September 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Freedom of Speech Is Not the Point

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

PHILADELPHIA -- It has been fascinating and instructive for me during a few lectures and university classes in the past 10 days in Missouri, Boston and Philadelphia to exchange views with scholars, journalists and the general public on an issue that has dominated many discussions here recently: freedom of expression and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Remarks of President Barack Obama to the UN General Assembly

As Prepared for Delivery, New York City, NY, September 25, 2012

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman: I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.

Chris was born in a town called Grass Valley, California, the…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on September 25, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Peace: What Is It Good For?

This speech was given as part of Yale Law School's Global Consitutionalism Seminar 2012, convening on the occasion of the Centennial of Carnegie Corporation, New York, and of the Peace Palace, The Hague, and celebrating Andrew Carnegie's vision of international justice. The four-day event was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague from 29…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on September 25, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

New Arab Realities

The latest column from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri -- I had the pleasure this week of mingling with historians at a conference at Missouri State University, co-sponsored by Drury University and universities in Oklahoma and Arkansas, which allowed me to share analyses with them on the issues in the ongoing Arab uprisings that are truly…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 21, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Blog Weekly Update September 21st 2012

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Deputy Director & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate…

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Added by Alex Melton on September 21, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Arab Springs, Dark Autumns, and Mutual Respect

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

BOSTON -- It is always instructive but irritating to be in the United States when tumultuous or dramatic events are occurring around the Middle East or the wider Arab-Asian region with its predominantly Muslim populations. This has been just such a week, as demonstrations and occasional violence and deaths have…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 18, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Ethics & International Affairs, Fall 2012 Issue

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publishing of its fall 2012 issue. This issue features an essay by Ann Florini on the global governance of energy; articles by Janina Dill and Henry Shue on the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 18, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 17, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Dambisa Moyo

Tune in to Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Dambisa Moyo on September 18 at approximately 6:00 PM New York time. Here is a Thought Leader interview she gave us earlier this summer.

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Moyo, how would you describe the time we…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 17, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Nobuo Tanaka

DEVIN STEWART: Going to the big picture here for the Thought Leaders Forum that we're hosting at Carnegie Council: Looking at the big picture and the planet, looking back at your experiences in Europe and the United States and Asia—you have been based all around the world; you have government, NGO, international organization…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 11, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Blog Update September 11

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Deputy Director & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate…

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Added by Alex Melton on September 11, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Student Contest: "Ethics for a Connected World"

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a unique experiment in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.

The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Carnegie Council's Fourth Annual Student/Teacher Essay Contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its fourth annual International Essay Contest. This competition is open to both teachers and students anywhere in the world.

From climate change, to terrorism, to global financial crises, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 6, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Why Leaders Have Moral Responsibilities

The latest from Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

BEIRUT—When one of the world’s most respected moral leaders speaks about one of modern history’s greatest crimes, we are summoned to pay attention and think about the issues raised. I refer to South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who explained in London’s The Observer last Sunday why, at the last…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Home Alone? On Being Liberal in East Asia

The latest from Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow Kei Hiruta:

Is liberalism a specifically Western ideology, or does it embody universal norms? The old dispute is a matter of pressing concern in East Asia, where…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

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