Minkwan Seo
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http://www.laonculture.net
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High School Student
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Tenafly High School
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Cities, Conservation, Culture, Diplomacy, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, Peace, Poverty, Sustainability, Technology, Transportation
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
As a student who wants to pursue a career in diplomacy, I would like to learn many different things going around the world while also sharing what's happening in my community. I hope the Global Ethics Network could be a place where I could expand my knowledge of the global society.

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Nationalism: A Key to Expression

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Nationalism: A Key to Expression

Discovering the power of nationalism through the comparison of the South Korean and North Korean societies.

By Minkwan Seo, Senior at Tenafly High School

            July 27th is a day unwittingly forgotten by many Koreans, or rather a day memorized as the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics. Well, the purpose of posting this essay on Carnegie Council’s Blog is not to talk about the Olympics – it’s about a more…

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Hacksaw Ridge and International Relations

Posted on November 19, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

United States was in a full-fledged war with Japan during the World War II, and every able-bodied American men were signing up for the army. Seeing his brother enlisting, and seeing more and more people around him wearing military uniforms, Desmond decides to join the army. However, Desmond is soon faced with a big trouble; he resists bearing arms as a conscientious objector, and even refuses to train on Saturdays, as he is a Seventh-day Adventist. Desmond’s refusals outrage the sergeant and…

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Black Hawk Down and International Relations

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

            Somalia in 1993 was extremely unstable, with the warlord Aidid stealing the humanitarian aid supplies sent to Somalia, and using starvation and poverty as his weapon. To put an end to Aidid’s uncontrolled power, and to aid the starving population, the United States sends Special Forces into Somalia as part of the UN Peacekeeping Operations, a purely “humanitarian” mission. It seemed to be a simple mission at first: arresting Aidid’s two top advisors. However, the operation wasn’t…

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable :Educate, Go Local, And Collaborate!

Posted on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Few months ago in a seminar that I’ve attended, I heard a lecturer say, “Disaster becomes a disaster when there are humans involved in it.” Several earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen every day around the world, and it seems that only few of them receive a true public spotlight. Always, news of earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen to have thousands of civilian casualties, with its number increasing as media’s live coverage continues day by day. Have we ever paid attention on natural…

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