• 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
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2017 Issue
    09/11/2017
    This issue contains essays by Amartya Sen on the foundations of global justice and Amitav Acharya on the multiplex world order; features by Jamie Gaskarth on rising powers and their conceptions of responsibility, Laura Hartman on the "playing God" critique of climate engineering, and Aidan Hehir on improving the responsibility to protect through legal reform; review essays by Chris Brown on global poverty alleviation and James Turner Johnson on the ethics of insurgency; and book reviews by Claire Finkelstein, João Nunes, Cheryl O'Brien, and Michael Zürn.
    09/11/17NewsPress Releases
  • Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Malcolm X"
    08/29/2017
    Malcolm X is seen by some as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal rights for all human beings; but for others his legacy is tainted by his embrace of the Nation of Islam's fiery rhetoric. Spike Lee's epic film explores all incarnations of the civil rights icon and shows how and why he evolved. Fifty years after Malcolm X's assassination and 25 years after the film was made, it is as relevant as ever.
    08/29/17PublicationsEthics on Film
  • Amnesty International's Sarah Jackson on the Crisis in South Sudan
    08/02/2017
    Since South Sudan's civil war broke out in late 2013, soldiers on both sides have been using rape and other forms of sexual violence on a massive scale as a weapon of war, says Amnesty International's Sarah Jackson. The resulting refugee crisis is putting a severe strain on neighboring Uganda, a country with one of the most generous refugee policies in the world. What is at the root of this violence? How can governments and NGOs help?
    08/02/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Humanitarians Hope for ‘Risk Management Framework’ on Geoengineering – a Carnegie Discussion
    06/28/2017
    "The potential impacts of geoengineering remain so uncertain as to be quite unknown; what seems clear is that in a geoengineered future there would be winners and losers, and we must do all we can to make sure vulnerable people are not disproportionately represented among the latter."
    06/28/17Publications
  • A Briefing and Discussion on Solar Geoengineering: Science, Ethics, and Governance
    05/24/2017
    In response to stakeholder requests, the Forum on Climate Engineering Assessment (FCEA) and the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) jointly convened this webinar to present an overview of the current state of research and understanding around key issues pertaining to proposed solar geoengineering technologies, in the context of global climate policy. The goal is to enable increased engagement by stakeholders from all interested sectors in the rapidly evolving global conversation about if, and how to conduct research and consider possible deployment of solar geoengineering technologies.
    05/24/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Syrian Women: Peace Will Come only with Accountability
    05/08/2017
    There can be no lasting peace in Syria without justice for detainees and accountability for war crimes. says Syrian Women's Committee Member Mariam Jellabi. Syrian women are championing these causes. It's time for the international community to follow suit.
    05/08/17Publications
  • Local Politics and Criminal Justice Reform with Mohammed Alam
    04/13/2017
    With his roles at Center for Court Innovation, focusing on criminal justice reform, and with the Young Democrats, working to find the next generation of progressive New York politicians, Mohammed Alam is at the center of some of America's most pressing debates. As the federal government goes in a different direction, what can be done at the local level?
    04/13/17MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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