December 2015 Blog Posts (24)

#Cyberpeacefare #CSpan Book Interview Inside Jihad #Dr Tawfid Hamid

EXCERPTS/QUOTES:

- "How Radical Islam Works - How to Defeat It

- Author was completely radicalized through: brainwashing-suppression critical thinking, use of hell fire, sex deprivation, desire to go to paradise meet with 72 women up there - it was bizarre - things that happened in my mind.

-Now using technology - remote control bombs - internet -…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Bangladesh a Victim of Climate change.

During rainy season most of the rural area of Bangladesh flooded. It is really very difficult to collect drinking water for them.

In rainy season most of the home are flooded. People can't move move form there home.…

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Added by Muhammed Shaiful Islam on December 30, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable :Educate, Go Local, And Collaborate!

Few months ago in a seminar that I’ve attended, I heard a lecturer say, “Disaster becomes a disaster when there are humans involved in it.” Several earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen every day around the world, and it seems that only few of them receive a true public spotlight. Always, news of earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen to have thousands of civilian casualties, with its number increasing as media’s live coverage continues day by day. Have we ever paid attention on natural…

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Added by Minkwan Seo on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Women, War, and Peacebuilding Conference

Added by Betty Jean Stoneman on December 22, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #I Ask for One Day #You Tube Video

Checkout You Tube Video, I Ask for One Day, Music by J Papoulis, Lyrics written by Claire Latimer, 7th Grader. Very moving - I Hope That One Day choral will inspire usall, this Christmas Season. 

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 18, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #I Ask for One Day #You Tube Video

Checkout You Tube Video, I Ask for One Day, Music by J Papoulis, Lyrics written by Claire Latimer, 7th Grader. Very moving - I Hope That One Day choral will inspire usall, this Christmas Season. 

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 18, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 17, 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 December 17, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

Desperately Seeking Metaphors for Global Civics

Less than one week ago, heads of state from 195 countries passed the Paris Agreement – a legally binding international agreement on climate – with the aim of limiting the global temperature rise to below 2°C. This agreement represents, quite possible, the world’s best answer to the most widespread global challenge we face in this century. Global warming renders national borders meaningless, as world leaders recognize our shared destiny and collective responsibility…

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Added by Anna Kiefer on December 16, 2015 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam #John L. Esposito

QUOTES/EXCERPTS:

- "Islam is second largest of world's religions. Third largest religion in America.

- We had always talked about the Judeo-Christian connection but never about the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition.

-Why, if Muslims recognize and revere many of the major patriarchs and prophets of Judaism and Christianity (including Abraham, Moses…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Wealth of Nations #Adam smith

EXCERPTS/QUOTES(paraphrased); CSPAN Book tv, Interview on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" Book; Authors Samuel Fleischacker & Russell Robert:

"The invisible hand of the market", the term economists use to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place, is a metaphor first used by Adam Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759).

The Wealth of Nations (1776): "By…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The State of the European Union: Challenges for the Future

José Manuel Barroso. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good morning, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council, I would like to thank you all for joining us as we welcome José Manuel Barroso…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Gift of Education this Holiday Season

The Syrian crisis is soon entering it's fifth year and is the largest refugee crisis since World War II.The irreparable stress and trauma caused to the Syrian people will take a very long time to heal, especially to it's most vulnerable: children.  Despite the Syrian conflict going into it's fifth year, the international community has a duty to ensure all children, including Syrian refugee children, realize their right to education. 
Currently in the Hope for Syria plan,…
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Added by Marielle Ali on December 14, 2015 at 9:38pm — No Comments

What can we learn about the state from Aristotle?

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher

Aristotle's most important work in the field of political philosophy is his book "Policy". He speaks about the…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on December 14, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 10, 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 December 10, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Junior Fellows Summer Internship

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students.

For a stipend of $3,000, the 2016 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 31 through Aug. 5, 2016, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Carnegie Council Instagram Take-Over, "The World Through My Eyes"

CREDIT:Greg Rakozy

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that it is hosting an Instagram Take-Over series titled "The…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 8, 2015 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

COP21: Six Things You Need to Know About Climate Change

Forest in the Czech Republic. CREDIT: Jakub Sejkora.

It is no exaggeration to say that the outcomes of the Paris climate conference will determine the future of our planet. As world leaders gather for COP21 this December and try to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 7, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Cyber Peace Christmas Message

A long time ago, a bright star twinkled in the Holy Night

Blinking a message of joy and light

Jesus Christ is Born

Let Us All rejoice - God's gift to us all on planet earth

It's Christmas time again, let us all rejoice

Give each other best wishes for peace and…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 6, 2015 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

The Case For Full-Scale US Military Intervention in ISIS Controlled Syria and Iraq

There is a job to be done and the time for hesitation has ended. The muscle and might of our beautiful country must bring to bear the the full weight of our just cause upon the scourge, the disease, that is ISIS.   



Indiscriminate violence is upon us. There are approximately 10,000 to 20,000 ISIS soldiers that will not be deterred or talked out of seeking to kill as many people as possible, in their pursuit of starting a world war.  Their hearts are bent on blackening the earth and… Continue

Added by Angelo Mondragon on December 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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