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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees 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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ICGAI: Meaningful Inclusivity in Governing the AI Revolution

April 19, 2021 19:23 - 2 hours - 124 MB

Don't miss Session 2 of the International Congress for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (ICGAI) online speaker series! This event focused on "Meaningful Inclusivity in Governing the AI Revolution." The session includes insights from high-level experts and decision-makers on the key stakeholders in achieving effective AI governance, the necessity of meaningful inclusivity, and how we can stimulate cooperation as we navigate the challenges posed by emerging technologies.

Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future? with Jason Stanley

April 16, 2021 14:44 - 1 hour - 57 MB

U.S. democracy is at a dangerous inflection point. As America emerges from the January 6th assault on the Capitol, society faces a critical question: Can democracy bounce back or are Americans facing an undemocratic future? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Yale's Jason Stanley discuss how to undo the damage done to U.S. institutions and the rise of nationalism around the world, from India to Brazil to Hungary.

Global Ethics Review: "Homo Empathicus" & the Pandemic, with Alexander Görlach

April 14, 2021 15:36 - 29 minutes - 26.9 MB

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?

The Doorstep: The New Space Race with The Washington Post's Christian Davenport

April 09, 2021 13:18 - 30 minutes - 27.9 MB

"Washington Post" defense and space reporter Christian Davenport joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to talk about commercialization and democratization in space. How will billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson make space a part of day-to-day life? What are governments like China and India prepared to do to make sure they stay in the space game?

Africa, Artificial Intelligence, & Ethics

April 05, 2021 14:58 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

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 prospects for all of Africa be improved?

2034: A Novel of the Next World, with Admiral James Stavridis & Elliott Ackerman

March 31, 2021 15:20 - 58 minutes - 53.7 MB

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--and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration. In this talk with "Doorstep" co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, Stavridis...

ICGAI Catalyzing Cooperation: Working Together Across AI Governance Initiatives

March 29, 2021 14:03 - 2 hours - 122 MB

This is the kick-off event for the International Congress for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (ICGAI) online speaker series. This first event is focused on "Catalyzing Cooperation: Working Together Across AI Governance Initiatives." Topics include insights from high-level experts and decision-makers on what comprehensive and trustworthy governance looks like, as well as providing an overview of the Global Governance Network for AI (GGN-AI) proposal.

The Doorstep: Assessing Trump's Legacy on Biden's Foreign Policy, with George Mason's Colin Dueck

March 26, 2021 14:50 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

The Biden-Harris administration made a host of foreign policy promises for their first 100 days in office. Leading the list was linking foreign and domestic policy concerns. George Mason University's Colin Dueck joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to review what has and has not happened in the first two months of the new administration. On which issues can Republicans and Democrats agree? Which will continue to create divisions? 

Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part Two

March 23, 2021 13:06 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of COVID-19 and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Nikolas Gvosdev and Joel Rosenthal. After a disastrous response, is the U.S. still considered a leader among its allies? How has the Biden administration fared in its first months?

Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part One

March 17, 2021 18:00 - 28 minutes - 25.9 MB

In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. In this episode, we look back on one year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on international relations, with clips of events from Spring 2020 and interviews with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal. Has the pandemic increased cooperation or competition? What's the status of China after ...

The Doorstep: Climate Statecraft & the Race to Net Zero, with Dr. Carolyn Kissane

March 11, 2021 18:53 - 44 minutes - 40.9 MB

Energy expert Dr. Carolyn Kissane joins "The Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the new diplomacy of climate statecraft. How are environmental concerns reshaping U.S. interests from trade to national security to relations with China? The groundswell of activist, political, and corporate voices on climate justice is growing exponentially. Who will be the winners and losers in this new world order?

The Doorstep: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein

February 26, 2021 17:03 - 31 minutes - 28.5 MB

Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, executive director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), joins co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss how a new cadre of young voices are rising in government and what that means for U.S. domestic and foreign policy. With climate change, COVID-19, and social justice as the most pressing issues, how can Gen Z and Millennials work with older generations and turn "protest into policy"?

Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City, with Rosa Brooks

February 18, 2021 19:47 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

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 "fascinated by the relationship between law and violence." What would a truly transformative approach to policing look like? 

The Doorstep: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne

February 12, 2021 16:08 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

Ali Wyne, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, joins “Doorstep” co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to assess if the Biden/Harris administration is delivering on its promises of restoring U.S. global engagement and making U.S. foreign policy work for the middle class. Is the current leadership team too much like Obama 1.0? Or can Biden/Harris appointees pivot U.S. policy to address new economic, technological, and geopolitical demands of a world that spent the past four years without Ameri...

The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian, with Robert D. Kaplan

February 10, 2021 19:11 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

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 world. In conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Kaplan discusses the powerful example that Gersony set of how American dipl...

Pandemic Ethics: Where Do We Go from Here?

February 08, 2021 17:49 - 1 hour - 80.7 MB

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 this global crisis.

The Doorstep: TikTok & the Normalization of Protests Around the World, with Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree

January 29, 2021 15:11 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

Howard University’s Professor Tia Tyree joins “Doorstep” hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss social media and youth activism in 2021 and beyond. The digital native generation is taking its online activism offline more swiftly and easily than ever with TikTok as the platform of choice. What responsibilities do tech giants and governments have to support this mobilization? How will global societies be reshaped as Gen Z takes power?

Right/Wrong: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics, with Juan Enriquez

January 27, 2021 19:14 - 59 minutes - 54.9 MB

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 tech change?

The Doorstep: Reviving Democracy & Re-establishing Alliances, with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain

January 15, 2021 15:45 - 37 minutes - 34.4 MB

A few days remain until the Biden/Harris administration comes to Washington. Will the Trump administration's 11th hour power moves hamper the new team? Or can Biden/Harris realize their "Middle Class Foreign Policy" agenda? This week, Doorstep co-Hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin speak with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain about opportunities for new alliances like the D10 and a way to make the government more responsive to the day-to-day concerns of its citizens.

The Doorstep: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning

January 08, 2021 16:09 - 27 minutes - 25 MB

Doorstep co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss how global leaders are responding to this week's assault on Congress during a normally quiet presidential certification ceremony, and what the Biden/Harris administration must do as the transition process continues. Are strong global financial markets and Gen Z activism a way forward or a bubble waiting to burst?

AI & Equality Initiative: Algorithmic Bias & the Ethical Implications

December 21, 2020 15:57 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

In this AI & Equality Initiative podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with three researchers working with the University of Melbourne's Centre for AI and Digital Ethics about bias in data and algorithms. How can these types of biases have adverse effects on health and employment? What are some legal and ethical tools that can be used to confront these challenges?

The Doorstep: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein

December 18, 2020 15:54 - 40 minutes - 37 MB

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of World Politics Review, joins hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss the latest U.S. Global Engagement report and preview the Biden administration's foreign policy strategies for 2021 and beyond. Plus, they analyze the prospects for U.S.-China cooperation and make predictions for the new year, focusing on Gen Z and changing nature of the global Internet.

The Technical Limits of AI Ethics

December 17, 2020 18:59 - 1 hour - 80 MB

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, particularly with regards to privacy, safety, and equality. But it may have overlooked a much more fundamental and uncomfortable question: What are the limits of "AI ethics"? This panel discussion, hosted by Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, looks at this question and much mo...

AI & Equality Initiative: The Path to Meaningful Connectivity, with Doreen Bogdan-Martin

December 11, 2020 16:31 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

In the first AI & Equality Iniatitive (AIEI) podcast, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, joins AIEI Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen to speak about her career in telecommunications and her dedication to using connectivity as a tool to promote equality and fairness, particularly with respect to women and girls across the world. What does this approach look like in practice? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacte...

Vaccine Ethics: What Are We Learning from COVID-19?

December 07, 2020 17:03 - 1 hour - 82.6 MB

As the race for COVID–19 vaccines enters its next stage, we are faced with broad ethical challenges, along with specific questions of principle and practice. How should countries and the global community 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 and much more in this webinar moderated by Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkin...

The Doorstep: Opportunities for a New U.S. Policy Toward African Nations, with Ambassador Charles A. Ray

December 04, 2020 15:52 - 38 minutes - 35.3 MB

In this week's Doorstep, hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by Charles A. Ray, current chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's African Program and former U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe. They discuss a Biden-Harris reset of U.S. foreign policy and narratives towards the diverse and dynamic nations of Africa, and opportunities for American companies to invest in tech and consumer markets, especially the growing youth populations across the region.

The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 4, with Bertrand Ramcharan

December 02, 2020 14:10 - 49 minutes - 45.6 MB

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 commissioner. Plus, ahead of the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, he explains why it is "the rallying document of our c...

The Doorstep: The U.S. & Latin America under Joe Biden with the Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson

November 20, 2020 16:00 - 38 minutes - 35.7 MB

What will a Biden administration mean for Latin America? In this week's Doorstep, hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by the Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson to speak about how events unfolding in Latin American will affect U.S. demographics and politics in 2021 and beyond. With climate change as a centerpiece of his foreign policy agenda, how will Biden approach Brazil? How will his polices differ from Trump when it comes to Venezuela, Cuba, and Central America? How are youth...

Protests in Perspetive: Civil Disobedience & Activism Today, with Erica Chenoweth & Deva Woodly

November 16, 2020 19:37 - 1 hour - 89.2 MB

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 resistance and successful progressive reform and detail how the Movement for Black Lives is putting these ideas into practice around the world.

Protests in Perspective: Civil Disobedience & Activism Today, with Erica Chenoweth & Deva Woodly

November 16, 2020 19:37 - 1 hour - 89.2 MB

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 resistance and successful progressive reform and detail how the Movement for Black Lives is putting these ideas into practice around the world.

AI as a Tool for Workers' Empowerment, with Christina J. Colclough

November 13, 2020 14:51 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

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 J. 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 progressive strategies and policies that can help to reach this goal?

The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 3, with Noeleen Heyzer

November 12, 2020 14:25 - 37 minutes - 34.7 MB

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; and the prospects for increasing gender equality in the UN system in the decades to come.

The Doorstep: The World Waits for the Next U.S. President, with Professor Tom Nichols

November 05, 2020 19:46 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

As America waits for counts to come in from the last handful of swing states and the Trump campaign files lawsuits, leaders around the world are anxiously watching. What do rivals like China and Russia expect? What do allies hope for from a potential Biden presidency? In this episode of the "The Doorstep," U.S. Naval War College's Professor Tom Nichols joins the hosts to discuss the election from a historical and international perspective and the ways that Gen Z can be more influential in fo...

The Doorstep: America in the Middle East & the "Caliphate" Controversy, with NYU's Mohamad Bazzi

October 23, 2020 13:42 - 38 minutes - 35.3 MB

On this week's Doorstep, hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by NYU's Professor Mohamad Bazzi, an expert on the Middle East. The discussion focuses on America's role in the Middle East, including a look at the recently released Senate Foreign Relations Committee report on how the Trump doctrine has affected national security, and The New York Times' Caliphate controversy. 

The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 2, with Maria Ivanova

October 22, 2020 13:11 - 35 minutes - 32.3 MB

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 Programme (UNEP) as an anchor institution on these issues. What are the UN's biggest successes when it comes to the environment?

AI, the Future of Work, & 21st Century Challenges for the Social Contract, with James Manyika

October 20, 2020 16:35 - 1 hour - 59.6 MB

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 of work in the United States and Europe, and the evolution of the social contract.

The Democratic Community: A Path for U.S. Engagement? with Ash Jain

October 15, 2020 17:20 - 1 hour - 56.3 MB

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 forward?

The Doorstep: Spy Games & Trump's Health, Pence vs. Harris, & Europe's Refugee Crisis, with Politico's Nahal Toosi

October 09, 2020 13:05 - 42 minutes - 38.7 MB

In the second episode of The Doorstep hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev discuss the counterintelligence aspect of President Trump's health crisis, the main street USA reverberations of the seemingly far away conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the vice presidential debate and American leadership, and what lessons the U.S. can learn from Europe's refugee crisis. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for Politico, joins the hosts for this episode to discuss what foreign policy might loo...

The United Nations at 75: Looking Back to Look Forward, Episode 1, with David M. Malone

October 07, 2020 13:52 - 41 minutes - 37.7 MB

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 UN continue to evolve along with the changing nature of international relations?

Protests in Perspective: Lessons from the Past, with Michael Canham & Adom Getachew

October 05, 2020 16:22 - 1 hour - 86.2 MB

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? What makes the African American struggle so resonant with minorities and oppressed people around the world?

Great Power Competition: What Role Does It Play in the 2020 Presidential Race? with Ali Wyne

September 29, 2020 20:17 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

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 "great power competition" is shaping the 2020 election.

The Doorstep: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China

September 25, 2020 12:56 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin, with international relations scholar and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless Internet. The first podcast features a review of under the radar news like the leaked FinCEN files and the second wave of COVID-19 hitting Europe and how these impact American citizens; a look ahead at...

The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War, with David Nasaw

September 23, 2020 17:34 - 56 minutes - 52 MB

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 this forgotten chapter in history and its relevance to today.

What is Asia to the U.S.? Connecting the Pacific Region to the American Doorstep, with Christopher Hill

September 17, 2020 19:52 - 59 minutes - 54.5 MB

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 can diplomacy help to defuse some of the rising tensions?

Protests in Perspective: The Role of the Media, with Danielle K. Kilgo

August 31, 2020 17:49 - 24 minutes - 22.8 MB

The racial justice protests have been a huge story for local, national, and international media outlets throughout the summer of 2020. But as public opinion has shifted on issues like systemic racism and police brutality, how has the media reacted? What's the global view of these protests? University of Minnesota's Professor Danielle K. Kilgo answers these questions and more in this "Protests in Perspective" podcast.

Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic, with Derek Reveron

July 27, 2020 19:06 - 1 hour - 55.9 MB

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 American foreign and defense policy in the 2020s? How should the U.S. reconsider the ways it looks at national security?

Immigration & the Black Lives Matter Protests, with Kavitha Rajagopalan

July 15, 2020 14:59 - 39 minutes - 36.2 MB

How have conversations in the immigration rights community shifted since this round of Black Lives Matters protests started? In this new environment, what are some tangible policy changes a more progressive administration could enact in the United States? Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan offers a nuanced perspective on the many connections between immigration and systemic racism in the United States.

"Remain in Mexico" & Immigration Policy in 2020, with Molly O'Toole

June 24, 2020 13:14 - 36 minutes - 33.1 MB

Molly O'Toole, immigration and security reporter at the "Los Angeles Times," discusses Trump's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy and its many ethical and legal issues. What's the status of challenges against this policy? How has it been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus, she draws some connections between the George Floyd protests against policy brutality and the issues that migrants face at the border.

The Ethics of the Coronavirus Lockdown, with Christian Barry

June 15, 2020 17:09 - 57 minutes - 53 MB

Due to COVID-19, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about in many nations. Philosopher Christian Barry explores how the costs of these lockdowns can be weighed in a morally plausible way against the costs arising from increased spread of the virus. Many issues come back to a central question: Under what circumstances can some people be expected, even compelled, to bear costs for the sake of others?

Climate Change, Migration, & Humanity's Niche, with Tim Kohler & Marten Scheffer

June 10, 2020 14:48 - 38 minutes - 34.8 MB

A new report finds that over the next 50 years, 1 to 3 billion people could be living outside the climate niche that has "served humanity well over the past 6,000 years." Tim Kohler and Marten Scheffer, co-authors of "Future of the climate niche," discuss what was surprised them in this research, what it means historically when huge populations move, and why there's reason to be hopeful about humanity's future.

Guests

Nikolas Gvosdev
8 Episodes
Asha Castleberry
5 Episodes
Jonathan Cristol
5 Episodes
Ian Bremmer
4 Episodes
Jeffrey Kahn
3 Episodes
Ted Widmer
3 Episodes
Adam Gopnik
1 Episode
Cass Sunstein
1 Episode
Dambisa Moyo
1 Episode
David Miliband
1 Episode
Garry Kasparov
1 Episode
Garry Wills
1 Episode
James Farrer
1 Episode
John Lewis Gaddis
1 Episode
Malka Older
1 Episode
Michael McFaul
1 Episode
Parag Khanna
1 Episode
Rachel Kleinfeld
1 Episode
Rana Foroohar
1 Episode
Robert D. Kaplan
1 Episode
Sam Kass
1 Episode
Yascha Mounk
1 Episode
Yuval Noah Harari
1 Episode

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