March 2016 Blog Posts (26)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for March 31, 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 March 31, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Winston Churchill

"Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become, personal contacts of the right people, in the right places, at the right time, may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts."  Winston Churchill

(Are we not the "right people, in the right places,,at the right time" in a cyberspace moment  to take immediate action to make our Individual Digital Voice, resonate World Wide for Peace ?  Are we not all…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Lonely Resistance: Protesting Chinese Resource Exploitation on the Tibetan Plateau

Chinese dam construction on the Lancang (Upper Mekong) River, 2012. CREDIT: International Rivers

Tibet, known as "the roof of the world," is seen as a place of peace and tranquility where humans and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 28, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Upcoming Conferences of Interest: 2016

We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs. We hope you find something that interests you!

Political Science Association (PSA) 66th Annual International Conference: Politics and the Good Life

Date: March 21-23, 2016

Location: Brighton, UK

Ever since thought was directed towards and attached itself to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Call for Papers

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online) 

 

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

The Industries of the Future

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good afternoon, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs Programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council I'd like to thank you all for joining us.

Our guest today is Alec Ross, one of America's leading experts on…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for March 24, 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 March 24, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Announces Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Asia Dialogues Program

CREDIT: Gusta Johnson. Discussants, L to R: Peter Kwong, Henry Chang, Jiayang Fan, and Kavitha Rajagopalan

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Henry Luce…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 23, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

A Conversation with Sarah Chayes on Corruption and Global Security

Introduction

STEPHANIE SY: Good evening. I'm Stephanie Sy, this is Ethics Matter, and our guest tonight is Ms. Sarah Chayes. She is a journalist who arrived in Afghanistan in 2001. She was working for National Public Radio (NPR) at the time. She ended up living in Afghanistan…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Ecosabotage

"If we are to have a world that is worth passing on to the coming generations, we must seek harmony between technology and natural environment. As a parallel to development of technologies, we must develop systems to reduce technology's harm to the environment, and mechanisms to enforce rules for the production, use and disposal of technology" Jessica Herrmeyer

Harmony with the environment is peace says the Gaia.Abiding by the Treaties of climate change starts with… Continue

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on March 20, 2016 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Self Destruction #Will Durant

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."   Will Durant

(Deja Vu ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 19, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for March 17, 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 March 17, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

Seven Challenges Before Modi’s India

Its been close to two years and Modi Administration has already started feeling heat. Ram Mandir,Jat Reservation, Flip Flop Policy on Pakistan,  Criticism by Opposition , Challenge to sustain a smooth GDP and many more. Narendra Modi came in power when India was depressed due to multiple corruption cases with in government and Modi gave a hope to billions of Indian with his Sabka Saath,Sabka Vikas agenda. Wisely government avoided hard liners on Nationalist agendas like building a Ram Temple…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on March 17, 2016 at 2:56am — No Comments

Fourth Instagram Take-Over: Migrants, Greek-Macedonian (FYROM) Border

A migrant family from South Sudan walking in a sunflower field in Idomeni, a crossing point between Greece and Macedonia (FYROM) where roughly 400 migrants per day wait for a chance to cross the border. CREDIT: Rena Effendi

For its fourth Instagram take-over by photographers from around the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 16, 2016 at 2:24pm — No Comments

"Ethics & International Affairs" Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

This year Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs celebrates the 30th anniversary of its distinguished journal, Ethics & International Affairs. In an age that thinks in terms of nanoseconds, the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 16, 2016 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2016 Issue

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publication of its spring 2016 issue, the first in its 30th anniversary volume.

This issue includes an essay by Amitai Etzioni on how to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 15, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The Refugee/Migrant Crisis

Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good morning, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 10, 2016 at 2:44pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for March 10, 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 March 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Cloud Cyber Peace System #Feasibility Study

Given that there is a myriad of world peace and interfaith religious organizations all inter-connected in cyberspace/social media with common mission requirements (government, non-government, international and academic).

A central common cloud computing provider (e.g., Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft) might increase the overall mission/cost effectiveness and social media impact of such separate content.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 9, 2016 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

Carnegie Council Announces Global Ethics Day, October 19, 2016

BACKGROUND IMAGE CREDIT: Shutterstock

Carnegie Council announces its third annual Global Ethics…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 9, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.

Greed, Movies, and Capitalism with Ethicist John Paul Rollert

Every capitalist economy struggles with how to come to terms with greed, says John Paul Rollert, an expert on the intellectual history of capitalism. He describes how our perspective has changed from the Christian view of greed as an unalloyed sin, to the 18th century idea that it could bring positive benefits, to the unabashed "Greed is good" ethos in the movie "Wall Street." Where do we stand now? How can we rehabilitate capitalism?

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities, with Kate Brown

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Professor Kate Brown details the ethical, social, and health costs of nuclear power since World War II. In this excerpt Brown, author of "Plutopia," and journalist Stephanie Sy discuss the little-known Cold War era nuclear production plants in the Soviet Union and Washington State.

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