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Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing The World

Posted by Johnathan Robles on December 7, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Tribalism: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing The World Today

Humanity’s evolution has lead to many great advances and progress. Tribalism is among many other evolutionary developments that made our success possible. But could its existence actually bring danger to our own survival? This may seem contradictory to my previous statement on how it is beneficial. For the remainder of the writing, I will be discussing why tribalism is the greatest ethical challenge the world faces, and also providing examples of my claims.

Planet Earth is home to a vast variety of life. From birds high in the sky, to fish in the darkest depths of the ocean, the one basic similarity in any form of life is to survive. Humans share this same trait with all other animals. This may seem hard to believe since many view our species as something far beyond that of primitive beings. In order to ensure we survive, mankind developed a tactic used some types of animals. We know this method as…

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when friends don't think alike

Posted by Lydia Kaplan on December 12, 2017 at 7:19am 0 Comments

Is it possible to maintain a friendship when it's become apparent that ones political beliefs have created divisiveness throughout the world? Is it possible to make a new friend whose politics are different that ours? 

Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2017 Issue

Posted by Carnegie Council on December 11, 2017 at 11:53am 0 Comments

We are pleased to present the Winter 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs!

This issue contains essays by Jonathan D. Caverley on how to slow the proliferation of major conventional weapons and Janos Pasztor on why international governance of geoengineering is so desperately needed; a roundtable on the overlapping relationship between the laws and the ethics of war, with contributions from David LubanValerie MorkeviciusJames Turner Johnson, and Edward Barrett; a feature by Christopher J. Preston comparing the relative moral culpability of a carbon emitter to that of a benevolent climate engineer, with responses from…

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Calling Teachers and Students: Essay and Photo Contests, Deadline December 31, 2017

Posted by Carnegie Council on November 13, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce its two annual international contests: an essay contest for teachers and students on the world's greatest ethical challenge, and a photo contest for students on climate change.

Whether you choose to express yourself in words or in photos, we're looking for thoughtfulness and originality.

The deadline for both contests is December 31, 2017.

Prizes are Amazon Gift Certificates and the winning entries will be posted on Carnegie Council's website.


International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

How does it affect…

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Happy Human Rights Day!

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Human Rights Day is actually tomorrow (December 10), so perhaps I should be wishing you a happy Human Rights Eve.This evening I will be getting together with some friends to participate in Amnesty International's Write for Rights (…Continue

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The Most Socially Just Tax

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Although many people in government and politics are reluctant to change the tax regime, we should recognize that our present complicated system for taxation is unfair and has many faults. The biggest problem with taxation is to arrange it on a…Continue

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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.

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