Featured Blog Posts – September 2017 Archive (15)

Relativity of Ethical Standard in Determining Human’s Positive and Negative Action

Rilliandi Arindra Putawa

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Undergraduate Student

Terrorism, damaged environment, war, are issues due to ethical problem which becomes global society’s challenge to deal with. The absence of standard ethic in global society is the key cause of the emergence of such global issues. Both terrorism in Suriah and other countries in Middle East and crisis in…


Added by Rilliandi Arindra Putawa on September 28, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #National Behavior #Jimmy Carter

"A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others.  It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity."

Jimmy Carter, 1976

Added by Al LeBlanc on September 25, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments


It has been weeks since Nigeria officially exited recession with the economy growing at 0.55% from the initial -0.91% in the 1st quarter of 2017. In this context, the argument is open ended. However, this resurging tone of economic recuperation is once again threatened by insecurity from the south eastern part of Nigeria under the guise of IPOB movement. Lest you need reminding,…


Added by Momoh-onimisi.Ebenezer on September 25, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ethics of Nuclear War #essaycontest2017

Chase Allan Look

Lansing Community College

Undergraduate Student

Ethics of Nuclear War


The greatest ethical challenge I see facing the world is nuclear war. Tensions have been rising between several countries for…


Added by Chase Allan Look on September 22, 2017 at 1:52pm — 6 Comments

North Korea’s challenge to the United

North Korea’s challenge to the United

Added by Mir Sajjad on September 21, 2017 at 5:56pm — No Comments

New Book, "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World" by Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff

What moral values do human beings hold in common? As globalization draws us together economically, are our values converging or diverging? In particular, are human rights becoming a global ethic? These were the questions that led Michael Ignatieff to embark on a three-year, eight-nation journey in search of answers. …


Added by Carnegie Council on September 20, 2017 at 1:56pm — No Comments

College as Part of the American Dream

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in college access and with it, a

growing concern about the debt incurred by students. Analysts on all sides

suggest a variety of causes and solutions to this very complex problem. Some

suggest that the problem is associated with increased tuition and fees. Others

suggest it is associated with aggressive pricing and promotion by lenders. For

some, the problem lies in the competition between the Federal…


Added by Martha Bracken on September 17, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments


Terrorism appears to be on the increase in recent decades, its impact is feels in all the aspects of human society. As a system of freighting people to make them act in a manner that contradict their religious and social norms, terrorism is a both social and ethical problem in our world today. Terrorism has gained seasonable recognition and acceptance amongst people who derived fulfilment in violent extremism and inciting fear to general public. It is one of the widely form of warfare practiced… Continue

Added by Idi, Joseph on September 15, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked as the 21…


Added by Momoh-onimisi.Ebenezer on September 15, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Sept. 14

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…


Added by Kent Boydston on September 14, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2017 Issue

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs!

This issue contains essays by Amartya Sen on the foundations of global justice and Amitav Acharya on the multiplex world…


Added by Carnegie Council on September 13, 2017 at 4:16pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscious

conscious: 1a. Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence; sensations and thoughts. See synonym aware. b. Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: "The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered. 2. Capable of thought, will or perception; the development of conscious life on the planet. 3. Subjectively or felt;conscious remorse. 4. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious…


Added by Al LeBlanc on September 13, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments


As i pondered about this it  struck me if my creator graciously gave me the gift to connect you with the minds and hearts of great men ,I would want to use the same gift to reconnect you with your own sense of Liberty,your own compass for what is right.

What is Corruption?This is a complex and multifaceted problem which requires a comprehensive approach that cuts across all disciplines .It is a dishonest act and fraudulent conduct committed/executed against positive morals and against…


Added by kiheo kimani on September 12, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

TERRORISM IN NIGERIA: History of Boko Haram Attacks In Northeastern Nigeria And Their Collaboration With The World Terrorist Called “ISIL”

Boko Haram, referred to by themselves as al-Wilāya al-Islāmiyya Gharb Afrīqiyyah (Arabic: الولاية الإسلامية غرب أفريقيا‎‎, (Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP)…


Added by MOHD BAYERO YAYANDI on September 11, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Ninth Season of Carnegie Council's Weekly TV Show "Global Ethics Forum" Begins September 8

Carnegie Council's acclaimed weekly TV show, Global Ethics Forum, begins its ninth season on September 8, 2017.

Watch it on PBS stations across the United States: Check MHz Networks for local listings. CUNY TV airs in New York City.  

Or watch it on Carnegie Council's …


Added by Carnegie Council on September 7, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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