Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (26)

Carnegie Council's Local Ethics Affiliates Network

On Friday, September 19th, Carnegie Council invited scholars from the New York City area, our Local Ethics Affiliates (LEAs), to engage in a discussion on teaching ethics in the classroom. 16 scholars were in attendance from the following universities:

  • Bard College
  • City College of New York
  • Columbia University
  • Hunter College
  • Montclair State University
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Stony Brook…
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Added by Carnegie Council on September 29, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #"Three Faiths Under One Roof" @Washington Post 9/28/2014

WP Article/AnthonyFaiola: Great Picture !  "German Pastor Gregor Hohberg, Israeli Rabbi Tovia Ben-Chorin and German-Turkish Imam Kadir Sanei hold three bricks in the vacant lot where they hope to build a multifaith prayer building. The House of One is expected to cost $55 million, and a crowdsourcing campaign isunderway. "

((Would recommend GEN run Picture and Whole Article - Story made my day !  )  Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on September 28, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 25, 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 September 25, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Two Powers #Napoleon Quote

"There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind.  In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind," 

Napoleon Bonaparte

(The power of an idea ! Wonder what Napoleon would say say about today's social media personal cyber power ?)  Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on September 24, 2014 at 10:29am — 5 Comments

Is there a genocide in Syria and Northern Iraq?

It seem that the international community is coming together to stop the so-called Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL). The airstrikes are continuing. It looks as though we will be…

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Added by Gwilym David Blunt on September 24, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Call for Applications: Fourth International Forum for Young Leaders

2015 INTERNATIONAL FORUM

FOR YOUNG LEADERS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS



The next generation of human rights professionals will be required to respond to increasingly complex and systemic global challenges through innovation and ingenuity. Our mission is to foster a network of young leaders who aim to develop accessible solutions to these challenges and advance human rights and access to justice through ethical engagement.



The International Forum…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 18, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 18, 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 September 18, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Sustainability Sutra: Introduction

Sustainability Sutra:…

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Added by Roy Morrison on September 18, 2014 at 12:41am — No Comments

Staff and Volunteer Positions at Academics Stand Against Poverty

Having written an ambitious three-year strategic plan, ASAP is now seeking to expand its global team. There are exciting opportunities to work with ASAP as a…

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Added by Rachel Payne on September 17, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

HALF THE SKY......

Half the sky…. Executive summary Indian women went through many ups and downs. From a nearly equal status to men in early Vedic ages to an all time low in medieval period to the introduction of many reforms in colonial times. Today, in all spheres of life Indian women are making their presence felt. But as in India the woman groups are heterogeneous to lion share of women economic dependency, poverty, hunger, illiteracy, ill health, exploitation are day to day reality. The gender bias,…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on September 17, 2014 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

ISIS Blog Exchange from University of Utah

Check out this blog exchange regarding ISIS and the President’s speech, “Degrade and Destroy”, by two professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at University of Utah.

Original post by Professor Wayne McCormack: http://www.law.utah.edu/obama-bashing-lets-the-jihadists-suck-us-in-again/

Response by Professor Amos Guiora: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 15, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

#cyberpeacefare #My Peace Prose

We are our memories of the past, our imagination for a better future

and our actions in the present to make a little difference.

Nowadays, we possess a unique social media/personal cyberpower

The means to create a world peace uprising/tsunami

"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me." and u/us/all"

Added by Al LeBlanc on September 14, 2014 at 5:39am — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 12, 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 September 12, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Carnegie Council is participating in Climate Week NYC!

Carnegie Council is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Climate Week NYC 2014!

Join us for a panel discussion titled "Climate Change and the Future of Humanity" on Tuesday, September 16th at 5:30pm. Participants will be discussing…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 11, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

MY WORSHIP

DEVI DURGA

It’s autumn time in Bengal. The season of festivity, the season of happiness-is round the corner.

The sky is emerald blue, bright sunshine is touching the heart of everyone.

It’s the time of Durga Puja-the worship of goddess Durga.

Like Christmas, Durga Puja too is the…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on September 11, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Objective Living - Care To Share?

11?TTT:

1.  What matters today?

2.  Who is sharing your space/time now?

3.  How will your input today build a better future for all?

4.  Does your actions today stop the suffering tomorrow?

5.  Did you share food with a stranger today?

6.  Did you smile at a grumpy person?

7.  Did you visit an elderly person?

8.  Did you clean your neighbourhood?

9.  Did you learn something new?

10.  Did you phone your…

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Added by Christina De Wet on September 11, 2014 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

Can cosmopolitans vote for Scottish independence?

A cosmopolitan nationalist is a contradiction in terms. Yet I want to suggest that in some cases consistent cosmopolitans may be justified in supporting nationalist causes – in particular, voting ‘yes’ in independence referenda like the ones anticipated in Scotland and Catalonia in 2014.…

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Added by Aveek Bhattacharya on September 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Global Ethics Day videos from Texas Tech University

We would like to thank our friends at Texas Tech University for posting these wonderful videos sharing Carnegie Council's work and explaining the importance of a Global Ethics…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 10, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

A GIRL WHO NAMED COURAGE

A girl who named courage

A river flows down in its course, in its own minds. Created at hills or mountains, it flows down and on its way continually gets obstructed through stones, soil, mud. Sometimes it cuts through the obstacles, sometimes its course is changed by the hill and land mass like obstacles. Stones are changed to boulders, boulder to gravel by the free flowing river and carried through. Human life is like the river.…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on September 9, 2014 at 2:53am — 2 Comments

"Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up"

Chayuan, Gansu Province. Credit: Green Camel Bell

Check out this article for Carnegie Council's online magazine Policy Innovations. Guest writer John Haffner tells the story of Zhao Zhong, founder of Green Bell Camel, the first environmental NGO in Gansu Province, China. In 2009, Zhao was named "Hero of the Environment" by Time Magazine for his conversation efforts in China. For the full article, visit: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 8, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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