Featured Blog Posts (1,483)

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…

Continue

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

Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development.

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Birdsall, great to have you here today. Thank you for coming to Carnegie Council.

NANCY…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Essay on Ethics of Cybersecurity Wins Trans-Pacific Student Contest

Dear Global Ethics Network, We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Trans-Pacific Student Contest. Please see the press release below for more details:

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged American and East…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

#direngeziparki is now the 2nd worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

In fall 2011 when I was witnessing the rise of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, one of the recurring questions in my mind was this: When would Turkey have its own #Occupy moment? “We are the 99%” slogan had spread from the Zuccotti Park to other cities in the U.S, taking its inspiration from square occupations in Egypt, Greece, Spain and Britain. Some of those movements fizzled out, and some of them kept on. But Turks had not jumped on that Occupy bandwagon for a really long…

Continue

Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Why should we care about #occupygezi?

''To all my friends living abroad; a message from my friend; please read and share!



PM Tayyip Erdogan's police attacked today at 5am the protesters defending a park in the center of Istanbul and woke them in their tents with pepper spray and burnt down their tents. The attack is disproportional and unjust.



The protest itself is against the destruction of Gezi Parki…
Continue

Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments

This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites.

International Human Rights Organizations and Dear Friends, Comrades, Press Members from all over the world;



This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites.



Since the 27th of May,Istanbulites from all social and political backgrounds and ages and from all over the city had been continuing a peaceful resistance in…

Continue

Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

Apple and Foxconn: Too close for comfort?

Apple and Foxconn's perfect corporate marriage may be starting to fray, according to this piece in Week in China.

Week in China attributes the possible divergence between Apple and its Taiwan-based manufacturer to commercial imperatives. Apple needs lower-price alternatives to…

Continue

Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 24, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

School is a beacon of hope in India’s poorest state

It’s a well-known fact that a country develops when its people develop. Development, in a broad sense, is the increase of the literacy rate in a country. Indians can be proud to recollect that one of our finest presidents, and one of the greatest minds of this era, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, came from a poor family. That is how a country grows: When you see small children walking long distances to school because there is no…

Continue

Added by Nupur Jha on May 23, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Louise Arbour

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's David Speedie spoke with Louise Arbour, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Previously she was United Nations high commissioner for human rights. 

DAVID SPEEDIE: What do you believe is morally distinct about the…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on May 8, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Virtual Society: the Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the Planet today

    With the rapid development of information technology, we step into a society based on the internet. This brand new type of human society is called the virtual society. In my opinion, the virtual society is the greatest ethical challenge facing the planet today.

    First and foremost, the characteristics of the virtual society such as freedom, openness, and globalization make the whole world connected. And the way we…

Continue

Added by Xu Duoduo on May 6, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing the planet today, and why?

Nowadays, the main theme of the world is peace and development. Development is really important to almost all the countries in the world, which includes the development of society and ethical concepts as well as the development of science and technology. Although the development of other aspects is quite rapid, there are still a lot of ethical challenges as obstacles of the world. Some problems belong to social field while other problems belong to scientific field. For my perspective, most…

Continue

Added by Wang Zeyu on May 4, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

North Korean Gulags: And Yet,

If the prison camps of Auschwitz were still running in full operation today, would the entire global community collectively stand by and allow them to continue? One would think not. And yet, here we stand today. Even while the bellicose and belligerent regime of North Korea once again commands the world stage through its threats and showmanship, still the issue of its extensive system of concentration camps slips through the gaps of the world’s attention. Through the testimonies of escapees…

Continue

Added by YUNSOOHONG on April 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What the World Bank Does Not Understand About “Doing Business”

In its 10-year history, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report has achieved enormous influence. The annual study, one of the flagship knowledge products of the World Bank, is…

Continue

Added by Seth Kaplan on May 2, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

At Yale, debating the ethics of extractive industries

We recently wrapped up the Yale Business Ethics Conference–something I’ve been helping plan since last year.

The coolest thing about this event wasn’t the caliber of the speakers, which I found astonishing, but rather how…

Continue

Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 2, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

What is the ethical problem in US-Asia countries?

Time to Find an Alternative to Economic Sanctions?

The one of the greatest ethical challenges facing U.S.-Asia relations focuses on the continued struggle to strike a balance between regional peace and security, individual human rights, and state sovereignty. All are important, but difficult to reconcile the inherent tensions among them. This struggle is highlighted in the history of the Asia, and through the current relationship between the United States and the Democratic People’s…

Continue

Added by sunyung Hong on May 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Time, Talent, Treasure: Revisiting Developmental Partnerships Between the Philippines and the USA

Time, Talent, Treasure: Revisiting Developmental Partnerships Between the Philippines and the USA

Out of acts of goodwill came the perpetuation of the long standing stereotypical images of the prosperous and the impoverished. There is no doubt that the development sector has played a significant role in the world today, especially as globalization has brought countries closer together to collaborate on programs that benefit the most vulnerable in society. These…

Continue

Added by Jeanne Carmel Puertollano on May 2, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Is How You Lose: Against Political Pressure by Militarism

The story is familiar: US sees Asia as a strategic region for reinforcing its military hegemony, prompting its “pivot to Asia” policy. China views the US as a competitor for regional dominance. Long-time American allies Japan and South Korea see the US as a deterrent to possible Chinese coercion. Southeast Asian nations do not take explicit sides but opt to use the great power rivalry as a hedge against dominance by either power. We hear debates about US responsibilities to allies,…

Continue

Added by Alexandra Nicolette Khoo on May 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Social Responsibility and the Environment: An Ethical Challenge for U.S.-China Relations

Since the 1970s, climate change has played a major role in international relations and policy for both developed and developing countries. The fear of climate change’s impacts has spawned numerous agreements, conventions, protocols, and bilateral and multilateral meetings to provide short- and long- term solutions to tackle this problem. However, despite these efforts, climate change remains a looming international threat, and it seems that those fears stemming from environmental issues…

Continue

Added by Jing Shiyuan on May 1, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Interfaith Coalition in Creating Common Good for United States and Indonesia’s Relationship



Islamaphobia: a misconception for decades

Islamaphobia is the institutionalized fear of Islam in United States that is demonstrated through its local and foreign politics as well as its social structures. Indonesia, being a majority Muslim country that upholds Islamic values, is inevitably feared by the United States and its American people as being “terrorist…

Continue

Added by Jennifer Mogi on April 30, 2013 at 11:25pm — No Comments

The Ethical Implications of Soft Power: Reexamining the Peace Corps in Southeast Asia

As we enter Obama's second term, U.S. state-funded international volunteer programs pose the greatest ethical challenge in U.S.-ASEAN relations. Many of these programs that promote Western ideals and reaffirm U.S. power through peace-oriented development programs, have been in existence for decades. One example, the Peace Corps, was established in the wake of the Cold War, to exert U.S. soft power upon the world through cultural exchange programs. Thus, these programs have served…

Continue

Added by Isabelle Marie Lopez on April 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Featured Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Carnegie Council

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.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY

GEO-GOVERNANCE MATTERS

© 2017   Created by Carnegie Council.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service