June 2013 Blog Posts (19)

The Complexity of North Korean Migration

Migratory routes taken by North Koreans on their way to South Korea. Map modified by the author © Song Jiyoung.

Just imagine you’re a North Korean living in a small village. You have no one to compare your condition with. One day, you hear about people who’ve fled to China who are now well off. Some even go to South Korea, a place you know about from smuggled…

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Added by SONG Jiyoung on June 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics

Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff gave this public speech at Universidade Estácio, Rio de Janeiro,as part of the Council's first Global Ethical Dialogues.

It's a great pleasure to be here. I want to thank…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 27, 2013 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 27

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: Director of Studies & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard:…

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Added by Kent Boydston on June 27, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Do we need to adapt our ethics to keep up with military developments?

Military Ethics Conference with Alasdair MacIntyre in October:

http://isme.tamu.edu/ISME2013/ISME-2013-CFP.pdf

Added by Linda Eggert on June 27, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments

Are the G7+ and Donors Heading for a Clash?

The g7+ group of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states has joined together to share experiences and promote a new development framework in what are the most difficult of circumstances. Supported by the…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on June 26, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Becoming the World

In our modern world, diversity has become synonymous with the minority or the strange. The tolerance and acceptance of the diverse is a dying art, as the world screams out at its citizens to conform,…

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Added by Zachary Mark Malcarne on June 26, 2013 at 8:42pm — 3 Comments

The Changing Conversation on Climate

Many Americans have long waited for the President to clarify and deepen his position on how the United States should move forward on climate change. In the years since the George W. Bush administration abandoned the Kyoto Protocol, American engagement on the issue has been uneven, and voters have been only episodically motivated by concerns about Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina or about wildfires and droughts. President Obama's last-minute intervention in the United Nations Framework Convention…

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Added by Evan Berry on June 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why Bulgaria protests? Few facts explaining the dance of a nation today

(Also available at www.the-walnuts.blogspot.com)
23 years of democratic process and changes in Bulgaria did not brought the expected result. A small sparkle  in the middle of June, controversial state appointment, set thousands to protest on the streets for days in a peaceful manner, with their children along, against government and…
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Added by Paola Ivanova on June 25, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Global Ethical Dialogues: Lessons from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina

Most societies agree on a certain set of global norms. For example, in most countries, corruption is considered unethical.

But what happens when global norms are applied locally? How does a society define corruption, what is it doing about it, and…

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Added by Devin Stewart on June 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Thought Leader: Jay Winter

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Jay Winter, currently the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, where he focuses on World War I and its impact on the 20th century.

DEVIN STEWART: Given your work as a historian, when you…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 24, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Bulgaria protests 8th day in a row. But why should you care?

Apart from the cool feeling that you could be a part of a "Twitter revolution", there is another reason you should care about the non-violent protests taking place in Bulgaria for 8th day in a row. 10 to 20 thousand come out on the streets everyday in a peaceful march, often accompanied by dancing, singing and witty slogans.



Dance With Me is a non-violent social media/street protest movement ultimately aimed against the structures that make…
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Added by Iveta Cherneva on June 21, 2013 at 5:44pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 20

 

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: Director of Studies & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan…

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Added by Kent Boydston on June 21, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Public Trust and Brasil's Free Fare Movement

On the first day of the Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Dialogues in Rio de Janeiro, the city, along with many of Brazil's major metropolitan areas, was the site of a massive "social manifestation" aimed at expressing widespread public discontent. More than 100,000 protesters turned out in both Rio and Sao Paolo, and estimates of 10,000-40,000 are also being reported in Belem and Salvador…

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Added by Evan Berry on June 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

More UN Troops Headed to DR Congo?

Interesting piece in the Economist for Tomorrow's (6/15/13) Print Edition:

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21579521-new-un-intervention-force-eastern-congo-has-most-robust



What do you think ? Will 3,000 more UN troops in East Congo make a difference? I am interested to learn more about the Tanzanian general at the helm,…

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Added by Ashleigh Long on June 14, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments

Global Ethical Dialogues

This is the concept paper…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Michael Ignatieff Leads Ethical Dialogue in South America

To mark its Centennial in 2014, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has launched Ethics for a Connected World. This multifaceted three-year project is engaging societies across the world in the quest for a global ethic—shared values with which to tackle problems that transcend…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Insights into Arab Youth Today

The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: International Student Photo Contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first International Student Photography Contest. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project in celebration of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Rachel Kleinfeld

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Rachel Kleinfeld, founding president of the Truman National Security Project.

DEVIN STEWART: Rachel, great to have you here. The first question that we ask our interviewees is, how do you see the world today? How do you define our time, particularly…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, with David Miliband

Today there are 65 million people who have fled their homes because of conflict or persecution, says the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband. These are refugees not economic migrants, and half of them are children. It's a long-term crisis that will last our lifetimes. Why should we care? And what can we do about it, both at a policy level and as individuals?

Clip of the Month: Winning the Argument on Immigration with David Miliband

As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband oversees both the agency's humanitarian relief operations and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in several American cities. Although he was not responsible for the EU’s decisions on refugees or immigrants, during his tenure as the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010, he saw how his government responded to an unexpectedly large influx of European workers and the resulting impact on British society. In this clip, Miliband draws on both of these roles and explains why he is confident that Europeans and Americans can be convinced that immigration, in all of its forms, can be positive, economically and culturally. In any case, he says, it’s an argument that "has to be won."

Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

The news is full of discussions on how to prevent further nuclear proliferation. But you can't understand a conflict like Syria without talking about major conventional weapons, such as artillery, missile defense, and aircraft, says military strategist Jonathan Caverley. Since the U.S. is by far the world's largest producer of such weapons, Caverley proposes that it creates a cartel, similar to OPEC, to slow down sales.

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