Featured Blog Posts – November 2015 Archive (12)

Orange the world - What to do with hidden forms of violence against women that are not in the officail definitions and declarations?

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Violence against women is not only physical. There are also psychological forms of violence that are visible. These are degradation based on sex, sexism, chauvinism and similar forms of humiliation.

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on November 30, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Peter Singer`s fate of the Earth - solution for the Earth? On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Peter Singer is one of the most important thinkers of today. In his article "Paris and the Fate of the…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on November 30, 2015 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Report: Conference on Cultural Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015

CREDIT: Jeroen Mul

Can cultural rights become a global discourse for supporting inclusive social and political development, and for fostering intercultural dialogue for the mutual understanding of cultures? And can cultural rights become a prime mover—an enabler and driver for…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 25, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Beyond Paris: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Syrian Refugees, Turkey-Syria Border, February 2015. CREDIT: Shutterstock

This was to be, and will be, an article on the crisis of the growing refugee influx from Syria, Iraq, and beyond into Europe. It was to begin with a quote from the former foreign minister of Germany, …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 24, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Why Gender Parity Matters

This article was written by Laura Tyson and Anu Madgavkar. It was first published on Project Syndicate. 

BERKELEY – The high cost of gender inequality has been documented extensively. But a …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 18, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Why France Should Not Close Its Borders

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This excerpt is from an article first published on November 14, 2015, in the Observer News and is posted with kind permission.

As the first news of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 16, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

The Aging of the Cuban Embargo and the Coming Era in U.S.-Latin American Relations

CREDIT: Balint Földesi

If Fidel Castro has grown wizened and grey during the long wait for normal relations between the United States and Cuba, so too has the Cuban trade embargo. Even though President Obama has opened diplomatic relations with Cuba, the embargo remains…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 12, 2015 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Jiyoung Song on Asia and the West: "Whose Century?"

CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni 

This interview provides additional thoughts from Global Ethics Fellow Jiyoung Song on the topic of the conference panel she participated in: "American Century, Asian Century, or Nobody's…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 10, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Give peace a chance

THE FUTURE OF PEACE. Thirty young peace advocates from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines gathered for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) United for Peace program held at the at the…
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Added by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay on November 9, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Conversations in Global Affairs with Dr. Joel Rosenthal

The Conversations in Global Affairs series discusses the greatest challenges and changes in the field with policymakers, thinkers, and activists in global affairs.

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On Tuesday August 25, 2015 Global Affairs Ph.D. students Lynette E. Sieger and …

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Added by Lynette E. Sieger on November 3, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments

UO honors students speak at international ethics meeting

Two Clark Honors College Students, Rachel Grant and Michael Enseki-Frank, were among an elite group invited to discuss their research on international ethics and human rights at a recent meeting of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City.

The two appeared at the annual Ethics Fellows of the Future Conference held Oct.…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 3, 2015 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

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