Blog Posts

Macron needs to reign in the anti-Bulgarian crazy talk for the sake of French national security

Posted by Iveta Cherneva on November 4, 2019 at 11:31am 0 Comments

France’s President Emmanuel Macron just told a French far-right magazine that he preferred legal immigrants from Guinea or Cote d’Ivoire to the illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian gangs.

Everyone prefers decent people to criminal rings. I prefer regular people to criminals. That’s not news.…

Continue

The human rights case against Volkswagen in Turkey

Posted by Iveta Cherneva on October 29, 2019 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

War is not only a question of ethics and humanitarian disaster. It is bad news for business.

For a car giant like Volkwagen whose business model is built on consumer appeal, it made sense to stop and pause when Turkey attacked the Kurds in Syria. A USD 1.4bln Volkswagen…

Continue

What it means to be an educated person?

Posted by Emma Mesropyan on September 29, 2019 at 6:00am 6 Comments

I like this thought: "Only educated are free". (Epictetus)

Education is not about indocrination or unification of thinking.

Education opens our minds, forces us to search for truth, work with different ideas critically.

I think that an educated person is free from prejudices and imposed opinions.

Thus, educated person is not afraid to be original, free to tell his own point of view, wise to listen to the interlocutor.



"as for me, an educated person is open-minded, he would never judge or slam people he knows and doesn't know". - this statement is controversal, isn't it?

people judge and condemn each other, all of them, consciously or not, we give our assessment.

In this case, it turns out that there are…

Continue

The Kurds decision, foreign policy key to Trump’s impeachment

Posted by Iveta Cherneva on October 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

If there is one thing that Donald Trump does not need exactly at this point in the impeachment inquiry is to alienate US Republican Senators.

But giving way to Turkey's President Erdogan and dropping the Kurds might cost Trump the impeachment battle.

Here, Trump simply miscalculated. His move to “bring the troops back home” from Syria by dumping the Kurds backfired miserably.

That alone in the recent days made more Republican Senators rise against him in opposition than all of his Ukraine and Russia shady dealings and unconstitutional conduct combined. And some of this anger is already being transferred to the impeachment inquiry.

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham – the second most important Republican Senator in the impeachment – was visibly…

Continue

Latest Activity

Al LeBlanc shared Carnegie Council's blog post on Twitter
11 hours ago
Lydia Kaplan posted a blog post

what advice would you give.....

what advice would you giveto the 8-year-old you?See More
16 hours ago
Essien Daniel Essien posted an event
16 hours ago

Members

Forum

Ethics and performance

Started by Moustapha Lo. Last reply by Al LeBlanc Feb 3. 5 Replies

What is the link between ethics and performance?Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

E&IA Journal

 
 
 

Carnegie Council

Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

SUBSCRIBE TODAY

VIDEOS

SUPPORT US

GEO-GOVERNANCE MATTERS

© 2019   Created by Carnegie Council.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


The views and opinions expressed in the media, comments, or publications on this website are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Carnegie Council.