Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (10)

The Symbiotic Relationship between Western Media and Terrorism

Around the Bataclan, Paris, November 2015. CREDIT: JeanneMenjoulet&Cie

Mass media and terrorism have become ever more intertwined in a mutually beneficial relationship often described as 'symbiotic.' This column…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2016 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #FDR

"The constant free flow of communications among us - enabling the free interchange of ideas - forms the very bloodstream of our nation.  It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally viral, eternally young. "

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

(FDR was a great communicator in the days of Radio (e.g, fireside chats in the AM radio band).  I can imagine him  broadcasting…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 25, 2016 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Obama at Hiroshima

The U.S. president's visit to the atomic bombing memorial caps his foreign policy agenda.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. CREDIT: U.S. Department of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 25, 2016 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Environmental Inequality: Where Does London Rubbish Go After Collection?

In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.

That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…

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Added by Christabel Benoit on May 25, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Ourania S. Yancopoulos' Presentation on Gender Equality at UN Wins Council's Student Research Conference

Ourania Sophia Yancopoulos. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that Ms. Ourania S. Yancopoulos' presentation on gender equality in the UN leadership was selected as the winner of the Council's second annual Student…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Feminism: The New "F-word" in Japan?

Boy plays female role in kabuki theater, Nagahama, Japan. CREDIT: lensofjapan (CC)

DEVIN STEWART: Hi. I'm…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 12, 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 May 12, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Us and Them? Bridget Anderson on Migrants and Nation-States

Refugees in Slovenia. CREDIT: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 11, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Sixth Instagram Takeover: Refugees Trapped in Greece

After a harrowing journey over the sea, this young boy throws his inner tube back to the ocean. He conquered it. He survived. This is one victory of many which still need to come in order to find a safe home in Europe. CREDIT: Tyson Sadler

For its …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 4, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

New Edited Volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia"

Detail from book cover.

Carnegie Council's Pacific Fellow Dr. Dicky Sofjan is the editor of the new volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 3, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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Reading List and Discussion Questions on Climate Change and The Philippines

With severe typhoons a regular occurrence, the Philippines has become the portrait of climate change victimhood. This 10-week Asia Dialogues Program reading list covers all aspects of how the nation is grappling with climate change.

Does Fake News Matter? with Brendan Nyhan

What are the real facts about fake news? Brendan Nyhan is co-author of an important new study on fake news consumption during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He discovered that a staggering one in four Americans visited a fake news site in the month before the election. But what was the actual agenda for most of these sites and what effect did they have on voters? His findings may surprise you.

Virtual Reality for Social Good, with Jeremy Bailenson

In this fascinating conversation, Jeremy Bailenson, director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, describes how virtual reality (VR) can be used as a force for good. By immersing people in experiences they wouldn't otherwise have, such as the disastrous effects of climate change or the struggles of refugees, they can be galvanized to tackle problems that previously seemed remote and abstract.

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