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Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay is presently the Regional Director for Asia-Pacific of Green the Gene, a global grassroots movement for positive environmental action through over 4500 children and youth volunteers from schools and universities across 42 countries. His work focuses on media, environmental protection, peace-building, and youth development.
THE FUTURE OF PEACE. Thirty young peace advocates from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines gathered for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) United for Peace program held at the at the…
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"In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author of "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." What does this mean in 2019? How can Americans move past tribalism? Don't miss this conversation with Chua and Bard College's Walter Russell Mead, moderated by Bard's Roger Berkowitz.
University of Washington's Professor Stephen Gardiner discusses the ethics of climate change from intergenerational, political, and personal perspectives. Should individuals feel bad for using plastic straws or eating meat? What should the UN and its member states do? And how can older generations make up for "a massive failure in leadership" that has led, in part, to the current crisis?
Janos Pasztor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), gives an update on his team's work after a busy week in New York. In the wake of troubling IPCC reports on climate change's effect on the oceans and land use, what more can the UN do? What are the challenges of nature-based solutions? And how should we handle climate change fatigue, individually and on a societal level?
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