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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Facing a Pandemic in the Dark

Over 1 million Rohingya refugees living in crowded, unsanitary conditions in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh could soon be facing their own COVID-19 outbreak. Making their situation even more desperate is an Internet blockade, meaning they don't have access to life-saving information, writes Rohingya activist and educator Razia Sultana. How can international organizations help?

Hungary and the Values Test

In the wake of the Hungarian parliament's vote to allow the executive to rule by decree, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the call by some to expel Hungary from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization--on the grounds that the country no longer upholds the liberal-democratic values that should form the basis of the security association.

The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation among nations, or will it lead to more conflict and competition? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss these scenarios and also touch on how the virus has affected the Democratic primary, in which Joe Biden now has a commanding lead.

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