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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!"
Job Creation in the Arab World: Education for Employment's Mariel Davis | 05/26/2015 The Middle East and North Africa is a particularly challenging region to create employment for young people and women, says Mariel Davis. Yet Education for Employment helps generate opportunities in unexpected and creative ways.
Crisis in Yemen: Instability on the Arabian Peninsula | 05/22/2015 In this grim, masterful talk Bernard Haykel explains the complex historical background and current realities of the crisis in Yemen. In doing so, he analyzes key foreign players: the Saudis, now with a new king, whose favorite son is playing a major role; the Iranians and their proxy, Hezbollah; and the Americans, whose policy he describes as "catastrophic."
Ethics Fellows for the Future: Where is the World Heading?
Ethics Fellows for the Future (EFFs) are the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. They are student mentees of Carnegie Council's worldwide network of Global Ethics Fellows. The Council challenged them to think deeply about the values that should guide international relations for the next twenty years. Here's a taste of the results.
Ethical Negotiation: Not an Oxymoron | 05/18/2015 In this second podcast in our collaboration with EthicalSystems.org, we examine negotiation. Turning again to behavioral science for insight, we learn that transparency and prioritizing joint gains can keep negotiations above-board, and might help companies avoid the pitfalls that beset Dell Computers a few years ago.
The UN's Efforts in International Development: Relevant or Not? | 05/19/2015 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.
From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives | 06/01/2015 In this timely and important discussion on nuclear weapons, Des Browne provides the broader policy context; Archbishop Auza presents the Holy See's position over the last 70 years; Father Hehir connects the policy debate and the moral debate; and Professor Love connects the nuclear debate to the wider debate about peacebuilding.
Israel, Iran, and ISIL: A Report on Security Challenges for the Greater Middle East | 05/14/2015 Charles Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security advisor, speaks on a wide-ranging set of topics, from Israel's post-election domestic politics to external threats from ISIL--and why the May 2 preliminary agreement between the P5 + 1 and Iran may be seen as a positive development for Israel.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution | 05/11/2015 The Middle East needs a double revolution--not just a political one, but a social/sexual one as well, says fiery, courageous feminist Mona Eltahawy. It's time to destroy the oppressive patriarchy of "the trifecta:" the state, the street, and the home. But Arab women don't need "rescuing." Misogyny exists everywhere in varying degrees. Fight it at your own, local level.