Featured Blog Posts – August 2014 Archive (28)

Millennium Development Goals: Less than 500 Days!

With less than 500 days until the end of the MDGs, the United Nations, governments, civil society and other stakeholders must continue to work until the end of December 2015. 

Added by Marielle Ali on August 28, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

"Scrambling to Adapt to Climate Change"

Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, The Netherlands

Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, The Netherlands. CREDIT: Donar Reiskoffer (CC)

In this episode of Carnegie Council's podcast series Impact, host Julia Taylor Kennedy and her guests explore how our society is attempting to deal with climate change, and why inequality…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 28, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Change your attitude-Change the world

Susanna Ghazoyan

College of ASUE

High School senior

We all have one thing in common.We are all humans.No…

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Added by Susanna Ghazoyan on August 26, 2014 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

"A Storm in a Bucket: Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge Controversy"

CREDIT: University of Central Arksansas (CC)

In this article from Carnegie Council's online magazine Policy InnovationsCarnegie-Uehiro fellow and Global Ethics Fellow Kei Hiruta takes a closer look at the ethics behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is fun-based activism morally questionable? Does "slacktivism" really have an impact? Read here to learn about Hiruta's…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 25, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

"War and Reconciliation in the Twentieth-Century Balkans"

Ivo Banac in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

Ivo Banac in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

In another speech from Carnegie Council's Sarajevo Symposium, Professor Ivo Banac of Yale University addresses the challenges of restoring peaceful and tolerant relations in the Balkans after a century of war has divided the region. For video and full transcript visit: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 22, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Great Task of Peace #Sir Frederick Eggleston

"The great task of the peace is to work morals into it.  The only sort of peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes his share of responsibility.  World organizations and conferences will be of no value unless there is improvement in relation of men to men."  

(Time for "everybody takes his/her  share of responsibility"   Wonder how ?  Anybody got any ideas ?)

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 21, 2014 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

"A Clear and Present Danger: Why We Need the UN Security Council to Help Defeat ISIL"

ISIL in Iraq

ISIL in Iraq's Saladin Province in June, 2014. CREDIT: AFP PHOTO / HO / WELAYAT SALAHUDDIN

In this article, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow David Speedie and Zach Dorfman, Associate Editor of Ethics & International Affairs argue that the US and the UN Security Council need to lead the fight against ISIL in Iraq. …

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 21, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 21, 2014

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 August 21, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Reaction Paper 4 for the EFF Course

Nguyen in section four raises an important issue about biasness in the selection of sources or subjects which could have serious implications on our work about the future. Prediction, especially in a world where uncertainty and of course greater understanding of possible incidents exist side by side, it is necessary for states and other actors to become more prepared in responding to needs such as security and financial stability. In addition, it also helps us to prepare for calamities that…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 20, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

"Corporations as Agents of Change"

BP ad in Shangai

CREDIT: Philip (CC)

This episode of Impact, Carnegie Council's podcast series that explores global business ethics, features guests Carole Basri, professor at Fordham Law School; Alice Korngold, president of Korngold Consulting; Aneel Karnani, economist at University of Michigan; Christine…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 18, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Change Education to Change the World

Julia Tofan

RHAM High School

High School Junior   

               "It can't be done" has been reiterated to me a hundred times over throughout my education thus far, and I believe that in order to change the world, we must change this attitude that hovers over our students and hampers their passion and initiative. When I grew tired of listening to the same lecture presented in school every day, I asked to skip a grade so that I could challenge myself and learn at a…

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Added by Julia Tofan on August 18, 2014 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

Reaction Paper on Section 3 of the EFF course on Of all Possible Future Worlds

There is an intense debate about the possibility of global peace and security when the peoples of the world, through communities, states and institutions have common goals and ambitions. It is true that peace, security and stability are some of the most fundamental things that enable humans to thrive whether in politics or economics. However, man has almost always been indulged in competition, whether for socio-economic resources, cultural or political gains. This competition indeed is…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 15, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

"Iran Nuclear Threat: Fact or Fiction?"

Tehran

Tehran's skyline via Shutterstock

This latest episode of Carnegie Council's Ethics in Security broadcast series is part of the US Global Engagement program. Senior Program Director David Speedie interviews historian and journalist Dr. Gareth Porter on…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for August 14, 2014

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 August 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

"Legal and Moral International Norms Since 1914"

Adam Roberts in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

Adam Roberts in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

Adam Roberts, senior research fellow at Oxford University's department of politics and international relations, delivers a speech on what we've learned since World War I, what we haven't learned, and how legal and moral norms change in response to the experience of war. This speech was part of the program at Carnegie Council's Sarajevo Symposium.

For full text and audio visit: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 13, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Northern Nigeria Contemporary Challenges and Prospects

The Centre for Peace Studies, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto hosted Prof. John N. Parden from George Manson University,United States who delivered a lecture on Northern Nigeria Contemporary Challenges and Prospects. Many issues bordering on security challenges facing northern…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on August 13, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

"Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan"

Rush hour in Tokyo

Rush hour in Tokyo. Credit: solmarch (CC)

In this episode of Carnegie Council's podcast series Impact, host Julia Taylor Kennedy interviews Devin Stewart, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Council; Ken Shibusawa, Chairman of Commons Asset Management; Lin Kobayashi, Co-founder of the International…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

‘IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ’ AFRICA IN PERSPECTIVE.

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‘IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD ’

AFRICA IN PERSPECTIVE.

Have you ever imagined how the world will turn to be like? Have you given a second thought of the giant success the world will be achieving? It seems to be skeptical in the eyes of many all over the world today but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We can’t be victims of the past anymore as rightly said by President Barack Obama. For the future of the…

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Added by eric vondee on August 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

"Religion in War and Reconciliation"

George Rupp in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

George Rupp in Sarajevo. CREDIT: Irfan Redzovic

As part of further coverage of our Centennial events and Sarajevo Symposium, check out Carnegie Council Senior Fellow George Rupp's presentation on the role of religion in war and how religion can also help us overcome violence.

Full transcript and video recording can be found here: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 8, 2014 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Minds and Hearts of Men #Allen Claxton

"Today the treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the minds and hearts of men."  Allen Claxton

(Seems to me this truth is manifest in the ubiquitous terrorism of today and especially in the slaughter of innocent civilians and children.  Is the solution to have women political leaders ?)

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Added by Al LeBlanc on August 8, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

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