World Policy Blog: Tremors Across Hispaniola Jan 18

From today’s World Policy Blog:

Michele Wucker: Tremors Felt Across the Island from Haiti

Tremors from the January 12 earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, reached all the way to the Dominican Republic, which shares the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. In the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, new high-rise apartment buildings that have gone up over the past several years swayed but did not collapse. The brand-new metro system closed in case of aftershocks. In most cases, however, the biggest issue was motion sickness.

The tremors will be felt in other ways, particularly in their impact on the long-complicated relationship between the two countries. It may not be a tectonic shift, but more likely a series of lurches for the better, even keeping in mind the new challenges to the ties between the two nations.

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Workshop for Ethics and Business Luncheon

Workshop for Ethics and Business Luncheon

The video above is an excerpt only; for the full panel discussion click HERE

Podcast: Click here

Description: A stimulating preface to the critical global political, social, and economic shifts in the year aheadĀ  -with live webcast
Time: 12:00 noon to 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street / New York, N.Y. 10065

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2010
Workshop for Ethics in Business Luncheon

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group
Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Art Kleiner, Editor-in-Chief, strategy+business
Thomas Stewart, Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer, Booz & Company
Michele Wucker, Executive Director, World Policy Institute

This panel showcased prominent experts and their predictions about the ethical implications of global political risk for 2010. Aimed at decision makers in corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors, the panel seeks to provide a stimulating preface to the critical global political, social, and economic shifts in the year ahead.

Using Eurasia Group’s “Top Risks” as a starting point for identifying the major global challenges in 2010, the discussionĀ  examined the ethical aspects of each issue, and how best these dynamic and complex challenges can be met.

Great Expectations: Challenges for the Next Secretary of State

Here’s a blog post done for the Women’s Media Center on the international policy challenges facing Hillary Clinton, published November 25, 2008.

The piece was re-posted widely.