All Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (26)

A Letter to Andrew Carnegie on the Eve of the Carnegie Council Centennial

Dear Mr. Carnegie,

As the current president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, it is my privilege to report to you on the eve of the 100th anniversary of our founding.

It is not often that we have an opportunity to think in terms of 100 years. It's a span well-suited to remind us that while our lives…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on October 30, 2013 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

CALL FOR PAPERS: An Open World: Science, Technology, and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr’s Thoughts

University of Copenhagen, 4–6 December 2013.

As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Rowan Williams

DEVIN STEWART: What is unique today, particularly from a moral perspective?

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…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 1, 2013 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Global Ethical Dialogues

This is the concept paper…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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

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

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

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: 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

Thought Leader: Pankaj Ghemawat

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the age in which we live? How is it distinct from a moral perspective?

PANKAJ GHEMAWAT: I think that the age we live in is distinct from a moral perspective from the ones that preceded it, certainly in terms of the awareness or the ability to be aware of what's happening to other people in…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 13, 2012 at 6:06pm — 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

Summary of Second Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York

Our Second Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York City last week was a great success. Here is an overview of some of the proceedings.

Panel I: Cultural and Universal Norms

Panel I, led by Kei Hiruta, Helle Porsdam, Hakan Altinay, Deen Chatterjee, Aine Donovan, Fernanda Duarte,…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 14, 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

Michael Ignatieff to Chair Carnegie Council Centennial Project: "Ethics for a Connected World"

Carnegie Council is pleased to announce that Michael Ignatieff will chair the Council's Centennial project, "Ethics for a Connected World." This long-term education program consists of worldwide activities for teachers, students, and the general public around the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 4, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Of Seahorses & Rhino Horns

It's time for China to modernize.

Maybe that sounds a little weird. China has modernized, you say.

Yeah, maybe for the trivial stuff like telecommunications and transportation. I'm looking for an honest-to-goodness 21st-century transformation.

I mean, it's just downright silly for such a powerhouse as China to continue insisting that tiger [ahem]…

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Added by Marsha W. Johnston on May 21, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Rooting for Frugal Innovations

The adoption of sustainable-development for responding to the exigencies of our time warrants a major rethink in all sectors of an economy.  Other than science and technology, even services and non-technical sectors would have to revamp their activities to minimize their carbon footprint.  In fact, the urgent urge to adopt sustainability has currently stoked a race among rich and developing…

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Added by Balkrishna C. Rao on May 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Building an Efficient Renewable Energy System Without Raising Taxes, Cap and Trade Schemes, or Rate Hikes

A letter to the editors of the New York Review of Books:

Reading the exchangebetween William Nordhaus and global warming skeptics led by Roger Cohen, former ExxonMobil Director of Strategic Planning (NYRB 4/26), raises the question of what can be done…

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Added by Roy Morrison on May 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

World Water Day: Selected Stories from Policy Innovations

In honor of World Water Day, I compiled some of our top water stories, videos, and reports from Policy Innovations magazine:

STORIES

Global Water Crisis: Selected Resources from Carnegie Council

The need for adequate, affordable drinking and irrigation water is a growing international crisis. Carnegie Council presents a collection of materials on…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on March 22, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Kony Kony Kony Has Done It Again

Kony. Kony. Kony. It was hard to get the word out of my head last week after Invisible Children released a movie with the intention of making the brutal warlord Joseph Kony "famous." Pundits lined up to take their…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on March 13, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

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