Ethics & International Affairs Interviews

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Ethics & International Affairs is the quarterly journal of Carnegie Council. As an academic journal, it aims to close the gap between theory and practice by integrating rigorous thinking about principles of justice and morality into discussions of practical dilemmas related to current policy developments, global institutional arrangements, and the conduct of important international actors.

This fall, Ethics & International Affairs published a special issue to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. A collection of essays organized and guest-edited by Margaret P. Karns, "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward" had authors reflect on how the organization has evolved over the decades and how well has it fulfilled and is it still fulfilling the high ideals of its Charter.

To complement this special issue, Karns and the editors of Ethics & International Affairs will be releasing interviews with select authors leading up to the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Published Interviews 

October 7, 2020: Episode 1 with David M. Malone on the Security Council, the Sustainable Development Goals, peacekeeping, and the evolution of the UN. Malone is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and rector of the United Nations University

October 22, 2020: Episode 2 with Maria Ivanova on the UN's efforts on climate change, focusing on the role of UNEP as an anchor institution on these issues. Ivanova is associate professor of global governance, Ph.D. program director, and director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Upcoming Interviews 

Noeleen Heyzer, distinguished visiting fellow at Ratajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore and former United Nations Under-Secretary General

Bertrand Ramcharan, former deputy and acting high commissioner for human rights at the United Nations