Joel Rosenthal's Blog (8)

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

Peace: What Is It Good For?

This speech was given as part of Yale Law School's Global Consitutionalism Seminar 2012, convening on the occasion of the Centennial of Carnegie Corporation, New York, and of the Peace Palace, The Hague, and celebrating Andrew Carnegie's vision of international justice. The four-day event was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague from 29…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on September 25, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Ethics and War in Homer's Iliad

I gave this talk at the annual Maine Humanities Council Winter Weekend Seminar, at Bowdoin College, earlier this month. I look forward to your thoughts. 

When I was in 9th grade, confronting the Iliad for the first time, I had two questions. First, why is it so important that…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on March 28, 2012 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Common Good and the Crisis of Globalization

I presented this talk on February 24, 2012 at the University of Utah's Sixth Annual International Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Nonviolence and Peace. I look forward to your comments and discussion.

The concept of "common good" is especially…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on March 1, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Happy 98th Birthday, Carnegie Council

In honor of Carnegie Council's 98th anniversary, I just wanted to share a few thoughts on where we've been and where we're headed:

"This is an adventure such as has never been tried before," announced …

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on February 10, 2012 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

Welcome to the Global Ethics Network.

Welcome to Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Network. We have launched this project in the hope of building a global community dedicated to reimagining international relations for the 21st century. The world is facing major challenges—climate change, global poverty, and political instability—yet our tools for communicating and coordinating action are stronger than ever. That's why we have designed this network to be a collaborative…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on September 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

In Search of a Global Ethic

I just wanted to share some remarks I gave on August 31 at the Tenth Anniversary Lecture Series of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program. Andrew Carnegie's 1914 call for world peace still resonates today, though it is sounding a little out of tune given the intervening history and current state of affairs. My belief is that we can begin to harmonize global cooperation if we acknowledge three problems—crusading, nihilism, and moral equivalence—and match… Continue

Added by Joel Rosenthal on September 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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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.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

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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