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Watch video highlights of events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.
 
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Artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the socio-economic development of nations across the globe. Caribbean countries are particularly susceptible because they tend to be labor intensive economies and are therefore at risk of significant economic and social disruption from automation and artificial intelligence. Three experts in this space--Cord…
 
What is grand strategy? What differentiates it from normal strategic thought? What, in other words, makes it "grand"? In answering these questions, most scholars have focused on diplomacy and warfare, but the most thorough interpretations consider the bases of peace and security--including gender, race, the environment, and a wide range of cultural…
 
The post-World War II liberal order faces unprecedented upheaval as countries and their leaders retreat from globalism, embrace nationalism, and attack democratic norms. Whether it’s Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orbán in Hungary, or Modi in India--illiberalism is on the rise. Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal hosts a virtual panel to assess the …
 
Artificial intelligence is impacting and will impact Africa as profoundly as any continent on Earth. While some African nations struggle with limited access to the Internet, others are leaping into the digital economy with Smart Cities. Access for all, digital literacy, and capacity-building remain as challenges. How through AI and ethics can prosp…
 
In recent years, the discussion on "AI ethics" has succeeded in mainstreaming principles to limit the risks that would otherwise arise from the unrestricted use of AI, particularly with regards to privacy, safety, and equality. But it may have overlooked a much more fundamental question: what are the limits of "AI ethics"? Experts Meredith Broussar…
 
Joe Biden promised to be the most progressive president in the history of the United States but he has maintained some of Donald Trump’s harshest immigration policies, opposes the Green New Deal and defunding the police.This week on UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill challenges Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives and outspoken progressi…
 
China has consolidated its grip on Hong Kong by imposing a sweeping national security law and overhauling the electoral system; moves critics say strip the opposition of any space for dissent.This week on UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill challenges Hong Kong Legislative Council Member Regina Ip on the principle of “one country, two systems” and the crackd…
 
As the world still struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior Fellow Alexander Görlach discusses his book "Homo Empathicus," the role of empathy in politics, and China and human rights. How can the Biden administration get American democracy back on the right track? How should democracies respond to China and author autocratic nations?…
 
U.S.-China competition is one of the defining stories of this era, but it has stopped short of violence, for now. In the novel "2034," Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO supreme allied commander, and Elliot Ackerman, a best-selling author and former Marine, imagine a naval clash between the two nations in the South China Sea in the next decade--a…
 
In an UpFront special, we ask whether capitalism and climate justice are compatible.Marc Lamont Hill discusses with guests Naomi Klein, the author of On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, and Kshama Sawant, the first socialist Seattle City Council member in nearly a century, who has first-hand experience of organising against big business…
 
In these clips from the first session of the International Congress for the Governance of AI, Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, assistant secretary-general at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and Lord Timothy Clement-Jones, co-chair of the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, discuss what comprehensive and trustworthy g…
 
This week on UpFront Marc Lamont Hill challenges Hungary’s Secretary of State for International Communication and Relations Zoltan Kovacs on the erosion of democratic standards under nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban.And in the Arena, Barbara Ransby, a professor of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Jared Ba…
 
Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopian and Eritrean forces has left thousands dead and forced more than 600,000 to flee to neighbouring Sudan.This week on UpFront we ask Getachew Reda, Executive Committee member of the TPLF, about the conflict and whether the group’s ultimate goal is a…
 
With more than 2,500 people arrested and, according to some estimates, at least 250 killed, the crackdown by Myanmar’s military on pro-democracy protesters is showing no signs of abating. In this episode of UpFront we ask the international envoy for Myanmar’s overthrown civilian government, Dr Sasa - who is in hiding after being charged with treaso…
 
India, long considered the world’s largest democracy, slid down the democracy scale this month, with Freedom House classifying it as "partly free", and the V-Dem Institute calling it an "electoral autocracy" under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).In this week’s UpFront, we challenge BJP spokesman Syed Zafar Islam on the g…
 
In this episode of UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill speaks with climate activist Greta Thunberg about her awareness campaigns, why so few are treating climate change as an emergency and whether it is time for disruptive direct action.And in the Arena, we find out why US-based conspiracy theory QAnon is gaining followers overseas, with Melanie Smith, the h…
 
Debates around free speech and “cancel culture” seem never-ending in democracies around the world. Central to the conversation are technology companies like Twitter and Facebook, which in the United States have played a role in recent months by denying former President Donald Trump and many of his supporters a platform for spreading disinformation.…
 
In 2015, Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University, applied to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. In this talk with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Brooks gives an inside look at policing in a big city from her view as an academic and journalist who is "fascin…
 
In a special edition of UpFront, we ask Rwanda’s justice minister about the circumstances surrounding government critic Paul Rusesabagina’s sudden appearance in Kigali, after years of living in exile.Human rights organisations, members of the United States Congress and the European Parliament have described Rusesabagina's rendition to Rwanda as ill…
 
In his long career as a journalist covering the Cold War and its aftermath, best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan often crossed paths with Bob Gersony. A high school dropout later awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Gersony conducted on-the-ground research for the U.S. government in virtually every war and natural-disaster zone in the …
 
A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s richest 10 billionaires have seen a wealth increase of half a trillion dollars – enough to pay for every person on the planet to get a vaccine.In this UpFront special, Marc Lamont Hill discusses with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis …
 
The pandemic has made us all shockingly aware of the way that a highly infectious disease exposes the moral frailties of our social systems. In this virtual event moderated by Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach, leading ethicists and historians discuss their work, how it has been affected by the pandemic, and what lessons we may take away from …
 
In this episode of UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill asks Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, why Israel should be exempt from an International Criminal Court investigation into potential war crimes.And in the Arena, we debate the future of Russia’s opposition movement - now that its leader has been jailed - with Russian chess gr…
 
Many shifts in the right vs. wrong pendulum are affected by advances in technology. In his new book "Right/Wrong," Juan Enriquez reflects on the evolution of ethics in a technological age. How will accelerating technology challenge and flip your ideas of right and wrong? What are we doing today that will be considered abhorrent tomorrow because of …
 
In this episode of UpFront, we discuss the surveillance industry and how it is operating unchecked with Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity watchdog group in Canada and Luis Fernando Garcia, the director of R3D, a digital rights organisation in Mexico.And in a special interview segment, we take stock of the international commu…
 
In recent years, the global discussion on "AI ethics" has succeeded in mainstreaming key principles to limit the risks that would otherwise arise from the unrestricted and unconsidered use of artificial intelligence. But it may have overlooked a much more fundamental and uncomfortable question: What are the limits of "AI ethics"? This panel discuss…
 
As the race for COVID–19 vaccines enters its next stage, we are faced with broad ethical challenges. How should countries plan for distribution and allocation? What can and should be done to bolster trust in the vaccines? Public health experts Ruth Faden, Nicole Hassoun, Clive Meanwell, and Reed Tuckson discuss these questions in this webinar moder…
 
In this episode of UpFront, we debate India’s new agricultural laws with Anila Singh, spokeswoman from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, and Yogendra Yadav, president of the Swaraj India Party. The reforms have triggered huge protests, with farmers saying the laws will put them at the mercy of big business but the government insists it will actual…
 
In the fourth and final installment of "The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Looking Forward," host Margaret P. Karns speaks with Bertrand Ramcharan, former acting high commissioner for human rights. In this candid talk, Ramcharan discusses why he thinks the "UN human rights system is in crisis" and details the complicated role of the high com…
 
In this episode of UpFront we ask New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta whether New Zealand has failed to speak up on human rights violations in China, West Papua and Western Sahara.And in a special interview, we challenge Thailand government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri on the government’s heavy-handed response to a wave of protests ca…
 
Civil disobedience is a storied political tradition. Can it empower today's activists? How should we understand the connection between protest and democracy? Citing movements from the recent past and using empirical data, Harvard Kennedy School's Professor Chenoweth and The New School's Professor Woodly address the relationship between forms of res…
 
Following up on the AI & Equality Initiative's first webinar on artificial intelligence and the future of work, Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach and Dr. Christina Colclough, founder of The Why Not Lab, build on that discussion with a conversation about the future of the worker. How can new technology be used to empower workers? What are some …
 
In the third episode of "The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward," host Margaret P. Karns and Noeleen Heyzer, former executive director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, discuss the role of women in the UN over the years. Heyzer speaks about the Beijing Women's Conference; Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security…
 
Afghanistan’s government and the Taliban announced they had reached a deal this week that would allow them to press forward with negotiations aimed at ending decades of violence.In this episode of UpFront, we speak to government negotiator Fawzia Koofi, one of the few women sitting at the table with the group, about whether peace is really possible…
 
In the second episode of this podcast series marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, host Margaret Karns, professor emerita at the University of Dayton, speaks with University of Massachusetts Boston's Dr. Maria Ivanova about the UN's efforts on climate change, focusing on the role of the United Nations Environment Progr…
 
Mass protests in Poland over the tightening of an already restrictive abortion law are showing no signs of easing.Since October 22, hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across the country over the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling, and their grievances are now morphing into a broader rejection of the country’s governing conservative party.In…
 
Last year, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, he is waging war on his country’s northern region of Tigray.The conflict between Abiy’s government and Tigray’s leaders, The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has reportedly left hundreds dead and forced tens of thousands to flee across the border into Sud…
 
In the first episode of this new podcast series marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, host Margaret Karns, professor emerita at the University of Dayton, speaks with David M. Malone, rector of United Nations University, about the Security Council, the Sustainable Development Goals, peacekeeping, and more. How can the U…
 
In this week’s episode of UpFront, Richelle Carey speaks to former Republican Congressman and Donald Trump supporter Joe Walsh - now a vocal Trump critic - about the future of the Republican Party.And in a Special Interview with epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding, we ask whether a coronavirus vaccine will solve all of our pandemic problems.- Subscribe …
 
Can artificial intelligence (AI) be deployed in ways that enhance equality, or will these systems exacerbate existing structural inequalities and create new ones? In this webinar McKinsey Global Institute's James Manyika and Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach delve into questions concerning the ethical implications of AI, the present and future…
 
Note: This episode was recorded on Thursday, November 5, 2020.In this episode of UpFront we ask former Congressman Jack Kingston why the president of the United States is repeatedly claiming, without evidence, that Democrats are "stealing" the election.And in the Arena, as more than 68 million Americans vote for President Donald Trump, we debate th…
 
Polling data suggests that the American public is not in favor of isolationism, but wants to adjust the terms of U.S. engagement. In this webinar, the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain and Senior Fellows Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin assess the “democratic community” approach. Will deepening cooperation with an alliance of democracies be the way fo…
 
The rise in recent years of right wing, so-called strongmen leaders - from Donald Trump in the United States, to Viktor Orban in Hungary and Narendra Modi in India - has fuelled fears that liberal values are under attack around the world.Now as millions of Americans head to the polls, many worry a second term for Trump would put democracy under ser…
 
In this "Protests in Perspective" webinar, moderated by Williams University's Professor Neil Roberts, South African government official Michael Canham and University of Chicago's Professor Adom Getachew discuss the 2020 protests in an international and historical context. What can the Movement for Black Lives learn from the anti-apartheid movement?…
 
US President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacy during the first presidential debate triggered renewed focus on his racist rhetoric.In this season's first episode of UpFront, we discuss Trump’s racism with journalist Jemele Hill, who faced a backlash for calling the president a white supremacist back in 2017 and was not long after su…
 
Foreign policy may not be in the headlines when it comes to Biden vs. Trump, but U.S-China competition and questions about America's role in the world are deeply tied in to "front-page" topics like the pandemic, the economy, and political ideology. In a talk moderated by Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, the Atlantic Council's Ali Wyne discusses how "…
 
The aftershocks of World War II did not end with German capitulation in May 1945. Millions were displaced, including concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators. Many eventually returned home, but "the lost million" did not. Author David Nasaw and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discuss …
 
In this wide-ranging conversation, Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, among other nations, and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss U.S.-Asian relations in the context of the 2020 election. How concerned should Americans be about China's aggressive foreign policy? What's the effect on allies like Japan and South Korea? How ca…
 
The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social justice. Why did the protests go global? How does the history of global responses to American injustice inform our understanding of contemporary developments? Emory's Mary L. Dudziak and Wisconsin's Brenda…
 
Professor Derek Reveron, chair of the U.S. Naval War College's National Security Affairs Department, discusses how subnational and transnational forces--namely, the COVID-19 pandemic--intersect with national security in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. What are the implications for how politicians and policymakers conceptualize…
 
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