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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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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.

    Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan

    Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan

    Do soldiers fighting for a "just cause" have more rights than soldiers fighting on the other side? In this interview following up on an "Ethics & International Affairs" article, Stanford's Professor Scott D. Sagan discusses the results of a study he conducted with Dartmouth's Professor Benjamin A. Valentino on how Americans think about this profound question.

    • 34 min
    Behind AI Decision-Making, with Francesca Rossi

    Behind AI Decision-Making, with Francesca Rossi

    With artificial intelligence embedded into social media, credit card transactions, GPS, and much more, how can we train it to act in an ethical, fair, and unbiased manner? What are the theories and philosophies behind AI systems? IBM Research's Francesca Rossi discusses her work helping to ensure that the technology is "as beneficial as possible for the widest part of the population."

    • 32 min
    Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

    Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

    How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

    • 36 min
    Gene Editing, Slow Science, & Public Empowerment, with Françoise Baylis

    Gene Editing, Slow Science, & Public Empowerment, with Françoise Baylis

    In the fourth podcast in Carnegie Council's gene editing podcast series, Dalhousie University's Professor Françoise Baylis, author of "Altered Inheritance," explains what "slow science" and "broad societal consensus" mean when it comes to this technology. She also details why public empowerment is vital for ethical gene editing and wonders if some of these procedures will stay in the realm of science fiction.

    • 36 min
    The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

    The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

    What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, shares his thoughts on these topics and more, including moral and human enhancement, and why he called Dr. He Jiankui's experiment "monstrous."

    • 34 min
    Carnegie New Leaders Podcast: Designing an Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

    Carnegie New Leaders Podcast: Designing an Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

    How can algorithms be made more "ethical"? How can we design AI to protect against racial and gender biases when it comes to loan applications or policing? UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns, co-author of "The Ethical Algorithm," and Geoff Shaefer, who works on AI issues at Booz Allen Hamilton, discuss these issues and much more.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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Guests are great, you need a new interviewer

The experts interviewed are so interesting. Alex is not a talented interviewer. If he’s selecting the experts he’s doing a wonderful job, but he’s not great at conducting interviews and brings down the quality of the conversation.

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Really very special as forums go; as with most forums of this ilk, some speakers are terribly boring; certain others, however, are pure gold! (Could be 5-star rather than 4 if more effort was made in the production/audio quality, which is sporadic at best)

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“...Marginalized...” “Not a Participant...”

RE: mention of a Japanese man who took photos of the 1919 riots in Chicago. He’s still being marginalized because his name is not even mentioned, except as a “Japanese man.”

One star for the irony of talking about him as being marginalized at the time, while still being marginalized today in this podcast.

His name should be in the notes, as well as being mentioned in the podcast.

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