February 2016 Blog Posts (19)

#Cyberpeacefare #Four Essential Freedoms #Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms.  The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want....everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear....anywhere in the world."  FDR

freedom: 1. the condition of being free of restraints 2. liberty of the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 27, 2016 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for February 25, 2016

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 February 25, 2016 at 11:17am — No Comments

Ethics in Online Activism: False Senses of Social Action or Effective Source of Change?

CREDIT: freedigitalphotos.net

This article is in response to the Carnegie Council video Ethics Matter: A…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 24, 2016 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Calls to Action! Winners of the 2015 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Goals for a Better World"

CREDIT: Massimo Valiani (CC)

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2015…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 24, 2016 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Global Struggle for Women’s Rights

  • RALPH BUNCHE FORUM

    Half of the 7.3 billion people in the world are female and more than 82 percent of them live in developing countries where, despite gains, many struggle against poverty, patriarchy and violence to assert their human rights.

    Hear firsthand from women who are making a difference:

    Abosede George on Africa…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 23, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Great Decisions #C.G. Jung

"The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries his own life-form - an indeterminable form which cannot be superseded by any other."

unconscious: 1. lacking awareness and capacity…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 19, 2016 at 8:45am — 8 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for February 18, 2016

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 February 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Need for Ethical Grounding in Social Activism: A Banker's Perspective of the Occupy Movement

CREDIT: freedigitalphotos.net

This article is in response to the Carnegie Council video clip "Srdja Popovic: How to Fix the Occupy Movement" and was…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 16, 2016 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Pakistan's Cycle of Violence

In Plato’s Apology, Socrates famously remarked, that, “the unexamined life is not worth living”. The aphorism sheds light on one of the founding principles of philosophy and intellectual enquiry. It was a fundamental part of philosophical life till George Eliot took up the task and decided to challenge Socrates by asserting that, “life examined too closely might not be lived at all.” The question of examining one’s life is usually brushed off as an abstract and theoretical proposition that…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on February 15, 2016 at 4:02am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for February 11, 2016

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 February 11, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

teaching young people about refugees

What are your thoughts: How best to teach young people to accept differences and recognize similarities as we bring refugees into our worlds?

Added by Lydia Kaplan on February 9, 2016 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Deterrence or Disarmament?: The Ethics of Nuclear Warfare

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 "…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 9, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Misunderstandings #Louis D Brandeis

"Nine-tenths of serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstandings; result from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."  Louis D. Brandeis

misunderstanding: 1. a failure to understand or interpret correctly 2. a disagreement or quarrel.  American Heritage Dictionary

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2016 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

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

Credit: Shutterstock

This article is in response to the Carnegie…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 8, 2016 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Splitting the Banana Market

               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…

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Added by Carlos Tifa on February 4, 2016 at 7:49pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for February 4, 2016

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 February 4, 2016 at 10:46am — No Comments

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

Background abstract image by Shutterstock. IMAGE: Shutterstock

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

This conference will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 12:00…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 2, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Women and Islam – A Historical and Theological Examination

Introduction

The lovers have built from the…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on February 2, 2016 at 6:10am — No Comments

Solidarity as an ethical and political value. On the eve of the International Conference in London 2016

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Whether large-scale disasters such as natural disasters and wars require ethical principle of…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on February 1, 2016 at 7:03am — No Comments

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Korea & the "Republic of Samsung" with Geoffrey Cain

Korea expert Geoffrey Cain talks about his forthcoming book, "The Republic of Samsung," which reveals how the Samsung dynasty (father and son) are beyond the law and are treated as cult figures by their employees--rather like the leaders of North Korea. He also discusses the prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula--is Trump helping or hurting?--and the strange and sensational story behind the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, with Francis Fukuyama

The rise of global populism is the greatest threat to global democracy, and it's mainly driven not by economics, but by people's demand for public recognition of their identities, says political scientist Francis Fukuyama. "We want other people to affirm our worth, and that has to be a political act." How is this playing out in the U.S., Europe, and Asia? What practical steps can we take to counteract it?

Future Politics, with Jamie Susskind

There are three major technological developments that are transforming the way we live, says Jamie Susskind: increasingly capable systems, increasingly integrated technology, and increasingly quantified society. With these we are moving into the "digital lifeworld," which is basically a different stage of human existence. What will these momentous changes mean for the future of politics and society--i.e. how we order our collective lives?

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