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…

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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

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…

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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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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd discusses the ethical and political implications of big data and artificial intelligence. In this excerpt, boyd explains to journalist Stephanie Sy some of the disturbing issues that arise when machine learning and algorithms are used in the criminal justice system.

What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters with Garry Wills

Northwestern's Garry Wills says that he was surprised to learn that Islam is a much more "inclusive" religion than Judaism or Christianity.

The Future of War: A History, with Lawrence Freedman

"Though most of the literature you will read on the future of war certainly talks about war as between regular armies, as proper fights, now with drones or with autonomous vehicles or robots or whatever, or even painless--cyber and so on--yet actually the reality of war is as it has always been: it is vicious, and it is nasty, and it kills the wrong people, and it does so in considerable numbers."

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