Ethics of Economics – Self Interest vs. Greed: An Elliott School Speaker Series Panel

“Greed is good.” So says Gordon Gekko, the fictional corporate monster from the film Wall Street. Today, Dr. Steve Suranovic gave a talk at the Elliott School on the ethics of economics, discussing where we should draw the line between acceptable self-interest and unacceptable greed. This discussion was based upon the more enlightened version of… Read More Ethics of Economics – Self Interest vs. Greed: An Elliott School Speaker Series Panel

Great Power Competition Is Back in Vogue

The United States’ defense apparatus is like a massive battleship, bristling with weapons, offering unparalleled firepower. Its also is a behemoth that takes time to change direction. At this moment, however, calls are coming from the bridge to redirect course. The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) is a remarkable document, in which the… Read More Great Power Competition Is Back in Vogue

Security Challenges in East Asia: A Wilson Center Panel

In the run-up to the 19th Party Congress in China, observers and citizens in Taiwan anxiously waited to hear if Xi Jinping would have anything of importance to say about their island. Would policy change? Would an expected time frame for reunification with the mainland be established? Were cross-strait relations headed for a shake up?… Read More Security Challenges in East Asia: A Wilson Center Panel

The Case for Gender Quotas in American Politics

We are living through a unique moment in American history. Following the election of a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women, some high-profile men in politics, media and entertainment are finally being held (somewhat) responsible for their behavior toward women, behavior that has ranged from boorish to criminal. This wave of social condemnation of… Read More The Case for Gender Quotas in American Politics