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…Continue
Added by Ashleigh Long on November 30, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Devin Stewart on November 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 26, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Travis Gidado on November 20, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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 University, on Monday, November 19, 2012.…Continue
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“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.…Continue
Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 19, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alex Melton on November 16, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Panel I: Cultural and Universal Norms
Panel I, led by Kei Hiruta, Helle Porsdam, Hakan Altinay, Deen Chatterjee, Aine Donovan, Fernanda Duarte, Madoka Futamura, Mohsen Kadivar, and Zhaohui Yu, examined the themes of…Continue
Added by Devin Stewart on November 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Carnegie Council on November 14, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 13, 2012 at 1:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard on November 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
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.
Added by Ashleigh Long on November 10, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments
A Market Path to An Efficient Renewable Energy World
Director, Office for Sustainability
Southern New Hampshire…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Carnegie Council on November 6, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 6, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
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…
Added by Travis Gidado on November 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments