Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (13)

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable :Educate, Go Local, And Collaborate!

Few months ago in a seminar that I’ve attended, I heard a lecturer say, “Disaster becomes a disaster when there are humans involved in it.” Several earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen every day around the world, and it seems that only few of them receive a true public spotlight. Always, news of earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen to have thousands of civilian casualties, with its number increasing as media’s live coverage continues day by day. Have we ever paid attention on natural…

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Added by Minkwan Seo on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Women, War, and Peacebuilding Conference

Added by Betty Jean Stoneman on December 22, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

The State of the European Union: Challenges for the Future

José Manuel Barroso. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: Good morning, everyone. I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and on behalf of the Carnegie Council, I would like to thank you all for joining us as we welcome José Manuel Barroso to this breakfast program.

From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Barroso…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Gift of Education this Holiday Season

The Syrian crisis is soon entering it's fifth year and is the largest refugee crisis since World War II.The irreparable stress and trauma caused to the Syrian people will take a very long time to heal, especially to it's most vulnerable: children.  Despite the Syrian conflict going into it's fifth year, the international community has a duty to ensure all children, including Syrian refugee children, realize their right to education. 
Currently in the Hope for Syria plan,…
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Added by Marielle Ali on December 14, 2015 at 9:38pm — No Comments

What can we learn about the state from Aristotle?

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher

Aristotle's most important work in the field of political philosophy is his book "Policy". He speaks about the ideal polis. Polis indicates an ancient town which is also the state. Aristotle believes that one needs to climb on the…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on December 14, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Junior Fellows Summer Internship

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2016 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program— a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students.

For a stipend of $3,000, the 2016 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 31 through Aug. 5, 2016, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Carnegie Council Instagram Take-Over, "The World Through My Eyes"

CREDIT:Greg Rakozy

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that it is hosting an Instagram Take-Over series titled "The World Through My Eyes." For this exciting new…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 8, 2015 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

COP21: Six Things You Need to Know About Climate Change

Forest in the Czech Republic. CREDIT: Jakub Sejkora.

It is no exaggeration to say that the outcomes of the Paris climate conference will determine the future of our planet. As world leaders gather for COP21 this December and try to agree on a global legally binding climate treaty, we offer…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 7, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Case For Full-Scale US Military Intervention in ISIS Controlled Syria and Iraq

There is a job to be done and the time for hesitation has ended. The muscle and might of our beautiful country must bring to bear the the full weight of our just cause upon the scourge, the disease, that is ISIS.   



Indiscriminate violence is upon us. There are approximately 10,000 to 20,000 ISIS soldiers that will not be deterred or talked out of seeking to kill as many people as possible, in their pursuit of starting a world war.  Their hearts are bent on blackening the earth and… Continue

Added by Angelo Mondragon on December 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 3, 2015

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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on December 3, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Empathy and U.S. Refugee Resettlement Plans

The mass exodus of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn nation to the opportunistic shores of Europe coupled with the recent terrorist attacks in Paris have sparked intense debates over immigration and border security within Europe and the United States. The reactions from government officials on both sides of the Atlantic have been similar - calls for halting all refugee resettlement plans and demands for more intrusive surveillance…

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Added by Kevin Coughlin on December 3, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

IS THERE ANY FUTURE FOR US-ASIA RELATIONSHIP?

ABSTRACT

Any discussion on the future of the relationship between the two dominant ideological traditions in the world today would certainly involve lot of complexities. This is so given the fact that the past and present relationship between the US and Asia has not followed a clear cut trajectory. This paper will argue that whilst one can talk of cooperation in several critical areas such as trade, world peace and technology between the two, there also seems to be a…

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Added by Frederick Boamah on December 1, 2015 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

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A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

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How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?

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Generation Z makes up over 30 percent of the world's population and this group of people, most under the age of 20, are already having an extraordinary effect on society, culture, and politics. Tatiana Serafin, journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College, breaks down the power of this generation, focusing on climate change activism. How can they turn their energy into concrete action?

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