February 2018 Blog Posts (11)

Winners of the 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on the World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2017 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest.

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

The five winning essays address sexual exploitation, geoengineering, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the universal right to education. There were no winners in the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 26, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Scientific Press: Between Theory and Practice

    Now witnessing the scientific press specialized in the field of science and technology and the new shift in terms of quantity and type; in view of the appearance of several new scientific and research projects and plans, and the holding of international scientific conferences in the fields of modern constantly.

What is meant Scientific Press?

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Added by Hanane Saouli on February 25, 2018 at 1:12pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Tribute to RAF #Winston Churchill

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."  Winston Churchill

(Tribute to Royal Air Force).

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 25, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

The War for Raw Materials

The war for raw materials amounts to a reshuffling of the power relations among Western nations, on one hand, and the emerging and/or developing nations, on the other. The rise of China, BRICS, and the growing strength of the sovereign wealth funds of Arab nations, which are oil exporters, provides the evidence. Resources are powerful weapons in economic warfare, and everything…

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Added by Giuseppe Gagliano on February 25, 2018 at 5:10am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Drop In The Ocean #Mother Teresa

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop  was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.  I do not agree with the big way of doing things."   Mother Teresa

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 22, 2018 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Lands For Agriculture: Subterranean Housing And Transport System

Introduction:



Houses, and road transport networks, are obviously the most erected projects on land surfaces today. With the population of the world estimated to reach 10 billion in the next forty years, more structures and road transport systems will be needed to sustain this growing population. However, the land surfaces where houses and road transport systems are erected upon happens to be the platform of most agricultural activities. Therefore, more houses and road transport… Continue

Added by chukwudike chukwunenye ukeje on February 20, 2018 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Safeguarding the future of the younger generation: A lesson from the lumpfish

The world is advancing at a fast pace. It is beyond doubt that human race has made significant achievements in the last few decades. Child mortality has been reduced drastically, and we have succeeded in almost eradicating polio from every country. Communication barriers has been broken down through the invention of the internet, mobile phones and computers. Thereby creating a more globalized and inter-connected world. In addition, life expectancy has been increased appreciably and illiteracy… Continue

Added by chukwudike chukwunenye ukeje on February 20, 2018 at 11:42pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Simple Definition #CyberPeaceGadfly

Cyberpeacefare:  A world-wide web/social media experimental blog to activate the consciousness of digital device users to the enormous "bottom up" potential of the Individual to make a small contribution to "world peace and planet survival". Such messages can result in a Big end state (e,g., cyber world peace tsunami/chaos theory/butterfly effect). By sending a message of peace over various social media platforms you are…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 11, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Let There Be Peace on Earth #Jill Jackson& Sy Miller

"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me

Let there be peace on earth 

The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father

Brothers all are we

Let me…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for Applications for Manila Fact-Finding Trip, October 2018, DEADLINE MARCH 16!

Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program will lead a one-week fact finding trip (site visit) to Manila, Philippines, during the week of October 22, 2018. The purpose of the trip will be to conduct dialogues with experts and practitioners to explore current issues relating to climate change in Philippine politics and society. Topics of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 6, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Lying #Fyodor Dostoyevsky

" Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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The Power of Tribalism, with Amy Chua & Walter Russell Mead

"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.

Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, & Political Responsibility, with Stephen Gardiner

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?

C2G Update: Nature-based Solutions, the UN, & the IPCC Reports, with Janos Pasztor

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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