Featured Blog Posts – September 2015 Archive (11)

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

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 members during seven decades of conflict have turned their…

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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 pointed a much needed spotlight on the crisis on Syria. Half of…

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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

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

Essay Contest 2015

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

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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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on September 4, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Escaping the Refugee Crisis

Escaping the Refugee Crisis

PRINCETON – In July, the number of migrants reaching the borders of the European Union passed 100,000 – the third consecutive month in which a new record was set. In one week in August, 21,000 migrants arrived in…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

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