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  • The Crack-Up: Prohibition, Immigration, & the Klan, with Lisa McGirr 01/18/19
    Lisa McGirr, Ted Widmer,
    In the second podcast in The Crack-Up series, which looks at how 1919 shaped the modern world, historian Ted Widmer talks to Harvard's Professor Lisa McGirr about Prohibition's roots in anti-immigrant sentiment and its enforcement, in some cases, by the Ku Klux Klan. Plus, they discuss the Eighteenth Amendment's connections to World War I and the rise of the modern American state.
  • After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition 01/18/19
    Ewan Kingston
    The recent climate conference in Katowice, Poland was a milestone for the Paris Agreement, and it points to the role NGOs can play in encouraging states to ratchet up climate ambition.
  • 1919 & the Crack Up, with Ted Widmer 01/17/19
    Ted Widmer, Alex Woodson,
    Created and hosted by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer, "The Crack-Up" is a special podcast series about the events of 1919, a year that in many ways shaped the 20th century and the modern world. And throughout 2019, "The New York Times" will be running long features on the legacy of 1919. These videos explain why 1919 was such an important year, what "the crack-up" means, and previews upcoming essays and podcasts.
  • Global Ethics Weekly: 1919 & the Modern World, with Ted Widmer 01/17/19
    Ted Widmer, Alex Woodson,
    Historian Ted Widmer discusses his new Carnegie Council podcast series "The Crack-Up" and how 1919 has shaped the modern world. He and host Alex Woodson speak about parallels to 2019, Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations, Babe Ruth, the early days of Hollywood, and populism in Europe in the aftermath of World War I. Don't miss a new "Crack-Up" tomorrow with Harvard historian Lisa McGirr on prohibition and the American state.
  • Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2019, with Ian Bremmer 01/16/19
    Ian Bremmer, Devin T. Stewart,
    The wide array of global issues--more than 90 percent of them--that Eurasia Group follows are now headed in the wrong direction in 2019. Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer break down those risks--from U.S.-China relations and cyberwar to European populism and American institutions--and their ethical implications with Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart for their 11th annual discussion of the year's coming top risks.
  • Ian Bremmer & Tom Nichols on Globalization, Populism, & American Politics 01/16/19
    Ian Bremmer, Thomas M. Nichols,
    If populism is a reaction to a globalism that is viewed as unresponsive to the needs of citizens, can populism sustain any version of globalization? Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer and Tom Nichols of the U.S. Naval War College discuss and debate this important question and much more.
  • The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age, with David Sanger 01/14/19
    David Sanger
    From the U.S. operation against Iran's nuclear enrichment plant, to Chinese theft of personal data, North Korea's financially motivated attacks on American companies, or Russia's interference in the 2016 election, cyberweapons have become the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. "New York Times" national security correspondent David Sanger explains how and why cyberattacks are now the number one security threat.
  • Securitizing Climate Change in the Philippines, with Mark Payumo 01/10/19
    Mark Payumo, Devin T. Stewart,
    Now based in California, Mark Payumo previously served as a Philippine Army Special Forces officer. Reflecting on his recent Carnegie Council site visit to Manila to investigate climate change and the role of the defense establishment, he concludes that securitizing climate change--i.e. having the military involved, both in adaptation and mitigation--is a decided advantage for the community.
  • Global Ethics Weekly: U.S. Defense Policy After Mattis, with Asha Castleberry 01/09/19
    Asha Castleberry, Alex Woodson,
    National security expert and U.S. Army veteran Asha Castleberry makes sense of a busy and seemingly chaotic time for the Department of Defense in the wake of Secretary Mattis' departure. What should think about Trump's plans in Syria and Afghanistan? How is the U.S. planning to counter China in Africa? And has John Bolton actually been a moderating influence?
  • The Crack-Up: Teddy Roosevelt's Complicated Legacy, with Patty O'Toole 01/08/19
    Patricia O'Toole, Ted Widmer,
    This podcast is part of "The Crack-Up," a special series about the events of 1919, a year that in many ways shaped the 20th century and the modern world. In this episode, host Ted Widmer speaks with fellow historian Patty O'Toole about her "New York Times" article on Teddy Roosevelt, who died 100 years ago this week. Why was health care reform so important to him? What did he think about nationalism? How would TR fit in with the modern GOP?
  • Technology Run Amok: Crisis Management in the Digital Age, with Ian Mitroff 01/08/19
    Ian Mitroff, Joanne J. Myers,
    Gold leaf tattoos that would act as a screen for our devices, chips implanted in our brains--these are some of the worrying technologies under development with no thought of the consequences to our minds and bodies, says crisis management expert Ian Mitroff. He blames the "technological mindset" that believes that technology will solve every problem. We need technologists, but we also need ethicists and we need to have crisis plans in place.
  • Ethics and the Syria Withdrawal 01/03/19
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Referencing an "Atlantic" article by Conor Fridersdorf, Nikolas Gvosdev goes over some important and overlooked ethical questions surrounding Trump's decision to withraw U.S. troops from Syria.

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