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Toward Understanding Our World's Moral Landscape: Carnegie Council's Centennial Projects on a "Global Ethic"

Decision. CREDIT: Thomas Hawk (CC)

Decision. CREDIT: Thomas Hawk (CC)

Check out my new summary of Carnegie Council's interviews with 55 thought leaders on global issues, including leadership, peace, and the…

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Added by Devin Stewart on August 5, 2014 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

University Focus Group Themes & Questions

As part of our Centennial projects, Carnegie Council invites students to convene and report on their own Global Ethical Dialogues discussions at their universities. The results from these discussions can be posted on this website. The groups are invited to explore with their peers one or more of our Global Ethical Dialogues themes and related questions:

1. Corruption and Trust

-How do you define corruption? How is corruption perceived in your…

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Added by Devin Stewart on August 15, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Global Ethical Dialogues: Lessons from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina

Most societies agree on a certain set of global norms. For example, in most countries, corruption is considered unethical.

But what happens when global norms are applied locally? How does a society define corruption, what is it doing about it, and are its methods of promoting justice effective? How does a…

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Added by Devin Stewart on June 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Is China Taking the Right Cues From History?

Now that China's leadership transition has been completed, its new president Xi Jinping faces numerous challenges, from maintaining economic growth to combating corruption, pollution, and food supply scandals. Yet disagreement has been stirring on the best path to achieve…

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Added by Devin Stewart on March 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

EVENTS: Post conferences and public lectures. You can invite GEN members to attend or watch a live webcast.

VIDEO: Post video from your events and conferences, as well as clips from major video services such as…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — 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, Madoka Futamura, Mohsen Kadivar, and Zhaohui Yu, examined the themes of…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Network News

We are very pleased to announce the newest class of Global Ethics Fellows (bios below). We will be considering one more class of fellows before the end of the summer—again focusing on geographical and topical diversity—so please send us any other nominees.

Hakan Altinay…

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Added by Devin Stewart on June 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Global Ethics Network News

Dear Global Ethics Network,

Our Global Ethics Network website now has nearly 300 members. Please help us spread the word and let us know if you plan to use this technology with your students and classrooms.

We also are pleased to post the attached
 EIA Booklet…

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Added by Devin Stewart on May 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What is America's number one geopolitical foe?

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…

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Added by Devin Stewart on April 6, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

In a G-Zero World, It's Every Nation for Itself

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

Many pundits are giddily predicting the end of American preeminence and China's inevitable domination, but we have all seen that movie before. The…

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Added by Devin Stewart on March 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Ties that Bind Japan

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…

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Added by Devin Stewart on February 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Carnegie Council

Civic Responsibility in the Internet Age, with Michael H. Posner

Historian Ted Widmer and Michael Posner, an NYU Stern professor and former U.S. State Department official, discuss local politics, journalism, and money in elections in the age of ubiquitous Internet connectivity. How can high school students get involved in democracy? What are some ideas to save the media industry? How can--or should--the government regulate the social media giants? Don't miss this wide-ranging talk.

Global Ethics Weekly: Polarization, Media, & the Trump Presidency, with Christian Barry

Christian Barry, professor of philosophy at Australian National University, shares his perspective on the political climate, journalism, and polarization in the United States. What responsibility do citizens and elected officials have in the face of a corrupt administration? How can you speak to people on the other side of charged and emotional issues?

The Crack-Up: The Amritsar Massacre & India's Independence Movement, with Gyan Prakash

Princeton's Gyan Prakash tells the tragic story of the Amritsar Massacre in 1919, in which a British general ordered his soldiers to shoot at thousands of unarmed civilians, and its galvanizing effect on the Indian independence movement. Was this violence an "exceptional" moment in Britain's colonial history? And how did it change Gandhi's thinking in relation to his strategies to resist colonialism?

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