• Behind AI Decision-Making, with Francesca Rossi
    With artificial intelligence embedded into social media, credit card transactions, GPS, and much more, how can we train it to act in an ethical, fair, and unbiased manner? What are the theories and philosophies behind AI systems? IBM Research's Francesca Rossi discusses her work helping to ensure that the technology is "as beneficial as possible for the widest part of the population."
    01/23/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Gene Editing, Slow Science, & Public Empowerment, with Françoise Baylis
    In the fourth podcast in Carnegie Council's gene editing podcast series, Dalhousie University's Professor Françoise Baylis, author of "Altered Inheritance," explains what "slow science" and "broad societal consensus" mean when it comes to this technology. She also details why public empowerment is vital for ethical gene editing and wonders if some of these procedures will stay in the realm of science fiction.
    12/18/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reports from the Berlin meetings of the Losiach Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, where the trans-Atlantic relationship and the rise of China are important points of discussion. Could countering China be the basis of a new Euro-American conneciton?
    12/11/19Publications
  • The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu
    What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, shares his thoughts on these topics and more, including moral and human enhancement, and why he called Dr. He Jiankui's experiment "monstrous."
    12/11/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation, and Narratives
    The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that, like the project on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council, EGF is attempting to get at the twin issues of "the chasm which exists between the interests and concerns of foreign policy elites and those of ordinary citizens" and "the reasons why Americans are increasingly disenfranchised from foreign policy decisions being made in Washington."
    12/10/19Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.4 (Winter 2019)
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2019 Issue
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19NewsPress Releases
  • Carnegie New Leaders Podcast: Designing an Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns
    How can algorithms be made more "ethical"? How can we design AI to protect against racial and gender biases when it comes to loan applications or policing? UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns, co-author of "The Ethical Algorithm," and Geoff Shaefer, who works on AI issues at Booz Allen Hamilton, discuss these issues and much more.
    12/04/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn
    Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?
    12/02/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman
    In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?
    11/20/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns
    Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.
    11/11/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • A Washington Insider Take on the Narratives
    Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev follows up on his recent report on U.S. Global Engagement, "The Search for a New Narrative: Recasting American Involvement in the International System," with an anonymous response from a Washington insider.
    11/08/19Publications
  • Celebrating the Sixth Global Ethics Day with Carnegie Council and Participants Around the World
    Held on the third Wednesday of every October, Global Ethics Day, a project of Carnegie Council, provides an opportunity for everyone around the world to explore the crucial role of ethics in their professions and their daily lives. October 16, 2019 marked the sixth annual Global Ethics Day, and it was one of the biggest years yet. By Carnegie Council's count, there were 140+ activities by organizations and individuals in nearly 50 countries.
    10/29/19NewsPress Releases
  • The Search for a New Narrative: Recasting American Involvement in the International System
    This project on U.S. Global Engagement was launched in 2018. An initial report, released in December 2018, diagnosed the causes and symptoms of the narrative collapse of the bipartisan consensus in U.S. foreign policy. This second report will focus on the effort to provide a new or rejuvenated foundation for U.S. action in the international arena.
    10/25/19Publications
  • The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno
    Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?
    10/21/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy
    A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.
    10/18/19Publications
  • The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, with Michelle Murray
    How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?
    10/17/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Gen Z, Climate Change Activism, & Foreign Policy, with Tatiana Serafin
    Generation Z makes up over 30 percent of the world's population and this group of people, most under the age of 20, are already having an extraordinary effect on society, culture, and politics. Tatiana Serafin, journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College, breaks down the power of this generation, focusing on climate change activism. How can they turn their energy into concrete action?
    10/15/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Carnegie Council Releases “Ethics in Business” Compilation Videos Ahead of Global Ethics Day on October 16
    Ahead of Global Ethics Day on October 16, Carnegie Council has released three short videos compiling some of the most compelling moments from the "Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words" interview series, produced in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CFA Institute.
    10/10/19NewsPress Releases
  • The Power of Tribalism, with Amy Chua & Walter Russell Mead
    "In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author of "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." What does this mean in 2019? How can Americans move past tribalism? Don't miss this conversation with Chua and Bard College's Walter Russell Mead, moderated by Bard's Roger Berkowitz.
    10/10/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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