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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

Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan

Do soldiers fighting for a "just cause" have more rights than soldiers fighting on the other side? In this interview following up on an "Ethics & International Affairs" article, Stanford's Professor Scott D. Sagan discusses the results of a study he conducted with Dartmouth's Professor Benjamin A. Valentino on how Americans think about this profound question.

The Democratic Debate and Competing Narratives

As the Democratic field of presidential candidates narrows, the contenders are beginning to devote more attention to foreign policy and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev has some important questions: Would Warren and Sanders stand by with their non-interventionist stances if they make it to the White House? Will climate change become a focus for any of the candidates?

Behind AI Decision-Making, with Francesca Rossi

With artificial intelligence embedded into social media, credit card transactions, GPS, and much more, how can we train it to act in an ethical, fair, and unbiased manner? What are the theories and philosophies behind AI systems? IBM Research's Francesca Rossi discusses her work helping to ensure that the technology is "as beneficial as possible for the widest part of the population."

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