of research in conflict zones around the world, Autesserre shows that everyday behavior, such as the expatriates' social habits and actions caused by lack of local knowledge, strongly influence the effectiveness of many peacekeeping operations.
Data Threats: Hackers, Government Agencies, and Defending Data Online | 10/08/2014 Cybersecurity risks increases daily as more and more of our private information is stored online--and the biggest threat isn't necessarily hackers. This second episode in our series on big data looks at unauthorized uses of data, how cybercrimes are committed, why many experts think the NSA is a bigger threat, and how we can protect ourselves.
A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/02/2014 In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers.
Foreign Fighters in Syria | 09/29/2014 How is ISIS structured? Why are young Muslims from many countries going to Syria to join it? What is the nature and extent of the threat and how can it be overcome? Counterintelligence expert Richard Barrett (formerly with MI5, MI6, and the UN) gives an informative, balanced, and perceptive report. Don't miss it.
Joel Rosenthal and Devin Stewart: Global Ethics Day, October 16 | 09/22/2014 What is Global Ethics Day? "Our dream is that this becomes a global educational effort and that people come to learn from each other from all around the world," says Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. The Council welcomes educational institutions, no matter where they are, to join this teach-in on October 16.
How to Prevent Another Great Recession | 09/23/2014 First, there will definitely be another recession, says Ay. As long as people make free economic decisions, they will make mistakes. But it's important to understand the fundamental reasons behind the recent subprime crisis. She goes on to discuss financial regulation, loan securitization, and the pitfalls of encouraging home ownership.
Climate Change and the Future of Humanity | 09/19/2014 Climate change is already here. The seas are rising, the glaciers are melting, and the atmosphere is warming. How can we work together to set a different course for humanity?
Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten | 09/05/2014 As a society, we're still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. In this first of a series of podcasts on data and privacy, we’ll explore how big data is used and the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of increasingly data-driven commerce.
Ukraine and the New Divide between the United States and Russia | 08/28/2014 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 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 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 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 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?