Each week, Sheldon Whitehouse, the two-term senator from Rhode Island, rises on the Senate floor to alert his colleagues to emergency of climate change and the dangers of doing nothing. With over 135 speeches on the subject already, Sen. Whitehouse has said that as long as the atmosphere continues to warm, ice continues to melt, seas rise and acidify, he promises to talk about climate change. In this clip, Sen. Whitehouse discusses with Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer some of the specific problems that he faces on his quest as he navigates through the worlds of big business, lobbying, and politics.
On this weekly half-hour television show, leading thinkers and policy makers discuss ethics and vital issues in global affairs. "Global Ethics Forum" airs on over 30 Public TV and University stations across the United States. For the full list, go to http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/008/index.html.
On June 27, 2014, Carnegie Council held a high-profile symposium in Sarajevo titled "The Crisis of 1914 and What It Means for Us Today." This event commemorated the June 28, 1914, assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, which led to World War I. This event was held in partnership with the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH) and took place at the Gazi Husrev-bey Library.