Amber Kiwan

United Nations Foundation; Former Carnegie Council Staff

Amber Kiwan a communications officer at the United Nations Foundation.

From 2014-16, she worked at Carnegie Council as research assistant for the U.S. Global Engagement Program and as production assistant for the Carnegie Ethics Studio.

Prior to joining the Carnegie Council, Kiwan conducted fieldwork on freedom of expression and violence against journalists in Kosovo with the Institute for Development Policy in Prishtina. She has worked at ABC News and NPR News, and spent a semester studying international relations in South Africa.

Featured Work

Farmers near Lake Sebu, Philippines. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/iloasiapacific/8168905635">ILO/Allan Barredo</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>

JUN 6, 2016 Podcast

How Rights for Indigenous Peoples Can Save the Environment

From Greenland to Kenya, indigenous peoples are fighting for their land against governments, corporations, and climate change. UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, herself an indigenous ...

Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, the largest in Southeast Asia. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Istiqlal_Mosque_Eid_ul_Fitr_Jamaah_1.JPG">Wikimedia/Gunawan Kartapranata</a>

MAY 17, 2016 Podcast

"Religious Harmony" Regulations Creating Dissonance in Indonesia

Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the complex situation in Indonesia, including the 2006 religious harmony regulation supposed to protect religious minorities, but which in ...

Syrian Refugees, Turkey-Syria Border, February 2015. CREDIT: <a href="www.shutterstock.com/pic-326208443/stock-photo-sanliurfa-turkey-february-syrian-refugees-walking-on-turkey-syria-border-in-suruc-district.html">Shutterstock</a>

NOV 19, 2015 Article

Beyond Paris: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

"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 ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/trushu/524574337">Aaron Shumaker</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">(CC)</a>

AUG 21, 2015 Podcast

Global Tax Avoidance: Who's Responsible?

We investigate the complex world of tax avoidance, starting with the mining industry in Zambia. Activists, documentarians, and economists give perspectives on how corporations avoid ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-82144387/stock-photo-workplace-for-negotiations-on-the-nature-d-rendering.html">Shutterstock</a>

MAY 18, 2015 Podcast

Ethical Negotiation: Not an Oxymoron

In this second podcast in our collaboration with EthicalSystems.org, we examine negotiation. Turning again to behavioral science for insight, we learn that transparency and ...

Bill Gates administers polio drops to a child in Chad. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatesfoundation/6198962657/" target="_blank">Gates Foundation</a>

MAR 5, 2015 Podcast

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector

This month on "Impact," we're taking a close look at a huge issue--legacy. In this case, we're examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and ...