For me, the United States Coast Guard has always evoked images of heroic rescues, ships caught in Nor'easters, and training sessions on fishing safety—vital acts imparting a straightforward impression.
A discussion aboard the USCGC Seneca with Commander Chuck Fosse, Lt. Commander Camilla Bosanquet, and the Carnegie New Leaders complicated matters. We discussed…Continue
Part I of this two-part series discussed the need to integrate the poor in…Continue
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Nigeria is not known for strong governance. On the contrary, it is arguably one of worse governed countries in the world, losing hundreds of billions of dollars to corruption and…Continue
Added by Seth Kaplan on May 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Maybe that sounds a little weird. China has modernized, you say.
Yeah, maybe for the trivial stuff like telecommunications and transportation. I'm looking for an honest-to-goodness 21st-century transformation.
I mean, it's just downright silly for such a powerhouse as China to continue insisting that tiger [ahem]…Continue
Five years after its proposal, the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force on May 15 with the export of Colombian flowers to the United States and an expected shipment of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Colombia. It was a topic of contention at the 2012 Summit of the Americas that took place in the Colombian city of Cartagena: Will the free trade agreement…Continue
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Our Global Ethics Network website now has nearly 300 members. Please help us spread the word and let us know if you plan to use this technology with your students and classrooms.
We also are pleased to post the attached EIA Booklet…Continue
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The victory of anti-austerity Socialist leader François Hollande in the French presidential election has sparked discussion about the future of European economic policy. Winning 51.62 percent of the vote, Hollande's campaign was founded on the promise to introduce "a new direction to Europe," with a focus on growth and investment, in lieu of the austerity policies of outgoing French…Continue
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The adoption of sustainable-development for responding to the exigencies of our time warrants a major rethink in all sectors of an economy. Other than science and technology, even services and non-technical sectors would have to revamp their activities to minimize their carbon footprint. In fact, the urgent urge to adopt sustainability has currently stoked a race among rich and developing…Continue
Added by Balkrishna C. Rao on May 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Reading the exchangebetween William Nordhaus and global warming skeptics led by Roger Cohen, former ExxonMobil Director of Strategic Planning (NYRB 4/26), raises the question of what can be done…Continue
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