• Global Ethics Day Special Event: On the Frontlines of Democracy
    10/21/2021
    Whether it's rigging elections in Hong Kong, arresting activists in Venezuela, restricting voting access in the U.S., silencing the opposition in Belarus, or censorship in Burma, there can be no doubt that democracy is under assault. For Global Ethics Day, Carnegie Council hosted a panel featuring activists fighting on the frontlines to uphold and strengthen democracy. What can individual citizens do to support democracy? What's the role of international organizations?
    10/21/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: The U.S. & Latin America under Joe Biden, with Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson
    11/20/2020
    What will a Biden administration mean for Latin America? In this week's "Doorstep," hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by the Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson to speak about how events unfolding in Latin American will affect U.S. demographics and politics in 2021 and beyond. With climate change as a centerpiece of his foreign policy agenda, how will Biden approach Brazil? How will his polices differ from Trump when it comes to Venezuela, Cuba, and Central America? How are youth movements in Latin America influencing and inspiring protests happening across the U.S.?
    11/20/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Migration in the Americas, Empathy, & Politics, with Daniela Segovia
    10/29/2019
    Political scientist Daniela Segovia, currently an Eisenhower Fellow, discusses the importance of empathy when working on and thinking about migration policy in Latin America. She also touches on her own story as a Venezuelan migrant living in Mexico. What should governments and international organizations be doing? How can concerned citizens help?
    10/29/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Carnegie Council Announces Robert J. Myers Fellows for 2019
    05/23/2019
    The Robert J. Myers Fellows Fund supports and promotes activities of the Carnegie Council network that embody Mr. Myers' vision of effective ethical inquiry rooted in local experiences and communities. This year 13 projects were chosen, with a diverse range of issues concerning China, the Czech Republic, Africa, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Poland, and Venezuela. Topics also include climate justice, human rights, women, and more.
    05/23/19NewsPress Releases
  • Back to Spheres of Influence?
    05/03/2019
    National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments on Russia's interest in Venezuela bring back a concept prevalent in much earlier version of international affairs: spheres of influence. Was this a slip of the tongue or it could it set a precedent for other realms of U.S. foreign policy?
    05/03/19Publications
  • Global Ethics Weekly: Venezuelan Refugees & Immigration Policies, with Kavitha Rajagopalan
    04/02/2019
    With millions of Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime, what are the effects on Latin America and the Caribbean? What could or should the United States do? Is it helpful to compare this situation to the Syrian refugee crisis? Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan discusses immigration policies and asylum law in the context of Venezuela's economic collapse.
    04/02/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder, with Sean McFate
    03/19/2019
    "Nobody fights conventionally except for us anymore, yet we're sinking a big bulk, perhaps the majority of our defense dollars, into preparing for another conventional war, which is the very definition of insanity," declares national security strategist and former paratrooper Sean McFate. The U.S. needs to recognize that we're living in an age of "durable disorder"--a time of persistent, smoldering conflicts--and the old rules no longer apply.
    03/19/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War, with Scott A. Silverstone
    02/26/2019
    Does preventive war really work? "In the vast majority of cases historically, what we see is the country that thought it was saving itself from a greater danger in the future actually creates this greater danger because you generate a level of hostility, a deepening rivalry, and a desire for revenge that comes back to haunt them," says Scott Silverstone. His advice: Hesitate. Before taking action, think through this "preventive war paradox."
    02/26/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • A Tangled Embrace: What the JFK Papers Tell Us about the CIA's Anti-Castro Cuban Agents
    01/16/2018
    In 1976, Cubana Flight 455 was brought down by a terrorist bomb. All 72 people aboard perished. Anti-Castro terrorist and longtime CIA asset Luis Posada is widely considered responsible, yet today he lives in Florida, a free man. Why was critical information about Posada and the CIA buried in the recently released JFK assassination files, even though his case has no relation to JFK?
    01/16/18Publications
  • Carnegie Council Fellows Respond: Making Ethics Matter, 2017
    09/26/2017
    Carnegie Council has pledged to be a counter-force to the corrosive tone that frequently dominates the news; to focus on the ethical principles at stake; and to set an example by demonstrating fact-based, civil dialogue. Carnegie Council Fellows respond with their perspectives on the troubling and divisive issues we face today.
    09/26/17Publications
  • A Conversation with Robert Quinn on Scholars at Risk
    02/13/2017
    Scholars at Risk provides temporary teaching positions and advisory services to hundreds of threatened scholars around the world. Quinn describes how its caseload has doubled recently, largely because of Syria and Turkey. He also discusses challenges for U.S. colleges, from fake news, to Trump's immigration policies, to free speech on campuses.
    02/13/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • What is Populism?
    11/07/2016
    There's a wave of populist leaders around the world right now, from Erdoğan to Trump. What defines a populist exactly, and why are they so dangerous? Learn more in this most timely interview.
    11/07/16MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Aging of the Cuban Embargo and the Coming Era in U.S.-Latin American Relations
    11/10/2015
    The decades-long U.S.trade embargo is still in force, yet meanwhile time has not stood still for Cuba. Lynn Holland looks at Cuba's network of overseas alliances, which range from trade to education, medical diplomacy, and peacekeeping. She goes on to discuss areas of fruitful cooperation between the U.S. and Cuba.
    11/10/15Publications
  • American Energy Challenges and Global Leadership in the Years Ahead
    04/06/2015
    Thanks to new technologies for extracting oil and natural gas, such as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), the United States is now the biggest producer of energy in the world. What do plummeting energy prices mean for sellers and consumers around the world--and what will be the likely consequences for climate change?
    04/06/15MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Cuba's Pivotal Role on the World Stage
    01/09/2015
    One might not think that a small island like Cuba could play a critical role in world politics. Yet the circumstances of Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba should prompt us to see the country in a new light. We should examine the role of Russia in this event, as well as the repercussions in the rest of Latin America.
    01/09/15Publications
  • The Secret of Political Jiu-Jitsu
    03/05/2014
    "While oppression may appear to be a display of the government's power, skilled activists know that it's actually a sign of weakness."
    03/05/14Publications
  • Venezuela: An Ethical Foreign Policy?
    07/10/2013
    Some observers see Venezuela's foreign policy as promoting international solidarity with the oppressed, combating poverty, and pushing for a just world order free of uni-polar domination. Others argue that it has been incoherent, militaristic, and prejudicial to regional stability. What does the evidence tell us?
    07/10/13Publications
  • The Practice of Bioregionalism
    08/09/2012
    Through local governance, appropriate technologies, and the occasional confederation for solving big problems, bioregionalism promotes human flourishing along with natural sustainability.
    08/09/12PublicationsArchivePolicy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016)Briefings
  • Public Affairs: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
    05/09/2012
    ExxonMobil is rather like France, says Steve Coll. It's mostly aligned with the U.S; it's sometimes opposed, but a lot of the time it's just busy keeping track of its own separate system and really doesn't want to be entangled in U.S. power unless it serves ExxonMobil interests.
    05/09/12MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Iran: A Diplomatic Solution
    03/19/2012
    In this knowledgeable and detailed talk, Ambassador Pickering cuts through the current hysteria about Iran, stressing that we still have time for diplomacy. In fact it may finally be the right moment for both sides to engage in constructive talks.
    03/19/12MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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