Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am Ekemini Akaninyene Effiong from Nigeria. A believer in the philosophy that every one in the world ought to be one. My virtues are determination, optimism, perseverance and love. A pioneer first class graduate of the prestigious Department of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo, Nigeria. I believe as a member of this unique Network, I shall be able to change some detrimental mentality of some in the world and gain togetherness, love and peace to the world which would make me fulfilled and happy as having done what God created me to achieve for humanity.
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Has a gap opened up between the U.S. national security community and the general public over foreign policy? If so, why? How can we close it? This panel with foreign policy experts Asha Castleberry and Ali Wyne is part of a larger effort by Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement Program to examine drivers in U.S. politics pushing the United States to disengage from international affairs.
The "doorstep test" requires policymakers to be able to articulate how, and to what degree, something happening in the world connects to the day-to-day experience, needs, and interests of the citizenry. This construct requires honesty and reminds us that domestic policy and foreign policy ought to be linked.
This fascinating conversation begins with a discussion of the critical importance of Southeast Asia, including the rise of China and its ambitions in the region. Then Professor Weiss focuses on Malaysia and the return of the formidable 93-year old Mahathir as prime minister. Next, Professor Menchik discusses the complex situation in Indonesia--a country with 17,000 islands and 300-plus ethnic groups--and the upcoming elections there.