The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs invites you to our upcoming Fellows Seminars, which will examine a range of issues, including global activism, human rights after 9/11, war museums in Asia, and global justice.
All sessions take place at the Carnegie Council: (address below)
Please email your RSVPs to Morgan Stoffregen or call.
*SESSION 1* Wednesday, June 18th, 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
"Negotiating Values and Visions: Transnational Environmental Activism and Local Politics"
-Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues, Carnegie Council Fellow
Transnational networks of environmental activists can be a powerful force for change, but the policies they pursue sometimes have unexpected * even undesirable * consequences for activists at the local level. Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues has sought to understand the obstacles that local and international activists confront when they work together on common aims, using the Rondonia network in Brazil as a case study.
*SESSION 2* Wednesday, June 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
"Digging Out of Poverty? Redistributive Justice, Participation and Natural Resource Extraction"
"Intellectual Property Rules for the Digital Economy "
-Dieter Zinnbauer & Keith Slack, Carnegie Council Fellows
The 2002-03 fellows of the Justice and the World Economy Program will discuss their research projects concerning natural resource extraction and digital property rights. Keith Slack's research deals with the well-known but somewhat curious fact that many developing countries that are richly endowed with natural resources»such as minerals, oil, or timber»not only continue to languish in poverty, but that increases in exports of these resources is correlated with increases in poverty. Dieter Zinnbauer's research examines emerging international intellectual property policies for digital information technologies.
*SESSION 3* Thursday, June 19, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
"Islam and Human Rights: A Rethinking by Turkish Islamic Intellectuals"
"Changing Perceptions of Rights and Security in Post 9-11 Malaysia"
-Ihsan Dagi & Elizabeth Wong, Carnegie Council Fellows
This session will examine human rights discourse and practice after September 11 in two Islamic countries: Turkey and Malaysia. Ihsan Dagi will discuss the changing discourse of Turkish Islamists, arguing that it represents an important sign not only for the spread of modern political values among the Islamists of Turkey but also for a possibility of rapprochement between Islam and the West. He will explain how this discourse has been affected by 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Elizabeth Wong will explore the Malaysian government's recent emphasis on "security" over civil liberties, and will suggest new strategies to ensure that human rights protections are maintained in a post-9/11 context.
*SESSION 4* Thursday, June 19, 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
"Remembering the Pacific War: WWII Museums in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan"
-Takashi Yoshida, Carnegie Council Fellow
Public and private war museums have played a significant role in educating their visitors about wars. However, these museums are not exempt from politics; they tend to impress upon the viewer a particular subjective understanding of the war. Takashi Yoshida will discuss the ways that museums in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan portray WWII by analyzing the choices made by the museums to include and exclude certain historical events, the direct and indirect messages they try to convey to their visitors, and the ways in which participants in the war have become labeled as "perpetrators" and "victims."
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