One reason to worry about global poverty is self-interest: It's a threat to security and economic stability. But is there a moral reason? Why exactly should we care about extreme destitution in parts of the world far from us? Final answers are rare in philosophy, but Assistant Professor of Philosophy Helena de Bres offers two different possible answers from prominent political philosophers, and discusses the problems and attractions of each.
Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau (ret.), U.S. Navy; Strategy and Transformation Partner, IBM, Global Business Services and Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, Chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps speak about our importance in creating an ethical environment through the decisions that we make.
Charlie Beckett, Head of Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics, speaks about best use of the tools of social media while keeping in mind a way to protect against the inherent risks of these new forms of communication.
Panagiotis T. Metaxas, Professor of Computer Science, Wellesley College presents How The Social Web Works (And Why You Should Care).