September 2013 Blog Posts (44)

A Historical Tour of Moral Leadership - Essay Competition

Nero, one of the most sordid and ignoble leaders of all time lies before a crumbling Rome. He jots down words that he extracts from the sheer cruelty and evilness that corrupt his mind, body and soul. The grandiose buildings are fading away and the startled Empire laments desperately. Such is the effect an immoral tyrant exudes; a bitter gangrene of emptiness and misery. Instead of exclusively evincing the…


Added by Necula Cristian on September 5, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Seven Scenarios for the Future of Syria

As the war in Syria drags on, it is becoming ever more vicious. Militias kill hundreds of civilians, ethnic cleansing large swaths of the…


Added by Seth Kaplan on September 3, 2013 at 9:40pm — 3 Comments

Moral Leadership: The Cornerstone of Humanity

The shrill of the morning bell bounced across the damp walls of Nelson Mandela’s cramped cell.It was 5:30. Light splayed across the cell. The early morning hours were full of promise and hope, but for him, it was a cruel beauty that reminded him of everything he had left. Nelson remained blissfully optimistic, though. Unraveling from the clinging threads of sleep, he sat up and did his morning exercise. Or he tried to, to be exact. The cold stone walls stood six feet apart…


Added by Meenu Johnkutty on September 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

On Mixed marriage between Chinese and Vietnam

Recently, there is a vexed topic about mixed marriage between Chinese man and Vietnam women extensively discussed in China. It is generally considered that the very mixed marriage is a result from the unbalanced level of development of the two countries, especially the low price of the wedding and bride. The tendency of trans-national However, we can easily discover two main problems behind this issue, which are the foundation as well as security of mixed…


Added by Liu Yixuan on September 2, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments

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Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)

The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.

The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo

Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College's Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?

Transactionalism and U.S. Foreign Aid

A draft of a new presidential directive on American foreign aid suggests that transactionalism will shift from being a rhetorical device to an actual defining principle. How will the continued departure from the pre-2016 bipartisan consensus impact the foreign aid community?





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