All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (80)

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

The Impressive and Ugly Debate on Drones

By Rami G. Khouri: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you want to better understand the best and worst aspects of the American system of government and the morality that underpins it, you should follow one of the most fascinating developments taking place in the U.S. capital these days: the debate that has opened on the secretive world of the government’s use of unmanned drones to kill…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 12, 2013 at 12:38pm — 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

Muslim Democracies: A New Kind of Political System?

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…

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Added by Jocelyne Cesari on January 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Isabel Erreguerena

Beginning this week, I will be interviewing individuals working in the field of human rights and presenting their experiences to the GEN community. I hope that this effort will foster more communication, dialogue and exchange of information! 

Have a question for Isabel? Please post as comments and I will get them answered! 

Isabel Erreguerena, our first guest, is currently an Alumni Fund Scholar, pursuing her LLM in International Legal Studies at American…

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Added by Neha Bhat on January 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — 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

Michael Ignatieff: Reimagining a Global Ethic

This is the lead article in the symposium "In Search of a Global Ethic" in Ethics & International Affairs 26.1 (Spring 2012). For the full symposium, click…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Steve Coll

DEVIN STEWART: I'm here with Steve Coll, head of the New America Foundation.

Steve, thank you very much for coming.

STEVE COLL: My pleasure.

DEVIN STEWART: We're doing these irresponsibly big questions, crazy questions, as you might have seen. The first question is, what is distinct about the age we live…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 19, 2012 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

CFP: The Social Practice of Human Rights (Oct 3-5, 2013)

Since the passage of the Universal Declaration sixty-five years ago, the idea of human rights has undergone a dramatic evolution: from rhetorical flourish to institutional embrace, from moral ascendancy to mainstream status. The human rights community—its scholars, practitioners, advocates, and organizations—constitutes an integral component of international society and regards itself as the standard bearer of normative behavior. Development and humanitarian organizations converge around a…

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Added by Joel R. Pruce on December 13, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Victor Cha

DEVIN STEWART: How do you describe the world we live in? How is it distinct from previous ages and particularly in a moral sense?

VICTOR CHA: Well, I think that it's difficult to disconnect questions of morality these days from technology in the sense that, the rate at which information travels and the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 5, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

JOB: Professor of international human rights, Duke University

The DUKE UNIVERSITY Sanford School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, invites applications from scholars whose principal research, teaching, and policy interests focus on international human rights and related questions of global governance, political philosophy, or international law. The position is open rank, tenure-line. We invite applications…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 26, 2012 at 4:06pm — 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 University, on Monday, November 19, 2012.…

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

Thought Leader: Michael Walzer

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Walzer, the first question is: What's morally distinct about the age we live in today?

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Ethical Activism Amid Politics as Usual

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 26, 2012 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Apartheid in Israel?

A majority of Israeli Jews (58%) believe that there is apartheid in Israel today according to an opinion poll published by Haaretz this Tuesday. The poll has received wide attention in the international press and sparked a great deal of controversy.

The poll further finds that a majority of Israeli Jews would…

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Added by Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard on October 25, 2012 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

Thought Leader: Anne-Marie Slaughter

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Slaughter, please tell us about this Atlantic article. First of all, we believe the idea might have started with something that happened at Carnegie Council. Do you want to tell us a little bit of background?

ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER: This article that I wrote, called "…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 24, 2012 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

The Arab Religious-Secular Balance on Center Stage

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 19, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Parag Khanna

DEVIN STEWART: I have the great pleasure of being here with Parag Khanna. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Great to have you here, Parag.

PARAG KHANNA: Thank you.

DEVIN STEWART: As we were talking about earlier, we are trying to get…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 18, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Interesting Times for IKEA

Home furnishing giant IKEA has had some interesting times these past couple weeks. First, the company pulled the winning image of a social media photo competition because its Russian customers had voted for teenagers sitting in an IKEA showroom wearing colorful balaclavas, in the style of jailed…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on October 4, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

How Religious Leaders Can Come Together to Work on Global Problems

An essay by Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia-Herzegovina:

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 2, 2012 at 11:51am — 3 Comments

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