Featured Blog Posts – April 2019 Archive (3)

The Uniform Civil Code - A Hindu Supremacy ?

Uniform Civil Code – Hindu Mahasabha ?

Pluralism, a system in which multiple ethnic groups coexist, respecting all traditions and beliefs respectively. India is said to be the living embodiment of this definition. However, incorporating all of these beliefs into the Indian constitution would double its already colossal size. Considering this, Our Indian government allows its citizens to preach their…

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Added by Harikeshav. Narayan on April 30, 2019 at 4:36am — No Comments

May Carnegie Council Current Affairs Events, Live and Online: Brian Lamb on U.S. Presidents, Adam Gopnik on Liberalism, Ash Jain on U.S. Leadership, and a Panel on China

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its May 2019 current affairs programs in New York City.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 23, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ethics and Climate Change: Earth Day 2019

"The people of the 1940s could have left the Nazis for the people of the 1960s to deal with, but that would have meant leaving a political cancer that could worsen without limit. It is up to us to draw the line beyond which climate change cannot pass."

Henry Shue, "Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?"

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2019, Carnegie Council presents a selection of materials from the past year on the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 22, 2019 at 2:19pm — 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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