August 2018 Blog Posts (18)

IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

NAME: ILECHUKWU SUCCESS. NAME OF SCHOOL: CEDEC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. HIGH SCHOOL TOPIC: IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

This is a question everyone has different opinions/ideas about. Well, in my opinion, it is really important to live in democracy. However, democracy is the government practiced by the people or by members of a state through the elected leaders.

I can’t even imagine living without democracy in our societies. Before considering that fact we should think about…

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Added by ilechukwu success on August 30, 2018 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Back to School with Carnegie Council’s Online Lessons, Worksheets, Primary Sources, and Activities

With the new school year in mind Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has added timely new high school and undergraduate materials to its extensive online Education Section.

These include two new sections:…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 30, 2018 at 11:03am — No Comments

Globalisation Effects on the Irish language and Identity

There is no denying it that globalisation has affected our world in more ways than one. This can be seen in the way we do business and the way we communicate as normal people are being exposed to new cultural ideas from countries that were once far away, but now seem as close as ever because of air travel and mass communications. While globalisation can be regarded as the process of international integration involving businesses or organizations, this interchange…

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Added by DJ Flynn on August 29, 2018 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Cambridge University Press Offers Free Access to Eight Most-Cited "Ethics & International Affairs" Articles

Cambridge University Press, publisher of the Council's journal, Ethics & International Affairs, is pleased to offer free access to a selection of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy??

Names: Manikuze Jean Paul

Institution: University of Rwanda

status: undergraduate

Yes, it is important.

Definition of democracy: all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting and participate in decision making.

Simply, it is a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

A functioning democracy is the form of government that provides its citizens with the most freedom, the most opportunity, the greatest…

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Added by JEAN PAUL MANIKUZE on August 27, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Patience and moving forward

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ABOUT FIRST GLOBAL

FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics…

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Added by Mohammed Zaid on August 27, 2018 at 9:53am — No Comments

Vymaanka Shashtra (Aeronautics) in Ancient India and According to Maharishi Bhardwaaja

The Vaimānika Shāstra is a Sanskrit text on aeronautics obtained by psychic channeling and automatic writing. It makes the claim that the vimānas mentioned in ancient Sanskrit epics were advanced aerodynamic flying vehicles, similar to a rocket.

DEFINITION OF VIMANA

The word “Vimana” originates from the Sanskrit words Vi-Mana, ‘Vi’ meaning ‘Bird’ and ‘Mana’ meaning ‘like’. The interpretation will be ‘like bird’. Owing to similarity with birds, it is named ‘vimana’. The word…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 27, 2018 at 12:08am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Light #T.S. Eliot

"And we thank Thee that darkness reminds us of light." T.S. Eliot

Comment:  The agents of cyber darkness (evil,hatred, fake news) are ubiquitous in cyberspace/social media.  Agents of cyberpeacefare (love, peace, truth) are needed to combat such darkness at the speed of your digits and light.   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 26, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Join Carnegie Council & Organizations around the World: Celebrate Global Ethics Day, October 17, 2018

In today's interconnected world, ethics matter more than ever. That's why we need our leaders, businesses, schools, and most importantly each of us to make the most ethical decisions possible. How can we do that? By examining the meaning of ethics and by taking action!

Launched by Carnegie Council in 2014, Global Ethics Day is an opportunity for institutions…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 24, 2018 at 9:41am — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

In the last election in Ghana, I stayed up all night glued to the television as ballot papers were counted and compiled. The excitement that heralded the announcement of the election result was palpable in my town and in every corner groups of people huddled together to discuss the possible outcome. When the results were finally announced, I was awed when I found out that the candidate I had cast my vote for was victorious. I paused to think about what had just happened; my single vote had…

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Added by Wutor Mahama Baleng on August 23, 2018 at 6:09pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thought #Blaise Pascal

"All of our dignity consists in thought.  Let us endeavor then to think well; this is the principle of morality."   Blaise Pascal

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 21, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

Gold-India's Quest for Pride

When I visited China this time my hosts asked me to tell them two latest Hindi movie's name which they can watch and I told them about 'Neerja' and 'Gold'.In my opinion both movies are an attempt to fight against odds and circumstances.While 'Neerja' is a story of a daughter, a wife and a working lady who gives away her life while balancing and adjusting between family and work but when it comes to saving the…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a Democracy? It depends.

Democracy -- rule by the people -- is strongly tied to human flourishing. Rule by the people results in a myriad of different government structures, but the underlying principle remains fixed: the opportunity of the governed to participate in the selection and decision-making of the governing. No two democracies are identical, but they all possess some degree of participation. Many regard democratic governance as end point of the evolution of government. Case…

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Added by Kevin Frazier on August 18, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

End of an Era in Indian Politics

India keeps losing its stalwarts of Indian politics this year. First J.Jayalitha of AIADMK in Tamilnadu then K. Karunanidhi of DMK in Tamilnadu and Somnath Chatterjee of Communist Party in W.Bengal and now India's most popular Prime Minister after Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mrs Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajapayee who was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences today at 05;05 PM in New Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is regarded as a great orator who gave India a strong opposition… Continue

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 16, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Political and societal role of gender

      The importance of talk in gender, a gender, a Western philosophy espoused Western feminist organizations new managed to make this concept is problematic. And did not stop it at that, but such regulations was able to penetrate some feminist upper levels in global organizations, such as the United Nations, and also succeeded in holding international conferences concerning women's…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on August 16, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

"Gender"........................ indication and importance this term

         Over the centuries there has been a belief that social differences and the different roles of women and men are natural variations do not change, and it's determined by biological differences, and these qualities and attributes comprise ideas and valuable than masculine and regards the female (such as emotional and men women Irrational), it also includes a set of stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours of men and women (women wash pots and…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on August 16, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

International Student Essay Contest, 2018: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its tenth annual International Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is it important to live in a…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 13, 2018 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Carnegie Council Announces "Information Warfare" Podcast Interview Series

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces "Information Warfare," a podcast interview series with full transcripts, hosted by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart.

"All…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 9, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism, with Adam Gopnik

In his eloquent defense of liberalism, Adam Gopnik goes back to its origins and argues that rather than being emphasizing the role of the individual, "two principles, the principle of community and the principle of compromise," are at the core of the liberal project. Indeed, these are the essential elements of humane, pluralist societies; and in an age of autocracy, our very lives may depend on their continued existence.

Global Ethics Weekly: The Mueller Report & U.S. Foreign Policy, with Jonathan Cristol

A lot of the talk about the Mueller Report has focused on its political and legal implications, but how will it affect U.S. foreign policy? Adelphi College's Jonathan Cristol discusses the reactions of allies and adversaries to Trump's passivity in the face of massive Russian interference in the U.S. election and congressional inaction and public apathy concerning presidential corruption. Plus, he details recent U.S. policy moves on Iran and the significance of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's speech to U.S. Congress.

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