The Ethics Without Borders podcast series is an archive of a biannual event recognizing individuals whose work across the world emboldens us to speak out for what we value most in our own community. The event itself serves to anchor the advocacy work of A2Ethics.org in four areas that coincide with four basic human rights:
Caring for Culture=the right to have access to culture; Saving Schools and Scholars=the right to an education free from violence; Water for All in the World=the right to water; and Civic Ethics: Cultivating a New Field=the right to open dissent and equitable participation in civic life.
The current video and audio podcast archive includes presentations and discussions from Ethics Without Borders events examining two of the A2Ethics.org advocacy areas.
The video podcast, from the fall of 2010, exposes the increasing attacks on schools, students and teachers in conflict-affected regions of the world. Human rights attorney, Bede Sheppard, the senior researcher in the children's rights division of Human Rights Watch, outlines the ways current military tactics and asymmetric warfare practices violate international human rights and humanitarian laws when rebel groups, paramilitary and state military forces purposefully destroy schools, assault teachers and abduct students. Such conflicts today are depriving 39 million primary school-age children world wide of their right to education.
Future Ethics Without Borders podcasts in the series will cover the work of courageous individuals and groups in the areas of culture and education--and introduce the equally brave efforts of those who are working for water justice and responsive government around the world.