November 2012 Blog Posts (18)

Southern Africa: Governments are Failing to Address Cervical Cancer

From: http://allafrica.com/stories/201211300257.html?aa_source=useful-column

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments' attempts to address the disease have been inadequate. Access to cervical cancer screening services is minimal, few countries in the region have policies on the disease, and treatment remains a major…

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Added by Ashleigh Long on November 30, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

Ways to Use the Global Ethics Network

EVENTS: Post conferences and public lectures. You can invite GEN members to attend or watch a live webcast.

VIDEO: Post video from your events and conferences, as well as clips from major video services such as…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

JOB: Professor of international human rights, Duke University

The DUKE UNIVERSITY Sanford School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, invites applications from scholars whose principal research, teaching, and policy interests focus on international human rights and related questions of global governance, political philosophy, or international law. The position is open rank, tenure-line. We invite applications…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 26, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Legally Regulate, rather than Outlaw

In my Last Post, I spoke about Humanitarian Intervention and explained that though law does not permit it, practice shows that it does exist.

Having established the fact that Humanitarian Intervention does indeed exist, the issue now is not whether a state should intervene or not, rather, what the state that intervenes should conform to. Over the last 40 years, a number of…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments

"The Petraeus Affair": A question of ethics, or of risk?

When news broke about "the Petraeus Affair" (as it has been deemed in many circles), my immediate reaction was one of sadness. Petraeus established himself as perhaps the most prominent example of an academic who could bridge the gap between theory and practice in a nation that recoils at the sight of most would-be leaders brandishing three letters: Ph.D. (For example, when I hear detractors refer to President Obama as overly “professorial” even though his most traditionally academic…

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Added by Travis Gidado on November 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance

LORRAINE ELLIOTT, Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, delivered a public lecture entitled "Ethics, International Relations, and Global Environmental Governance" in Singapore at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Humanitarian Intervention Exists

“Humanitarian intervention” is a mechanism relied upon to prevent or stop a gross violation of human rights in a state, where either the state is incapable of doing the needful for its people, or, where the state is unwilling to do the needful for its people or may be the perpetrator of human rights abuses against its people. In terms of the intent, it differs from illegal intervention in that the ultimate gain of a humanitarian intervention is for the people of the state intervened into.…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 19, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update Nov 16th

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: Deputy Director & Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate…

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Added by Alex Melton on November 16, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Summary of Second Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York

Our Second Annual Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York City last week was a great success. Here is an overview of some of the proceedings.

Panel I: Cultural and Universal Norms

Panel I, led by Kei Hiruta, Helle Porsdam, Hakan Altinay, Deen Chatterjee, Aine Donovan, Fernanda Duarte,…

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Added by Devin Stewart on November 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Michael Walzer

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Walzer, the first question is: What's morally distinct about the age we live in today?

MICHAEL WALZER: I thought about that when I read your list of questions. You mean what is different between our world and, say, the world of the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Is the Al-Qaeda rising, again?

When the Arab Spring began, there was a lot of speculation as to the future of the Al Qaeda. Most believed that the organization would die down when the first waves of the revolutions in the Middle East came about, as the Al Qaeda was still nursing wounds from the death of its leader Osama bin Laden. The Arab Spring was perceived as a new channel for the angst of the disgruntled youth in the Middle East, who were otherwise becoming recruits in the Al Qaeda – being disillusioned with the lack…

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Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 13, 2012 at 1:12am — No Comments

Bahrain and the responsibility of the international community

Since February 2011 Bahrain has been the scene of ongoing protests. Protesters are calling for greater freedom and democracy, respect for human rights and the removal of the country’s self-imposed monarchy. So far the regime has responded with harsh crackdowns, imprisonments, and systematic torture. The regime proclaims that it is implementing reforms, but so far this has not happened. It even employs a number of western PR-companies to shape the international public opinion of the…

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Added by Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard on November 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Role of Government Funded Research in the Patent System

Should US citizens have to pay businesses for inventions they have already funded through their tax dollars? A review of this ethical dilemma is reviewed in Nature this month, as it relates to the cost of essential medications.

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/nih-asked-to-grant-open-license-on-hiv-drug.html

Added by Ashleigh Long on November 10, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Renew the Market - Renew the World: A Plan

A Market Path to An Efficient Renewable Energy World

by

Roy Morrison

Director, Office for Sustainability

Southern New Hampshire…

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Added by Roy Morrison on November 6, 2012 at 7:23pm — 3 Comments

Arab and American Constitutional Thrills

The latest column from Rami Khouri:

There are few things in life as exhilarating as countries developing into constitutional democracies. I have spent the past eight weeks delving into this process in both the United States and the Middle East. I have physically visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Providence and other seminal places in early American…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 6, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

We should come to see climate change as the national security issue it really is

It's a fact of life. Unless it's at your doorstep, it's not a priority.

I wonder if after Sandy's rage last week there's still doubt that climate change is a national security issue? The super storm was caused by the warm up of the Caribbean.

See, Sandy's punch doesn't need to feel warm in order to be a product of global warming.

It's time that policy makers came to see climate change and global warming as the national security issues they really are. This realization…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 6, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Forecasting the Future of Countries

Measuring how countries perform is all the rage. Everyone from the World Bank to Bertelsmann to…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on November 4, 2012 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

On Perpetual Peace

If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardent for some desperate glory,

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est

Pro patria mori.

From “Dulce Est Decorum Est,” by Wilfred Owen…

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Added by Travis Gidado on November 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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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.

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