• Candidates, Calculus, and the Iran Crisis
    In choosing whether and how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries, what is the calculus for determining action? Should the United States maintain its status as the guarantor of the Persian Gulf, protecting the security and integrity of the international energy system? What do the 2020 candidates think?
    09/18/19Publications
  • The Narrative IS Changing . . .
    The narrative about America's role in the world is changing--and more evidence is accumulating that suggests that no matter how the 2020 presidential and congressional elections turn out, there is no turning the clock back to a pre-2016 status quo.
    09/17/19Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)
    The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.
    09/10/19Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2019 Issue
    The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.
    09/10/19NewsPress Releases
  • The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo
    Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College's Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?
    09/09/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Transactionalism and U.S. Foreign Aid
    A draft of a new presidential directive on American foreign aid suggests that transactionalism will shift from being a rhetorical device to an actual defining principle. How will the continued departure from the pre-2016 bipartisan consensus impact the foreign aid community?
    09/09/19Publications
  • The Model International Mobility Convention, with Michael Doyle
    In this timely talk, SIPA's Professor Michael Doyle details the Model International Mobility Convention, a "hypothetical ideal convention" developed to define a "comprehensive and coherent" set of regulations for the movement of people across borders. Why was it so important to account for tourists alongside refugees and migrant workers? How does this document represent a "realistic utopia"?
    09/04/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • What is the Status Quo for the Climate?
    At various points in history, changes in climate contributed to the movement of people and the collapse of empires. How will the current changes in the global climate shape discussions about foreign policy?
    09/04/19Publications
  • Back to School with Carnegie Council's New High School Resources
    With the new school year in mind, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has added timely new high school materials to its extensive online education section. Carnegie Council created high school level world and U.S. history resources based on opinion pieces from "The New York Times" "1919: The Year of the Crack Up" series and Carnegie Council senior fellow Ted Widmer's accompanying podcast.
    08/30/19NewsPress Releases
  • The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading
    Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?
    08/23/19Publications
  • The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev
    As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?
    08/22/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • International Student Essay Contest, 2019: Internet Responsibility
    This annual essay contest is open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world. This year's topic: "Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet?" The essay should include explanations of the concepts of responsibility and regulation (written in your own words) and identify the actor(s) that should or should not be responsible. Length:1,000-1,500 words. Deadline: October 16, 2019.
    08/16/19NewsPress Releases
  • Prioritizing the Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Child Marriage
    "Child marriage is both a cause and consequence of the other societal ills outlined in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals," writes human rights attorney Megan E. Corrado. This connection is especially stark in states like Afghanistan, which face instability due to conflict. What can governments and civil society do to help children in need? What are some grassroots approaches?
    08/08/19Publications
  • Join Carnegie Council & Organizations around the World: Celebrate Global Ethics Day, October 16, 2019
    Global Ethics Day, October 16, 2019, is an opportunity for institutions to hold events on or around this day to explore the essential role of ethics, globally and in every field.
    08/08/19NewsPress Releases
  • AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse
    Mathias Risse, director of Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, discusses the many connections between artificial intelligence and human rights. From practical applications in the criminal justice system to unanswered philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, how should we talk about the ethics of this ever-changing technology?
    08/07/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words, with IFAC's Kevin Dancey
    Kevin Dancey, CEO at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), speaks about the role of ethics in accounting. He discusses his organization's diversity, how accounting can help to solve environmental issues, and how technology is changing his industry.
    08/05/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Democratic Candidates and Foreign Policy
    Which foreign policy narratives have emerged from the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates? Will it be restorationist, democratic community, America First, retrenchment/redefinition, reindustrialization/regeneration, or climate change focused? How expansive or restrictive is their conception of the demos?
    07/31/19Publications
  • Working Toward an "Open Knowledge" Future, with Catherine Stihler
    Catherine Stihler, CEO of Open Knowledge Foundation, talks about how she is working toward an "open world where all non-personal information is free for everyone to use, build on, and share." As a former member of European Parliament, she also details the role that governments can play. What would a "fair, free, and open future" look like? What effect is today's divisive political atmosphere having on this goal?
    07/30/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words, with Pendal's Emilio Gonzalez
    Emilio Gonzalez, group CEO at Pendal in Australia, speaks about the role of ethics in global investment management. He discusses his organization's charitable work, its innovative "contribution leave" policy, how to engage with new technology, like AI, in a thoughtful way, and much more.
    07/10/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, with Larry Diamond
    Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.
    06/20/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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