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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Diplomacy, Ethics, Governance, Justice, Poverty
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am a Year 11 student at an international school in Singapore. I am passionate about writing, current affairs and politics, and regularly attend Model United Nations conferences. Through the Global Ethics Network, I hope to gain a deeper insight into the ethical side of international relations, and acquire a different perspective of current affairs through the lens of ethics.

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How Do You Find The Word That Means Merkel?

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 10:04pm 0 Comments

In recent months, that familiar stern, cropped-hair silhouette has become emblematic of discipline, austerity, and amongst the more optimistic, salvation. But to pick a single label for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, would leave Europe divided - oppressor, or saviour? 

On June 29th, 2015, Greece's failure to requite €1.73 billion to the IMF made it the first European nation to join the list of countries that have defaulted on IMF loans; a register that includes pariah states,…

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What I Would Like to See Happen in this Century to Make the World a Better Place

Posted on January 4, 2015 at 3:44am 0 Comments

Kavya Deshpande 

United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Grade 10 Student

Hopes for the Next Century: Religious Tolerance

Twenty-one thousand is a large number. So is forty-thousand, and I think that everyone would agree that six million is simply mammoth. But never have these strings of digits been more terrifying than when they are used to count…

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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?

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