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  • 100 Years After Versailles
    05/14/2019
    Just weeks after an armistice halted the most devastating conflict in generations, the victors of the Great War set out to negotiate the terms of the peace--and to rewrite the rules of international relations. A century later, we live in a world shaped by the Treaty of Versailles. In this fascinating discussion, a panel of distinguished historians delve into the complex situation on the ground at the time and the Treaty's legacy today, from Europe and the U.S. to Asia and the Middle East.
    05/14/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy, with Johanna Hanink
    02/25/2019
    Why has there been a sudden interest in Thucydides, especially in the U.S.? Johanna Hanink discusses her new book of translations and introductions to key speeches from his "History of the Peloponnesian War," and the importance of the classics in general. "The book is of special interest to us here at Carnegie for its focus on ethics, democracy, and world affairs, all of which seem to be under stress these days," says Joel Rosenthal.
    02/25/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Refining Strategic Autonomy: A Call for European Grand Strategy
    12/05/2018
    Europe has come to realize that the United States is no longer the stalwart ally of the Cold War era. With the resurgence of China, the return of Russia, the retreat of the United States, and the rise of the rest, Europe needs to define its own grand strategy.
    12/05/18Publications
  • The Northern Ireland We Have--the Challenges
    10/22/2018
    In this panel Theresa Donaldson, former chief executive of Lisburn City and Castlereagh District Council, Quintin Oliver, director of Stratagem International, and Rolf Alter, formerly of OECD describe the usefulness of the Carnegie UK Trust wellbeing framework in confronting the challenges of Northern Ireland; how it is working out in practice; and the importance of grassroots organizing.
    10/22/18MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
    02/06/2017
    How exactly should we define populism?  What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left?  And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.
    02/06/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Andreas Hatzigeorgiou on Global Cities, Migration, and Stockholm's Economy
    12/22/2016
    Stockholm is now the fastest growing capital in Europe, and Andreas Hatzigeorgiou brings a useful international perspective to his position as chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. In this wide-ranging conversation he discusses Stockholm's enormous success as a tech hub, Sweden's immigration policies, and much more.
    12/22/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Greece, the Greeks, and the Crisis: Reaching Beyond "That's how it Goes"
    09/07/2016
    Understandably, international attention focuses on the sufferings of migrants arriving in Greece. But what of the Greeks themselves? Though largely invisible to tourists, the country's multiple economic and social problems include a suicide epidemic and an increase in homelessness. What's particularly worrying is that this is now "the new normal."
    09/07/16Publications
  • Strangers in Strange Lands: Migration
    08/08/2016
    In 2015, the number of international migrants worldwide—people residing in a country other than their country of birth—reached a record-breaking 244 million. And 65.3 million of these migrants were refugees, the largest number since World War II. We present a collection of useful resources on the ethical and practical challenges of migration.
    08/08/16PublicationsResource Picks
  • The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis
    06/24/2016
    In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help?
    06/24/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Move Over, Black Swan: Here Comes the Gray Rhino
    06/22/2016
    Black swans are unforeseeable, but gray rhinos are the looming threats right in front of our noses that we choose to ignore, says policy analyst Michele Wucker. Her top five rhinos right now are: the fragmentation of the EU; liquidity shocks in the financial markets; political instability in the U.S.; climate change; and the Middle East.
    06/22/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Instagram Take-Over #6: Tyson Sadler, Refugees Trapped in Greece
    05/02/2016
    The Greek island of Lesbos is one of the main landing points for people making the dangerous journey across the Aegean Sea. The photographs of award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Tyson Sadler tell their stories.
    05/02/16NewsPress Releases
  • Refugees on Turkey's Borders: Consequences of Chaos in Syria
    03/31/2016
    Over 4.8 million Syrians have become refugees, mostly in neighboring countries, and this is not the only displacement crisis around the globe, says Kirişci, an expert in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies.  This troubling and informative talk raises both practical and ethical issues, not only for Turkey and its neighbors but for the entire world.
    03/31/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Instagram Take-Over #4: Rena Effendi; Migrants, Greek-Macedonian (FYROM) Border
    03/10/2016
    For its fourth Instagram take-over by photographers from around the world, Carnegie Council presents Rena Effendi's moving photos of migrants along the Greek-Macedonian (FYROM) border. Effendi grew up in Azerbaijan and living through her country's path to independence during the chaotic '90s has strongly influenced her work.
    03/10/16NewsPress Releases
  • The Refugee/Migrant Crisis
    03/01/2016
    The migrant/refugee crisis is a defining moral issue for our generation, declares Peter Sutherland, UN special representative on international migration. And proximity should not define responsibility. It's a global responsibility.
    03/01/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Bearing Witness to War and Injustice: Ron Haviv, Photojournalist
    12/21/2015
    From the Balkan Wars to both invasions of Iraq to the current refugee crisis, photojournalist Ron Haviv has been at the center of many of the world's most dangerous conflicts over the last three decades. In this fascinating talk, Haviv walks us through some of his most striking photographs and discusses the complicated ethics of being a journalist in a war zone.
    12/21/15MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Top 10 Carnegie Council Resources for 2015
    12/15/2015
    Russia, human rights, energy, business ethics—these were among the most popular topics our varied audiences accessed this year. Check out the most popular podcasts and web resources from 2015.
    12/15/15PublicationsResource Picks
  • The State of the European Union: Challenges for the Future
    12/09/2015
    Yes, says former EU Commission president José Manuel Barroso, the European Union is facing extraordinary challenges. But the EU also possesses extraordinary resilience and resources. Unlike many, Barroso is very optimistic about its future.
    12/09/15MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Beyond Paris: The Refugee Crisis in Europe
    11/19/2015
    "Closing borders in the West will not only worsen the already unimaginable human rights disaster that asylum seekers are facing, but it will also add fuel to the Eurosceptics' fire as they work to destabilize the European Union. And this is all compounded by the fact that closing borders doesn't work."
    11/19/15Publications
  • Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?
    09/24/2015
    Economist Martin Wolf lays out the three enormous problems Europe faces today: relations with Russia; a possible Brexit; and the migration crisis. He goes on to analyze Europe's economic situation, declaring that the 2008 crash resulted in well over a lost decade, and the economic and political repercussions will be felt for many more years to come.
    09/24/15MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Democracy as Myth and Fact
    09/22/2015
    "Do democracies have the capacity to adjust? Can they expand their ideas of national interest to tackle collective challenges? Can they function in ways that serve the weak as well as the strong? I am an optimist. But the results are not certain."
    09/22/15Publications

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