Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (20)

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

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

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

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

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

This Is How You Lose: Against Political Pressure by Militarism

The story is familiar: US sees Asia as a strategic region for reinforcing its military hegemony, prompting its “pivot to Asia” policy. China views the US as a competitor for regional dominance. Long-time American allies Japan and South Korea see the US as a deterrent to possible Chinese coercion. Southeast Asian nations do not take explicit sides but opt to use the great power rivalry as a hedge against dominance by either power. We hear debates about US responsibilities to allies,…

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Added by Alexandra Nicolette Khoo on May 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Social Responsibility and the Environment: An Ethical Challenge for U.S.-China Relations

Since the 1970s, climate change has played a major role in international relations and policy for both developed and developing countries. The fear of climate change’s impacts has spawned numerous agreements, conventions, protocols, and bilateral and multilateral meetings to provide short- and long- term solutions to tackle this problem. However, despite these efforts, climate change remains a looming international threat, and it seems that those fears stemming from environmental issues…

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Added by Jing Shiyuan on May 1, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Senkaku/Diaoyu Conflict Endangers U.S’s Re-balance to the Asia-Pacific

On the international level, the significance of the relationship between the United States and China is twofold. Firstly, these two nations stand alone as social and political powerhouses and secondly, they heavily depend on each other economically. The United States may have the largest military and economy, but China’s economy continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, most notably serving as the world’s greatest exporter of goods such as electrical machinery and…

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Added by Ana Martinovic on May 1, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Two Faces of Economic Development: The Ethical Controversy Surrounding U.S.-Related Sweatshops in Developing Asian Countries

Many aspects of the average American’s material lifestyle can be attributed to trade relations between the United States and Asia. A significant proportion of the clothes they wear, the toys they grew up with, and even the technology they use, was produced somewhere in Asia. Commerce with major developing nations like China and Indonesia is reportedly crucial for America's own continued economic prosperity, since its…

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Added by Annabelle Wong on May 1, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments

Compassion as a Root of Ethics

I believe the greatest moral challenge facing the world today is how the international community understands and defines “morality.”  Morality and ethics is at the heart of our conduct as human beings.  It lurks behind every decision big or small—whether to share a seat on the bus or whether to even take the bus.  How we as human beings define morality is how we choose to live it. 

The modern world has never been more interconnected than it is in our present state.  Technological…

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Added by Margaret Vu on May 1, 2013 at 1:05am — No Comments

Time for 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 Republic of Korea (North Korea). The…

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Added by Oriene H Shin on May 1, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

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