October 2016 Blog Posts (24)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Oct. 27

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: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause…

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Added by Kent Boydston on October 27, 2016 at 10:59am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #George Eliot

"There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil that is in you shall not spread.  Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe; evil spreads as necessarily as disease."  George Eliot

Evil: 1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked: an evil tyrant. 2. causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:the evil effects of a poor diet. 3.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 21, 2016 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Oct. 20

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: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause…

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Added by Kent Boydston on October 20, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Black Hawk Down and International Relations

            Somalia in 1993 was extremely unstable, with the warlord Aidid stealing the humanitarian aid supplies sent to Somalia, and using starvation and poverty as his weapon. To put an end to Aidid’s uncontrolled power, and to aid the starving population, the United States sends Special Forces into Somalia as part of the UN Peacekeeping Operations, a purely “humanitarian” mission. It seemed to be a simple mission at first: arresting Aidid’s two top advisors. However, the operation wasn’t…

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Added by Minkwan Seo on October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#happyGlobalethicsday

TALKING ETHICS

 A layman like me would define ethics as the morals, values and principles to do what is right. Most professionals like doctors, teachers, pilots etc have their own work ethic principles that guide them while pursing their duties and these are normally internationally recognized but what about what we do during our free time, does what we do or say in our free time influence our personal behavior?

There was this beautiful young lady who was lucky to host a…

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Added by Nduhura Julius on October 20, 2016 at 5:56am — No Comments

Global Ethics Day, 2016

The future of our common wealth, our common destiny, our common humanity lies heavily on sound ethical relations among individuals, among groups and among nations.
Happy Global Ethics Day!

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on October 19, 2016 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Ethical Decision Making Workshop held at the Department of English for Technical and Agrobiological Specialities, NULES #globalethicsday2016

Held on 18 October at the Department of English for Technical and Agrobiological Specialities, NULES, the workshop aimed to promote ethical values and professionalism among the technical students.…

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Added by Yuliya Demianova on October 19, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Trump: Magic Words and the Power of Crowds

Tump: Magic Words and the Power of Crowds

by



Roy Morrison



The Trump spectacle, the rise of a transparently narcissistic buffoon who boasts of grabbing women by the genitals is certainly unique in U.S. presidential politics.

But some aspects are familiar. The look on the faces of Trump's followers is the same enthralled gaze I watched in 1976 when George Wallace gave a kick off speech in Boston for his presidential campaign. It's also the same…

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Added by Roy Morrison on October 18, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments

Global Ethics Day 2016

As a newcomer to this Group , I would like to say that both me and my Study Group on Ethicas and Sustainability fully support the Ethics Matter and that we should make Ethics Matter.

Our Group will meet tomorrow, October 19th, in São Paulo-Brazil and discuss the significance of an Ethics day and the meaning for international business and relations.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Added by Germano Julio Badi on October 18, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

Ethical Decision Making Workshop for Technical Students #globalethicsday2016

Why should we care about ethics? Who says what is ethical and what is not? What are fundamental principles of ethics? If you want these questions to be answered, join Liudmyla Berezova, a senior lecturer of the Department of English for Technical and Agrobiological Specialties, for a workshop on “Ethical Decision Making”. This event will provide an outline of the ethical decision making process and explore a range of…

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Added by Yuliya Demianova on October 17, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscience #George Washigton

"Labor to keep alive that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience." George Washington

conscience: 1a. The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong; Let your conscience be your guide. b. A source of moral or ethical judgment or pronouncement...........2. The part of the superego in psychoanalysis that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2016 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Global Ethics Day 2016: have your say!



why do ethics matter to you?



 
midday (12 noon) Central European Time on Monday 17 October along with your first name, family name, age and country to …

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 15, 2016 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Seminar on ‘Teacher’s Ethical Decision Making’ is going to be held at Zaporizhzhia Teacher’s Training College #globalethicsday2016

 

This seminar is a contribution to the third annual Global Ethics Day announced by Carnegie Council. Its aim is to foster awareness of the ethical principles and values that guide teachers’ actions and promote the highest ethical standards of professional practice and conduct.…

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Added by Yuliya Demianova on October 14, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

UNESCO World Philosophy Day November, 17 - Essay Contest "Politics and Philosophy"

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher

Dear colleagues and friends, 



Global Philosophy Group, World Philosophy…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on October 14, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Apathy #Helen Keller

"Science may have found a cure for evil; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."  Helen Keller

apathy: lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference; lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness. American Heritage Dictionary

(We have the personal cyber power (PCP) to…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 13, 2016 at 4:47pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Hearts&Minds #Albert Einstein

The release of atom power has changed everything except our thinking... the solution to this problem lies in heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watch maker-----Albert Einstein
The building of peace among men and
nations becomes imperative as we have
known that, we have a Personal Cyber Power at our disposal.

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on October 13, 2016 at 7:57am — No Comments

#talking environment

TALKING ENVIRONMENT: EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE                                        

Case Scenario: Uganda.

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time i.e. decades to millions of years. Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic process, variation in solar radiations received by the earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions….source Wikipedia, the free…

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Added by Nduhura Julius on October 13, 2016 at 3:41am — 1 Comment

International Day of the Girl - ethics of support of girl's rights

Auhtor: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Today I received the mail from Melissa Kilby, Director of the project Girl Up which is the part of the United Nations Foundation. They ask all their members for recommendation of the girl hero (#GIRLHERO). I didn`t have…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on October 11, 2016 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Dialectical symposium "From diversity of beliefs to human unity based on transuniversality educated in civic university" Greece - Athens Main annual conference - October 3 - 8, 2016

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher



The first historical Earth summit meeting of SUPREME COUNCIL of Humanity - October 5 - 6, 2016

Dialectical symposium …

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on October 10, 2016 at 8:25am — 4 Comments

An Analysis of Nationalism in Nigeria: Past and Present

Name: Mohammed Alhaji Mohammed

School: University of Brunei Darussalam

Level: PhD Student

An Analysis of Nationalism in Nigeria: Past and Present

 

Nationalism, as defined by Google Dictionary, is “patriotic feelings, principles or efforts.” It also considers “patriotism” as one of its synonyms. On a broader basis, Nationalism and Patriotism are not mutually exclusive; one can exist without the…

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Added by Mohammed Alhaji Mohammed on October 7, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

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