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Cambridge University Press Offers Free Access to Eight Most-Cited "Ethics & International Affairs" Articles

Cambridge University Press, publisher of the Council's journal, Ethics & International Affairs, is pleased to offer free access to a selection of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy??

Yes, it is important.

Definition of democracy: all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting and participate in decision making.

Simply, it is a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

A functioning democracy is the form of government that provides its citizens with the most freedom, the most opportunity, the greatest prosperity, and the most comfortable life. It is also the…

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Added by JEAN PAUL MANIKUZE on August 27, 2018 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

In the last election in Ghana, I stayed up all night glued to the television as ballot papers were counted and compiled. The excitement that heralded the announcement of the election result was palpable in my town and in every corner groups of people huddled together to discuss the possible outcome. When the results were finally announced, I was awed when I found out that the candidate I had cast my vote for was victorious. I paused to think about what had just happened; my single vote had…

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Added by Wutor Mahama Baleng on August 23, 2018 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Patience and moving forward

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ABOUT FIRST GLOBAL

FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics…

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Added by Mohammed Zaid on August 27, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments

Vymaanka Shashtra (Aeronautics) in Ancient India and According to Maharishi Bhardwaaja

The Vaimānika Shāstra is a Sanskrit text on aeronautics obtained by psychic channeling and automatic writing. It makes the claim that the vimānas mentioned in ancient Sanskrit epics were advanced aerodynamic flying vehicles, similar to a rocket.

DEFINITION OF VIMANA

The word “Vimana” originates from the Sanskrit words Vi-Mana, ‘Vi’ meaning ‘Bird’ and ‘Mana’ meaning ‘like’. The interpretation will be ‘like bird’. Owing to similarity with birds, it is named ‘vimana’. The word…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 27, 2018 at 12:08am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Light #T.S. Eliot

"And we thank Thee that darkness reminds us of light." T.S. Eliot

Comment:  The agents of cyber darkness (evil,hatred, fake news) are ubiquitous in cyberspace/social media.  Agents of cyberpeacefare (love, peace, truth) are needed to combat such darkness at the speed of your digits and light.   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 26, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thought #Blaise Pascal

"All of our dignity consists in thought.  Let us endeavor then to think well; this is the principle of morality."   Blaise Pascal

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 21, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a Democracy? It depends.

Democracy -- rule by the people -- is strongly tied to human flourishing. Rule by the people results in a myriad of different government structures, but the underlying principle remains fixed: the opportunity of the governed to participate in the selection and decision-making of the governing. No two democracies are identical, but they all possess some degree of participation. Many regard democratic governance as end point of the evolution of government. Case…

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Added by Kevin Frazier on August 18, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

"Gender"........................ indication and importance this term

         Over the centuries there has been a belief that social differences and the different roles of women and men are natural variations do not change, and it's determined by biological differences, and these qualities and attributes comprise ideas and valuable than masculine and regards the female (such as emotional and men women Irrational), it also includes a set of stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours of men and women (women wash pots and…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on August 16, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

International Student Essay Contest, 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is it important to live in a…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 13, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Carnegie Council Announces "Information Warfare" Podcast Interview Series

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces "Information Warfare," a podcast interview series with full transcripts, hosted by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart.

"All…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 9, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Power of One #Helen Keller

"I am only one; but I am still one.  I cannot do everything, but I can still do something.  I will not refuse to do something I can do."  Helen Keller

Comment:  Nowadays, the "power of one" is greatly amplified/multiplied by the world-wide web/social media.  Anyone with an internet connection can communicate her "something" for a better world."   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 29, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Carnegie Council Presents Materials in French and English from Year-Long Research Project, "Russian Soft Power in France"

Launched in the summer of 2017, the year-long Carnegie Council research project "Russian soft power in France" explored Russian influence in French political parties and civil society institutions today. The research includes historical background on relations between France and Russia, which is essential to an understanding of the current situation. This valuable case study on France sheds light on Russia's soft power strategies to bolster allied…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 26, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

The Assault on Ethics

A year and a half into the Trump presidency, its most consequential feature thus far is its assault on ethics. What began as a curiosity and a jolt—reality TV comes to politics— is now routine. Demonstrably false statements arrive daily. Name-calling and outright attacks on reporters, judges, and public figures are standard fare in a stream of tweets, interviews, and rallies.

Red lines are crossed without consequence. As a result, the president…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 25, 2018 at 1:41pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #War #Thomas Jefferson

" I love peace, and I am anxious that we should give the world still another useful lesson, by showing to them other modes of punishing injuries than by war, which is as much punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."  Thomas Jefferson

Comment:  Visited Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello) this past week.  He wanted three of his accomplishments cited on his tombstone (epitaph): the Declaration of Independence,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 25, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Launches New Global Ethics Weekly Podcast on International Affairs

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces the launch of Global Ethics Weekly, a podcast series that connects current events to Carnegie Council resources through conversations with the organization’s Senior Fellows. To listen to these podcasts, go to the Global Ethics Weekly webpage or…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 23, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

Top 10 Podcasts for the 2017-2018 Program Year

Carnegie Council presents the top 10 most downloaded video and audio podcasts from our program year, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The number one most accessed podcast was Scott Sagan on nuclear weapons(video), followed by …

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 13, 2018 at 10:48am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Walter Lippmann

"There is but one bond of peace that is, both permanent and enriching. The increasing knowledge of the world in which experiment occurs."  Walter Lippmann

The cyber domain/world social media peace platforms (e.g., Carnegie GEN) enables each of us to contribute to world peace experimentation.  Any cyber peace experimenters out there ?  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 12, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

India Leaps Big with Her Past Colonial Ruler

This is very natural to be emotional when premiers of a Nation which ruled another For 200 years meet on the invitation of former. With an open heart, clear vision and tough stand on terror Indian Prime Minister Narendra Midi paid state visit to meet England's Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss variety of issues and close multiple deals. World News Tomorrow Corporation's Asia Bureau Chief kept a close eye on this meeting and issues discussed during meet. He writes:
At the…
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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on April 20, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

Global Ethics Day 2018 - Call for papers "Ethics in political philosophy"

Journal "Philosophical Views" as a part of the official celebration

Authors: Olivera Z. Mijušković & Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs



Special thanks to Mrs.…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on July 2, 2018 at 2:34am — No Comments

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Fight for Liberty, with Max Boot, Philip Bobbitt, Garry Kasparov, & Bret Stephens

We live in a time when liberal democracy is on the defensive, not only in the U.S. but around the world. Yet these speakers, whose roots reflect the political spectrum, are optimistic that having a fresh discussion on moral values and basic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law can help bring democracy back to health. Don't miss this valuable discussion.

Global Ethics Weekly: Science Fiction, Micro-democracy, & Information, with Malka Older

Malka Older has spent time as an aid worker in Darfur, Indonesia, and Japan, as was discussed in last week's podcast, but she also has another role: science fiction novelist. Her latest book, "State Tectonics," is the third in a series that explores the concepts of "micro-democracy" and a "global information management bureacracy" in the near future. How have separatists from East Timor to Catalonia influenced Older's novels?

Unlocking the Potential of Young Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Through the story of Fatima AlRiami, a doctor in Yemen, Mariel Davis of Education for Employment not only illustrates some of the challenges that young women face in entering the workforce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), but also highlights the potential of those who do make it into the labor market.

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