Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (7)

Events on Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, the Refugee Crisis, the Middle East, ISIS, the Taliban, the Importance of the Pacific: Where else but Carnegie Council in November?

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its exciting November line-up of current affairs events.

All talks take place in Carnegie Council's…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Back to the Drawing Board: What the Recent Peace Agreement Means for South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. CREDIT: Day Donaldson

Several days before South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with former-vice president Riek Machar on August 27, 2015, I was asked whether I thought Kiir would actually put pen to paper. I said,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2015 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Politi prophesies the wolves

Marco Politi, long-time Vatican-watcher and brilliant journalist, just published a book on the papacy of Francis.  An admirer of the pope’s surprise “revolution,” Politi writes that Francis’s formidable opponents make it far from certain that he will succeed.  I was honored to be asked by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs to interview…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2015 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Eight Greats for World Food Day, 2015

CREDIT: Shutterstock

October 16 is World Food Day, a day when the media is buzzing with grassroots events and public awareness campaigns about hunger. So we start this…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 20, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Detail from book cover.

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and I thank you all for joining us this evening.

Our speaker is Michael Weiss, who, along with his co-author Hassan Hassan has written what is…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 13, 2015 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

WINTER 2015 STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Center for International Relations announces its Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition where winners are eligible for publication in the upcoming issue of International Affairs Forum, a biannual publication on international affairs and economics.  

Submissions are open to any topic related to international affairs and economics issues. 

DEADLINE: December 19, 2015, midnight EST.

Submissions should be between 2500 – 3000 words, excluding…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Democracy as Myth and Fact

Acropolis and the Greek Parliament CREDIT:GNTO / Yannis Skoulas (CC)

This piece was written for the International New York Times…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, with Arthur Holland Michel

Arthur Holland Michel, founder of the Center for the Study of the Drone, traces the development of the Pentagon's Gorgon Stare, one of the most powerful surveillance technologies ever created. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. Can we capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its potential perils?

Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, with Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.

Global Ethics Weekly: Foreign Policy & the 2020 Democratic Candidates, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Will Joe Biden's "restorationist" foreign policy resonate with voters? What would a "progressive" approach to international relations look like for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders? What role will foreign policy play in the 2020 Election? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these questions and more as he and host Alex Woodson discuss a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

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