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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A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, with Michelle Murray

How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?

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Generation Z makes up over 30 percent of the world's population and this group of people, most under the age of 20, are already having an extraordinary effect on society, culture, and politics. Tatiana Serafin, journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College, breaks down the power of this generation, focusing on climate change activism. How can they turn their energy into concrete action?

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