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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Ethics, Globalization, Human Rights, Innovation, Peace, Security, War
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am a student at the University of Bath studying Politics and International Relations. For me, The Global Ethics Network is a great opportunity to connect with other students and scholars worldwide.

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Flowers for Harleys: The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Comes into Effect

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Five years after its proposal, the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force on May 15 with the export of Colombian flowers to the United States and an expected shipment of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Colombia. It was a topic of contention at the 2012 Summit of the Americas that took place in the Colombian city of Cartagena: Will the free trade agreement…

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Hollande and Europe: A change of direction or just a new face?

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The victory of anti-austerity Socialist leader François Hollande in the French presidential election has sparked discussion about the future of European economic policy. Winning 51.62 percent of the vote, Hollande's campaign was founded on the promise to introduce "a new direction to Europe," with a focus on growth and investment, in lieu of the austerity policies of outgoing French…

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Cuba and Drugs Dominate the Sixth Summit of the Americas

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The sixth Summit of the Americas took place in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14–15 and raised some interesting questions about the future of U.S. policies in the region.

Global drug policy appeared to dominate center stage as the American "war on drugs" was criticized for its lack of evident success. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina encouraged the introduction of global drug…

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A Conversation with Thomas Pogge

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Yale University Professor Thomas Pogge spoke at Carnegie Council on January 19, and I summarize here his talk on why Ethics…

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Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far Right Political Movement

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or is there a more complex set of problems that vary from nation to nation? What are the idealogical and practical connections between the far right and Russia? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle is an expert on Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and Europe's far right. Don't miss her analysis.

Global Ethics Forum Preview: From the White House to the World with Chef Sam Kass

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Sam Kass details his time as President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition and the links between climate change and how and what we eat. In this excerpt, Kass and journalist Roxana Saberi discuss an uncertain future for food policy in the United States under Trump.

The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

Francis Wade, author of "The Enemy Within," a new book on the Rohingya crisis in Burma, explains the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority and gives a first-hand account of the terrible situation now. Has democracy been good for Burma? Will some Rohingya refugees become Islamic extremists?

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