Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
As a college student at a major US university I have taken every opportunity that has been presented to me to travel abroad and to learn or work in that destination. Traveling and experiencing different cultures has become extremely important to me. Before I can even make it to my destination though I do my best to be an informed traveler; this means reading up on the history and customs of the place and even more importantly it's current financial, political, etc. situations. I hope that the Global Ethics Network will help to keep me informed, not just on the places I will be traveling to, but to the majority of the world.
Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?
As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?
What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?
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