Featured Blog Posts – May 2019 Archive (7)

Carnegie Council Current Affairs Events in June: China, U.S. Global Engagement, Governing the Internet, Saving Democracy, and Gorgon State Surveillance

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

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar.

Press passes and student tickets are available. Please contact…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 30, 2019 at 10:08am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Announces Robert J. Myers Fellows for 2019

Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Robert J. Myers Fellows Fund grants.

The Robert J. Myers Fellows Fund supports and promotes activities of the Carnegie Council network that embody Mr. Myers' vision of effective ethical inquiry rooted in local experiences and communities. This year…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Appoints Ambassador Jean-Marie Guéhenno as Senior Fellow

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Jean-Marie Guéhenno as Senior Fellow. During his two-year fellowship, he will be working on a book tentatively titled The Second Renaissance: In Search of a New Balance Between the Individual and the Collective.

The…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 23, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

ZAMBIAN ECONOMICAL CHALLENGES

Zambia today is undergoing diverse challenges in the areas of economy. The reasons are that most of the focus, time and support has had been given to politicians. And most issues are replaced with political considerations. Instead of  focusing on the professionality of people who qualify in those governmental offices as well as those people who are deserving empowerment.

This however has cause more problems…

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Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on May 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Public Opinion #George Washington

"In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to pubic opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened ." George Washington

Comment:  The Information Age/Evolving CyberWarfare/World-Wide Web Dis-Information/ Politics/Propaganda/Lies make it "essential that public opinion" be aware/educated on: "fake news" special/foreign interests. Carnegie might consider deploying some of its…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 11, 2019 at 8:56am — No Comments

Josephine Marrocco Wins 2019 Carnegie Council Student Research Conference: Topic, AIDS Crisis in Russia

On May 3, Carnegie Council held its fifth annual student conference at its headquarters in New York City.

This year, the Council received 36 applications from 12 universities around the New York City area and across the United States. Out of the 36 applications, 11 projects, including one group project from The New School, were selected to present at the conference.

The winning presentation was by …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 10, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Help us to Make Ethics Matter: Spring Fund Drive 2019

Carnegie Council fosters a worldwide conversation about the global problems that affect all of us—from Manhattan's Upper East Side to Rio's favelas, from boardrooms in Brussels to classrooms in Shanghai.

But we can't do it alone.

Support Carnegie Council today and help us continue to make ethics matter on the global stage by making a donation to our Annual Fund.

Donating is…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 1, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

In Honduras, activists like Edwin Espinal are among the latest victims of a government whose level of corruption has made it incompatible with democratic development. A number of efforts are being made to combat this corruption, however, among them, surprisingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA efforts in this regard began in 2012, a year that turned out to be a spectacular failure for the DEA.

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