Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (92)

A Letter to Andrew Carnegie on the Eve of the Carnegie Council Centennial

Dear Mr. Carnegie,

As the current president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, it is my privilege to report to you on the eve of the 100th anniversary of our founding.

It is not often that we have an opportunity to think in terms of 100 years. It's a span well-suited to remind us that while our lives…


Added by Joel Rosenthal on October 30, 2013 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Photo Contest

This photograph is of The Ellis Middle school grades 5-7. At The Ellis School, girls of all ethnicities can come learn in one place and not worry ever about their ethnicity. At Ellis, girls come to learn and everyone respects one another. Girls at Ellis see each other as friends and don't look down on them because of their color, race,…


Added by Erin Delaney on October 30, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

Old vs Young. Or Old + Young?

There is one difference which we see and feel everyday. Disparities between different age groups lead us everywhere, especially in the family. Old sometimes misunderstood young, youngsters do not have empathy for adults because of lack of experience. However, these disparities do not only separate one from each other, but at the same time make a strong bond between different…


Added by Gabija Vysniauskaite on October 30, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

Living With Difference

Firs of all,differences musn`t be big problems societies or cultures.They can work in the same workplace or environment.As you can the photo shows very well.Students are able to learn from each other by the help their.Different people can live in the some society see different cultures and develop themselves.Teachers are working together and…


Added by ipek oruculer on October 29, 2013 at 6:32pm — No Comments


As a result of poverty in Haiti, children at a very young age begin to help to bring food to the table. One of their most common tasks is to work on the fields. The hard work that they engage in, in my opinion, should not be considered as child labor for it is what keeps them alive. Consequently, they do not have the time or the means to get an education. This…


Added by Veronique Jean on October 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Government Pledges Aid to Pakistan’s Elite, Blocks Visa for Human Rights Lawyer of Drone Victims and Continues Drone Attacks Leading to Regional Instability

A week after the 16-day government shutdown had ended Obama Administration’s pledge last Wednesday to release $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and continuing the controversial drone attacks in northwest Pakistan will leave negative long term ramifications for America.  Despite the current media frenzy regarding a recent Amnesty International report released on…


Added by Mehreen Saeed on October 29, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Dance simply makes a person simply perfect.

Dance simply makes a person simply perfect. perfect from body structure and rhythm of life.

Nrittanchal, a famous group of dance lead by Shibly Mohammad and Shamim Ara Nipa. They arranged a workshop called ''Raybeshe'', which is a very old dance form in India. This workshop hold on 6 days and after that they…


Added by Lunarica Chowdhury on October 29, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Living with Differences

In the summer of 2012, my Canadian friend and I fundraised 5620 USD and biked through the Himalayas, from Tibet to Nepal. Along the way, we used the money we raised to buy school supplies for impoverished schools. On the trip, I encountered some of the most kindhearted people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. There were Tibetan ladies at stationery stores…


Added by Luke (Ziru) Niu on October 27, 2013 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Living with Differences: Shifting Spaces... Re-positioning Gender Roles

Following the perusal of Hanna Rosin’s text The End of Men: And The Rise of Women, I became deeply intrigued by the notion of shifting gender roles within global society. According to Rosin, women undertake the non-traditional roles of men in the work-force and as the dominant force at the homestead... jostling the tipping-point of the equity scale in the favor of…


Added by Nicole Elaine Avery on October 27, 2013 at 4:41pm — 6 Comments

Living With Differences: Life is Diverse

Life is full of diversity. Life without diversity is impossible. The picture above shows that many, many different types of things combine to make a living being.

This picture is symbolic of the importance of diversity in life. A balanced diet includes grains, fruits, vegetables,…


Added by Meghana Ganapathiraju on October 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments




Village Karaagac, where I live in, is composed of 300 people.Actually, at first immigrants who are from the Balkans came this village and settled.After a while gipsies who were living nomadic life settled in this village too.Somehow until now,they lived tranquilly and happily without…


Added by Dilara Durmus on October 27, 2013 at 4:15am — No Comments

Living with Differences: Namaste

This was the last day for Liz, who volunteered for eight weeks as a teacher at Aim Abroad's slum school in Faridabad, India. She taught English, Math and probably everything except Hindi (which the kids taught her). I was there as a volunteer photographer to document their time together.

So, the kids were from…


Added by Saori Ibuki on October 27, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Living with Differences: Love of the differences

         With the modern day world, the love between two people of different countries are common. In an internet surfing 2 years ago, he and I know each other.…


Added by Ho Thi Viet Hoa on October 27, 2013 at 1:29am — No Comments

Living with differences : God's Religion

            Religion of GOD?? That's pretty weird. ‘coz people all over the country see GOD in different forms. It varies from humans in some part whereas objects in other parts who/which shows divine power; their action or commands which leads us in prosperous life. India is land of diversity. This…


Added by SOORAJ KUMAR A.O on October 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Living with differences

Everyone has different cultures and different life styles but we can live in the same country all together. In Istanbul you can see a mosque for Muslims, a church for Christians, a synagogue for Jewishes on the same street which is called Istiklal. People who have different cultures have to respect each other to live together in a peaceful world. Different life styles…


Added by Başak Kurt on October 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


We live in a beautiful life.Life is sometimes difficult,sometimes  easy.All we need to do;we should live in harmony because some people are rich,some are poor..Some people are black,some people are white ..We have differences and different lives.We should be conform each other.Black person will marry with white person.If he love her,It’s OK because love is…


Added by nida erdal on October 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


I went to Greece last summer. It  is known that Turkish and Greeks have had wars many times. That’s why unbreakable opinions are formed in time. Different religious principles and cultural values are formed in different countries.

When i went to Greece, i realized that these opinions are not necessary. They dress up and live just the same as we do. While i was…


Added by aleyna tuna on October 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Living with Difference (Equality- A Solution for World Peace)

This photo itself speaks about "difference". Taken in institute's campus where a 13 year old girl rearing sheep for livelihood and survival. Where as another from privileged background is enrolled in it. This is the biggest issue in this world- "inequality". Solution to the problem of "inequality" can solve many burning issues of the world. Everyone is talented but the…


Added by Gaurav Dhankar on October 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update October 19 - 25

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: Director of Studies & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of…


Added by Kent Boydston on October 25, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Syria’s most dreadful scenario

At the center of Za’atri, in northern Jordan, there’s a bustle of commercial activity. The “Champs-Elysees”, as the main street is known, hosts more than one hundred small street businesses, including rudimentary food shops, barber shops, clothes shops and even a tiny library. Coffee shops are on the rise, and surrounding the “downtown”, as it is called, there are already 12 neighborhoods, and even some soccer fields.

This description could seem certainly alluring if you don’t have in…


Added by Ana Polo Alonso on October 23, 2013 at 5:37pm — 3 Comments

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