September 2015 Blog Posts (21)

Islam, Faith, and Climate Change

 AMMAN – The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, endorsed in August by Islamic scholars from around the world, calls on countries to phase out greenhouse-gas emissions and switch to 100% renewable energy. With 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, the collective statement sends a strong signal ahead of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit later this month, and the UN…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 24, 2015 at 1:54pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Pope Francis #Speech Joint Session of Congress

Just watched Pope Francis Speech to US Congress.  Very moving, inspirational, comprehensive need for human dialogue - many stand-up non-political party applauds. Conscience for humanity, common home, common good, "golden rule" , family, children, poverty , opportunity, life, death penalty, immigration, war and peace.  He appealed to audience to "please pray for me",  even if you don't believe wish me well"

Pope considers…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 24, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 24, 2015

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 24, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Originally published in The Huffington Post World Section on 15 July 2015, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/welcoming-a-hybrid-attemp_b_7794052.html

On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on September 23, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Why to buy a book?

If it not the extraordinary get up-then what will compel me to buy a book? Rather make it a little simple-why a book should compel me to buy it? Let us get a little philosophical-life is too short, but too much to know. But creating a world of our own in this short span is essential. A world of our own-where knowledge can take us beyond the five senses. A world of our own-where the result of rigorous study of thousand years be our property in a moment. Somebody has written the book through…

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Added by Biswanath Banerjee on September 21, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 17, 2015

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 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Talking Peace in Person

"We became brothers." Bassam Aramin (left) and Rami Elhanan. CREDIT: Peter Singer

Middle East peace talks have stalled. The 2014 war in Gaza caused the deaths of more than 2,000 people and destruction totalling billions of dollars. Yet a group of 600 Palestinians and Israelis who have lost family…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 16, 2015 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

No Peace in Syria without Justice

Bomb damage in Serekaniye, Syria, 2013.CREDIT: Shutterstock

Europe's refugee crisis has…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 15, 2015 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Request for Proposals: Innovative Interventions in IPV

ideas42, a behavioral science research and design non-profit headquartered in NY, NY, is releasing a request for proposals. We're seeking proposals from organizations interested in applying under-represented disciplines, including ethics, to create innovative IPV interventions. The goal of the RFP is to identify, select, and…

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Added by Hannah Spring on September 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

To The Survivors by Robert Uttaro -a critical analysis

To the Survivors To the Survivors by Robert Uttaro

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Can any other individual feel the pain of a people who is burning to death? The flesh… Continue

Added by Biswanath Banerjee on September 11, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 10, 2015

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 10, 2015 at 10:41am — No Comments

The Sabath-a critical study

The Sabbath The Sabbath by Arthur Nsenga

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



It was blazing light all over. As if the sky is under fire.

For those who were at the blue…

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Added by Biswanath Banerjee on September 10, 2015 at 1:22am — No Comments

The Problems with Burma's Upcoming "Landmark" Elections

 

As November 8th approaches, news and commentary about the “landmark” Burmese general elections are picking up. As usual, I have my own thoughts about the growing buzz surrounding Election Day.

Let's start off with some quick background information. The upcoming November 8th election in Burma is widely considered to be one of the most important political events in the nation’s history. The authoritarian regime, still warring with several ethnic rebel…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #SharkTank Tweet

Yesterday, I Tweeted Shark Tank Principals: Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, John Daymond, Lori Greener, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary to Google-Checkout #Cyberpeacefare.  Solicited Help In Initiating CyberWorldPeaceTsunami (butterfly effect) by their investing a few minutes of their Celebrity Leadership Personal Cyber Power to "make a difference" in the ongoing world chaos.  Good ROI ?

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 9, 2015 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Legacy by Mohan Prasad-a critical study

Legacy Legacy by Mohan Prasad

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



It is not merely a story of a boy-but it is a snapshot of the period of his growth-the time, the history, the… Continue

Added by Biswanath Banerjee on September 9, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Essay Contest 2015

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2015: Goals for a Better World

CREDIT: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Photo Contest 2015

CLIMATE CHANGE: International Student Photo Contest, Deadline January 5, 2016

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Planning for Climate Change Conference

Climate Change Conference London 21st December 2015:

 

The next ‘Planning for Climate Change’ Conferences will be held on the 21st December 2015 in London and on the 28th October 2015 in Dublin. Details can be found here and details of the current speaker line up can be found here for London and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 8, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

How Deep is Your Love? Raise your voice against Animal Abuse!

"The Darkest corners of hell are reserved for those, who in times of a crisis maintain neutrality."

It is a little challenging not to wake up and voice your thoughts when mornings begin with "news" like this. A little over a year ago an incident that occured in the Delhi zoo where Vijay the Tiger "maulled" a man to death compels you to question- What is the extent to which one can be held responsible for his or…

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Added by Apoorva Bhardwaj on September 7, 2015 at 12:37am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for September 3, 2015

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 4, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

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Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far Right Political Movement

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or is there a more complex set of problems that vary from nation to nation? What are the idealogical and practical connections between the far right and Russia? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle is an expert on Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and Europe's far right. Don't miss her analysis.

Global Ethics Forum Preview: From the White House to the World with Chef Sam Kass

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Sam Kass details his time as President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition and the links between climate change and how and what we eat. In this excerpt, Kass and journalist Roxana Saberi discuss an uncertain future for food policy in the United States under Trump.

The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

Francis Wade, author of "The Enemy Within," a new book on the Rohingya crisis in Burma, explains the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority and gives a first-hand account of the terrible situation now. Has democracy been good for Burma? Will some Rohingya refugees become Islamic extremists?

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