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  • The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading 08/23/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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?
  • The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev 08/22/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Alex Woodson,
    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?
  • Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev 08/20/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Alex Woodson,
    What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?
  • Ethical Considerations in a Trade War with China 08/20/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Are there ethical considerations that need to be factored in as part of assessing the merits of a "trade war" with the People's Republic of China?
  • Beyond Trump 08/20/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Some countries are now coming to the same conclusions reached by the U.S. Global Engagement program: the 2016 election was not a "blip," but represents a break with the past. "In other words, no foreign government should bank on getting a better shake post-Trump."
  • Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight 08/19/19
    Aaron Stanley
    Even though much of the fighting in Northern Ireland has subsided, how has the lack of true reconciliation in the region influenced its society? This book review of Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" was originally published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is reposted with kind permission.
  • Prioritizing the Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Child Marriage 08/08/19
    Megan E. Corrado
    "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?
  • AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse 08/07/19
    Mathias Risse, Alex Woodson,
    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?
  • Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words, with IFAC's Kevin Dancey 08/05/19
    Kevin Dancey, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson,
    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.
  • Democratic Candidates and Foreign Policy 07/31/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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?
  • Working Toward an "Open Knowledge" Future, with Catherine Stihler 07/30/19
    Catherine Stihler, Alex Woodson,
    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?
  • A New Era of Cyberwarfare, with Arun Vishwanath 07/23/19
    Arun Vishwanath, Alex Woodson,
    When the United States launched a massive cyberattack against Iran last month, it heralded "a new age of Internet warfare," says cybersecurity expert Arun Vishwanath. How could cyber-based conflicts change the nature of the Internet? Why is the U.S. especially vulnerable to these threats? And what would a "digital Geneva Convention" look like?

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