August 2019 Blog Posts (7)

International Student Essay Contest, 2019: Internet Responsibility

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its 11th annual International Student Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?

Please include in your analysis an explanation (in your own words) of "responsibility" and what it means to "regulate" the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

My journey throughout Diplomacy, Academics, and NGOs

I started my path in the international development field during my first year of university, working as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Venezuela. My experience alongside Colombian refugees in my country opened my eyes to the stark reality of displacement and war. Ironically, my country faces a similar situation nowadays. Venezuelans represent the highest rate of migrants and refugees in the Americas. More than 4 million have left the country since 2016; an…

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Added by Daniela Segovia Hernández on August 20, 2019 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Indian Minister is Right When He Advocates Indian Discoveries

Very Famous The Wire's this Story has quoted me saying that Hon HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal had quoted from one of my articles establishing Scientific Importance of "Sanskrit". I have to say Hon Minister is right,though I did not hear what he said during convocation of IIT-Mumbai but I can prove what I wrote in Internet Society's Colorado Chapter perhaps in 2012 that Sanskrit is not only Computer Friendly than other languages but its a perfect language to others. Not only this…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 16, 2019 at 4:28am — No Comments

Will India’s Snatching Special Status to J & K by Scrapping Article 370 & 35 A Bring Kashmir to Normalcy

Today is India's Independence Day.Early in the morning and while addressing the nation from ramfort of Red Fort-one of largest red brick fort in India built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan Narendra Modi presented a blue print plan for nation. This is his sixth consecutive address to nation on Independence day.His address lasted for more than one and half hour.When a…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 15, 2019 at 9:14am — No Comments

India Removes Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir by Scrapping Article 370 and 35 A of Constitution

How Pakistan and India's Opposition Political Parties are reacting on removal of Article 370 and 35 A

1- Chidambaram calls it monumental blunder.

2- Gulam Nabi Azad calls it Article was incorporated in presence of Sardar Patel.

3- Mehbooba says India has taken out Jinn from Bottle without knowing how to put it back in bottle.

4- PoK protests.

5- Pakistan Army calls an emergency meet tomorrow.

6- Pakistan calls special joint session of parliament…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 5, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles…

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Added by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Political and social legal contract initiative

The most important instrument to use where politicians are to be encourage to be more systematical, effective as well as more committed, is by incoporating this initiative. By allowing this ideal initiative into operation in a country,more less developed state will enhance the desired developmental goal.

The political and social contracts are to be drawn each time an election is due.This means that all such person ought to be or must be made subject to this process conditional term…

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Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on August 2, 2019 at 7:52am — No Comments

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The Crack-Up: Dwight Eisenhower & the Road Trip that Changed America, with Brian C. Black

In 1919, a young Army officer named Dwight Eisenhower, along with a "Mad Max"-style military convoy, set out on a cross-country road trip to examine the nascent state of America's roads. Penn State Altoona's Professor Brian C. Black explains how this trip influenced Eisenhower's decisions decades later, both as general and president, and laid the groundwork for the rise of petroleum-based engines and the interstate highway system.

AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz Allhoff details the future of technology in this extreme environment, which is being made more accessible because of climate change. Plus he shares his thoughts on some open philosophical questions surrounding AI.

The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.

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