Last month, Mitt Romney called Russia America's number one geopolitical foe, sparking people to ask if such a thing really existed. It sounded like Romney was trying to bring back the Cold War or his understanding of foreign policy hasn’t evolved since then.
The number one geopolitical challenge to the United States right now is the sour, partisan, retrograde politics in Washington itself. The United States remains by far the most influential country in the world, but this position is…Continue
It was with keen interest and mixed feelings that I read the recent commentary by Greg Smith, the Goldman Sachs executive who resigned with a flourish on March 14, publishing his reasons in the New York Times. He argues that a "toxic" culture has…Continue
Added by Mary Gentile on March 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
In a fascinating article in the most recent issue of the Boston Review, explores the mandated teaching of philosophy to all Brazilian public school students. The program has been in force since 2008 and is the largest in…Continue
Added by Zach Dorfman on March 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"This is an adventure such as has never been tried before," announced …Continue
International Studies Perspectives has an issue available free online wherein they explore various aspects of teaching ethics in international affairs. The articles resulted from a colloquium held last year at the annual International Studies Association conference. I have pasted some of the titles, authors, and abstracts below with links to the full texts. Hopefully you will find…Continue
Added by Carnegie Council on February 9, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments
I was recently interviewed in the press about the recent Olympus scandal in Japan.
The Olympus episode illustrates competing moral virtues in Japan. In this case, it was the virtue of loyalty winning out over the virtue of honesty. I am increasingly coming to believe that one of the core problems in…Continue
Today's international and…Continue
Added by Sarah Aston on January 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
All the Internet protest today over the censorship and due process violations of the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts has caused me to reflect on the ethic of openness that we have promoted over the years at Policy Innovations. Our coverage has focused on the potential…Continue
Added by Evan O'Neil on January 18, 2012 at 7:22pm — No Comments
Building on the success of its Open Course Ware program, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that it will be developing an online learning platform called MITx. The course materials will be available free of charge, to be explored at a student's own pace, based on an open-source and scalable software…Continue
Added by Evan O'Neil on December 19, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
I am compiling here a list of articles, videos, and tips on using social media in the classroom. If you know of others, please suggest them in the comments section and I will add them going forward.
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Welcome to Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Network. We have launched this project in the hope of building a global community dedicated to reimagining international relations for the 21st century. The world is facing major challenges—climate change, global poverty, and political instability—yet our tools for communicating and coordinating action are stronger than ever. That's why we have designed this network to be a collaborative…Continue