Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (37)

Values in Business - More Than Just $$$$$$$- Need "Conscience"

Recommend Reading: "Values in a Business Society; Issues & Analysis; James Kuhn & Ivar Berg/Columbia University.

Excerpts from Preface: "The large size of today's business corporations, the wide range of their activities at home and abroad, and the nation's dependence upon them for an amazing array of goods and services means that the businessman is a highly influential American.

"His influence is increased even more by the fact that he is not only an adminstrator…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 31, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

RE: The Ethical Dilemma of Tibet: Is Human Rights Globalized or Localized

The blog post of Clearlaughter on The Ethical Dilemma of Tibet: Is human rights globalized or localized reminds me and at the same time reaffirms the question the question we posed and attempted to answer in a recent yet to be published co-authored reviewed article – Deconstructing Legal Dominance in Human Rights Discourse: Setting the Agenda for Paradigm shift in Peace Business in the 21st Century. However, as argued by Camellia XiaochuXiang and Denise Tugade in their article…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on August 30, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 30th

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: Director of Studies & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard:…

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Added by Kent Boydston on August 30, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments

Cambodia Post #2

This picture was also taken at Yosimasa School. My friend is playing a Japanese hand game with her Cambodian students. They seemed to be having lots of fun.

Name: Aoi Nakazawa

School: Makuhari Senior High School

Nationality:…

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Added by Aoi on August 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ghana will show us some good governance! Let the Resource Curse be overcome and become an African tiger

"We're going to really zoom, accelerate, and if everything works, which I pray will happen positively, you come back in five years, and you'll see that Ghana truly is the African tiger, in economic terms for development."[1]

 That was the comment of the former…

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Added by Armin Hübner on August 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Women in business: international organizations' efforts. The World Economic Forum

As a part of the series "Women in business: international organizations' efforts", the spotlight here is on the World Economic Forum and its Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, which engages top-level business and political leaders on gender parity issues. Every year, Senior Director Saadia Zahidi and her team issue the Global Gender Gap Report, to measure and rank the progress of all countries around the…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on August 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Women in business: international organizations' efforts. The IFC

As a part of the series "Women in business: international organizations efforts", profiling the various efforts international organizations undertake to assist women in reaching their full potential at the workplace, the spotlight today is on the IFC and its Women in Business Program.…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on August 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Women, War & Peace: Matt Damon on why men should care

Matt Damon narrates a documentary on how women are affected by…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Million People March and Philippine Moral Leadership

In the midst of the controversial pork barrel scam, the Filipino people had signified disgust and anger on the way the taxpayers’ money is being spent by the government through the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) by lawmakers which eventually diverted into corruption involving lawmakers themselves, implementing agencies of the government, and non-government organizations (NGOs). The Million People March staged on 26 August 2013 during the Philippines’…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on August 27, 2013 at 8:42am — No Comments

International Student Photography Contest

Megan Dehmelt

Drexel University 

USA

Added by Megan Dehmelt on August 26, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Strengthening public participation in the Philippine pork barrel system

Conversing with some Congress employees about the ‘pork’ is a common thing. They somehow have an idea on how this P70 million and P200 million came into being, underwent to a bureaucratic flow in both chambers of Philippine Congress, and transferred in agencies and other implementing entities. Some, if not all, staffs of House Members and Senators have an overview of the process. And now that Congress is approaching another session of budget deliberation for 2014, for sure, interested…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on August 23, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update August 17 - 23

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: Director of Studies & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan…

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Added by Kent Boydston on August 23, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Syrian chemical weapons allegations “exceptionally grave,” investigation is essential

Press Release GENEVA (22 August 2013) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay strongly condemned Thursday the reported killing of hundreds of civilians – including many women and children -- in the Damascus suburbs on Wednesday, and said the allegations that many deaths were the result of the use of chemical weapons must be investigated “as a matter of utmost urgency.”…



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Added by Iveta Cherneva on August 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: An Open World: Science, Technology, and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr’s Thoughts

University of Copenhagen, 4–6 December 2013.

As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Non-use of nuclear weapons: Why nuclear weapons are outlawed, and why the window left open in 1996 was a failure

In recent years the debate on outlawing nuclear weapons has (re)emerged. By naming personal experienced events, I have tried to summarize this issue - which, in my point of view, has a strong normative ethical componant. 

Background

In the bold discussions on the NPT and its review process, some states argue with legal and normative obligations not to use nuclear weapons. The non-Alignement Movement (NAM) and the New Agenda Coalition (NAC) stated that the use of nuclear weapons…

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Added by Armin Hübner on August 22, 2013 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

A Competição Nacional de Mediação do Poder Judiciário: um relato e as contradições de uma iniciativa

Há exatamente uma semana, no Tribunal de Justiça do Distrito Federal e Territórios, em Brasília, se encerrava a primeira Competição Nacional de Mediação de Conflitos do Poder Judiciário. Organizada pela Escola Nacional de Mediação e Conciliação e pelo Conselho Nacional de Justiça, a…

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Added by Gabriel G. S. Lima de Almeida on August 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Essay Topic: What does moral leadership mean to you?

I was six years old when I saw a really grumpy mall security guard berate a girl not much older than me for stealing something from the video store. Seeing me so deeply engrossed in the proceedings, my dad looked down at me with a smile and asked me if I knew why the girl was getting shouted at. Feeling smart, I parroted back what the teacher had taught me just last week, a cute little rhyme that…

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Added by Akshata Prabhu on August 20, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan

We resume our series of interviewing young professionals in the field of human rights with this extensive interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan who works for the International Criminal Court. …

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Added by Neha Bhat on August 19, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014: Win a Trip to New York City

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT: AN ETHICAL POINT OF TRANSPARENT LEADERSHIP

Listening to a short but much thought provoking dialogue with a friend, we both couldn’t avoid bringing ethics into the subject. The discussion was centered on a highly sensitive subject among Gambians (people of my country). As usual, we changed the topic to a broader coverage almost applying it to the whole continent or (more accurately to countries without presidential term-limits). My friend told me that he believes that term limits for…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 19, 2013 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

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