Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (23)

#betterfuturecontest

So what should are the modifications or changes needed in today's society for a better world? Hear out a 17 year old's opinion on it.

Medha Mohan Vernekar 

Delia School of Canada (Hong Kong)

Grade 12 High School Student

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Added by Medha Mohan Vernekar on December 31, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

THE WORLD IN 21ST CENTURY: A SEA OF CHALLENGES AND A MOUNTAIN OF OPPORTUNITIES by Dr Inam Danish Khan

INTRODUCTION

Humanity has witnessed a time-warp of agony, defeat, and despair as much as hope, triumph and glory. The 200,000 year journey from pre-historic era to Millennium era may seem esoteric; nevertheless it stands on agricultural, health and industrial revolutions made sustainable with energy exploitation, infrastructure development and risk management. An edifice of knowledge based scientific, societal and environmental biosphere has enabled the world to flourish;…

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Added by Dr Inam Danish Khan on December 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The Inconspicuous Yet Vital Challenge of the 21st Century

Liam Dalton

Rye Country Day School

High School Student         

          Globalization through technological innovation and trade agreements has beckoned an unprecedented potential for prosperity in the modern world. This potential is most significant for the developing world, where support from international communities can improve standards of living and spark sustainable economic growth. However, the benefits…

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Added by Liam Dalton on December 28, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Competition entry: what I would like to see happen during this centuary, to make the world a better place

 

What I would like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place

INTRODUCTION

Although land is generally treated as if it were capital, it was not created by Man. In particular, our land is a gift of nature (if not of a Higher Authority) and we have it on trust. Before very many people lived on this land it was almost worthless. Its…

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Added by David Harold Chester on December 27, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

#leadershipcontest - Essay Contest: What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

#leadershipcontest

David Smith

Garden Spot Middle School

Teacher – 7th Grade Social Studies

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

We Change the World

There are two things that I would like to see work together in tandem to make the world a better place during this…

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Added by David Smith on December 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 18, 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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on December 19, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Struggle for a better future

EssayWhat will I like to see during this Century to make the World a Better place

The world a…

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Added by Aftab Ullah on December 19, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

Run Like The Wind

Hallo So-travellers

Do you also see men to the left and men to the right? Are you part of the the NEW generation of peacemakers?

Who controls the wind?

Aaaa.....the beginning of inward Truth.

United we are stronger.

Neither female or male - inwardly.....

Think, pause and think again - are you for peace or for death.

Ps. (Freedom knows no bounds and it doesn't belong to any religion, corporation, government or…

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Added by Christina De Wet on December 19, 2014 at 4:57am — No Comments

Burma and the Ethics of Engagement

A question I've been grappling with lately concerns engagement with foreign governments that systematically violate human rights. When foreign governments are behaving badly, should we engage with them and try to encourage reform, or sanction them and cut off ties? Is engagement the path to reform, or does it merely reward bad behavior? While this dilemma is central to many foreign affairs situations, this post will focus on…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on December 19, 2014 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Call for Applications: Gabr Fellowship

The Gabr Fellowship is an innovative global cultural exchange project created to foster dialogue, greater understanding and cooperation among emerging young leaders in the East and West. The program targets individuals who have started careers in the fields of art, science, media, law, sports and business or social entrepreneurship, who possess a strong passion for international engagement and have demonstrated strong leadership abilities. The program will be paid in full, and…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 15, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 11, 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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on December 11, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Crime With and Without Punishment

Crime With and Without Punishment

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Roy Morrison…

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Added by Roy Morrison on December 10, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Depleting Natural Resourses

Brody Rinehart …

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Added by Brody Rinehart on December 10, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Crime Is Afoot

Edward Alewine…

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Added by edward alewine on December 10, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

We’re all human: Reducing racism and sexism within the next 100 years - Chris Herber

The world is a disaster. This is something that most everyone can agree upon. Sure, some people may have fine lives and for themselves they…

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Added by Chris Herber on December 10, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Q&A with Christine Bader, Corporate Idealist

For nearly a decade, Christine Bader worked at BP (NYSE:BP), managing the company's social impacts in the developing world. In her new book, …

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Added by Reynard Loki on December 9, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Imagining a Better Future: Institutional Kindness

Caitlin Smart

The University of Auckland 

Undergraduate (First Year)

As I write, the town of Ferguson is being immortalised alongside Selma, Montgomery, and Los Angeles. Immortalised, for cementing race intolerance in mass protest, and third-party rioting and looting. Two high-profile Grand Jury cases have returned no indictment on alleged cases of police brutality. Both…

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Added by Caitlin Smart on December 9, 2014 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Are you ready for taking on new exciting challenge?

Early September in this year, I took a flight to London to study abroad. Sadly, my English wasn’t good enough to communicate with native speakers naturally; they found hard to understand me. In an attempt to make a progress in English, however, I managed to learn it by travelling and continuing speaking English all the time. Eventually, after only two weeks exploring London, I knew quite a lot of new words, architecture and history. Especially, there are so many good cultures. For instance,…

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Added by Trang Trum on December 9, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Imagining A Better Future- World Hunger

Shannon Li

Baruch College Campus High School

Highschool, 9th grade

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

World Hunger Ends Now

World Hunger has increased over the past year into a potentially deadly condition. Hunger affects more than 925 million people in the world and surprisingly it doesn’t have to do…

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Added by Shannon Li on December 9, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

INDIA-THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY AMIDST PLENTY

Indian spacecraft is orbiting Mars, we have chosen the first president of the New Development Bank, we’re on our way of becoming an Asian lion compared to 74.04% of our adult population is literate compared to world average of 84%, 40% of our children drops out of schools at the elementary level, 56% of adolescent girls and 30% of adolescent boys are anaemic, 54% of Indian households doesn’t have adequate access to the sanitation facility, 29.5% of Indian population lives below the poverty…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on December 6, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

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