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Deterrence or Disarmament?: The Ethics of Nuclear Warfare

Posted by Carnegie Council on February 9, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The Gadget, nuclear device to test the world's 1st atomic bomb, New Mexico, 1945. CREDIT: Public Domain

This article is in response to the Carnegie Council video clip "Are Nuclear Weapons Useful?" and was first posted on the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education website on February 2, 2016.

On July 16, 1945 at 5:29 am, a 30,000 foot mass of smoke rose in New Mexico's desert: the first atomic bomb had just been successfully tested. At the time, most people were unaware…


Can Wars Ever be Just or Are Wars Merely Justifiable?: The Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted by Carnegie Council on February 8, 2016 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

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This article is in response to the Carnegie Council video clip "Ethics of War & Conflict" and was first posted on the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education website on February 4, 2016.

The concepts of justice and injustice are not effective in defining war in an objective manner but on the other hand…


Splitting the Banana Market

Posted by Carlos Tifa on February 4, 2016 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

               Bananas have been integrated in our diet as a staple food. Who doesn’t love to, at least, eat a banana in the morning or put a few banana slices into a good smoothie? Nonetheless, Bananas play a big part in the U.S diet. Let me pose this question to you, Reader: Do you know what it takes for Bananas to get to your supermarket, or the history behind the marketization of this fruit? The Banana market has a horrifying past that connects the sweet fruit to violence against laborers, military occupations, and monopolies. The market’s history is rotten with dark practices and bad decisions, but has it recovered from its dark past?  Can we as consumers trust Banana corporations?  This is what we will uncover as we peel the banana, and see the rotten inside of this industry,which has a history of labor abuse, monopoly, and the diverting public eye from the truth. We, as consumers, should not support these MNC’s because of past and present practices that hurt Latin American…


Call for Abstracts by March 30: Carnegie Council Student Research Conference

Posted by Carnegie Council on February 2, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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We are excited to announce Carnegie Council's second Student Research Conference.

This conference will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 12:00 PM–2:30 PM in Carnegie Council headquarters in New York City. (Please note: this is a date change from May 18 to accommodate academic schedules).

Lunch will be served during a networking session, followed by presentations of original research by students from universities across the NYC metro area. Audience members will include students, professors, professionals, and the interested public.

Presentations will be 10 minutes long and must make a normative argument. They should be on…


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