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CFP: The Social Practice of Human Rights (Oct 3-5, 2013)

Since the passage of the Universal Declaration sixty-five years ago, the idea of human rights has undergone a dramatic evolution: from rhetorical flourish to institutional embrace, from moral ascendancy to mainstream status. The human rights community—its scholars, practitioners, advocates, and organizations—constitutes an integral component of international society and regards itself as the standard bearer of normative behavior. Development and humanitarian organizations converge around a…

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Added by Joel R. Pruce on December 13, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Buds of Hope : Organic Jasmine floriculture supplements farmer income in Maharashtra (India)

My new article covers the jasmine (also known as mogra in Hindi and Marathi) floriculture initiative undertaken by the tribal (Katkari) farmers in the Vikramgad block of Thane district. Technical assistance from a local NGO has helped these poor farmers to supplement their seasonal income by cultivating organic jasmine buds for the markets of Mumbai. Suitable market linkages (overseas and domestic markets) and public policy measures can help to…

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Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on December 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

University of St Andrews PhD Scholarships

The School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews is delighted to announce that it will offer up to five new PhD scholarships for outstanding candidates, starting in September 2013.  Applications from candidates working on topics in international and global ethics are most welcome.





New PhD Funding Opportunity:  600th Anniversary Scholarships



The University of St Andrews has announced a new prestigious PhD scholarship…

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Added by Patrick Hayden on December 11, 2012 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

R2P and Humanitarian Intervention

In my last post, I spoke about the grounds that should underlie any policy of Intervention on Humanitarian Grounds. This post will address the overlapping ideals of the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention.

In 2005, a doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect had evolved at the behest of the UN General Assembly. Five years before…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 9, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Call For Applicants: NEH Summer Seminar on Development Ethics

http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/other-opportunities/development-ethics-questions-challenges-and-responsibilities

A four-week institute for twenty-five higher education faculty to engage in discussion and debate over critical issues in the field of development…

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Added by Evan Berry on December 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Demonizing the 1.3B Hands Which Feed Us

The world’s fastest growing country has now become priority number one on the United States’ hit list. In the last few months, we have witnessed a recurring theme with respect to our tricky relationship with China. As the world hegemony, the United States has accused China of being a currency manipulator that has had a direct correlation with our dismal employment figures. Our politicians continuously advocate stricter policies to stop the atrocities that are being played out in the “far”…

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Added by Jeremy Nazarian on December 7, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

CONTRIBUTORS WANTED

Global Ethix would like to build up its network of contributors of articles to the website.

We are interested in articles that cover ethics and the lack of, whether it be in politics, business, technology, media, society, the environment, agriculture and energy.

Topics can include new technologies that benefit society and the environment that need promotion and more exposure; or initiatives in third world countries and emerging markets; or expose corrupt and unethical practices…

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Added by MrEditor GlobalEthix on December 6, 2012 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

Thought Leader: Victor Cha

DEVIN STEWART: How do you describe the world we live in? How is it distinct from previous ages and particularly in a moral sense?

VICTOR CHA: Well, I think that it's difficult to disconnect questions of morality these days from technology in the sense that, the rate at which information travels and the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 5, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

PEACE STUDIES at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Our colleague Dietrich Fischer would like to share this opportunity with the Network:

The World Peace Academy (WPA), in cooperation with the Advanced Study Center at the University of Basel, offers a 9-month full time Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Peace and Conflict…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 5, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

The Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for an issue exploring the evolution and future of the field of international criminal justice on the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court.  Papers should analyze topics at the intersection of law and international affairs, including the future of international criminal justice, the role of international criminal…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 4, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Peace Is Possible

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invinsible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS! 

—Mahatma Gandhi

 

All human endeavors must have as…

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Added by H.E.N.R.Dewi Nurmayani on December 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Why Asia needs its own version of NATO and soon

It is easy to ignore a seemingly frivolous diplomatic incident in Asia at a time when the world’s attention is firmly invested in the Middle East, which saw the latest edition of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian saga playing out in Gaza last month. Add to that the much-vaunted economic rise of Asia in the past decade, and the Asia-Pacific region barely comes to mind as a potential flashpoint or a threat to international peace and security.



Years of breakneck economic growth in… Continue

Added by Pratyush on December 3, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Grounds that should underlie Humanitarian Intervention.

In the last post, I spoke about the principles that should ideally underlie an endeavour of humanitarian intervention, and perhaps, manifest in any overarching legislation that aspires to cover the issue.

Primarily, an intervention on humanitarian grounds must pursue a “just cause”. A situation warranting intervention could be anything from a state representing…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on December 3, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Call for Applications: Academic Visitor Programme for Trinity Term 2013 (Start Date: 21 April), University of Oxford

The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics hosts scholars and students wishing to engage in research in practical and applied ethics as academic visitors. The Centre is an integral part of the Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence…

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Added by Kei Hiruta on December 3, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

EVENTS: Post conferences and public lectures. You can invite GEN members to attend or watch a live webcast.

VIDEO: Post video from your events and conferences, as well as clips from major video services such as…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

JOB: Professor of international human rights, Duke University

The DUKE UNIVERSITY Sanford School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, invites applications from scholars whose principal research, teaching, and policy interests focus on international human rights and related questions of global governance, political philosophy, or international law. The position is open rank, tenure-line. We invite applications…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 26, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Legally Regulate, rather than Outlaw

In my Last Post, I spoke about Humanitarian Intervention and explained that though law does not permit it, practice shows that it does exist.

Having established the fact that Humanitarian Intervention does indeed exist, the issue now is not whether a state should intervene or not, rather, what the state that intervenes should conform to. Over the last 40 years, a number of…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

"The Petraeus Affair": A question of ethics, or of risk?

When news broke about "the Petraeus Affair" (as it has been deemed in many circles), my immediate reaction was one of sadness. Petraeus established himself as perhaps the most prominent example of an academic who could bridge the gap between theory and practice in a nation that recoils at the sight of most would-be leaders brandishing three letters: Ph.D. (For example, when I hear detractors refer to President Obama as overly “professorial” even though his most traditionally academic…

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Added by Travis Gidado on November 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance

LORRAINE ELLIOTT, Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, delivered a public lecture entitled "Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance" in Singapore at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Humanitarian Intervention Exists

“Humanitarian intervention” is a mechanism relied upon to prevent or stop a gross violation of human rights in a state, where either the state is incapable of doing the needful for its people, or, where the state is unwilling to do the needful for its people or may be the perpetrator of human rights abuses against its people. In terms of the intent, it differs from illegal intervention in that the ultimate gain of a humanitarian intervention is for the people of the state intervened into.…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 19, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments

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