June 2014 Blog Posts (20)

"The Participation Gap" Foreign Policy Article by Carnegie Council Fellow Devin Stewart

Check out Foreign Policy's article "The Participation Gap" by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow and Program Director Devin Stewart!

The Participation…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

#cyberpeacefare #The Bridge #Leopold Staff

 

"I didn't believe

Standing on the bank of a river,

Which was wide and swift

That I would cross that bridge

Plaited from thin fragile reeds

I walked delicately as a butterfly

And heavily as an elephant…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

The Bottom Billion: An Antidote to the Violence of Competition

“Competition breeds excellence” is a mantra I heard growing up. But excellence at what exactly? Some of the most competitive business schools in the United States have trained finance wizards to gamble on the value of basic human necessities, like food and homes, winning huge profits for themselves, while bankrupting many others. In the weeks following the Haitian earthquake,…

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Added by Diana Skelton on June 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 26, 2014

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 June 26, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Day Of The African Child- A Reflection!

DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD – A Reflection



The Day of the African Child commemorates a 1976 march in Soweto, South Africa when more than a hundred school children were killed and more than a thousand injured as they took to the streets to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16th every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organization of… Continue

Added by Nyima Keita on June 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

#cyberpeacefare thoughts

1. CyberWorld Peace Uprising/Tsunami (butterfly effect chaos theory) Possible - Up U&ME UsAll

2. "We are the World -  We can Make it Better - Imagine"

3. Dare to Care

4. Enough Insanity Humanity

5. "Ends justifies the means"  Take a moment of opportunity to make a difference ?

(From the cyber gadfly). 

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 23, 2014 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare Go To Algorithmn

1. GO TO: #cyberpeacefare > #cyberpeacecitizen > #my power (my favorite quote)

2. GO TO: #cyberpeacefare > #simplest definition

3. GO TO:#cyberpeacefare > #Initial System Concept

4.GO TO #cyberpeacefare > #my power

5. GO TO #cyberpeacefare > #unity of action

6. GO TO #cyberpeacefare > #call to action

7  GO TO #cyberpeacefare > #General

8. GO TO #cyberpeacefare > #The Cause of World War 3

9. GO TO…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 23, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 19, 2014

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 June 19, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #Lewis Mumford Quotes

"Nothing is unthinkable, nothing is impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further developments." 

"A good technology, firmly related to human needs cannot be one that has maximum productivity as its supreme goal; it must rather, as in an organic system, seek to provide the right quantity of the right quality at the right time and right place for the right purpose."

(Lewis Mumford was a writer for the New Yorker…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 18, 2014 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Free Online for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer Issue

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publication of its summer 2014 issue!…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 17, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Call for Papers! 8th Annual Postgraduate Bioethics Conference: University of Southampton, England

8th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference 2014

'Health law and bioethics at the frontiers of innovation'

The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference on 4th and 5th September 2014 to be held at the University of Southampton, England. The Postgraduate Bioethics Conference is a highly prestigious annual conference aimed at…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 12, 2014

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 June 12, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Shared Value: Bringing Business and Society Back Together

It began as a bold idea to "redefine capitalism and the role of the corporation in society." Now, according to one of its originators, shared value is turning into a movement

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - "The capitalist system is under siege," wrote Michael Porter, a competitive…

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Added by Reynard Loki on June 10, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Outreach on the Boko Haram Abduction of the Chibok School Girls

As a women’s rights activist, I deem it necessary to provide an opportunity or platform to talk about the current sad incident happening in Nigeria. I am doing this discussion with a Nigerian, living in Abuja, Nigeria. She works in Sexual Reproductive Health and Development fields for young people, especially, women and girls in her region. I met Kikelomo through the Women Deliver when we were both awarded the 100…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on June 10, 2014 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Interfaith Papal Peace Initiative

Excerpts Washington Post, "At the Vatican, leaders pray for Mideast peace." 6/9/2014:

1. Pope Francis brought together the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Sunday at the Vatican to join in prayer and promise to seek peace - though their governments are officially not talking.

2. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas concluded the two-hour…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 9, 2014 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Initial System Concept #Feasibility Study

1.0 CYBERPEACEFARE INITIAL SYSTEM CONCEPT

1.1 System Objective Function: World Peace and Planet Survival

1.2 Primary Requirement: Needs Generate Sufficient Potential/Critical Mass for Universal Cyber Peace Uprising/Tsunami.

2.0 SYSTEM SYNTHESIS

2.1 System Backbone: World-Wide Web: Social Media Sites, International/National/Non-Government Organizations/Individual Blogs

2.2 Central Processing Center:…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 8, 2014 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

A Sustainable Strategy for Global Growth

A Sustainable Strategy for Global Growth

by

Roy Morrison…

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Added by Roy Morrison on June 8, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for June 05, 2014

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 June 5, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

The Gated Communities of Machines: Virtual “Life”?

“In prosperous sections, especially in the ‘young married set,’ there were many women who had nothing to do. Though they had few servants, yet with gas stoves, electric ranges and dish-washers and vacuum cleaners, and tiled kitchen walls, their houses were so convenient that they had little housework, and much of their food came from bakeries and delicatessens. They had but two, one, or no children; and despite the myth that the Great War had made work respectable, their husbands objected…

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Added by Diana Skelton on June 5, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments

Historical Reconciliation in East Asia: How Optimistic Should We Be?

In a recent episode of BBC Radio 4’s The Public Philosopher, Michael Sandel invites young men and women from China, Japan and South Korea to discuss national guilt and historical reconciliation. The conversation begins with factual questions concerning, for example, the nature of Japan’s past imperial expansion and the sincerity of the Japanese…

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Added by Kei Hiruta on June 4, 2014 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

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Global Ethics Weekly: A "Peace Regime" on the Korean Peninsula?

In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting current events to Carnegie Council resources through conversations with our Senior Fellows. This week, Devin Stewart discusses how his essay defending the Singapore Summit holds up a month later. Plus, he and host Alex Woodson speak about Mike Pompeo's strange and unproductive trip to Pyongyang, what a "peace regime" could look like, and the prospects for a unified Korean Peninsula.

Asia's "Opinion Wars" with Historian Alexis Dudden

As part of our new Information Warfare podcast series, University of Connecticut historian Alexis Dudden looks at the propaganda efforts coming out of Northeast Asia, with a focus on China's Confucius Institutes at American universities. Is China trying to spread its communist ideology through these centers or just teach its language to college students? Are the U.S. and Japan "guilty" of similar efforts?

Politics and Cartography: The Power of Deception through Distortion

"Cartography is a powerful instrument of national policy, one that governments can use to influence peoples' beliefs and affect international affairs. With the simple stroke of a pen—or click of a mouse—the entire meaning of a map can change. These political distortions are far more worrisome than unavoidable geographic distortions, in that cartographers have introduced deception into the process for political purposes."

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