Featured Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (21)

Better Future Contest

I’m reminded daily that the world is ending. I can’t count the number of school shootings within memory, and living in a country at war has become a constant rather than a variable. However, these things seem distant and irrelevant most days. Yes, apocalypse is irrelevant. My separation from frontlines causes me to feel that the United States is at war rather than in war. So many sources tell my generation of imminent disaster that it’s…


Added by Addison Cross on November 30, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Can China and the US Neutralize the Ring of Gyges?*

Plato foresaw how the technological imperative can risk a fragile peace.

We shall have to share out the fruits of technology among the whole of mankind. The notion that the direct and immediate producers of the fruits of technology have a proprietary…


Added by Vasilis Trigkas on November 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Let’s Get Educated For A Better Future

Let’s Get Educated For A Better Future




To understand the importance of education, let’s go through the dialogue a distressed student named “Rama” has with his self-created alter ego character named “Shyam” in his mind while he is dressing up for school.

Rama: - What is…


Added by JUSTIN JOS POONJATT on November 29, 2014 at 2:39am — 2 Comments


It is a common saying that scientists don’t believe in God, but here are we, in a university of technology studying science. You can’t talk about science without technology, they are like twins, and they are like couples, complementing each other. Science and religion are separately seeking for the truth, the fundamental truth about human existence and our universe. However, both use different approaches. While religion seeks the truth through spiritual means and morality, the other applies… Continue

Added by Tindi Sommers on November 27, 2014 at 11:08pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 26, 2014

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…


Added by Kent Boydston on November 26, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Missing The World without Conflict and War

Barnawi (Teacher of Senior High School: MA Bina Cendekia Cirebon)

In the history of human civilization, conflict and wars always happened continuously one after another. From the pre-historic era to modern era or so called Millennium era, the world is prone to conflict and wars. In the pre-historic era, the conflict and wars happened and werecaused by a struggle for the economic resources while in modern era it happened due to various factors. These factors can be a…


Added by Barnawi on November 25, 2014 at 12:45am — No Comments

The best future


Ioffe Ellina,

15 years, high school

“New School” Almaty.

What would you like to see happen during this century to make a world a better place?

«Life is divided into three terms - that which was,

which is, and which will be.

 Let us learn from the past to profit by the present,…


Added by Ioffe Ellina on November 22, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Romanian Presidential elections: towards a broader national identity

David defeated Goliath in the recent Romanian presidential elections which centered on living standards, corruption, and the degree of Western orientation in a troubled region. The voting was a spectacular proof of solidarity between Romanians living abroad and the country’s urban electorate shaping political outcomes in their country. Harnessing this emerging identity might be an important key for the future prospects of the 20 million Romanians at home and the 4 million around the…


Added by Teodor Stan on November 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

2014 International Student Photo Contest Winners!

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of…


Added by Carnegie Council on November 11, 2014 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments


To The Gang: The answer is no - NEVER! Be at peace and the world will become a happier, safer more enjoyable place. Stop bullying people who do not believe in your empty promises or bedtime stories.

Accept that we are in the 21st century and new better ways of living are open to all. No domination or crusades applicable any longer.

If you want cyber peace, let it begin with you first. Good advice - be a genuine friend, not a predator or salesperson. We all have freedom of…


Added by Christina De Wet on November 11, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Ethics for a Connected World: The Carnegie Council Centennial Roundtables

Carnegie Council's quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, Ethics and International Affairs, has recently published a collection of symposia and roundtables in honor of the Council's centennial year. This issue focuses on the some of the…


Added by Carnegie Council on November 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

World of mask- the review of the novel The many lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

When I've started reading the novel The many lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan my first reaction was-oh, so it’s the story of a girl next door, fighting against all odds, struggling and surviving in a hungry Metro city, detached from her family where thousands of greedy eyes following her every move, trying to exploit her in every possible way and ultimately she triumphs against all odds! I’ll read some fifty pages of it and then the story line will get lot more predictable and finish…


Added by JAYASREE ROY on November 6, 2014 at 8:38pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for November 6, 2014

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…


Added by Kent Boydston on November 6, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Goodness #Quote Oliver Goldsmith

"Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness;and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it is a criterion of iniquity." Oliver Goldsmith

good: 1. Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor; a good experience;good news 2.a. Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing; a good exterior paint; a good job b. Serving the desired purpose or…


Added by Al LeBlanc on November 5, 2014 at 7:38am — 4 Comments

Hope and despair.....

Generation Y may not ever realize how it bleeds when your country is partitioned-wired fences going straight through your home and right through your hearts. It is very hard to make them realize what partition did mean to the people of India-especially in this era of LPG (liberaralization, privatization, and globalization). That extremely difficult task has been accomplished with extreme ease by An Indian in his novel India Was One.

The prologue of the story is a bit…


Added by JAYASREE ROY on November 4, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

Romanian Presidential elections at a threshold in democratic consolidation

First round of Romanian Presidential Elections took place Sunday, November 2nd with 14 candidates vying for the votes of over 18.3 million electors formally residing in the country as well as a truly sizable yet unknown number of citizens living abroad.

The run-off round with the top two candidates will be held on November 16th seeing Current Prime Minister Victor-Viorel Ponta, who scored a comfortable lead, run against trailing opposition contender Klaus Werner…


Added by Teodor Stan on November 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment


Little thieving sun

These are the concluding words of Shalini Srinivasan’s new novel Vanamala and the Cephalopod –the words that very well describes her writing. Late Satyajit Roy once remarked about a book that it’s un-put-down-able, which means if you start with it, you have to finish it. The same thing can best describe this absorbing fantasy.

Vanamala is a little girl, who being disgusted with the little sister put…


Added by JAYASREE ROY on November 3, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Carnegie Global Ethics Network #Cyber World Peace Contest/Prize


1.The Phenomenon of "social media peace uprisings"is a Known.

2. The internet/social media interconnects "us all" and empowers each 

each of us to add our voice for "world peace and planet survival."

3. People's "personal conscience" should overcome their "indifference" if they recognize their…


Added by Al LeBlanc on November 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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