Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (11)

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 27, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Other Side of Migration

  • The Other Side of Migration

    A global photo competition on migration and development

    How has migration improved your life? Or the life of someone you know? Have you witnessed some of the many positive effects of migration on the lives of migrants and on societies? The overwhelming amount of sad news linked to migration all too often overshadows these positive aspects. This…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 26, 2016 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Earth Day - On the eve of the officialy sign the agreement at UN in New York 2016 #EarthToParis

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, PhM, M.Sc., bioethicist

#EarthToParis action of people around the world held last year has a intention to  call for urgent action at…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on April 22, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

Artificial intelligence as a "new" moral subject in the 21st century?

Author: Olivera Z. Mijušković, PhM, M.Sc. 

"World Economic Forum 2016" held in Davos a few months ago was not exclusively on economic issues that relying on statistical analysis and economic factors but more attention was given to the so-called "new technological revolution". This at first doesn`t work so far away…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on April 20, 2016 at 4:26am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for April 14, 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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on April 14, 2016 at 10:43am — No Comments

Poverty Beyond the Numbers

ASUNCIÓN – What is poverty? For decades, we have defined it with a number, which the World Bank currently puts at a personal income of less than $1.90 per day. But a single number fails to capture the complexity of poverty. Measuring more than just income is essential to understanding the needs of poor people and delivering optimal assistance.

As the World Bank convenes its Spring…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 12, 2016 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

How A Vacant Seat On The Supreme Court Affects Foreign Policy

Originally published on The Huffington Post on February 21, 2016

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is leading to chaos during an already unpredictable presidential election cycle. Unsurprisingly, Republicans do not want President Obama to choose Scalia’s…

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Added by Tania Cohen on April 7, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for April 7, 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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on April 7, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

What Ted Cruz Really Thinks About Foreign Policy

Originally published on The Huffington Post

Senator Ted Cruz’s Middle East policy is somewhat unique among Republicans, particularly in comparison to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Regardless of the success of their respective endeavors in the Middle East, both pursued actions that at…

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Added by Tania Cohen on April 6, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Helping Refugees Together

LONDON – This year is likely to be the most momentous for refugee protection and migration since the signing of the Geneva Convention in 1951. Depending on the choices we make, we will either help create more open societies, based on greater international cooperation, or we will abet authoritarian governments and their nationalist agendas. So we must treat this issue with exceptional urgency and seriousness of purpose.

The refugee and migration crises in the Mediterranean, Asia,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 6, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

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Miranda Massie on the Impacts of Climate Change and New York's Climate Museum

Hurricane Sandy was the catalyst that impelled Miranda Massie to quit her job as a civil rights lawyer and found the Climate Museum. "I think that climate change is THE equality and THE civil rights issue of the 21st century," she says. Why open this museum in New York and what does it hope to accomplish? Find out more in this interview that covers not only the multi-faceted impacts of climate change, but also what we can do about it.

Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd discusses the ethical and political implications of big data and artificial intelligence. In this excerpt, boyd explains to journalist Stephanie Sy some of the disturbing issues that arise when machine learning and algorithms are used in the criminal justice system.

What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters with Garry Wills

Northwestern's Garry Wills says that he was surprised to learn that Islam is a much more "inclusive" religion than Judaism or Christianity.

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