October 2017 Blog Posts (49)

THE SOLUTION TO OUR WIDENING POVERTY GAP

The greatest social problem that we are experiencing today is the growing difference between the poor and the rich and we have learned to accept it. But it is at terrible cost in separation and the associated feelings of anger, depression and helplessness, between the people who have jobs that provide stable incomes with comfortable homes and those who don't and can't. The practical solution here is driving me nuts!

 Many governments have made progress in easing this injustice--some…

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Added by David Harold Chester on October 30, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Resolve #Andrew Carnegie

"Whatever I engage in, I must push inordinately."  Andrew Carnegie

(It is incumbent on each of us to use our personal-digital  cyberpower to "push inordinately"  for "world peace and planet survival."  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 28, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Global Ethics Day at University of Arkansas - Discussions of Ethics in World Issue & College Athletics

The University of Arkansas hosted several events on Wednesday, Oct. 18, as a part of the Global Ethics Day, sponsored by the Carnegie Council. 

The Global Ethics Day events were held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge and emphasized the campus as a community that develops people to solve problems and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Call for Papers!

Ethics & International Affairs, the quarterly peer-reviewed publication of the Carnegie Council, is pleased to invite submissions for upcoming issues.



The journal bridges the gap between theory and practice by featuring articles, essays, and reviews that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of practical…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

#DefeatTheCheat - The University of Oklahoma Celebrates Global Ethics Day 2017

This year on Global Ethics Day, the University of Oklahoma's Integrity Council asked students, "How does contract cheating devalue your education?" 

Read all of the responses here.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Economic Structural Change – the Ethics around Governments’ Solutions to Decline | International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

The world is changing. And fast. With the rapid rise of economies such as China and India, the likes of never seen before, every economy is facing change at an unprecedented rate. Countries that have historically been renowned for producing certain goods and services are seeing developing economies steal away their demand as these countries supply the global markets at more competitive prices. However, with hundreds of thousands of employed in these now uncompetitive, declining industries…

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Added by William Farrell on October 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Marina Hrabar, age 42, is a high school teacher in Kharkov, Ukraine.

 

ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

If I had been God, I might have ordered the world differently. I think I would have provided my people with a tamper-free world, where life was perfect, never boring and happy. But here you and I sit, somewhere "in the meantime" that we call life.

In 1623 the English poet John Donne referred to people…

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Added by Marina Hrabar on October 25, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Personal Accountability #Ronald Reagan

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the law breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."   Ronald Reagan

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 24, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

5 unusual ways to attract target audience for your conference

Amidst the rise of fandom culture and comic conventions, author’s meet, TED talks making an event stand out can seem overwhelming for any organizer in this self-obsessed world where everyone is reaching out to be the best in their game. People attend conferences to seek insight about several things, to network, to find writing ideas, to communicate. Be it paid or unpaid a good conference must engage the audience and make them feel…

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Added by Richard Cruz on October 23, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Guiding Light: Cultivating Population into Citizenry

“A great flame follows a little spark.” – Dante

Africa has the fastest growing youthful population. The challenges of transforming this population into an upstanding citizenry are vast and manifold. Securing employment and ensuring that African youth are economically active and not working poor is a step, but by far not a premier destination. Economic pundits have too narrowly shaped our view of the world into economic variables, despite our progressive economies the great leap into…

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Added by Raymond Munyaradzi Chivere on October 23, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments

ESSAY TOPIC: IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE GREATEST ETHICAL CHALLENGE FACING THE WORLD TODAY?

Agbleze Gameli Jnr is B.A holder in Environment and Resources Management from the University for Development Studies. He is a teacher who teaches geography and government in prestigious Otoo Memorial Senior High School. Due to his passion for the environment, he is an active member of numerous environmental groups to fostering sound environmental practices  

ESSAY TOPIC: IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE GREATEST ETHICAL CHALLENGE FACING THE WORLD TODAY?

In my candid…

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Added by Agbleze Gameli Jnr on October 22, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

The dilemma of freedom.

Once George Orwell stated “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear”. Furthermore, the word liberty stems the Latin word 'liber' which refers to freedom. i.e. liberty means absence of all restraints and freedom to do whatever one prefers. Apparently, this sort of liberty remains embryonic, and lacks complexity. Thus, such a freedom is unachievable while living in society.

“Man is a social animal formed to please in society” Baron…

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Added by Youssef Mimi on October 21, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Oct. 19

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on October 20, 2017 at 5:25pm — No Comments

From Indiana University ROTC - #GlobalEthicsDay2017

Indiana University Army ROTC took part in this year's Global Ethics Day by discussing human rights. More specifically, discoursing how human rights are the foundation for any discussion on international or global ethics because human rights constitute the core of international justice. Human rights not only stipulate how states must interact externally with other states but also stipulate how a state must internally treat its own people. These rights place a limit on a state’s internal…

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DeVry Faci Hosts a Global Ethics Day Event in Brazil!

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Bard Early College New Orleans Participates in Global Ethics Day '17

Bard Early College New Orleans (BECNO), taught a class by using the definition of ethics/morals/norms exercise from the Carnegie website (https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/education/002/normsmoralsethics) to work through the ethicis of identity. In paritcular, they discussed what K. Anthony Appiah called "an ethics of authenticity" that attends any moral discussion of Identity,…

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Added by Brian Mateo on October 20, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University participates in Global Ethics Day '17

In the framework of this day Mariami Khatiashvili, chairperson of American Studies Students Scientific Group at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, made a speaker program about ethics in international affairs and ethical dimensions of FDR's four freedoms, highlighting each freedom as a moral principle in U.S. foreign policy. Students from the American Studies BA students from Tbilisi State University attended the program. #globalethicsday2017…

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Added by Brian Mateo on October 20, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Bard College Participates in Global Ethics Day '17

On Oct 11, 2017, the Bard Debate Union together with the West Point Debate Team held a public debate on the topic "Has representative democracy failed?" in which they discussed the growing global crises of democracy and rise of authoritarian regimes. #globalethicsday2017…

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Added by Brian Mateo on October 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Al Quds Bard College hosts a panel for Global Ethics Day '17

Al-Quds Bard College (AQB) participated in Global Ethics Day with a panel: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Global Ethics. AQB Professors spoke about how ethics play a role in each Academic’s field as well as how the understanding of ethics vary depending on the region and culture it is practiced in. The conversation was followed by a Q&A session where students and faculty were able to challenge ideas and question what is necessary to improve ethics in areas that lack transparency.…

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Added by Brian Mateo on October 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far-Right Political Movements

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or is there a more complex set of problems that vary from nation to nation? What are the idealogical and practical connections between the far right and Russia? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle is an expert on Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and Europe's far right. Don't miss her analysis.

Global Ethics Forum Preview: From the White House to the World with Chef Sam Kass

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Sam Kass details his time as President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition and the links between climate change and how and what we eat. In this excerpt, Kass and journalist Roxana Saberi discuss an uncertain future for food policy in the United States under Trump.

The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

Francis Wade, author of "The Enemy Within," a new book on the Rohingya crisis in Burma, explains the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority and gives a first-hand account of the terrible situation now. Has democracy been good for Burma? Will some Rohingya refugees become Islamic extremists?

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