All Blog Posts Tagged 'ethics' (105)

Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America

To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multifaceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic—shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend…

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

Thought Leader: Rachel Kleinfeld

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Rachel Kleinfeld, founding president of the Truman National Security Project.

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Essay on Ethics of Cybersecurity Wins Trans-Pacific Student Contest

Dear Global Ethics Network, We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Trans-Pacific Student Contest. Please see the press release below for more details:

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged American and East…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Apple and Foxconn: Too close for comfort?

Apple and Foxconn's perfect corporate marriage may be starting to fray, according to this piece in Week in China.

Week in China attributes the possible divergence between Apple and its Taiwan-based manufacturer to commercial imperatives. Apple needs lower-price alternatives to…

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Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 24, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Louise Arbour

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's David Speedie spoke with Louise Arbour, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Previously she was United Nations high commissioner for human rights. 

DAVID SPEEDIE: What do you believe is morally distinct about the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 8, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Ethical Considerations for the Use of Nuclear Energy

The startling realization that the continued growth and development of humanity is having serious and potentially irreversible effects on planet and its inhabitants has welcomed in a new era of environmental ethical debate. As we grow all the more familiar with the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels, we look for alternatives. Nuclear energy is one such example. However, when taking into the consideration the potential repercussions of nuclear energy programs, understanding the…

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Added by Kevin A. Flanagan on April 25, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments

The parallels of euthanasia to the autonomy of the individual and their implications for Global Justice

The arguments made here are an extension of a broader paper that aimed (unsuccessfully) to discuss the issue of euthanasia from the perspective of three different ethic theories (Peter Singer, Immanuel Kant, Consequentialist) and relate it to global ethics and the question of global justice. The hope is that this paper is able to provide those linkages and provoke some discussion around the direction of global justice.    

 

The question of ethics in regards to…

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Added by H.A.T. on April 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

WTO: How about a policy on intergenerational predatory dumping?

At the Worldwatch Institute's launch event for its 2013 State of the World Report (a report that I wrote a chapter for), the writer Kim Stanley Robinson gave a fantastic talk. One of the…

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Added by Eric Zencey on April 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Jonathan Sacks

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 22, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Hans Küng

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?

HANS…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 12, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Jennifer Jackley

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva. She is is currently a venture partner with Collaborative Fund, and a visiting practitioner at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 8, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Dan Ariely

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Ariely, it's so good to have you here today.

When you look at the world today, how do you see the world? How would you describe it, particularly from a moral perspective?

DAN ARIELY: I think morality has a few elements to it. It's a real struggle between what's good for me and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 4, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Srdja Popovic

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the world today? Is it distinct from previous eras and, particularly from a moral perspective, how would you describe the world?

SRDJA POPOVIC: It's a mix of good news and bad news. It's definitely faster. It's definitely more globalized. That means definitely people are…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 26, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Somaly Mam

DEVIN STEWART: The first question is, how do you see the world today? When you think about the world, how would you describe it, particularly from the big moral issues? What issues do you think are important?

SOMALY MAM: It's not easy for me because I come from Cambodia and see the world here.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Religion and atheism: tolerance and pluralism

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.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioyIyxM-gnM

Added by Valéria Guimarães L. Silva on February 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Thought Leader: Thomas Pogge

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?

THOMAS POGGE:…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 11, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Global Civics Documentary in Six Languages

Jian Yi's documentary, Global Civics, has been one of the more popular videos at the Global Ethics Network, and now it is available in six languages. The links are below. In this documentary, ordinary people in nine countries -including workers in South Africa, businessmen in Argentina, China and Turkey, students in India and United States- thoughtfully debate whether a global civics is desirable and feasible. New language options will make the documentary more accessible to students around…

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Added by Hakan Altinay on February 7, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Jonathan Haidt

JOEL ROSENTHAL: My first question has to do with the moment we’re living in now. There’s a certain timelessness to your work, talking about human nature, moral argument. But is there anything morally distinct about the time that we’re living in now?

JONATHAN HAIDT: I think the time we’re living in now is…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 6, 2013 at 5:50pm — No Comments

CONTEST: Innovative Ideas to Promote Ethics in Finance

The theme of the 2012–2013 Robin Cosgrove Prize is: "Innovative Ideas to Promote Ethics in Finance." Please see below for full details on how to participate.

The Robin Cosgrove Prize aims to encourage and promote:

  • Awareness of the fundamental role of ethics in the world of finance;
  • Precise…
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Added by Carnegie Council on January 22, 2013 at 5:18pm — 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

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How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss these questions and more as they break down "great power competition" in the era of COVID-19.

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