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…Continue
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Last week, in a effort to reassure a skeptical American public, President Obama declared that a U.S. intervention in Syria, currently in debate in the Congress, would not be the same as the ones in…Continue
ROWAN WILLIAMS: I think the big factor for the world today is, of course, global communication, the rapidity and the reach of global communication and the fact that anybody, in effect, can post views electronically and have a…Continue
I believe there are four challenges for us that are over our heads. These challenges I would describe as four roads: from might to right, from slavery to freedom, from mythology to science, and from theory of state to democracy of state. Let me explain.
This civilization that we live in—you may call it Western…Continue
As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Jay Winter, currently the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, where he focuses on World War I and its impact on the 20th century.
DEVIN STEWART: Given your work as a historian, when you…Continue
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DEVIN STEWART: Rachel, great to have you here. The first question that we ask our interviewees is, how do you see the world today? How do you define our time, particularly…Continue
The bombings at the Boston Marathon brings homegrown terrorism back into the spotlight. Suspects…Continue
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As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and spiritual head of the United Synagogue, the largest synagogue body in the UK.
DEVIN STEWART: Thank you for taking…Continue
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As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart corresponded via email with Dr. Hans Küng. Dr. Küng is a Catholic priest and president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.
DEVIN STEWART: What is morally distinct about the age we live in?
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As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and a former UN high commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently chancellor of the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate…Continue
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The consequence on American economy has been far reaching. In 2011, the Watson Institute at Brown University estimated the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to $3.2 to $4 trillion. Sure, removing Hussein created the conditions for democracy but Iraq is divided by sectarian politics, crippled by violence,…Continue
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A remarkable example of pluralism: Joseph Weiler, a well-renowned and respected academic of Jewish origin, defended (pro bono) the right of Italy to display the crucifix in public schools in the case Lautsi v. Italy (June 2010). Worth listening.
DEVIN STEWART: Professor Pogge, as we were talking about earlier, you have been thinking about the arc of history and your thoughts about the world we're living in today. If you could just start off by telling us, how do you see the world we live in today, especially from a moral perspective?
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The 2012 victory of Islamic parties after the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia has brought back the “endless” doubt regarding the role of Islam in possible transitions to democracy. This doubt has been shaped for decades by the circumstances of the Islamic Revolution in Iran that resulted into an authoritarian regime ruled by clerics, not to mention by the fear of elections leading to civil…Continue
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MICHAEL WALZER: I thought about that when I read your list of questions. You mean what is different between our world and, say, the world of the…Continue
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There are few things in life as exhilarating as countries developing into constitutional democracies. I have spent the past eight weeks delving into this process in both the United States and the Middle East. I have physically visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Providence and other seminal places in early American…Continue
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BOSTON -- Two very different ways for the United States to deal with Arabs and Israelis were on show last week in the United States. The contrast was stunning between the televised debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in which “I Love Israel more than You Love Israel” was the background theme song that…Continue
When I was invited to blog in this network, I decided to write on topics connected with the relation between democracy and international law, which is, currently, one of my main areas of interest. My intuition is that democracy is the only legitimate political authority - not in a sociological sense, but in a normative, moral sense: for me, there are no good arguments to justify authority besides democracy. Then, considering that our international order is essentially undemocratic, we must…Continue
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BOSTON -- There are many ways in which one can analyze the current transformations across parts of the Arab world in the wave of populist revolutions that overthrew some dictators and still threaten others. The one lens that I find most useful for analyzing the changes underway and the challenges ahead sees the events…Continue
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Religion is one of the factors that make up personal and group identities. The question is how can religious identity be saved from being misused to legitimize immoral and inhumane behavior, and be used instead to motivate people to strive for peace, justice, and…Continue