Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest.
ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?
The five winning essays address sexual exploitation, geoengineering, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the universal right to education. There were no winners in the…Continue
Problems with religion
Since the beginning of time, people have had religion to give them a more fulfilling and purposeful life. They feel more comfortable having something not of this world that they can get help from when all else fails. In fact, many people keep religion simply because they are afraid of being alone in the world and feel…Continue
Added by Micah Gustafson on January 1, 2018 at 12:14am — No Comments
Written Collaboratively with teacher/administrator Brian Mateo (Bard College).
Democratic systems have historically tried to generate popular confidence in governmental entities and encourage people to participate in the system. Despite recent worldwide reforms made to ensure free and fair elections, authoritarian governments still limit suffrage. Ballot tampering, violent boycotts, and discrimination are trends in…Continue
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Seoul International School
Education: A Last Chance
There is a girl in the rural areas of Western China, wiping crystal beads of sweat off her forehead as she cooks whatever’s left in the house for her siblings. She is cradled within the silence created by her parent’s absence, counting how many days remain…Continue
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Name: Soo Hyun Kim
School: St. Paul's School (USA)
High School Student, 12th grade
International Regulation of Genetic Engineering: Ethical Considerations in the 21st Century
In an age dominated by competitive materialism, we have designer shoes, designer handbags, and designer faces. South Korea, my native country, accounts for nearly one-fourth of the global market for plastic surgery, and…Continue
Added by Soo Hyun Kim on December 31, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Today, the world faces numerous ethical challenges; abortion, drug testing on animals and euthanasia among others. Varying opinions are exuded as to what the greatest could be. Why don’t we analyse one quite major but often side-lined, deeply inaugurated into our day to day lives; the favour bank.
What is the favour bank? To illustrate, travel with me if you may; Maria, with all necessary qualifications to be a university lecturer, in fact, more qualified than some already employed in…Continue
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Written by Hussein Habeeb,
University of Ilorin,
COULD IT BE EGOCENTRISM?
As if I envisioned a tendency to write on this topic that I once concerned myself with the human situation. I had, out of frustration, once considered why, in the world today, we are tangled with a lot of problems (political, social, economic and environmental). Eventually, I couldn’t help concluding that the problems we…Continue
Added by Hussein Habeeb on December 31, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Bioethics: Guarded haste Vs. unfettered indiscretion.
Mrs Halisa Sani,
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry,
Sa'adatu Rimi College of Education,
Nature in its grueling experimentations of over 10 billion years since the big bang, has achieved tremendous results. These were experiments not guided by fame, greed or prize, and in which it was un-hurried by any supervising authority, rival researchers or…Continue
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Name: Edet, Samuel
Institution: University of Calabar.
Moral Bankruptcy: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing The Planet Today
It is thirty minutes past seven in the morning, Nigerian time.
I wake up to dawn in a nondescript town etched somewhere on the Nigerian map. The sun is wrapped in a shroud of glory only the iconic pens of Chinua Achebe and William Shakespeare can effectively describe. The natural…
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SOCIAL INJUSTICE, THE GREATEST ETHICAL CHALLENGE FACING THE WORLD TODAY
STUDENT(UNDERGRADUATE) AT UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
Our world today is in a bewildered state enshrouded with so much perversity and malodorous act in such a way that it is almost difficult to distinguish between the inoffensive and the offensive and this has gone a long way and has eaten deeply into the fabrics of our society. Many have concluded that corruption is the world's problem, some…Continue
Added by Fego on December 31, 2017 at 3:34pm — No Comments
The Corporate Collusion
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India
Turn on your computers, rush to Google and type “oxymoron examples”. The words that will certainly make an entry in the top list are “Business Ethics”. Businesses…Continue
Added by Arijit Goswami on December 31, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The ultimate challenge we are facing today as a world, is lack of good governance/failed governance. Chaos are everywhere in the world. Rise of new diseases, war, famine, hunger, poverty, terrorism and many others. The root cause of all these lack of proper or good governance.
The so called developed countries are all fighting against terrorism, and manufacturing of strong weapons like nuclear weapons which endangers the life of the whole world. Lot of money is used in different…Continue
Added by Geofrey Kung'unde on December 31, 2017 at 1:54pm — No Comments
She looked at the mouldy ceiling and saw how the moths were attracted to the light. They flew closer, in fascination, but never knew what was coming for them when they came too close to the electric glow of a bug zapper instead. And then the girl looks out the window and sees the neon signs which not so long ago she saw from afar.…Continue
Added by Iswardi Ishak on December 31, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments
CENSORSHIP: THE TRUE VILLAIN
Aidan Blevins, 10th grade at New Albany High School
The Internet is comprised of approximately four and a half billion web pages. For many of us, this number is incomprehensible. The…Continue
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Name: Ekaterina Polynina
School: State Institute of Economics, Finance, Law and Technology, Gatchina, Russia
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University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria,
As a student, in 2016 I got an annual scholarship of #150,000. The fund was for my tuition, textbooks, and other expenses. It was a huge relief to my family that was getting overburdened with my academic expenses. Yet, everytime I thought about the scholarship, I felt a plague haunting me. I tried as much as I could, but could not neglect it. It reminded that one of the documents I used to obtain the…Continue
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Essay Topic: In your own opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge
Name: Emmanuella Chisom James (15)
School: Stafford House International Schools, Nigeria…Continue
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