July 2012 Blog Posts (10)

JOB: LeapFrog Investments Global Fellows Program

Not to be confused with the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows, our colleagues at LeapFrog Investments, pioneers in the microinsurance space, have their own fellowship program. See the current class…
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Added by Carnegie Council on July 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Legitimacy, and Two Men Who Define the Arab Moment of Change

BEIRUT -- Two new men who appeared on the fast-changing stage of Arab politics this week -- the defected General Manaf Tlas in Syria and newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Kandil in Egypt -- may play pivotal roles in shaping the evolution of their countries. Some of what they represent makes you proud and hopeful to be part of this evolving Arab world. Some of it also makes you want to vomit in disgust. Changing orders are like that, full of diseased and distorted…

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Added by Rami G. Khouri on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Edition of PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security

PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security has released its 2012 edition, "Human Security and New Approaches to International Development." In its 27th edition, PRAXIS focuses on new approaches to international development, providing a timely compilation of articles that review the implications of these new trends on individuals and provide prescriptions for the way forward. Check out articles on China's development policies in Africa, a rights-based approach to land tenure reform,…

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Added by PRAXIS:Journal of Human Security on July 27, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Do Language Policies Contribute to Poverty and Underdevelopment?

Language is one of the most neglected areas in the development field. It barely registers on any agenda to help poor countries despite its importance to a number of crucial areas and it being a barrier to progress in many fragile states. Why is this?

Language is how individuals…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on July 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Paths to Justice and Good Governance: A view across centuries

SIENA, Italy—I found myself Monday reading about the results of the first post-Gaddafi Libyan parliamentary election in between visits to the great Piazza del Campo and its majestic Town Hall in Siena, Italy, where I am attending an international conference on the role of civil society, philanthropy and the non-governmental sector. Two elements in the Siena monuments particularly caught my…

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Added by Rami G. Khouri on July 19, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Are We Rethinking the War on Drugs?

As far back as 2009, drug "czar" Gil Kerlikowske, head of the Office on National Drugs Control Policy, told the Wall Street Journal that the terminology "war on drugs" was no longer appropriate. He announced that the Obama…

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Added by Alexa van Sickle on July 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update July 10th

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: Deputy Director & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate School of…

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Added by Alex Melton on July 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Working Paper: "The Structure of Global Law"

For those interested, I have posted the following working paper to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website: The Structure of Global Law: Fracture, Fluidity, Permeability, and Polycentricity.…

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Added by Larry Catá Backer on July 9, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Poverty & Crime: A Potent Mix

About a month ago, a three-year-old baby girl—the child of poor migrant laborers—was kidnapped from one of Mumbai's busiest train stations, the CS Terminus, at 2 a.m. by a stranger. The girl's parents were migrant "contract"…

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Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Universal Jurisdiction Revisited: An alternative to the International Criminal Court?

On July 1, the International Criminal Court (ICC) turned ten years old. This milestone prompted much analysis and some mixed reviews of the court's performance. The ICC recorded its first verdict in March 2012, but there are serious concerns about its procedure and efficiency, patchy…

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Added by Alexa van Sickle on July 5, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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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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