All Blog Posts Tagged 'cosmopolitanism' (11)

A Dialogue on Global Citizenship, Global Ethics, and Moral Rights

We are sharing here a digital dialogue that took place between Michael Edward Walsh, a visiting scholar at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Alvaro Cedeno Molinari, Costa Rican ambassador to Japan, on topics related to global ethics and citizenship. —CARNEGIE…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 26, 2014 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Cosmopolitanism: Pluralism, Dialogue, and Global Citizenry for a New Era

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers 

Kwame Anthony Appiah

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

196 pages



Kwame Anthony Appiah challenges us to adopt the moral manifesto of “cosmopolitanism,” a loyalty to all of humanity, and begs the question of what we owe to strangers simply by virtue of our shared humanity. He joins an important conversation in global ethics on…

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Added by Caitlin Duffy on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: Namaste

This was the last day for Liz, who volunteered for eight weeks as a teacher at Aim Abroad's slum school in Faridabad, India. She taught English, Math and probably everything except Hindi (which the kids taught her). I was there as a volunteer photographer to…

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Added by Saori Ibuki on October 27, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Global Ethical Dialogues

This is the concept paper…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Living with Differences: International Student Photo Contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first International Student Photography Contest. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project in celebration of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Shared Morals, Curiosity, and a Balanced Vision of Coexistence

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

Kwame Anthony Appiah

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.

196 pages

     Living in community with others should not be an unknown concept for any of us. In fact, many argue that the practice of doing so is hard-wired into our very nature. Humanity’s early ancestors formed communities of necessity and survival, and in turn were shaped by that experience. And in the following thousands of years, our…

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Added by Kevin A. Flanagan on April 18, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Global Civics by Hakan Altinay

Ayse Kaya of Swarthmore College reviews Global Civics: Responsibilities and Rights in an Interdependent World, Hakan Altinay, ed. (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011), 145 pp., $18.95 paper. Republished from …

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Pankaj Ghemawat

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the age in which we live? How is it distinct from a moral perspective?

PANKAJ GHEMAWAT: I think that the age we live in is distinct from a moral perspective from the ones that preceded it, certainly in terms of the awareness or the ability to be aware of what's happening to other people in…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 13, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance

LORRAINE ELLIOTT, Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, delivered a public lecture entitled "Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance" in Singapore at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Kwame Anthony Appiah

DEVIN STEWART: Professor, how would you describe the world we live in today? How is it unique?

KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH: I think what has changed in the world, basically I suppose over the course of my lifetime, which is since the 1950s, has been an enormous increase in the flow of information across societies.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.

Greed, Movies, and Capitalism with Ethicist John Paul Rollert

Every capitalist economy struggles with how to come to terms with greed, says John Paul Rollert, an expert on the intellectual history of capitalism. He describes how our perspective has changed from the Christian view of greed as an unalloyed sin, to the 18th century idea that it could bring positive benefits, to the unabashed "Greed is good" ethos in the movie "Wall Street." Where do we stand now? How can we rehabilitate capitalism?

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities, with Kate Brown

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Professor Kate Brown details the ethical, social, and health costs of nuclear power since World War II. In this excerpt Brown, author of "Plutopia," and journalist Stephanie Sy discuss the little-known Cold War era nuclear production plants in the Soviet Union and Washington State.

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