Government & NGOs, Society & Culture
Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World
[LESS INFO] 177 VIEWS | ADDED 19:01:00 05/02/12
In the wake of the terrorist attacks and wars of the last decade, for many non-Muslims shari'a has become both a loaded word and an all-encompassing explanation. But the history and practice of shari'a is actually complex and varied, as Sadakat Kadri discovers.
[LESS INFO] 305 VIEWS | ADDED 18:38:00 04/27/12
After the recent highly publicized stories of American military members desecrating the remains of Taliban soldiers, many in the U.S. armed forces are learning about the ethics of war through workshops. Will these lessons work? Can warfare morality be learned in a classroom?
[LESS INFO] 304 VIEWS | ADDED 15:59:00 04/20/12
With the election of another American to head the World Bank, some are questioning the institution's legitimacy and role in the world. Since once-impoverished nations are driving world economic growth, should the developing world have a greater say in the bank's governance?
[LESS INFO] 324 VIEWS | ADDED 14:23:00 04/18/12
How do we manage a world where no one power is dominant, and emerging powers have their own views about how to organize political, social, and commercial life?
[LESS INFO] 303 VIEWS | ADDED 20:41:00 04/13/12
With his public resignation letter, Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith lamented the decline in the firm's moral fiber. How can financial managers strengthen the ethical backbones of their organizations? What can a junior-level employee do to influence the firm's direction?
[LESS INFO] 297 VIEWS | ADDED 19:12:00 04/13/12
A surprise ruling from the European Court of Human Rights could send five terror suspects to a super-maximum security prison in the United States. Is keeping inmates in solitary confinement for years a form of torture? Or is Supermax a necessary tool to combat global terror?
[LESS INFO] 289 VIEWS | ADDED 18:02:00 04/11/12
Despite the financial industry's bad reputation in the wake of the financial crisis, finance could be one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems. How can we harness it for the greater good? Robert Shiller has some groundbreaking ideas.
[LESS INFO] 319 VIEWS | ADDED 15:41:00 04/10/12
As we run out of resources, the human race is at a pivotal point. We have two options: We can continue along the same path, leading to much of the planet becoming uninhabitable. Or we can create an alternative future where we use resources in a much more sustainable and frugal way.
[LESS INFO] 295 VIEWS | ADDED 15:57:00 04/05/12
Mike Daisey has admitted to fabricating parts of his story on Foxconn for This American Life. But, perhaps partly due to the attention his story received, the Chinese factory is undergoing a labor audit and plans to raise wages. Is it ever ethical to lie for a larger truth?
[LESS INFO] 322 VIEWS | ADDED 19:04:00 04/04/12
CEO of Women's World Banking Iskenderian explains why investing in women makes so much sense. She also tackles the recent critiques of microfinance and discusses how it is evolving.
[LESS INFO] 304 VIEWS | ADDED 18:40:00 04/04/12
In this knowledgeable and detailed talk, Ambassador Pickering cuts through the current hysteria about Iran, stressing that we still have time for diplomacy. In fact it may finally be the right moment for both sides to engage in constructive talks.
[LESS INFO] 299 VIEWS | ADDED 18:39:00 04/04/12
What is Responsibility to Protect exactly? Dutch Ambassador Herman Schaper gives an expert talk on how it developed, how it is defined, how it was implemented in Libya, and what are the implications for the future.
Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead
[LESS INFO] 284 VIEWS | ADDED 18:18:00 04/02/12
David Rothkopf issues a wake-up call to Americans: We have to drop our knee-jerk, partisan attitudes and ask, What will produce the kind of society that we want to have? We also have to stop assuming that U.S. capitalism and U.S. views will be dominant in the future.
[LESS INFO] 286 VIEWS | ADDED 16:32:00 03/30/12
With the Supreme Court set to make a decision, the Affordable Care Act is a major source of debate in the United States. Do all Americans have the right to affordable health care? Or does the individual mandate, which requires that all Americans buy insurance, go too far?
[LESS INFO] 268 VIEWS | ADDED 19:00:00 03/29/12
Is oil a curse? According to Michael Ross, it's not a coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world.
[LESS INFO] 237 VIEWS | ADDED 13:51:00 03/23/12
The very public resignation of Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith is the low point in a bad year for Wall Street. With the Occupy movement and a rumored recruiting crisis in mind, is there any hope left for Wall Street? Can the banks rebound and find a way to be ethical?