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Listen to the latest insights from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs—the world’s catalyst for ethical action. Tune in to hear from leading experts and thinkers from around the world who are tackling the most complex issues today and tomorrow, including the intersection of AI and equality, the governance of climate altering technologies, America’s changing role in the world, and the future of global migration. To learn more, visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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Linguistics, Automated Systems, & the Power of AI, with Emily M. Bender

June 18, 2024 13:51 - 46 minutes - 64.6 MB

In this "AI & Equality" podcast, guest host and AIEI board advisor Dr. Kobi Leins is joined by University of Washington’s Professor Emily Bender for a discussion on systems, power, and how we are changing the world, one technological decision at a time. With a deep expertise in language and computers, Bender brings her perspective on how language and systems are being perceived and used—and changing us through automated systems and AI. Why do words and linguistics matter when we are thinki...

The Doorstep: How the World Ran Out of Everything, with Peter S. Goodman

June 13, 2024 17:14 - 56 minutes - 77.7 MB

After four years of showcasing how global news impacts your daily life, The Doorstep is signing off for the final time. For its last episode, co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev were joined by New York Times reporter Peter Goodman to discuss his new book "How the World Ran Out of Everything" and how geopolitics is connected to the goods that literally end up on our doorstep. From factories in Asia to farms in California and truck drivers in the Great Plains, this conversation del...

The Intersection of AI, Ethics, & Humanity, with Wendell Wallach

June 03, 2024 14:21 - 52 minutes - 72 MB

How can thinking about the history of machine ethics inform the responsible development of AI and other emerging technologies? In a wide-ranging discussion with Carnegie Ethics Fellow Samantha Hubner, Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach, co-director of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI), discusses the continued relevance of his re-released book "A Dangerous Master," the prospects for international governance around AI, why it’s vitally important for the general publi...

The Doorstep: U.S. Election 2024 in a Post-Policy World, with Tom Nichols

May 23, 2024 17:20 - 41 minutes - 57.7 MB

Tom Nichols, staff writer at "The Atlantic" and professor emeritus at U.S. Naval War College, returns to "The Doorstep" in its penultimate episode to discuss the lead-up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election with co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin. Will upcoming nominating conventions and presidential debates make a difference or have voters already made up their minds? How can the youth vote shake up the presidential race? What can we do to counter the influence of autocracies in th...

Unraveling Norms of Diplomatic Immunity? The Case of Diplomatic Premises, by Corneliu Bjola

May 17, 2024 13:19 - 20 minutes - 27.8 MB

What are the ethical implications of undermining diplomatic immunity? In this "Ethical Article" University of Oxford's Corneliu Bjola discusses the impact of Ecuador's recent incursion into Mexico’s embassy and Israel’s airstrike on Iran’s diplomatic compound in Damascus. To read this article, please go to: https://carnegiecouncil.co/eia-bjola

Beneficial AI: Moving Beyond Risks, with Raja Chatila

May 15, 2024 18:27 - 1 hour - 95.5 MB

In this episode of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen engages with Raja Chatila, professor emeritus at Sorbonne University, exploring the integration of robotics, AI, and ethics. Chatila delves into his journey in the AI field, starting from his early influences in the late 1970s to his current work on global AI ethics, discussing the evolution of AI technologies, the ethical considerations in deploying these systems, and the importance of designing ...

The Doorstep: The Continuing Exploitation of the Global Sugar Trade, with Megha Rajagopalan

May 13, 2024 13:46 - 32 minutes - 44.9 MB

In collaboration with Marymount Manhattan College and their Social Justice Academy: Labor, Work, Action, Doorstep co-host Tatiana Serafin speaks with New York Times investigative reporter Megha Rajagopalan about human rights abuses in the global sugar trade and the challenges of holding governments and corporations accountable. For more, please go to: https://carnegiecouncil.co/doorstep-rajagopalan

The State of AI Safety in China, with Kwan Yee Ng & Brian Tse

May 09, 2024 13:18 - 58 minutes - 80.5 MB

AI safety and governance is much more advanced in China than is generally appreciated. The Chinese government and AI community are well-aware of the risks AI poses and are working to tackle them. International coordination is therefore quite possible. In this Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach discusses with Concordia AI's Kwan Yee Ng and Brian Tse how to build on the momentum from recent events such as the Bletchley Summit and the United Nat...

Is AI Just an Artifact? with Joanna Bryson

April 30, 2024 16:24 - 48 minutes - 66.2 MB

In this episode of the Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kasperson is joined by Hertie School's Professor Joanna Bryson to discuss the intersection of computational, cognitive, and behavioral sciences, and AI. The conversation delves into the intricate ways these fields converge to shape intelligent systems and the ethical dimensions of this emerging technology. Drawing on her academic background and practical experiences, Bryson provides valuable insights into t...

The Doorstep: Protecting Cyberspace, with Derek Reveron and John Savage

April 25, 2024 19:10 - 32 minutes - 44.4 MB

In today’s digitized world, our lives inexorably intertwine with cyberspace. We are exposed to damaging cyberattacks by foreign actors, local criminal gangs, and other nefarious entities. U.S. Naval War College’s Derek Reveron and Brown University’s John E. Savage join "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss their new book "Security in the Cyber Age" and how we can protect ourselves online. How can we mitigate the harmful effects of AI? What are governments around t...

The Doorstep: The Ubiquity of An Aging Global Elite, with Jon Emont

April 11, 2024 18:29 - 31 minutes - 43.8 MB

Today, eight of the world's most populous countries, or about 4 billion people, are led by politicians 70 years of age, or older. "Wall Street Journal" reporter Jon Emont joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the systems and structures that keep aging leaders in power in both autocracies and democracies. What do we lose when generational change is stifled? Can the world effectively address 21st century crises from pandemics, to melting ice caps, to technolog...

Unlocking Cooperation: The Global South and Global North

April 02, 2024 15:06 - 54 minutes - 74.7 MB

How can Global South and Global North nations collaborate more effectively? What roadblocks hinder joint action on crucial issues such as security, development, climate, and AI? How can ethical reflection and engagement pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable multilateralism? In the inaugural panel of Carnegie Council’s “Unlocking Cooperation” series, moderator Ramu Damodaran discusses these pressing questions and more with leading experts. For more, please go to: https://carnegi...

The Humanization of Warfare: Ethics, Law, and Civilians in Conflict

March 28, 2024 19:42 - 57 minutes - 78.8 MB

One of the core ethical and legal imperatives in warfare is the protection of civilians. With the vast majority of armed conflicts in the world today occurring between state and non-state actors, this has led to ambiguity around traditional battlefield lines, what laws apply, and who is viewed as liable to harm. This virtual panel explored emerging ethical and legal questions surrounding the humanization of warfare, touching on issues of international law, just war, and how civilian protec...

When the War Machine Decides: Algorithms, Secrets, and Accountability in Modern Conflict, with Brianna Rosen Banner

March 26, 2024 20:28 - 31 minutes - 42.9 MB

In this probing discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, Brianna Rosen, senior fellow at "Just Security" and the University of Oxford, discusses what we know (and what we don't) about Israel's use of AI in the war in Gaza and explains the fraught relationship between algorithmic decisions, transparency, and accountability. She also looks back at the last two decades of the U.S. drone strike program for clues about what the future of AI warfare might mean for justice and human rig...

Two Core Issues in the Governance of AI, with Elizabeth Seger

March 22, 2024 14:49 - 56 minutes - 77.1 MB

Which is more dangerous, open source AI or large language models and other forms of generative AI totally controlled by an oligopoly of corporations? Will open access to building generative AI models make AI more democratic? What other approaches to ensuring generative AI is safe and democratic are available? Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach and Elizabeth Seger, director of the CASM digital policy research hub at Demos, discuss these questions and more in this Artificial Intelligence...

The Doorstep: 2054, with Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis

March 21, 2024 14:25 - 54 minutes - 75.5 MB

As we begin to see the effects of AI on the American political process and society, where will this trajectory lead? In their new novel 2054, the follow-up to 2034, authors Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis imagine a moment when a radical leap forward in technology combines with America’s violent partisan divide to create an existential threat to the country, and the world. How will the world’s great powers react in a new era of scientific discovery? In this virtual book talk thr...

The Doorstep: Culture as an Antidote to Authoritarianism, with Suzanne Nossel

March 07, 2024 20:12 - 28 minutes - 38.9 MB

Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss how culture influences the global battle between democracies and autocracies. What role do writers, artists, and scholars play in geopolitics and global diplomacy? How can national and international institutions develop stronger programs to protect creator voices? What do we lose if we fail to do so? For more, please go to: https://carnegiecouncil.co/doorstep-nossel

A Carnegie Council Conversation with the UK Home Secretary

March 01, 2024 19:34 - 58 minutes - 80.6 MB

In his speech at Carnegie Council, the UK Home Secretary, the Rt Hon James Cleverly MP, outlined the range of opportunities and challenges faced by countries as a consequence of migration, calling for increased cooperation and innovation in addressing this global issue. The Home Secretary's address was followed by a fireside chat and audience Q&A moderated by Joel Rosenthal, President of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. For more, please go to: https://carnegiecouncil...

The Doorstep: Ukraine at the Crossroads, with Maria Popova & Oxana Shevel

February 22, 2024 20:19 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

Ahead of the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, McGill University's Maria Popova and Tufts University's Oxana Shevel, co-authors of Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories and Diverging States, join Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss shifting Ukraine-Russia war narratives and expectations. How can Ukraine continue to rally support and challenge rising sentiment that Russia is "unstoppable"? What more can the media do to broaden perspec...

Prepare, Don't Panic: Navigating the Digital Rights Landscape, with Sam Gregory

February 21, 2024 20:59 - 1 hour - 90.8 MB

In this episode, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen speaks with Sam Gregory, executive director of WITNESS and a leading voice in human rights and civic journalism. Their discussion delves into the challenges and opportunities presented by synthetic data, AI-generated media, and deepfakes. Gregory discusses his pioneering "Prepare, Don't Panic" campaign and shares insights from his TED talk, "When AI Can Fake Reality, Who Can You Trust?" He emphasizes the importance of watermarking for data proven...

Mapping the Impact of Data Fusion on Freedom, Security, and Human Rights

February 20, 2024 21:05 - 57 minutes - 78.9 MB

Today, communities are experiencing the effects of the widespread adoption by law enforcement of data fusion technology: automated software for correlating and fusing surveillance data from a growing web of sources. Though this technology has received scant attention compared to other novel forms of surveillance, its civil liberties implications are grave. This virtual panel discussion explores the impact of data fusion and examines critical ethical questions around its development and use...

The Doorstep: How an Unreliable United States Destabilizes the Globe, with Nahal Toosi

February 15, 2024 18:52 - 35 minutes - 48.5 MB

Nahal Toosi, senior foreign affairs correspondent for Politico, returns to The Doorstep to discuss how chaos in domestic politics is weakening the United States on the world stage. How are far right Republicans undermining Secretary of State Antony Blinken's negotiations with Israel? What is the fate of President Biden's once heavily promoted omnipolicy or "foreign policy for the middle class"? Will there be another major black swan foreign policy crisis in 2024 that further upends U.S. stan...

Global Justice in a Turbulent World, by Abiodun Williams

February 09, 2024 16:39 - 18 minutes - 25 MB

In this "Ethical Article," Professor Abiodun Williams writes that the international order is facing a period of unusual turbulence and that "order with justice is an urgent imperative in our times." To read this article, please go to carnegiecouncil.co/3ShAk2c. 

Human Rights, Security, & the Helsinki Legacy: A Discussion with Peter Osnos

February 05, 2024 16:11 - 54 minutes - 75.6 MB

This Carnegie Council special event features a roundtable conversation with author Peter Osnos on human rights, security, and the legacy of the Helsinki Accords. Osnos is the founder of the publishing house PublicAffairs and is a former correspondent and editor for The Washington Post. His latest book is titled Would You Believe . . . The Helsinki Accords Changed the World? This event took place at Carnegie Council on January 24, 2024. For more, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

The Doorstep: The Future of Foreign Policy is Feminist, with Kristina Lunz

February 01, 2024 19:31 - 50 minutes - 69.6 MB

Women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide. According to the latest United Nations data, only 11.3 percent of countries have women heads of state, and 9.8 percent have women heads of government. Representation at ministerial and local levels is higher but nowhere near parity leading to missing voices in national policymaking. With the globe enflamed in multiple crises from wars to climate disasters, new frameworks for cooperation are needed. In the new English tr...

When Science Meets Power, with Geoff Mulgan

January 23, 2024 13:07 - 1 hour - 102 MB

This special episode features Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen in conversation with University College London's Professor Geoff Mulgan. They reflect on the year 2023, delve into trends shaping technology's impact on society, and discuss the critical interplay between science, governance, and power dynamics. Mulgan, renowned for his work on technology's societal implications, shares insights from his varied career in policy, academia, and technology. They explore the evolving landscape of AI an...

Imagining Success in a Post-Quantum Future, by Zhanna L. Malekos Smith

January 17, 2024 14:30 - 6 minutes - 8.71 MB

In this Ethical Article, Visiting Fellow Zhanna L. Malekos Smith writes that quantum technology could usher in a "new era of computation." How can states, international institutions, and industries prepare? To read this article, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

The Doorstep: Can the Nation-State Survive in 2024? with Judah Grunstein

January 11, 2024 17:41 - 45 minutes - 62.4 MB

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of World Politics Review, joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin for his annual review of global power shifts. With military and social conflicts pressuring nation-states, Grunstein discusses the fracturing, power vacuums, and identitarianism that will re-shape international politics in 2024. With nearly half the globe headed to the polls, major changes are on the horizon. How will migration and extreme weather impact electorate demands? T...

C2GTalk: Why does the world now need to consider solar radiation modification? with Kim Stanley Robinson

January 08, 2024 14:04 - 45 minutes - 63.3 MB

Many objections to solar radiation modification (SRM)--such as the fear it could undermine other forms of climate action--have been overtaken by events, says The Ministry of the Future author Kim Stanley Robinson in this C2GTalk. The world is in a growing crisis, and cutting and removing emissions is taking too long. It’s time to learn whether SRM can help, and how to govern it. Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. His books include the best-selling Mars trilogy, Re...

C2GTalk: Why is it important to uphold ethics in the research on solar radiation modification? with Gabriela Ramos

December 18, 2023 14:04 - 31 minutes - 43.7 MB

More research is needed to explore all aspects of solar radiation modification, including the technology and its impact on society, says UNESCO's Assistant Director-General Gabriela Ramos. It is important to build public trust in the research by engaging a wide and inclusive cross-section of society, including people from the arts and humanities. Gabriela Ramos is the assistant director-general for the social and human sciences of UNESCO, where she oversees the institution's contributions ...

The Doorstep: Celebrity Politics and Soft Power, with Brandon Valeriano

December 13, 2023 13:43 - 29 minutes - 41.1 MB

Celebrity and social media are changing the political game globally. Next year, 2024, will see more than 40 national elections from the U.S. to Mexico, India, Russia, and Taiwan; meanwhile 27 European Union nations will vote for 720 European Parliament seats. Seton Hall University's Dr. Brandon Valeriano joins Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev to discuss the resurgence of soft power and what that means on the global stage. How will Taylor Swift, BTS, and Bad Bunny resh...

C2GTalk: How should the world govern new approaches to tackle climate change? with Andy Reisinger

December 04, 2023 14:11 - 42 minutes - 58.1 MB

The world is due to exceed 1.5°C warming, and countries will face more extreme consequences in the near-term, warns Andy Reisinger in a C2GTalk. Significant levels of carbon dioxide removal will be required, and policies are needed to reduce adverse consequences. Solar radiation modification is more uncertain, and would reflect a failure of global governance to cut emissions. Andy Reisinger is an independent consultant specializing in the science-policy interface of climate change, with pa...

Keeping Tech Ethics Grounded: A Discussion with Stephanie Hare

December 01, 2023 15:53 - 34 minutes - 47.3 MB

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, researcher and author Stephanie Hare describes the fundamental dimensions of technology ethics. She explains the importance of keeping the AI ethics discourse grounded in the needs and rights of those who will ultimately be most affected by the technology, and offers a few thoughts on how to brace—and empower—ourselves for the work that lies ahead. For more, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

AI and Consumers, with Helena Leurent

November 28, 2023 21:09 - 45 minutes - 62.5 MB

While there are certainly benefits, the breadth of concerns that AI, and particularly generative AI, pose for consumers is broad. And beyond privacy, governments are not doing much in the way of consumer protection. Furthermore, real protections will require worldwide standards and enforceable regulations. In this far-reaching conversation, Helena Laurent, director general of Consumers International, and Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach outline the challenges. For more, please go to carnegi...

From Another Angle: Ethics, with Christian Hunt

November 16, 2023 14:00 - 53 minutes - 74 MB

In this episode, host Hilary Sutcliffe explores . . . ethics from another angle, with Christian Hunt, author of Humanizing Rules: Bringing Behavioural Science to Ethics and Compliance. It's mind-boggling how many principles and guidelines are available on creating ethical cultures or delivering ethical technologies. But these are often high level and abstract, easy to talk about, and hard to do. Hunt’s book explores ethics not top down from the c-suite, but from the bottom up; using behavi...

The Doorstep: Beijing Rules, with Bethany Allen

November 15, 2023 20:43 - 1 hour - 85.5 MB

All eyes are on San Francisco today as U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet in a highly anticipated session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit being held in the U.S. for the first time in 12 years. The tightly choreographed discussions are expected to lead to announcements on a diverse array of topics from re-starting climate talks to improving military to military communications and combating the fentanyl trade. Bethany Allen, China reporter for Axi...

C2GTalk: Should Global South scientists engage in solar radiation modification research? with Inés Camilloni

November 06, 2023 13:00 - 35 minutes - 48.5 MB

It is important for scientists from the Global South to be engaged in research and discussions around solar radiation modification (SRM) because its potential impacts would affect everyone, says Inés Camilloni from the University of Buenos Aires. Researchers need to consider the risks of SRM against the risks of a dangerously warming planet. More research is needed, because the world currently does not know enough to make informed decisions. Dr. Camilloni is currently associate professor ...

From Another Angle: Trustworthy Tech Development, with Julie Dawson

November 02, 2023 13:21 - 51 minutes - 70.4 MB

In this episode, host Hilary Sutcliffe explores . . . trustworthy tech development from another angle, investigating not just fresh thinking, but fresh doing. As part of her work on trust and technology governance, she seeks to understand the processes of those organizations who are taking trust and responsibility seriously from the start, and find out what they do and how they do it. Sutcliffe explores the practicalities of how a company can provide evidence of trustworthiness with Julie...

Tales from the Hype Beat: A Discussion with AI Reporter Will Knight

October 26, 2023 12:38 - 42 minutes - 58.9 MB

In this discussion with Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel, Wired senior writer Will Knight reflects on a busy decade of reporting on artificial intelligence. Taking a step back from the hype (and a deep breath), Knight and Holland Michel discuss whether a true AI revolution is actually upon us, consider how the technology is and is not governable, and talk about the experience of coming face to face with a military robot. For more on this talk, please go to carnegiecouncil.org.  For mo...

The Doorstep: Competing Priorities and Generational Dynamics at the Doorstep, live at Ohio State

October 24, 2023 15:00 - 1 hour - 119 MB

Does a "national interest" articulated largely from a Washington, DC perspective connect with the "doorstep" interests and concerns of citizens across a large and diverse country? As we come to the end of several important cycles in world affairs—the close of the post-Cold War era and the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—how might a new generation of Americans redefine the goals and purpose of U.S. global engagement? This special Doorstep episode was recorded live at The Ohio...

Unlocking Cooperation: A Global Ethics Day Special Event

October 20, 2023 15:27 - 1 hour - 108 MB

At Carnegie Council, we believe that cooperation is an essential virtue in the pursuit of an ethical life. And yet, it seems that cooperation is often absent from public life today. If we don’t take steps to enhance cooperation—both in our personal lives and collectively as a society—there is little hope of addressing shared global challenges such as climate change, AI, political violence, and more. In this keynote event for Global Ethics Day 2023, Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal...

From Another Angle: Technological Progress, with Simon Johnson

October 19, 2023 13:23 - 48 minutes - 67.3 MB

In this episode, host Hilary Sutcliffe explores . . . technological progress from another angle. Does technology increase prosperity, make our lives better and create lots of new jobs? Or in reality does it promote greater inequality, more badly paid jobs and exploited workers, with the prosperity going to the few and not the many? Sutcliffe explores with Professor Simon Johnson the lessons of over a thousand years of technological progress and they discuss the practicalities of what he c...

Howling at the Moon? China’s Wolf Warrior Transition in Space, by Zhanna Malekos Smith

October 13, 2023 15:01 - 8 minutes - 11.2 MB

In this Ethical Article, Visiting Fellow Zhanna Malekos Smith discusses China's effort in space and lunar exploration. As Xi Jinping tries to soften China's "wolf warrior" style of diplomacy, how is this reflected in its space policy? To read this article, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

Making Global Ethics More Global

October 12, 2023 20:06 - 52 minutes - 72.1 MB

For ethics to be truly global, voices from all around the world need to be part of the international affairs discourse. And as these discussions still often begin in Western publishing houses and take shape in Global North classrooms, the academic world must make sure Global South perspectives are welcomed.  Ahead of Global Ethics Day 2023, scholars from the Global South and North will come together to discuss the barriers to knowledge production in the academic world and how to bring new...

The Doorstep: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy for the Next Generation

October 11, 2023 19:34 - 1 hour - 110 MB

Does a "national interest" articulated largely from a Washington, DC perspective connect with the "doorstep" interests and concerns of citizens across a large and diverse country? As we come to the end of several important cycles in world affairs—the close of the post-Cold War era and the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin look at a new generation of Americans, who are working to redefine the goals and purpose of U.S. global engag...

C2GTalk: How can young people take part in solar radiation modification governance? with Clara Botto

October 09, 2023 12:54 - 32 minutes - 45.1 MB

Young people need to learn more about solar radiation modification, and provide their inputs to governments, think tanks, and policymakers, says Brazilian climate activist Clara Botto, in this C2GTalk. “We need to have global conversations to address something that might have global impacts,” she adds. That is why she and her colleagues have launched SRM Youth Watch, a global platform aimed at informing and bringing new communities into the debate. Clara Botto has been engaged with sustain...

Cities at the Forefront of the Climate Crisis: The Ethics of Urban Decarbonization and Climate Resilience

October 06, 2023 17:02 - 56 minutes - 77.6 MB

Cities around the world are facing numerous climate-related challenges such as rising sea levels, flooding, and extreme heat. These challenges place significant strain on local economies and disproportionately impact the most vulnerable residents. The severity of the situation is further compounded by population growth within cities, with the UN projecting that nearly 70 percent of all people will reside in urban areas by 2050. In order to support safe and sustainable urban environments, c...

A Requiem for the Rules-Based Order: The Case for Value-Neutral Ethics in International Relations, by Arta Moeini

October 06, 2023 13:12 - 12 minutes - 17.8 MB

In this Ethical Article, Visiting Fellow Arta Moeini analyzes the ongoing "Great Transition" in international affairs. With the U.S.-led "rules-based" world order seemingly at its endpoint, how can Western nations adapt? To read this article, please go to carnegiecouncil.org. 

The Doorstep: Localizing U.S. Foreign Policy, with Kristina Biyad

September 22, 2023 20:13 - 33 minutes - 45.9 MB

What does "foreign policy for the middle class" look like on the ground three years into President Biden's policy to integrate global and local concerns? Foreign Policy for America Foundation's Kristina Biyad joins Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev to discuss her new report "Intermestic Policy Initiative: Local Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy." Biyad spent two years traveling, visiting five cities across the U.S. to speak with a diverse array of community leaders ab...

The Doorstep: India's G20 Power Play, with Dr. Happymon Jacob

September 08, 2023 16:30 - 32 minutes - 44 MB

As world leaders gather in New Delhi for the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes India center stage. Jawaharlal Nehru University's Dr. Happymon Jacob joins Doorstep co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev to assess what to expect from India's leadership on a vast array of global challenges from climate to green energy initiatives to the Ukraine-Russia war. With China's Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin missing from the table, will India take the lead in representing th...

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