Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (37)

The Taiwanese Strawberry Generation is Bring the Social Movement from the Keyboard to the Street

Photo provided by CNN

     53 large scale protests, 48 demonstrations, and 760,000 people on the street, 2013 is so far the most challenging year for Taiwan.

     There are various protests this year, from the anti-media monopoly protest, NO Nuke demonstration, call for…

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Added by Chen Milan on August 19, 2013 at 2:27am — No Comments

University Focus Group Themes & Questions

As part of our Centennial projects, Carnegie Council invites students to convene and report on their own Global Ethical Dialogues discussions at their universities. The results from these discussions can be posted on this website. The groups are invited to explore with their peers one or more of our Global Ethical Dialogues themes and related questions:

1. Corruption and Trust

-How do you define corruption? How is corruption perceived in your…

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Added by Devin Stewart on August 15, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

HUMAN COMMODITIZATION IN THE 21st CENTURY: A SACRILEGE ON HUMAN DIGNITY

The 1833 slavery abolition Act that gave all slaves in British Empire their freedom and the 1865 US 13th Amendment to the constitution at the conclusion of the civil war were gallant efforts by people of conscience the world over on the total abolishment of slavery- the institutionalization of humankind as a property. Little did the humanity know that the phenomenon of slavery will not disappear totally but will rear its ugly head in different shades and colors. The legislative mile stone and… Continue

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on August 14, 2013 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Solutions to the Disputes on the South China Sea

Liu Yixuan, School of International Study, Peking University, 5th YiHe Yuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing City, China

 

Abstract: The recent disputes on the seas around Asia, which consist of the conflicts on Diaoyu Island (called “Fishing Island” in English) between China and Japan, the South China Sea between China and Philippines along with Vietnam, the Liancourt Islands…

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Added by Liu Yixuan on August 14, 2013 at 3:40am — No Comments

Entertainment and Human Rights: Human Trafficking Highlighted on Lifetime TV: Baby Sellers

Human trafficking is the third largest crime in the world following drugs and arms. According to the U.S. Department of State's 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, there are close to 27 million people enslaved today. Due to the complexities of human trafficking, this number is just an estimate. 

On August 12, 2013, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime along with Lifetime TV hosted a private screening of the upcoming movie Baby Sellers. The movie takes a look into the…

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Added by Marielle Ali on August 13, 2013 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

what do you mean by Moral Leadership?

What does Moral Leadership mean to you?

Moral Leadership as I understand is -

1. A leader, by definition, is one who guides, who shows the way by example. A leader, if he is to be effective, must have the ability to persuade others. If there is no persuasion, there simply is no leadership.

2.In order to be able to persuade others to follow a course of action, a leader must have personal integrity. If a man cannot be trusted, he cannot…

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Added by bida tamang on August 13, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Prayer

Before the Western wall in Jerusalem, both a soldier and a rabbi come to pray. Each represent their Israeli heritage in different ways: the soldier in his uniform reveals the modern Israeli tenacity to fight for and defend their homeland, while the rabbi in his robes shows the tendency to cling to tradition amidst the changes of the world. However, coming together in prayer,…

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Added by Michael Folta on August 13, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

Living With Differences

I was walking down the road on a drizzly day in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. I saw this man walking towards me and pulled out my camera. I asked If I could take his picture. He replied, "Clearly" I thanked him, he shook my hand, and we walked our separate ways.

This interaction triggered a new project, and a new way of viewing the world. I took this image home and…

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Added by Logan Havens on August 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Bhatai build world! Moral leadership from Bhit Shah

Bhatai build world!

Moral leadership from Bhit Shah.

Bhit-sand and shah-person. Handerads years ago a greatest poet of world lived inside the sandy place, named Hala city, province Sindh land (a mother land of Pakistan and India, The land of Moen-jo-Daro, oldest civilization of world)where he entire life spent to educate to teach world and gives happiness and sustainable development’’. This is meaning of moral and great leadership who live inside…

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Added by ShahJahan leghari on August 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Harmony of the Two Contradictory Forces in Luxor

This photo was taken in Luxor, Egypt, once the cultural and political center of the Ancient Egyptian City of the Thebes. In Luxor, the two contradictory forces of the remnants of ancient civilization and of the modernization mingle and harmonize. As portrayed in the photo, horse carriages walk around on the asphalt road…

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Added by Hannah Chang on August 11, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update Aug 3 - 9

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: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of…

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Added by Kent Boydston on August 9, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Mobilizing People for Thai Citizenship in Phayao

     

According to The Thailand Project, a U.S. based NGO working on statelessness issues, there are close to 3.2 million people stateless people in Thailand. With a large influx of Burmese migrants, Hillltribe population, and others, there are millions without access to a proper education, a job, or even basic healthcare. Simply, these people do not exist to the Thai government or any other.           …

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Added by Marielle Ali on August 7, 2013 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

Ideological Contradictions on Tiananmen Square

"Hold high the great flag of socialism with Chinese characteristics, under the guidance of Deng Xiaoping theory, the important thought of 'Three Represents,' and the Scientific Outlook on Development, and firmly and steadfastly advance on the road to socialism with Chinese characteristics, so as to build an all-around moderately-prosperous society and…

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Added by William Yale on August 6, 2013 at 1:19am — No Comments

Robert D. Kaplan: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert D. Kaplan on US Foreign Policy, Morality and Political Realism:

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-tragedy-us-foreign-policy-8810?page=show

Added by Linda Eggert on August 5, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 2nd

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: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of…

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Added by Kent Boydston on August 2, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Moral Leadership : The Priceless Value and Virtue for the Survival of Humankind

 

The daunting thoughts that have occupied the minds of humanity over the Centuries have been the direction of human civilization and its compatibility with ethical moral standards in relation to the advancement of science and technology. Albeit, the positive impacts of science and technology on humanity i.e. inventions and discoveries have made life more comfortable and meaningful to humanity. Conversely, the unbridled passion and gratification of sensual pleasure; the escalating…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on August 2, 2013 at 10:54am — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Rowan Williams

DEVIN STEWART: What is unique today, particularly from a moral perspective?

ROWAN WILLIAMS: I think the big factor for the world today is, of course, global communication, the rapidity and the reach of global communication and the fact that anybody, in effect, can post views electronically and have a…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 1, 2013 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

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