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 — 6 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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The Democratic Debate and Competing Narratives

As the Democratic field of presidential candidates narrows, the contenders are beginning to devote more attention to foreign policy and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev has some important questions: Would Warren and Sanders stand by with their non-interventionist stances if they make it to the White House? Will climate change become a focus for any of the candidates?

Behind AI Decision-Making, with Francesca Rossi

With artificial intelligence embedded into social media, credit card transactions, GPS, and much more, how can we train it to act in an ethical, fair, and unbiased manner? What are the theories and philosophies behind AI systems? IBM Research's Francesca Rossi discusses her work helping to ensure that the technology is "as beneficial as possible for the widest part of the population."

Foreign Policy Narratives in Palm Beach

After an invitation to speak at a gathering of the Palm Beach chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the current scope and direction of U.S. foreign policy. How will new uncertainties in the international system influence the relationships among the democratic community of nations?

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