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The Changing Conversation on Climate

Many Americans have long waited for the President to clarify and deepen his position on how the United States should move forward on climate change. In the years since the George W. Bush administration abandoned the Kyoto Protocol, American engagement on the issue has been uneven, and voters have been only episodically motivated by concerns about Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina or about wildfires and droughts. President Obama's last-minute intervention in the United Nations Framework Convention…

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Added by Evan Berry on June 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Public Trust and Brasil's Free Fare Movement

On the first day of the Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Dialogues in Rio de Janeiro, the city, along with many of Brazil's major metropolitan areas, was the site of a massive "social manifestation" aimed at expressing widespread public discontent. More than 100,000 protesters turned out in both Rio and Sao Paolo, and estimates of 10,000-40,000 are also being reported in Belem and Salvador…

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Added by Evan Berry on June 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

CFP: Climate Change, Sustainability and an Ethics of an Open Future

“Climate Change, Sustainability and an Ethics of an Open Future”

Societas Ethica Annual Conference, August 22-25, 2013 Kontakt der Kontinente, Soesterberg, Netherlands

This will be the 50th Societas Ethica conference. It is realized in cooperation with the ESF Network “A Right to a Green Future”.…

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Added by Evan Berry on January 9, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

Call For Applicants: NEH Summer Seminar on Development Ethics

http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/other-opportunities/development-ethics-questions-challenges-and-responsibilities

A four-week institute for twenty-five higher education faculty to engage in discussion and debate over critical issues in the field of development…

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Added by Evan Berry on December 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Carnegie Council

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.

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