Featured Blog Posts – January 2016 Archive (8)

IS THERE ANY FUTURE FOR US-ASIA RELATIONSHIP?

ABSTRACT

Any discussion on the future of the relationship between the two dominant ideological traditions in the world today would certainly involve lot of complexities. This is so given the fact that the past and present relationship between the United States (US) and Asia has not followed a clear cut trajectory. This paper will argue that whilst one can talk of cooperation in several critical areas such as trade, world peace and technology between the…

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Added by Frederick Boamah on January 31, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 28, 2016

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 28, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Evolution of ‘anti-political cultural policy’ among the philosophes after the French Revolution and after WW2

Introduction

The philosopher treats a question; like an illness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein[1]

 

            “The state intervention in cultural matters has always proved certain mistrust on the part of French intellectuals”, wrote Remy Rieffel in an encyclopedia entry on French Intellectuals and Cultural Policy, “who are inclined to be individualist and anti-authoritarian” (Ahearne, 2006, p. 324). The central…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on January 27, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Winners of the 2015 International Student Photo Contest on Climate Change

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its third annual International Student Photography Contest. The topic was Climate Change. We asked contestants to send us examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

The judges were intrigued and pleased to see the wide range of creative and thoughtful…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What if: we’re still alive in 2100? Radical life extension and its implications. On the eve of the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos.

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Philosophy and economics together? Not at all, but...

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos will inter alia  address the bioethical issues of radical life extension, more precisely, its possible…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 19, 2016 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2016

Ian Bremmer. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni, Carnegie Council

DEVIN STEWART: I'm Devin Stewart from Carnegie Council in New York City. I'm sitting here with Ian Bremmer, founder of Eurasia Group. Today we're talking about…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Solar Net Metering - New Perspectives

Solar, net metering roil ‘old-time’ utilities

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Added by Roy Morrison on January 9, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

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