September 2019 Blog Posts (4)

What it means to be an educated person?

I like this thought: "Only educated are free". (Epictetus)

Education is not about indocrination or unification of thinking.

Education opens our minds, forces us to search for truth, work with different ideas critically.

I think that an educated person is free from prejudices and imposed…

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Added by Emma Mesropyan on September 29, 2019 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Think of a World without the United States of America!

Is the world about to witness a paradigm shift from Unipolarity to Polycentricity? 

In 2014, the European Strategy for Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) predicted a shift from Unipolarity to Polycentricity by 2030. By implication, from a strategic perspective, the United States will lose its hegemonic status.

However, this geopolitical projection provided by the ESPAS report has been vehemently critiqued by Micaiah Kalu in his latest article entitled "Global Trends and the…

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Added by Micaiah Kalu on September 28, 2019 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Youth and solution

Young people are required to become responsible by ensuring that the solution they have comes to pass or reality

Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on September 23, 2019 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Media freedom in Bulgaria: why Kovesi’s job will be especially tough in Bulgaria

by Iveta Cherneva

When the news hit that the Romanian hard-baller Laura Kovesi was to become EU’s top prosecutor, anti-corruption activists across Europe applauded loudly.

One could hear the applause also in Bulgaria – a small EU country facing issues with EU funds misappropriation and theft, as well as freedom of the press -- a place where…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on September 23, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

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AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz Allhoff details the future of technology in this extreme environment, which is being made more accessible because of climate change. Plus he shares his thoughts on some open philosophical questions surrounding AI.

The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.

Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How has its strategy changed since the death of its leader Abur Bakr al-Baghdadi? What can the U.S. military, Congress, and executive branch do better to fight the group online?

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