Featured Blog Posts – November 2017 Archive (17)

The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the World Today

     The world is filled to the brim with issues to be resolved. Every time you turn on the television there are news channels reporting on “the worst shooting in history”, which is a title that seems too often broken. Scientists continue emphasizing our planet’s imminent downfall due to global warming, proven from an increase in the frequency of catastrophic geologic events and the rising sea levels. Amounts of people living in slavery are at an all time high and continue to grow. Poverty…

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Added by Hunter Simmons on November 30, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Power of Intention #Dr Wayne W Dyer

"Connectors appreciate the world and everything in it. The same connection that they  experience with nature they feel toward all beings, including those who lived before and those who have yet to arrive.  They have a consciousness of the oneness, and therefore they make no distinction such as them or those other people.......Therefore connectors aren't surprised when synchronicity or coincidence brings them the fruits of their intention........"  Dr. Wayne W. Dyer,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments

essaycontest2017

Today's world is faced with challenges like hunger and food insecurity, unemployment, poverty, gender discrimination and inadequate security across the world which have affected human beings in all aspect of life being it political, economic and social cultural development. Today almost 10 million graduates who churned out of over 668 universities in Africa do not get job and as at 2017 global unemployment is expected to rise by 3.4 million and from the world hunger statistics,…

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Added by appiah atta kwame junior on November 30, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

RELIGIOUS BANE-TEACHER/STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST- NAME:GIDEON YAKUBU. CATEGORY:STUDENT. SCHOOL:UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE NIGERIA. LEVEL:400

The beaut they say about the human race is that it's a spur to our highest achievement and an incentive to our worst nightmare, hence it's been sod's law since primordial time that with great advancement comes great chaos, as time begets time and humanity evolved in attitude, character and invention so came the birth of all global social Ill, war, terrorism, kidnapping, ritualism, human sacrifice e.t.c. To these I'll add religion the most vitiating of all global Ill.

This is indeed a…

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Added by Gideon Godspower on November 24, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Carnegie Council Appoints Nine Fellows for the Project, "The Living Legacy of the First World War"

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of nine fellows who will receive stipends and other support to pursue research under the project "The Living Legacy of the First World War." The project is supported by a grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. The selected fellows will pursue original research and writing for…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 22, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day n. 1. The Fourth Thursday of November, observed as legal holiday in the United States to commemorate the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrim colonists and members of the Wampanoag people and marked by the giving of thanks to God for harvest and health. 2. The second Monday of October, celebrated in Canada by the giving of thanks  to God for harvest and health. 

The American Heritage Dictionary ,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 21, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

What Does Citizenship Mean in an Increasingly Globalized World? #essaycontest2017 Iro Gkrimpizi - Undergraduate Student, Bard College

As Brubaker rightly says “Citizenship is a universal and distinctive feature of the modern political landscape.” Every state formally defines its “imagined community” by publicly identifying the attributes of its citizens and in consequence the attributes that constitute its non-citizens or aliens. Importantly, according to each state, citizens have certain rights and obligations which constitute their legal equality. However, globalization has increasingly altered the position and…

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Added by Iro Gkrimpizi on November 19, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

the importance of foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment is of important economic topics firewall significantly in recent times, where the race of developing States, in particular, to attract foreign direct investment. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is the transfer of foreign capital investment abroad directly, since it is one of the main engines of economic growth in the country.

Foreign direct investment contributes to many things, to expand the base of investment in the country, as well as in solving the problem…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on November 17, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Terrorism #essaycontest2017.Contester: Adelowo Emmanuel Ayodele .Category: student. School: Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology,Ogbomosho Oyo State,Nigeria.

Today I'll be talking on terrorism,its effects and how it can be exterminated. The word "terrorism" isn't unfamiliar to anybody since this barbarous act has aggravated our lives awfully. We constantly hear about the unfavorable impacts of terrorism in the news and read about it in the newspaper. The administrations/legislatures of all countries are working tirelessly to ensure that terrorism is totally eradicated but still can't get rid of it. The most hazardous and destructive terrorist act is… Continue

Added by Adelowo Emmanuel Ayodele on November 17, 2017 at 6:13am — No Comments

Over 60 Organizations in 30+ Countries Celebrate Global Ethics Day, 2017

Image: students from the University of Buraimi, Oman, promote awareness of how to fight climate change in a local supermarket

October 18, 2017 marked the fourth annual Global Ethics Day, with participation from over 60 organizations and individuals from 31 countries on five continents. Founded by Carnegie Council in 2014 to celebrate its…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 16, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Calling Teachers and Students: Essay and Photo Contests, Deadline December 31, 2017

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce its two annual international contests: an essay contest for teachers and students on the world's greatest ethical challenge, and a photo contest for students on climate change.

Whether you choose to express yourself in words or in photos, we're looking for thoughtfulness and originality.

The deadline for both contests is December 31,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 13, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Nov. 10

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on November 10, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Elections #Adlai Stevenson

"If we do justice at the polls to our own conscience and sense of responsibility, then alone can we do justice to the nation we love; then alone can we make our beloved land a symbol and shrine of hope and faith for all free men."  Adlai E. Stevenson

(Did my duty and voted my conscience in the Virginia Elections today. CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 7, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Ethical Challenges of the Online World Remain Deeply Unaddressed

When it came to light that entities connected to the Russian government had engaged in a series of digital actions, ranging from purchasing misleading ads on Facebook to hacking and distributing internal political campaign emails, designed to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, there was no shortage of press coverage. Both traditional and new media sources have devoted, and continue to devote, a great deal of coverage to the issue, and understandably so. One does not…

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Added by Carter Vance on November 5, 2017 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Violations of the right of the media in the Arab world.......

Freedom of opinion and expression or unwilling to media freedom in particular is considered one of the important pillars of the rights and fundamental freedoms as women of the right to democratic freedom and oxygen, on the other hand, on the other hand, the scheme as the most important tools that the individual needs through the right of participation in the view and discuss the different views of the management of public affairs and the town of and putting the public opinion, through which…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on November 5, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bard College Berlin Participates in Global Ethics Day 2017

Bard College Berlin’s Politics, Rhetoric and Debate Society and the Berlin Debating Union e.V. debated the motion "This house would prefer the rule of the philosopher king to a tyrannical democracy" in a public event. Based on Plato's "Republic" the debate discussed the role of…
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Added by Brian Mateo on November 4, 2017 at 11:10am — No Comments

Carnegie Council's 2017 Religion & Pluralism Research Delegation to Yogyakarta, Indonesia

From October 15-21, 2017, Devin Stewart, senior director of Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program, led a group of 12 Pacific Delegates from seven countries and a diverse set of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 2, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, with David Miliband

Today there are 65 million people who have fled their homes because of conflict or persecution, says the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband. These are refugees not economic migrants, and half of them are children. It's a long-term crisis that will last our lifetimes. Why should we care? And what can we do about it, both at a policy level and as individuals?

Clip of the Month: Winning the Argument on Immigration with David Miliband

As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband oversees both the agency's humanitarian relief operations and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in several American cities. Although he was not responsible for the EU’s decisions on refugees or immigrants, during his tenure as the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010, he saw how his government responded to an unexpectedly large influx of European workers and the resulting impact on British society. In this clip, Miliband draws on both of these roles and explains why he is confident that Europeans and Americans can be convinced that immigration, in all of its forms, can be positive, economically and culturally. In any case, he says, it’s an argument that "has to be won."

Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

The news is full of discussions on how to prevent further nuclear proliferation. But you can't understand a conflict like Syria without talking about major conventional weapons, such as artillery, missile defense, and aircraft, says military strategist Jonathan Caverley. Since the U.S. is by far the world's largest producer of such weapons, Caverley proposes that it creates a cartel, similar to OPEC, to slow down sales.

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