• The Doorstep: Grading the Biden/Harris "Foreign Policy for the Middle Class" with Mo Elleithee
    The Biden/Harris team had big plans for re-engaging the U.S. with the world after four years of retrenchment under Trump. But the continuing pandemic, runaway inflation, and rising populism have upended the new administration's 2021 goals. Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown's Institute of Politics and Public Service, joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss what the Biden/Harris team gets right and how messaging can be improved ahead of 2022 mid-term elections to engage a disconnected electorate.
    12/16/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part Four, with Ezekiel J. Emanuel
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new questions have arisen in regards to the ethics of global vaccine distribution. In a continuation of a series started over the summer, University of Pennsylvania's Ezekiel Emanuel returns to discuss boosters and vaccine hesitancy and how that affects vaccine distribution around the world. Plus, he shares his thoughts on Biden administration policies concerning the travel ban due to the Omicron variant, domestic mandates, testing, and masking.
    12/07/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2021 Issue
    The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Fall 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a book symposium organized by Peter Balint on Ned Dobos's "Ethics, Security, and the War Machine," featuring contributions by Balint; Neta C. Crawford; C. A. J. Coady; Ned Dobos; Cécile Fabre; Christopher J. Finlay; David Rodin; and Cheyney Ryan. Additionally, the issue includes a feature article by Philipp Gisbertz-Astolfi on the reduced legal equality of combatants in war and an essay by Hendrik Schopmans and Jelena Cupać on ethical AI, gender equality, and illiberal backlash politics. It also contains a review essay by Andreas Papamichail on the global politics of health security, and a book review by Claire Finkelstein. 
    10/29/21NewsPress Releases
  • The Doorstep: The Evangelical Right Takes Latin America, with Francisco de Santibañes
    It's election season in the U.S. and around the world. Wilson Center's Francisco de Santibañes joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the rise in popular conservatism across Latin America and how new evangelical-church-supported, anti-establishment leaders are changing the conversation and winning elections in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. De Santibañes connects the dots of right-wing movements around the globe sparked by Donald Trump's election to the U.S. presidency in 2016.
    10/28/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Global Ethics Review: Midnight's Borders, with Suchitra Vijayan
    "What does it mean for us to think about these border regions beyond the questions of international security?" asks Suchhitra Vijayan, the author of the new book "Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India." In this podcast, Vijayan discusses with host Alex Woodson her 9,000-mile journey through India's borderlands, which formed the basis of the book, and she discusses the violent and continuing history of the 1947 partition, the stark differences and similarities along South Asia's various borders, and what "citizenship" mean in India in 2021 and throughout the world.
    10/13/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, with Peter Martin
    What can we learn about China's ambitions from studying how its diplomats operate? In his new book "China’s Civilian Army," Bloomberg's Peter Martin draws on memoirs and first-hand reporting in Beijing, to share the untold story of China's "wolf warriors," its highly disciplined diplomats who have a combative approach to asserting Chinese interests. Martin joins Senior Fellows Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev for a fascinating conversation on China's diplomatic army.
    09/28/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part Three, with Florencia Luna
    In the third podcast in a series on the COVID-19 pandemic and the ethics of global vaccine distribution, FLASCO's Dr. Florencia Luna details the situation in Latin America and the difficulties faced by middle income countries. What can COVAX and vaccine-rich nations do differently in the face of this continuing public health crisis? How can all nations make sure the world is better prepared for the next pandemic?
    07/27/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: Biden's India Strategy, with Dhruva Jaishankar
    The U.S.-India relationship is a central part of the Biden-Harris administration focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to Delhi next week, Carnegie Council Senior Fellows Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss India's role in the QUAD, vaccine diplomacy, growing bilateral economic ties, and the youth revolution with Dhruva Jaishankar, executive director of Observer Research Foundation America.
    07/23/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethics of Global Vaccine Distribution, Part One, with Cécile Fabre
    As we enter the summer of 2021, some nations are seeing vaccination rates of around 50 percent, effectively ending the imminent threat of COVID-19; others are still facing public health emergencies. In this first podcast in a series on global vaccine distribution, Oxford's Professor Cécile Fabre discusses the ethical underpinnings of some of the policy choices designed to handle this inequity. What are the moral responsibilities of vaccine-rich countries to the rest of the world?
    06/29/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Illiberal Democracy on the Rise: Examining Brazil, Hungary, & India
    The post-World War II liberal order faces unprecedented upheaval as countries and their leaders retreat from globalism, embrace nationalism, and attack democratic norms. Whether it’s Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orbán in Hungary, or Modi in India--illiberalism is on the rise. Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal hosts a virtual panel to assess the current threats against democracy in Brazil, Hungary, and India; discuss steps to support a revival of democratic values globally; and finally, examine the question: Is democracy an ethical standard?
    06/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Narrowing Hearts and Minds: Diagnosing the Global Rise of Illiberal Democracy
    From Hungary to India to Brazil to the United States, there is no doubt that illiberalism is on the rise, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council. Just as the world is becoming more connected, hearts and minds are constricting in ways that are sure to be self-defeating. But if we act quickly, we can use this moment as an opportunity to better understand this alarming trend and detect the problems within liberal democracy itself.  
  • Creative Reflections on the History & Role of AI Ethics, with Wendell Wallach
    How is the new global digital economy taking form? What are the trade-offs? Who are the stakeholders? How do we build “participatory intelligence”? In this wide-ranging AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach about the history of computational and human ethics and their synergies and conflicts, the growing impact of AI on society, how to make sure that this technology works for everyone, and much more. Wendell Wallach has occupied a unique role in the evolution of AI ethics and shares creative insights on how we ought to tackle the challenges brought to the fore by the bio/digital revolution.
    05/26/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Vaccine Diplomacy versus Vaccine Nationalism: Synthesis or Dissonance?
    In response to Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev's blog post on "vaccine diplomacy vs. vaccine nationalism" Samuel Owusu-Antwi, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ghana, asks whether these two ideas can be synthesized to promote the "greater good." Should the U.S. look to "cosmopolitan ethics" to help nations struggling with COVID-19?
  • Vaccine Nationalism versus Vaccine Diplomacy
    Health security is a fundamental "doorstep" issue in terms of the intersection of domestic and foreign policy. In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that the ethical imperative to share resources has been limited or even suddenly curtailed by nations when it appeared there might be shortages of COVID-19 vaccines or treatments. What are the merits of cosmopolitan humanitarian critiques of vaccine nationalism?
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future? with Jason Stanley
    U.S. democracy is at a dangerous inflection point. As America emerges from the January 6th assault on the Capitol, society faces a critical question: Can democracy bounce back or are Americans facing an undemocratic future? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Yale's Jason Stanley discuss how to undo the damage done to U.S. institutions and the rise of nationalism around the world, from India to Brazil to Hungary.
    04/16/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Global Ethics Review: "Homo Empathicus" & the Pandemic, with Alexander Görlach
    As the world still struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Fellow Alexander Görlach discusses his book "Homo Empathicus," the role of empathy in politics, and China and human rights. How can the Biden administration get American democracy back on the right track? How should democracies respond to China and author autocratic nations?
    04/14/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future?
    Faith in democracy is waning, and the events of the past year have done little to inspire confidence. Today, the presumption of democracy as an ethical standard has faltered. But while the current moment may look grim, American democracy has the ability to adapt and evolve, especially when it is paired with pluralism, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council.
  • Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part One
    In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. Has the pandemic increased cooperation or competition? What's the status of China after this past year?
    03/17/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne
    Ali Wyne, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, joins “Doorstep” co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to assess if the Biden/Harris administration is delivering on its promises of restoring U.S. global engagement and making U.S. foreign policy work for the middle class. Is the current leadership team too much like Obama 1.0? Or can Biden/Harris appointees pivot U.S. policy to address new economic, technological, and geopolitical demands of a world that spent the past four years without American leadership?
    02/12/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Public Supports a Foreign Policy Approach that Prioritizes Building Collaborative Partnerships with Other Democratic States
    This project on U.S. Global Engagement was launched in 2018. Following the two previous reports, "The Public Responds" includes findings from two surveys taken in 2020 accompanied by critical insights from Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. These engaged and intellectually curious citizens interested in international affairs shared their opinions on how they think the foreign policies of the United States should move forward in 2021 and beyond.
    12/15/20NewsPress Releases

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