• We The People: Democracy in 2020
    07/28/2020
    Mass protests have erupted around the world over the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Carnegie New Leader Rachel Baranowski argues that this moment has created an inflection point that challenges the status quo and pushes for a more inclusive meaning to the phrase "We The People."
    07/28/20Publications
  • Where Do Human Rights Fit In? Policy Narratives Re-examined
    07/01/2020
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses Nahal Toosi's recent "Politico" article about a subtle but major shift in the international landscape: human rights groups focusing on the United States' human rights record. Will this become a focus of the Biden campaign as it begins to solidify its messaging?
    07/01/20Publications
  • The Breonna Taylor/George Floyd Narrative? Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Standing
    06/10/2020
    In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev asks: With the COVID-19 pandemic already calling America's leadership role into question, how will the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by law enforcement impact foreign policy?
    06/10/20Publications
  • Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan
    01/27/2020
    Do soldiers fighting for a "just cause" have more rights than soldiers fighting on the other side? In this interview following up on an "Ethics & International Affairs" article, Stanford's Professor Scott D. Sagan discusses the results of a study he conducted with Dartmouth's Professor Benjamin A. Valentino on how Americans think about this profound question.
    01/27/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.4 (Winter 2019)
    12/09/2019
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2019 Issue
    12/09/2019
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19NewsPress Releases
  • The Crack-Up: The 1919 Elaine Massacre & the Struggle to Remember, with Nan Woodruff
    10/23/2019
    The massacre in rural Elaine, Arkansas was one of the most violent episodes of 1919's Red Summer of racist confrontations, but it also remains one of the least-known. In this talk with historian Ted Widmer, Penn State's Professor Nan Woodruff explains the causes and how it fits in to the post-World War I context. Why are people still reluctant to speak about this massacre? How should we remember this dark chapter in American history?
    10/23/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Global Ethics Weekly: A Firsthand Account of the Khmer Rouge Trials, with Andrew Boyle
    04/17/2019
    On the 44th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge entering Phnom Penh, the Brennan Center's Andrew Boyle discusses his work helping to prosecute the perpetrators the of genocide and other crimes against humanity in 1970s Cambodia. Boyle details the cases, the defendants, and the controversies surrounding the tribunal. Why did justice take so long? How did Cambodians react to the trials? And why is this genocide conviction so significant?
    04/17/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • On World Water Day: Think Globally, Act Ethically
    03/21/2019
    "On this World Water Day (March 22) we urgently need a campaign to disrupt global complacency about protecting the planet's water. We adults, who are in charge of today's policies about water and energy, are doing the same thing to rivers, lakes, and the oceans, as we are doing to the climate: exploiting and extracting as much as we can and as fast as we can without thinking about our children's welfare. What kind of parents have we become?"
    03/21/19Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 32.3 (Fall 2018)
    09/05/2018
    The centerpiece of this issue is a roundtable guest-edited by James Pattison on the ethics of overlooked alternatives to war, with contributions from Alex J. Bellamy, Corneliu Bjola, Cécile Fabre, Michael L. Gross, and James Pattison. Additionally, the issue contains an essay by Ian Hurd on the empire of international legalism; a feature by Alejandra Mancilla evaluating the moral force of territorial claims in Antarctica; a review essay by George DeMartino on sensible globalization in an illiberal era; and book reviews by Eleanor Gordon, Marcus Carlsen Häggrot, Shadi Mokhtari, and Serena Parekh.
    09/05/18Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2018 Issue
    09/05/2018
    The centerpiece of this issue is a roundtable guest-edited by James Pattison on the ethics of overlooked alternatives to war, with contributions from Alex J. Bellamy, Corneliu Bjola, Cécile Fabre, Michael L. Gross, and James Pattison. Additionally, the issue contains an essay by Ian Hurd on the empire of international legalism; a feature by Alejandra Mancilla evaluating the moral force of territorial claims in Antarctica; a review essay by George DeMartino on sensible globalization in an illiberal era; and book reviews by Eleanor Gordon, Marcus Carlsen Häggrot, Shadi Mokhtari, and Serena Parekh.
    09/05/18NewsPress Releases
  • The Zero Tolerance Migration Policy: Two Moral Objections
    06/20/2018
    "The ends do not always justify the means, especially when children are involved." It's important to lay out all the ways Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents is morally wrong. Here are two of them.
    06/20/18Publications
  • Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration, with Ayelet Shachar
    06/04/2018
    There is a global surge in "golden visas" for the super-rich, who often have "no connection to the country other than a wire transfer, the ability to press a button, and pass a significant sum of money across borders," says Ayelet Shachar. Countries offering these include the U.S., the UK, and Malta. Yet in the U.S. the "dreamers," who grew up in America, are being denied citizenship. Do we really believe these visas are fair?
    06/04/18MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment, with Daniele Archibugi
    05/07/2018
    Are we witnessing a new era of cosmopolitan justice or are the old principles of victors' justice still in play? Economic and political theorist Daniele Archibugi discusses his new book, "Crime and Global Justice," which examines the history of global criminal justice and presents five case studies: Augusto Pinochet, Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadžić, Saddam Hussein, and Omar al-Basheer.
    05/07/18MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes, with Dan Plesch
    03/13/2018
    Before Nuremberg--indeed, long before the end of the war--there was the United Nations War Crimes Commission, a little-known agency which assisted national governments in putting on trial thousands of Axis war criminals in Europe and Asia. Why do we know so little about it? "With the onset of the Cold War and the repression of civil rights in America, this whole Commission was shut down," says Dan Plesch. Learn more about this buried history.
    03/13/18MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Call for Abstracts for Carnegie Council's May 10 Student Research Conference, Deadline April 6, 2018
    02/28/2018
    Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Presentations will be 10 minutes long and must make a normative argument about international affairs and ethics. Topics can range from human rights, media, international law, justice, accountability, sustainability, and transparency.
    02/28/18NewsPress Releases
  • Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power
    02/26/2018
    The Harvey Weinstein scandal ignited a crusade against sexual assault, which has expanded internationally. "This pivotal movement has made one thing absolutely clear: sexual harassment is everywhere. The relationship between power and sexual exploitation affects every industry in every country and is the most pressing ethical issue in the world."
    02/26/18Publications
  • The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World
    09/29/2017
    To mark Carnegie Council's Centennial, Michael Ignatieff and team set out to discover what moral values people hold in common across nations. What he found was that while universal human rights may be the language of states and liberal elites, what resonate with most people are "ordinary virtues" practiced on a person-to-person basis, such as tolerance and forgiveness. He concludes that liberals most focus on strengthening these ordinary virtues.
    09/29/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics with Mark Lilla
    09/21/2017
    "Democrats/liberals need to understand how we lost our grip on the American imagination. Why is it that we are unable to project an image of the kind of country that we want to build together, a vision that would draw people together?" Mark Lilla blames identity politics and argues that the U.S. case offers a window on the crisis of democratic citizenship worldwide.
    09/21/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 31.3 (Fall 2017)
    09/11/2017
    This issue features Amartya Sen on the foundations of global justice; Amitav Acharya on the multiplex world order; Jamie Gaskarth on rising powers and their conceptions of responsibility; Laura Hartman on the "playing God" critique of climate engineering; Aidan Hehir on improving the responsibility to protect through legal reform; Chris Brown on global poverty alleviation; James Turner Johnson on the ethics of insurgency; and reviews.
    09/11/17Publications

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