Featured Blog Posts – January 2018 Archive (12)

Carnegie Council Appoints Nikolas K. Gvosdev as Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Program

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikolas K. Gvosdev as Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Program.

Dr. Gvosdev is a professor of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 26, 2018 at 6:02pm — No Comments

sports diplomacy

i've been hearing about "sports diplomacy" these days, mostly surrounding north korean and south korean relations during the upcoming olympics. in fact, it has been in existence since ancient greece, and is referred to as "the olympic truce". here's a link for more information, from the olympic organization:…

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Added by Lydia Kaplan on January 23, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Winners of Carnegie Council's 2017 International Student Photo Contest on Climate Change

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its fifth annual International Student Photography Contest. The topic was Climate Change. We asked for photos that show examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

We were pleased to see a wide range of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 18, 2018 at 5:18pm — 8 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #WHAT IF -WHY NOT ?

#Cyberpeacefare #What If - Why Not ?  That is the question ?  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 15, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments

in the words of dr. martin luther king, jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'.

Added by Lydia Kaplan on January 14, 2018 at 2:28pm — No Comments

i'm sorry about what he said.....

.....the president of my country made an abhorrent statement the other day. please accept my apologies, on behalf of my friends and family. his words and deeds are NOT a reflection of anyone i know. our hearts are broken over his shameful comments.

Added by Lydia Kaplan on January 14, 2018 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Youth and strategic planning to build the future

Young people are the mainstay of advancement and progress, and wealth being invested for the future, and if the Arab nation of wealth, it is the immense human wealth, which is approaching 300 million, which represents nearly one third of Arab youth, and this is, without a doubt, offers the Arab nation human stock and enormous energy future represents the backbone of development.

The moral wisdom that youth participation as a key objective of the reform strategies and policies,…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on January 11, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

celebrating diversity in a historically homogeneous community: feedback please!

Brainstorming with friends tonight, we wondered how we can bring together our diverse neighbors in a welcoming way. The demographics in this historically homogeneous community are shifting, and we are glad for that, but are concerned they might feel isolated.

We have some ideas for a community event, but I am interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas as well. 

Added by Lydia Kaplan on January 10, 2018 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Which of our policies and actions will be deemed grievously wrong in the future?

In the opening pages of his last book, published posthumously in 1913, the natuaralist and polymath Albert Russel Wallace (a co-developer, alongside Darwin, of the theory of evolution) observed that "that which at one time and place is held to be right and proper is, at another time or place, considered to be not only wrong, but one of the greatest of crimes" (Social Environment and Moral Progress, p. 8).  Examples of policies and actions illustrating Wallace's point are all too…

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Added by Martin O. Heisler on January 3, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Giving #Walt Whitman

"When I give, I give myself."

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 3, 2018 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Name: Micah School: Homeschooled Grade: 11th                                                                 Problems with religion   Since the beginning of time, people have had religion to give the…

Name: Micah

School: Homeschooled

Grade: 11th

                                                                Problems with religion

 

Since the beginning of time, people have had religion to give them a more fulfilling and purposeful life. They feel more comfortable having something not of this world that they can get help from when all else fails. In fact, many people keep religion simply because they are afraid of being alone in the world and feel…

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Added by Micah Gustafson on January 1, 2018 at 12:14am — No Comments

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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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