November 2019 Blog Posts (7)

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It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

I extend my gratitude to all of my Carnegie friends across the globe!…

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Added by Lydia Kaplan on November 28, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

when a friend grows old, and alone

what are your thoughts, about when our friends grow old, and alone? perhaps they never had children, or their families never remained unified. what is our responsibility, to care for these friends, even in our own old age? in what ways did your culture prepare you for this? 

Added by Lydia Kaplan on November 25, 2019 at 12:04am — No Comments

Bulgarian far-right to shut down largest human rights NGO in Bulgaria

“Why don’t they defend those who get robbed? Why are they only defending those that have trouble with the police? Why are they defending minorities? Do you know how many policemen are being investigated because of them?”

This is what you hear when the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister, Krasimir Karakachanov and others speak about the human rights organisation, The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. It is the largest and oldest human rights organisation in Bulgaria.

And now it is…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 15, 2019 at 4:41am — No Comments

Trump’s support for Erdogan’s plans in Syria gives the green light to potential Turkish genocide of the Kurds

When the Turks are “just passing through” a territory, sometimes they stay 500 years. Just ask the Bulgarians, who spent 500 years under violent Ottoman rule. And let’s not forget the Turkish genocide against the Armenians in the First World War that the Turkish state continues to vehemently deny to this day.

That’s why when I heard the news that US president Donald Trump had let Turkey’s Erdogan enter the Kurdish parts of northern Syria, I was deeply concerned. This is genuinely…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 15, 2019 at 4:39am — No Comments

The Truth of 2.77 Acre Land (Part-2)

Jai Singh Sawai ( popular as " Sawai Jai Singh ", 1688-1743) bought religious lands in Mathura , Vrindavan , Varanasi , Allahabad , Ujjain and Ayodhya , in North India at Hindu religious centers and set up Jaisinghpuras .One such Jaisinghpur is still located near my village in Ayodhya where present day’s Mayor of Ayodhya also lves .Kapad Dwar Museum in Jaipur City Palace hosts collection of these activities . Jai Singh bought land at Ram’s Birth Place in 1717 in Ramkot area . The ownership…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on November 12, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Truth of 2.77 Acre Land (Part-1)

The truth of 2.77 acre land and birth place of Ram Lala Virajman lies beneath the surface of site and is as old as the human civilization. People first debate whether the existence of lord Rama is true or he was mere a mythological character about whom you can read in books like ‘Ramayana’ and Ramcharit Manas. Whether Concept of ‘Incarnation and Reincarnation’ itself is true, is defined in different ways in different religions. If religions like ‘Islam’ does not believe in Incarnation and…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on November 12, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Macron needs to reign in the anti-Bulgarian crazy talk for the sake of French national security

France’s President Emmanuel Macron just told a French far-right magazine that he preferred legal immigrants from Guinea or Cote d’Ivoire to the illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 4, 2019 at 11:31am — No Comments

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Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

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