Featured Blog Posts – March 2016 Archive (16)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for March 31, 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 March 31, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Lonely Resistance: Protesting Chinese Resource Exploitation on the Tibetan Plateau

Chinese dam construction on the Lancang (Upper Mekong) River, 2012. CREDIT: International Rivers

Tibet, known as "the roof of the world," is seen as a place of peace and tranquility where humans and nature may co-exist in harmony. For Tibetans, the hills, mountains, and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 28, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Upcoming Conferences of Interest: 2016

We have compiled a list of upcoming conferences related to the fields of ethics and international affairs. We hope you find something that interests you!

Political Science Association (PSA) 66th Annual International Conference: Politics and the Good Life

Date: March 21-23, 2016

Location: Brighton, UK

Ever since thought was directed towards and attached itself to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Call for Papers

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online) 

 

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

The Industries of the Future

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good afternoon, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs Programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council I'd like to thank you all for joining us.

Our guest today is Alec Ross, one of America's leading experts on innovation. The focus of our discussion is based on his book entitled …

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 24, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Announces Grant from Henry Luce Foundation for Asia Dialogues Program

CREDIT: Gusta Johnson. Discussants, L to R: Peter Kwong, Henry Chang, Jiayang Fan, and Kavitha Rajagopalan

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Carnegie Council's …

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 23, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

A Conversation with Sarah Chayes on Corruption and Global Security

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STEPHANIE SY: Good evening. I'm Stephanie Sy, this is Ethics Matter, and our guest tonight is Ms. Sarah Chayes. She is a journalist who arrived in Afghanistan in 2001. She was working for National Public Radio (NPR) at the time. She ended up living in Afghanistan for a decade. She started a cooperative with local Afghans. She…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fourth Instagram Take-Over: Migrants, Greek-Macedonian (FYROM) Border

A migrant family from South Sudan walking in a sunflower field in Idomeni, a crossing point between Greece and Macedonia (FYROM) where roughly 400 migrants per day wait for a chance to cross the border. CREDIT: Rena Effendi

For its fourth Instagram take-over by photographers from around the world, Carnegie Council presents work by Rena Effendi (…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 16, 2016 at 2:24pm — No Comments

"Ethics & International Affairs" Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

This year Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs celebrates the 30th anniversary of its distinguished journal, Ethics & International Affairs. In an age that thinks in terms of nanoseconds, the journal's mission has acquired a new urgency. More than ever, we are…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 16, 2016 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Free for a Limited Time! "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2016 Issue

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publication of its spring 2016 issue, the first in its 30th anniversary volume.

This issue includes an essay by Amitai Etzioni on how to define national sovereignty through rights and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 15, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The Refugee/Migrant Crisis

Peter Sutherland, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good morning, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council I'd like to thank you all for joining us.

It is a…

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Carnegie Council Announces Global Ethics Day, October 19, 2016

BACKGROUND IMAGE CREDIT: Shutterstock

Carnegie Council announces its third annual Global Ethics Day (#globalethicsday2016) on October 19,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 9, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Ethics Matter: Zainab Salbi on Women, War, and Self-Empowerment

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MARLENE SPOERRI: Welcome to Ethics Matter. I'm Marlene Spoerri, program officer for Ethics Matter here at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 8, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

International Women`s Day 2016 #UNESCO

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher, bioethicist, journalist

International Women's Day (IWD) in past times  called International Working Women's Day. The way of celebration depends on from global celebration for the first of respect and love for humanistic, economic,…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on March 8, 2016 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

The Making of Sustainable India Second Prize, Undergraduate Category, Essay Contest 2015

Sanyam Khare, age 20, is a third year law student in ILS Law College, Pune, India. He loves research and is passionate about India achieving sustainability.

ESSAY TOPIC: Sustainable Development Goal #11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Propose specific measures for your country (or region or city) to reach the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 3, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

Goals for a Better World: Taking Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change in the United States within the Next 15 Years First Prize, Undergraduate Category, Essay Contest 2015

Annabelle Dunbar, age 22, is a senior set to graduate in May 2016 with her BS from the University of Central Florida in Environmental Studies. She has always had a love for the environment and wildlife, and has known since a child that she would use that passion to make positive change in the world. She is an advocate for environmental protection and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 2, 2016 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

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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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