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Global Ethics Day 2017 - Combatting Human Trafficking

According to the United Nations' Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking is:

 “...the recruitment, transportation, transfer,

harbouring

or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, or fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the…
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Added by Billy Pickett on October 12, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Entertainment and Human Rights: Human Trafficking Highlighted on Lifetime TV: Baby Sellers

Human trafficking is the third largest crime in the world following drugs and arms. According to the U.S. Department of State's 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, there are close to 27 million people enslaved today. Due to the complexities of human trafficking, this number is just an estimate. 

On August 12, 2013, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime along with Lifetime TV hosted a private screening of the upcoming movie Baby Sellers. The movie takes a look into the…

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Added by Marielle Ali on August 13, 2013 at 2:08pm — 2 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

Human trafficking for begging: should you ever give money to beggars on the street?

The topic came to light in the public eye with the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. Trafficking for begging is a business model: kids are kidnapped and blinded in order to cause more pity with the passers-by. Begging ring handlers use them to generate revenues.

Previously, I wrote on the issue in the book Trafficking for…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on January 19, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

Coast Guard Faces Complex Global Challenges

For me, the United States Coast Guard has always evoked images of heroic rescues, ships caught in Nor'easters, and training sessions on fishing safety—vital acts imparting a straightforward impression.

A discussion aboard the USCGC Seneca with Commander Chuck Fosse, Lt. Commander Camilla Bosanquet, and the Carnegie New Leaders complicated matters. We discussed…

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Added by Julia Kennedy on May 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

I Have 30 Slaves Working for Me.

According to Slavery Footprint, a new app designed to raise awareness of global labor issues, I have 30 slaves working for me. Of course, these people are not my employees or property or in any way indentured to me. Instead it is through my consumer purchases and the web of globalization that I am connected to…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on January 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — 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.

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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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