August 2015 Blog Posts (50)

Learning How Much Home You Can Afford

Understanding the process is key when you are in the market to buy a home. Firstly, you'll want to make certain that you're aware of how much home can you afford.

That answer can be known fairlyq uick by contacting your local mortgage lender who will review your income, down payment, credit score, profession, and other factors when applying for a residential mortgage.

Most experts say what you can afford to buy is…

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Added by Anthony Scaratucci on August 31, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 27, 2015

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 August 27, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

Global Education Forum 2015

The Global Education Forum, co-sponsored by Asia Society and Penn GSE, will be held on October 16 and 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference is an opportunity to engage in a critical conversation between K–12 and higher education educators about how best to prepare students for a global world. By attracting educators from around the world to discuss best practices, promising programs and research, the Global Education Forum will highlight the importance of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 27, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Knowing the Top 20 Obstacles on the Road to Success

“This entry is part of Fair Observer’s YouLead 2015.” And also place three links in it: www.fairobserver.com, www.facebook.com/fairobserver and www.twitter.com/myfairobserver."

It is natural that human beings are in constant desire/aspire to be succeed in their life. As such we are…

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Added by Alemnew Gebeyehu Dessie on August 27, 2015 at 8:07am — 3 Comments

Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding (Scholarships available)

Join an international network of peacebuilders – made up of students and practitioners.

Ten days in the Costa Rican rainforest becomes the learning adventure of a lifetime. With each challenge overcome, you will grow: within yourself, as a leader, as a community, as a peacebuilder.

Learn by doing. Take the practicum.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy's Jayson Browder

Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy\'s Jayson Browder

"I think there's a new breed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are very entrepreneurial. A lot of the missions that they had in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world really lent to this entrepreneurial spirit."

In this Carnegie Council New Leaders podcast, host Alex Woodson sits down with Jayson Browder, the founder and executive director of Veterans4Diplomacy, an organization whose goal is to empower student veterans who are interested in serving again…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

A better world through knowledge and information

Introductory Remarks

In contemporary times, our world is confronted with multifarious environmental, social, and economic hurdles. And these bottlenecks calls for united hands of peoples from every corners of the globe for their dwindling and/or eradication. But, this is done when our peoples of the globe has a know how-information, data, and the required knowledge about the widely existence and hurting effects of…

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Added by Alemnew Gebeyehu Dessie on August 25, 2015 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship

The Program

Launched in 1949 with support from the Carnegie Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship seeks to promote the quality of responsible and discerning journalism that exemplified the work of Edward R. Murrow. In 1965, the program was renamed in his honor and is supported by the CBS Foundation and Ford Foundation. One CFR resident fellowship is awarded each year to a distinguished foreign…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security

sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

The Program

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

International Affairs Fellowship

International Affairs Fellowship

The Program

Launched in 1967, the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) is a distinguished program offered by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to assist mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. The program aims to strengthen career development by helping outstanding individuals acquire and apply foreign policy skills beyond the scope of their…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

The Program

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Program

Nuclear security is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. The spread of nuclear weapons to unstable and hostile states, the risk of conflict between nuclear armed nations, and the potential for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear arms all demand new thinking and creative policy solutions. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Book Jihad vs McWorld #Benjamin R Barber

Excerpts:

"1. McWorld is the universe of manufactured needs, mass consumption and mass infotainment. It is motivated by profits and driven by the aggregate preferences of billions of consumers.

2. Jihad is shorthand for the fierce politics of religious, tribal and other zealots.

3. Although some countries or part of countries fit into one or the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 22, 2015 at 11:53am — 5 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 20, 2015

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 August 21, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Terrorism

Terrorism:  The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Ed).

Terrorism: Terrorist principles and practices; the systematic employment of violence and intimidation to coerce a government or community, esp.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Global Ethics Day

Global Ethics Day

Friday, October 16, 2015 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

CREDIT: Ali Harrison (CC)

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As part of its Centennial, the Council is working on…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 20, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

On Set of BRICS , SCO and EEU ,a Great Outcome is All Set to Change World Dynamics By Ratnesh Dwivedi

While BRICS and SCO countries were discussing a powerful economic collaboration among partner countries in first week of July 2015 and world was watching the outcome of these two meeting another collaboration was taking place in Vienna ,Austria of Eurasian Economic Association or EEU. The geo political importance of BRICS and SCO was fully attended by media but very few know the outcome of EEU meeting .Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif and attended by representatives of other partner…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 20, 2015 at 1:03am — No Comments

Global Media in Days of Information Warfare Interview of Prof Steven Beebe by Ratnesh Dwivedi

In the days of mediatization when it is mostly media which sets agenda and information war fare decides public perception ,it is very important for common news consumers to understand how good or bad is information warfare in corporate media. And for this Sputnik news spoke exclusively to Texas State  University  distinguished Professor Prof Steven Beebe ,who is also Visiting Professor at Oxford University.I begun by asking:

Q-1:Mediatization is  an old but slow phenomenon.It…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 20, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments

USA- Cost of an Unending War in Afghanistan and Before: A Lesson to Learn

In one of the biggest military engagement USA is involved in after second world war is in Afghanistan.The War in Afghanistan began on 7 October 2001, as the armed forces of the United States, the United Kingdom,…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

Fostering a community of transatlantic leaders

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers fifteen accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 19, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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The Korean Peninsula: One of America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges, with Christopher R. Hill

There are few, if any, who understand the Korean Peninsula situation better than Ambassador Hill. He served as U.S. ambassador to South Korea and assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and was head of the U.S. delegation to the 2005 six-party talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. In this wise and witty talk he explains where we are today, how we got here, and where we're likely to go in the future.

Global Ethics Weekly: Foreign Policy After the Midterms, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss the state of foreign policy after the midterm elections. How can newcomers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have a tangible effect in Washington? Will Democrats be able to unite behind a platform? Plus, they look ahead to 2020 and speak about Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Nikki Haley and how American values will play into the future of international relations.

Russia's Information Warfare, with Molly McKew

"You saw the Russians start to pay attention to social media, in particular after Obama's election, because the way that he was elected was new to them. They always watch our elections very closely. So you see them toying around in this whole space of the sphere of information, the use of information as a tool of political warfare, developing new tools." Molly McKew delves into Russian disinformation campaigns in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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