Featured Blog Posts – February 2018 Archive (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

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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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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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