November 2013 Blog Posts (45)

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 21st

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 Professor at the…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 21, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

MORAL LEADERSHIP: HONESTY

Ethical issues are a problem throughout the world regarding the leadership of a leader is honesty. Lots of action in a democracy demonstrations, protests, and even request a demotion by the community leaders. This case, comes from the attitude of a leader who lies.

True leadership act ethically, which is committed to the needs of the organization and the needs of the people. Everyone wants their leaders are trustworthy and these characteristics are found successful in every leader…

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Added by ERLISTA RAKAEVA on November 20, 2013 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

Project Corruption and Trust in Brazil: a discussion on Ethics, Equality and Law through the "Mensalão" Case

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Ethics Fellows For The Future

 

Project…

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Added by Gabriel G. S. Lima de Almeida on November 20, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare ObamaCareSystemSignUpFailure ;Program/SystemManagementResponsibility.

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From a Program Management/Systems Engineering Management Perspective, seems to me that the Initial Fully Operational Failure of Obama Care probably mostly due to: INEPT Program Management, Systems Engineering Management, and Politics (both Government and Contractor(s)..While "the buck stops here" , ultimately with POTUS. How couid a competent-ethical Prime/Systems Engineering Contractor indicate to the Government Program Manager that the system was fully tested and be…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 17, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 14th

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 Professor at the…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 14, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

Ethics,Morals & Paradoxes

Ethics: A set of principles of right conduct; a theory or system of moral values.

Morals:Of or concerned with the judgment of goodness or the badness of human action and character.

Paradox:  A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true.

(All definitions taken from American Heritage Dictionary.)

 Proposed maximum morality equation:

  Max Morality  = Love for Fellow Human divided by Indifference

War - Peace Paradox: Fight Wars to…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefre Value Engineering Approach

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The Value Engineering Approach (VE)  is also based on Function (like systems approach), although more narrowly than a system perspective which spans the universe e.g., "galactic  system" The basic  VE formula is:

               

  Vmax = required function/minimum cost (required function divided by minumun cost)

An extreme example of VE approach is a necktie clip.  Think ! What would be a max value necktie clip ?

The VE approach…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 12, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Definition of System

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SYSTEM: Many abstract definitions-classifications of systems,e.g.:physical-human designed, biological, social, political,open, closed, et al.  For simplification purposes, I will only address physical-human designed systems such as: a hi-fi audio system, car, airplane, C5i (command, control, communications, computer, collaboration/cyber, intelligence). 

A system is an integrated set of interacting subsystems/components…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

A project

We were given a project to create an entity that can travel around the globe. This “entity” could be digital or physical, conceptual, hypothetical, philosophical, natural, electronic, etc. It could be an idea or an object...cutting the long story short, I decided to send around a photo (which should be attached) The question which I pose to you is: What do you see in this photo? How does your country/how do you relate to this photo? It will be highly appreciated if you can send me your…

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Added by Katlego Maqubela on November 10, 2013 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare "Systems Approach/SystemsThinking":

Fellow Members: Ask a friend/colleague to describe your coffee mug.  If the emphasis is on the physical description (e.g.,off white,size, handle, round etc) without stressing function (to contain and facilitate drinking coffee), the person probably is not trained in "systems thinking." ". Question what is system objective function of cyberpeacefare ? Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 8, 2013 at 3:42pm — 5 Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 7th

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 Professor at the…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 7, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "How Occam's Razor Works'(howstuffworks)'":

- "The Principle of Plurality should not be posited without necessity.

- The Principle of Parsimony: It is pointless do with more what is done with less.

- Taken together, they represent the basis of humanity's investigation into the universe."

Reminds me of plane geometry axioms e.g., the test of "necessary and sufficient" conditions.

Question: What is "necessary and sufficient" initiation/individual motivation for cyberspace cyberworld peace uprising ?…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 7, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Select Sikh Scripture (A monotheistic religion in the Punjab in 15th century by Guru Nanak)

There is one Supreme Being, the Eternal Reality.

He is the Creator, without fear and devoid of enmity. He is immortal, never incarnated, self existent, known by grace through the Guru.

The name of God  brings blissful peace to the hearts of the truly devout.

Guard and keep me, Friend of the humble, weary from wandering far.

Strengthen me, O Lord, that I shrink not from righteous deeds.

(translated by W.H. McLeod 1984

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 7, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Winners of the 2013 International Student Photo Contest, Living with Differences

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its first international student photo contest, Living with Differences. There was a wide range of interpretation on the concept of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare - The Cyber Dimension, Things Cyber:

ShortList: cyberspace, cyberpower, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, cyberwarrior, CyberCommand, cyberpeacefare, cyberpeacecitizen, cyberpeacepatriot, cybernetworks, cybermedia, cybersocialnetworks, cybersimulation, cybergames, cyberlaw, cybercrime, cyberhackers, cyberbullying, cybersystems, cybersupercollaborativesystems, cyberworldpeace upu&me/us/all.

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 4, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Proposed Petition Enlistment Method CyberPeaceCitizens

Might Global Ethics Network consider utilizing  a "petition sign up" approach for facilitating  its members becoming  certified CyberPeaceCitizens ?  Signing the petition would automatically RT "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me."&U/UsAll" The petition could be linked to Twitter and Facebook, as is now the case for comments. Also, Carnegie might want to add other material/collaborative peace links ? Seems to me part of the problem is confusion on how to RT basic…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 4, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Initiative Initial Report

Started this Cyberpeacefare Experiment well over a year ago on Twitter. A primary objective was to "spark" a cyberworld world peace uprising by an initial single tweet (e.g. chaos theory a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a tsunami). The tweet was "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me."&U/UsAll." (Lyrics of olde classic peace song). One RT SteveG722. Then I solicited RTs requests to: the Pope, Archbishop of Cantebury, Father Bob, Dalai Lama, President Obama, First…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 3, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Living with Differences: Making Ends Meet

In this scene we see an elderly man hard at work, chopping bamboos in order to sell. The bamboos are his only source of income so it is essential that he chops with precision and care. Bamboo is an enormously popular delicacy in Taiwan so the market for these foods is healthy. The elderly man is living in peace in a thriving, bustling arena, ignoring his active…

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Added by Chris Horng on November 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Living with Differences: Paying Tribute

In this scene, we see members of a family burning joss paper, also known as ghost money, for the occasion of the veneration of the deceased during a special occasion. According to Chinese tradition, joss paper is burned to ensure that the spirit of the deceased has lots of good things in the afterlife. We see the numerous high-rise buildings in the background…

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Added by Chris Horng on November 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

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