May 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Thought Leader: Nancy Birdsall

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's Devin Stewart spoke with Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development.

DEVIN STEWART: Dr. Birdsall, great to have you here today. Thank you for coming to Carnegie Council.

NANCY…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Essay on Ethics of Cybersecurity Wins Trans-Pacific Student Contest

Dear Global Ethics Network, We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Trans-Pacific Student Contest. Please see the press release below for more details:

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged American and East…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

#direngeziparki is now the 2nd worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

In fall 2011 when I was witnessing the rise of Occupy Wall Street in New York City, one of the recurring questions in my mind was this: When would Turkey have its own #Occupy moment? “We are the 99%” slogan had spread from the Zuccotti Park to other cities in the U.S, taking its inspiration from square occupations in Egypt, Greece, Spain and Britain. Some of those movements fizzled out, and some of them kept on. But Turks had not jumped on that Occupy bandwagon for a really long…

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Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Bloody face of killing nature: Tayyip Erdogan!

Bloody face of killing nature: Tayyip Erdogan!



"Dear friends all around the world,



something brave and significant is happening in Istanbul, Turkey.

A late blooming Occupy wave one might call it.



Citizens tired of a bullying government with its corrupt management of public spaces and reckless abuse of land are coming together to protect a public park in the heart of the Istanbul which is under the…

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Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments

This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites.

International Human Rights Organizations and Dear Friends, Comrades, Press Members from all over the world;



This is an urgent call from human rights defenders, activists, NGOs, professional chambers, grassroots, neighbourhood associations and Istanbulites.



Since the 27th of May,Istanbulites from all social and political backgrounds and ages and from all over the city had been continuing a peaceful resistance in…

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Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

Why should we care about #occupygezi?

''To all my friends living abroad; a message from my friend; please read and share!



PM Tayyip Erdogan's police attacked today at 5am the protesters defending a park in the center of Istanbul and woke them in their tents with pepper spray and burnt down their tents. The attack is disproportional and unjust.



The protest itself is against the destruction of Gezi Parki…
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Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 31, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments

Why should we care about #occupygezi? Part 2

 

A friend in Istanbul wrote this, I'm sadly sharing her message: "Reporting from İstanbul, Turkey: We are under attack. We get sprayed with pepper gas on a weekly basis. We have been allowed alcohol in our homes but not outside. Kissing and hugging not allowed. However we are strongly encouraged to breed and make 3 kids right after marriage. Women taking pregnancy tests are recorded. Morning after pills are prescription drugs now. Breathing optional on…

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Added by Ulku Mazlum on May 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Apple and Foxconn: Too close for comfort?

Apple and Foxconn's perfect corporate marriage may be starting to fray, according to this piece in Week in China.

Week in China attributes the possible divergence between Apple and its Taiwan-based manufacturer to commercial imperatives. Apple needs lower-price alternatives to…

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Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 24, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

School is a beacon of hope in India’s poorest state

It’s a well-known fact that a country develops when its people develop. Development, in a broad sense, is the increase of the literacy rate in a country. Indians can be proud to recollect that one of our finest presidents, and one of the greatest minds of this era, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, came from a poor family. That is how a country grows: When you see small children walking long distances to school because there is no…

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Added by Nupur Jha on May 23, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Zach

"It's really simple actually... It's just... try and make people happy . . . as long as you learn it, you're going to make the world a better place."

http://www.upworthy.com/this-kid-just-died-what-he-left-behind-is-wondtacular-rip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxXAtmmLLc

Added by Andrew Sonntag on May 21, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments

Carnegie Global Ethics Network/ Cyberpeacefare Blog

See Cyberpeacefare Blog - New Blog - Looking for participants !

Added by Al LeBlanc on May 19, 2013 at 3:16pm — 16 Comments

Thought Leader: Louise Arbour

As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's David Speedie spoke with Louise Arbour, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Previously she was United Nations high commissioner for human rights. 

DAVID SPEEDIE: What do you believe is morally distinct about the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 8, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Virtual Society: the Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the Planet today

    With the rapid development of information technology, we step into a society based on the internet. This brand new type of human society is called the virtual society. In my opinion, the virtual society is the greatest ethical challenge facing the planet today.

    First and foremost, the characteristics of the virtual society such as freedom, openness, and globalization make the whole world connected. And the way we…

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Added by Xu Duoduo on May 6, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

THE GREATEST CHALLANGE: IMBALANCE OF DEVELOPMENT AND CLASH OF CIVILIZATION

As the introduction I gave to the administrator just now, I’m an undergraduate student in School of International Study of Peking University, interested in ethical topics, this assay based on my reading and thinking, trying to look at the ethical challenges from a view of new fruits of today’s international study.

First of all, please permit me to clarify my answer from the very beginning, the greatest ethical challenge facing the planet today is the imbalance of development across…

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Added by Liu Yixuan on May 5, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

The Greatest Ethical Challenge - Good Government

HILLEL AND THE TAXMAN

Hillel the Elder’s fame rests on his use of logic for deriving Talmudic law and this talent also relates to his three questions about Jewish moral behavior (see: ”Avot” or “Ethics of the Fathers”, Chapter 1 verse 14). These questions are presented below. They are applicable to many attitudes and responses that individuals take and also pertain to the community at large. Amongst the public and social money matters, this includes a nations’ methods for…

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Added by David Harold Chester on May 4, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing the planet today, and why?

Nowadays, the main theme of the world is peace and development. Development is really important to almost all the countries in the world, which includes the development of society and ethical concepts as well as the development of science and technology. Although the development of other aspects is quite rapid, there are still a lot of ethical challenges as obstacles of the world. Some problems belong to social field while other problems belong to scientific field. For my perspective, most…

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Added by Wang Zeyu on May 4, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

What the World Bank Does Not Understand About “Doing Business”

In its 10-year history, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report has achieved enormous influence. The annual study, one of the flagship knowledge products of the World Bank, is…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on May 2, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

At Yale, debating the ethics of extractive industries

We recently wrapped up the Yale Business Ethics Conference–something I’ve been helping plan since last year.

The coolest thing about this event wasn’t the caliber of the speakers, which I found astonishing, but rather how…

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Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 2, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

What is the ethical problem in US-Asia countries?

Time to Find an Alternative to Economic Sanctions?

The one of the greatest ethical challenges facing U.S.-Asia relations focuses on the continued struggle to strike a balance between regional peace and security, individual human rights, and state sovereignty. All are important, but difficult to reconcile the inherent tensions among them. This struggle is highlighted in the history of the Asia, and through the current relationship between the United States and the Democratic People’s…

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Added by sunyung Hong on May 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Time, Talent, Treasure: Revisiting Developmental Partnerships Between the Philippines and the USA

Time, Talent, Treasure: Revisiting Developmental Partnerships Between the Philippines and the USA

Out of acts of goodwill came the perpetuation of the long standing stereotypical images of the prosperous and the impoverished. There is no doubt that the development sector has played a significant role in the world today, especially as globalization has brought countries closer together to collaborate on programs that benefit the most vulnerable in society. These…

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Added by Jeanne Carmel Puertollano on May 2, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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