January 2017 Blog Posts (23)

CfP: Annual Global Affairs Conference “Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs”, April 21, 2017, Rutgers University

Dear all, 

Rutgers Division of Global Affairs is hosting its Annual Global Affairs Conference on April 21, 2017, in Newark, NJ. This year's theme is “Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs”. Submissions are being accepted until February 15, 2017. You can access the CfP here: …

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Added by Sabrina Axster on January 30, 2017 at 11:18pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Bill of Rights #Thomas Jefferson

"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."   Thomas Jefferson

(The American Constitution Bill of Rights protects US against tyranny.)

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 30, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

Winners of the 2016 International Student Photo Contest on Urbanization

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its fourth annual International Student Photography Contest. The topic was Cities/Urbanization. What are the pros and cons and who are the winners and losers?

We were pleased to see a wide range of interesting photos from around the world. The judges awarded one first prize, and two joint second prizes, all featured below.

FIRST…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 26, 2017 at 12:50pm — 6 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Jan. 26

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 26, 2017 at 11:10am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Future #Thomas Jefferson

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 24, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Jan. 19

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 19, 2017 at 11:05am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Eleanor Roosevelt

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

the good image of agriculture in my mirror of hope

 

From history some signs of droughts, poverty and other natural calamities, everyone can see how shadows bring to the sustenance of population but I cannot deny that after their effects led to many discoveries by differentiating high risk zones from low risk zones in that times. Some countries, mountains or hills became hindrance  due to range of factors. So population started to work about a mixed agriculture whereby those who has land started to worry about themselves only. This…

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Added by Abdul karim Habimana on January 14, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Jan. 12

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 12, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Call for Papers – “Philosophy and Ideology”

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 11, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The ethical implications of populism in political practice

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovicphilosopher

A brief review…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 9, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #American Democracy #Arthur M.Schlesinger

"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution."  Arthur M Schlesinger 

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 9, 2017 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

#essaycontest2016

Written by 

Name: Ahmed Mahmoud Elsayed Sleim 

16 years old.

High school.

STEM high school in Egypt. 

 Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?

Do your relation to your nation can be a wall toward the idea of globalization or the idea that all of us are human beings? At the first, you have to realize what exactly does nationalism means and how it…

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Added by Ahmed Mahmoud El-Sayed on January 5, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

The Value of Breaching The Digital Divide

Modern International Affairs analysis is often putting forth the perspective that increased access to technology will always benefit populations. This is true, but why? A 2011 Mckinsey Global Institute Report “Internet Matters: The Net’s Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity” found that in the countries studied (mature economies) the internet accounted for 10% of GDP growth over the past 15 years. Now, internet connectivity has exploded since 2011, and there are a …

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Added by Austin Schiano on January 4, 2017 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Sustainable Production

I write on the eve of so-called “Cyber Monday”.  There are however two key questions I am interested in. First, are more expensive clothes really more sustainable? and Second, if not which brands can I trust to purchase from?

The traditional assumption that clothes that cost more must be better, that brands like  Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Prada, Max Mara,  Dolce & Gabanna,  or Versace (where an item could easily cost you well above $ 2,000 USD), must pay their workers a fair sum,…

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Added by Austin Schiano on January 4, 2017 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Nationalism: It's Just Not That Simple.

Stepping out of Shinjuku Station, you enter into an ordered chaos that is utterly overwhelming.  Voices call out from billboards selling services and products; people swarm about in a frenzy that seems choreographed from the lack of accidents; all with a sheer volume that inspires sensory overload, blurring the mind to everything else.

The organized chaos is even more frenzied as campaigning politicians blare their platforms from loudspeaker equipped vans driving along the streets…

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Added by Tucker Reiland on January 1, 2017 at 2:22am — No Comments

Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?

“The morning bell has rung, A new dawn has risen

Let us all get up and recreate our village”

Remove the thatched houses, broaden the road,

Trim a verdant hill

Let us all fight and work with iron will, rebuild our fatherland

Our liveable village, we create it ourselves”

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Added by Joungbihn Park on January 1, 2017 at 12:59am — No Comments

Nationalism: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly #essaycontest2016

Elisheva Hoffman

Manhattan High School for Girls

Nationalism-The Good, the Bad and the Deadly

If we define nationalism as it is the Merriam Webster dictionary which is, “loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially:  a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and…

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Added by Elisheva Hoffman on January 1, 2017 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

Nationalism: Globalization's Perfect Complement

Without a doubt, nationalism is an asset in today’s globalized world. Nationalism refers to economic nationalism, which should be viewed as a school of thought that is reflected in governmental policies that place primary emphasis on a specific nation’s economic interests ahead of those of other nations (“Nationalism.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 11th ed., 2003). Economic nationalism, and not any other form of…

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Added by Gordon Lee on January 1, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Nationalism: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?

Leah Rothman

Student at Manhattan High School for Girls

#essaycontest2016



Nationalism: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?

           

Due to Enlightenment ideals such as those explicated by the French Revolution “Liberty, equality, and fraternity,” ethnic groups within nation-states began to explore the meaning of self-identification through their own, unique ethnic populace. Political, economic and social boundaries…

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Added by Leah Rothman on January 1, 2017 at 12:28am — No Comments

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Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast, with Barbie Latza Nadeau

Rome-based journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau tells the horrifying story of the thousands of Nigerian women and girls duped into being trafficked to Italy, where they are forced to become sex slaves, drug mules, or weapons smugglers. How can this be stopped? The Nigerian government turns a blind eye, Libya, the transit point, is a failed state, and Italy is overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of migrants--plus prostitution is legal there.

The Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh, with BRAC's Muhammad Musa

Muhammad Musa is executive director of BRAC, which is working with the one million Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh. He describes the problems there, including growing tensions with the host community and the threat of the coming monsoon season, which may bring floods and landslides. He looks forward to the day when the Rohingya can go home to Myanmar, but this can only occur with the help of the international community.

Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump

In this panel Adrian Basora makes a strong case for democracy as not only promoting American values but also serving U.S. interests, while Maia Otarashvili gives a frightening overview of the rise of "illiberal values" (Viktor Orbán's phrase) in the Eurasia region. Basora and Otarashvili are co-editors of "Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support" and Nikolas Gvosdev is one of the contributors.

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