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- The Doorstep: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein
Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, executive director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), joins co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss how a new cadre of young voices are rising in government and what that means for U.S. domestic and foreign policy. With climate change, COVID-19, and social justice as the most pressing issues, how can Gen Z and Millennials work with older generations and turn "protest into policy"?
- Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, with Rosa Brooks
Rosa Brooks, Joel H. Rosenthal,
In 2015, Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University, applied to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. In this talk with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Brooks gives an inside look at policing in a big city from her view as an academic and journalist who is "fascinated by the relationship between law and violence." What would a truly transformative approach to policing look like?
- Measuring Morality in Foreign Policy: Joseph Nye’s Criteria
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on an article in "The American Oxonian" by Joseph S Nye, Jr. How do we measure the morality of a president's foreign policy?
- A Human Rights Approach to U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy
"Cybersecurity policies need to take seriously the human rights of individual users by putting people's empowerment and well-being at their center," writes Stonehill College's Anwar Mhajne. As the Biden adminstration looks to defend human rights through its foreign policy, it's important to find a multilateral approach that ecnompasses the cyber realm and "puts individual rights at its center."
- The Doorstep: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne
Ali Wyne, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
Ali Wyne, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, joins “Doorstep” co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to assess if the Biden/Harris administration is delivering on its promises of restoring U.S. global engagement and making U.S. foreign policy work for the middle class. Is the current leadership team too much like Obama 1.0? Or can Biden/Harris appointees pivot U.S. policy to address new economic, technological, and geopolitical demands of a world that spent the past four years without American leadership?
- The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian, with Robert D. Kaplan
Robert D. Kaplan, Joel H. Rosenthal,
In his long career as a journalist covering the Cold War and its aftermath, best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan often crossed paths with Bob Gersony. A high school dropout later awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Gersony conducted on-the-ground research for the U.S. government in virtually every war and natural-disaster zone in the world. In conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Kaplan discusses the powerful example that Gersony set of how American diplomacy should be conducted.
- Pandemic Ethics: Where Do We Go from Here?
Nita A. Farahany, Jonathan D. Moreno, Ulf Schmidt, Jason L. Schwartz , Wendell Wallach,
The pandemic has made us all shockingly aware of the way that a highly infectious disease exposes the moral frailties of our social systems. In this virtual event moderated by Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach, leading ethicists and historians discuss their work, how it has been affected by the pandemic, and what lessons we may take away from this global crisis.
- The Doorstep: TikTok & the Normalization of Protests Around the World, with Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree
Tia C. M. Tyree, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
Howard University's Professor Tia Tyree joins "Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss social media and youth activism in 2021 and beyond. The digital native generation is taking its online activism offline more swiftly and easily than ever with TikTok as the platform of choice. What responsibilities do tech giants and governments have to support this mobilization? How will global societies be reshaped as Gen Z takes power?
- Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez
Juan Enriquez , Kit McDonnell, Sherman Teichman , Wendell Wallach,
Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the evolution of ethics in a technological age. How will accelerating technology challenge and flip your ideas of right and wrong? What are we doing today that will be considered abhorrent tomorrow because of tech change?
- Revisiting the Ethical Calculus: Which Obligations Take Precedence?
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
In President Joe Biden's first day in office, he signed executive orders returning the United States to the Paris climate accords and took steps to reverse actions taken by his predecessor which were based on an "America First" calculus. In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev outlines the ethical questions facing the Biden/Harris administration: Who is owed? And who should make sacrifices?
- The Doorstep: Reviving Democracy & Re-establishing Alliances, with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain
Ash Jain, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
A few days remain until the Biden/Harris administration comes to Washington. Will the Trump administration's 11th hour power moves hamper the new team? Or can Biden/Harris realize their "Middle Class Foreign Policy" agenda? This week, “Doorstep” co-Hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin speak with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain about opportunities for new alliances like the D10 and a way to make the government more responsive to the day-to-day concerns of its citizens.
- The Doorstep: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning
Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Tatiana Serafin,
"Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss how global leaders are responding to this week's assault on Congress during a normally quiet presidential certification ceremony, and what the Biden/Harris administration must do as the transition process continues. Are strong global financial markets and Gen Z activism a way forward or a bubble waiting to burst?