Government & NGOs, Society & Culture
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 15:33:00 06/04/12
Overall, former president of ABC News David Westin is optimistic about the future of journalism. But it's increasingly up to us, the public, to weigh news reporting, to ask ourselves questions about it, and to reward good journalism with our time and attention.
[LESS INFO] 31 VIEWS | ADDED 19:24:00 06/01/12
After a recent New York Times story on Obama's kill list of terrorists, many are questioning the president's counterterrorism strategy. Is it ethical for President Obama to be selecting targets? Should the United States be doing more to keep civilians from becoming collateral damage?
[LESS INFO] 29 VIEWS | ADDED 17:48:00 05/31/12
The headlines are full of stories of deep-simmering hatreds and ethnic strife--how about some good news for a change? Historians Meyer and Brysac explore places where diversity is actually working, from Kerala to Queens. What can we learn from these oases of civility?
Global Ethics Corner: What Does Chen Guangcheng's Arrival in the U.S. Mean for Human Rights in China?
[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 18:04:00 05/25/12
With Chen Guangcheng now in the United States on a student visa, a diplomatic nightmare has been averted for the Obama administration. But this compromise has left some human rights advocates disappointed. What effect, if any, will Chen's arrival have on human rights in China?
[LESS INFO] 41 VIEWS | ADDED 18:35:00 05/18/12
A Ph.D. used to be a ticket to a comfortable career in academia. But, in recent years, increasing numbers of Ph.D.'s have had trouble finding jobs or are earning less than minimum wage with no benefits. Are universities responsible for matching supply and demand in the Ph.D. job market?
[LESS INFO] 43 VIEWS | ADDED 18:29:00 05/17/12
It's likely that the U.S. will cease to be the world's largest economic power by not later than the 2020s, predicts Martin Wolf. However--depending on its policy choices--it will probably remain a center of world innovation in research, technology, and business.
[LESS INFO] 47 VIEWS | ADDED 20:51:00 05/16/12
ExxonMobil is rather like France, says Steve Coll. It's mostly aligned with the U.S; it's sometimes opposed, but a lot of the time it's just busy keeping track of its own separate system and really doesn't want to be entangled in U.S. power unless it serves ExxonMobil interests.
[LESS INFO] 56 VIEWS | ADDED 19:03:00 05/11/12
Libya's civil war is over, but many victims of the Qaddafi regime are still violently meting out justice to their former oppressors. Will this just lead to a vicious cycle of abuse in the North African state? How can Libya balance the victims' needs with the perpetrators' basic human rights?
[LESS INFO] 53 VIEWS | ADDED 14:25:00 05/11/12
Leadership is going from being command-and-control to connect-and-collaborate; from inspecting for trust to giving it away; and from discussing success towards significance: If we make a difference for our consumers, our people, and the world, success will find us.
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 16:22:00 05/09/12
How can you explain the European debt crisis so that ordinary Americans can understand--and what's more, care? Through interviews and story-telling techniques, these two NPR reporters show us that it's actually a long-drawn-out love story.
[LESS INFO] 89 VIEWS | ADDED 17:45:00 05/08/12
Courageous journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan as the U.S. approaches its scheduled withdrawal in 2014. He goes on to analyze the deepening crisis in Pakistan, which he considers to be even worse.
[LESS INFO] 79 VIEWS | ADDED 14:41:00 05/04/12
President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently defended drone strikes, saying they are legal, wise, and moral. But, citing international law, many critics question this approach, especially in a non-combat zone like Pakistan. Is it ethically problematic to rely on drone strikes?
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] 306 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?