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Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network Partnership

The Levan Institute is a partner of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in its multimedia initiative, the Global Ethics Network. This initiative provides a platform for educational institutions around the world to create and share interactive multimedia resources that explore the ethical dimensions of international affairs. It combines existing Carnegie Council resources with their partner institutions to ignite new ideas and foster lively debate on such subjects as human rights, conflict resolution and environmental stability.

The Global Ethics Network serves as a tool to increase dialogue and global conversation.

The Network's educational resources include:

  • Live streaming and videoconferences 

  • Class exercises, lesson plans and faculty development

  • Joint lectures, symposiums and conferences

Click here to see more about the Global Ethics Network

Roundtable: How Do We Bring the Rule of Law to Places That Don't Have It?

The rule of law is one of the most cherished governmental principles in dozens of countries around the world. Unfortunately, many nations lack this rule of law as a governing principle and thus tend to violate human rights and allow corruption to flourish.

In the first joint Levan Institute/Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network event, a diverse panel of experts considered important questions relating to the rule of law including: What factors are necessary to help bring the rule of law to places that don't have it? How can accountability be instituted and impunity ended in these states? What powers do judicial officials require in order for their rulings and orders to have the most impact?

Roundtable moderated by:

  • Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director, Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow

Featuring guest panelists:

  • Richard Dekmejian, Professor and Director, Political Science, USC Dornsife
  • Naama Haviv, Assistant Director, Jewish World Watch
  • David Ritchie, Associate Professor of Law and Philosophy at Mercer University, and Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow
  • Edwin Smith, Leon Benwell Professor of Law, International Relations and Political Science, USC Gould School of Law

Co-sponsored by Jewish World Watch, Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society, Dornsife Political Science Department, USC Center for Law and Philosophy, Unruh Institute of Politics, USC STAND: An Anti-Genocide Coalition, USC Journal of Law and Society, Armenian Students' Association

Click here to watch the full discussion