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- Agile Global Governance, Artificial Intelligence, & Public Health, with Wendell Wallach
Wendell Wallach, Joel H. Rosenthal,
The rapid development of emerging technologies like AI signaled a new inflection point in human history, accompanied by calls for agile international governance. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic however, there is a new focal point in the call for ethical governance. Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach discusses his work on these issues in this interactive webinar with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal.
- COVID-19 in Conflict Zones, with Kelly Razzouk
Kelly Razzouk, Alex Woodson,
Countries like Syria and Libya are facing a "double" emergency right now, says the International Rescue Committee's Kelly Razzouk, as these states are having to deal with ongoing conflict, along with the COVID-19 outbreak. How has the IRC been responding to these situations? What more can the UN Security Council do?
- Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Jeff McCausland
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Joel H. Rosenthal,
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life for everyone. From large corporations to small non-profits to schools to the military, leaders at all types of organizations are struggling to manage the fear and uncertainty that comes with this crisis. What are the best principles for leading amidst this chaos? Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland, a retired U.S. Army colonel, shares his strategies and historical examples of extraordinary leadership.
- Fractured Globalization & the Future of the International System, with Nikolas Gvosdev
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Nikolas Gvosdev, direct of the U.S. Global Engagement program, recently spoke to the World Affairs Forum to discuss "fractured globalization" amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Great Power Populism, COVID-19, & Missing Leadership, with Damjan Krnjević Mišković & Nikolas Gvosdev
Damjan Krnjević Mišković, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Alex Woodson,
What is "great power populism" and what does it mean during the pandemic? Are we heading towards another global conflict? And are there any leaders who can inspire the "international community" during a crisis? ADA University's Damjan Krnjević Mišković and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev share their thoughts on the causes and characteristics of the ongoing "nervous breakdown" in the international system.
- Democracy on the Verge: Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Ted Widmer
Ted Widmer, Joel H. Rosenthal,
In this fascinating conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, historian Ted Widmer looks back on 13 pivotal days in Abraham Lincoln's life in 1861--the basis for his new book "Lincoln on the Verge." How would American and world history be different without Lincoln's ethical leadership? And as the U.S. struggles through the COVID-19 pandemic, what can the Civil War era teach us about political divisiveness in 2020?
- China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World: A Dove's Perspective
What do China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. reactions to China inform us about the relations between these two major powers? Is the growing U.S. animosity toward China, fostered by the White House as well as both political parties, justified? Amitai Etzioni shares his thoughts in an article for the U.S. Global Engagement program.
- COVID-19 & the Future of Health Data, with Mona Sloane
Mona Sloane, Alex Woodson,
The implementation of contact tracing and the collection of health data may be necessary for life to return to "normal" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is there any way to make sure these practices don't turn into "tools of oppression"? Mona Sloane, fellow at NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge, discusses her concerns about the "normalization" of these technologies and the effect that these strategies could have on vulnerable communities.
- Prospects for Global Coordination in an Age of Pandemics & Emerging Climate Technologies, with Cynthia Scharf
Cynthia Scharf, Joel H. Rosenthal,
Much like efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, combatting climate change requires cooperation on a global scale. And yet the history of international climate negotiations shows just how difficult that can be. What, if anything, can we learn from the global response to the pandemic that might aid us in governing new, climate-altering technologies? Cynthia Scharf, senior strategy director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative, shares her thoughts.
- Ethical Frontlines: Journalism & Government, with Mei Fong & Daniel Lippman
Mei Fong, Daniel Lippman, Sam Jordan,
What unique ethical challenges does COVID-19 present to journalists? How might a lack of trust in media and government affect the public's response to the COVID-19 crisis? Mei Fong, director of communications and strategy at The Center for Public Integrity, and Daniel Lippman, "Politico" White House reporter, discuss these issues and much more.
- Health Data, Privacy, & Surveillance: How Will the Lockdowns End? with Effy Vayena & Jeffrey Kahn
Jeffrey Kahn, Effy Vayena, Joel H. Rosenthal,
How should we think about privacy and government surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic? Johns Hopkins' Jeffrey Kahn and ETH Zurich's Effy Vayena discuss health data and government surveillance, focusing on contract tracing apps in Europe and immunity certificates in the United States, with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal in this virtual webinar.
- Facing a Pandemic in the Dark: An Update on Cox's Bazar & COVID-19, with Razia Sultana
Razia Sultana, Alex Woodson,
Three weeks ago, Razia Sultana, a Rohingya lawyer and activist, wrote an article for the Carnegie Council website about how over 1 million Rohingya refugees living in unsanitary conditions and with no Internet access in makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Q&A, she gives an update on this situation.