Featured Blog Posts – December 2017 Archive (106)

TOGETHER FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR CATCHMENT

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“Our water catchment is drying up and we decided today to step out and plant more water friendly trees to ensure that that we protect this area. The c

Drying of this catchment is something we have not experienced in the past and this is…

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A Bleak Future

By Roshie Xing

North Allegheny Senior High School

High School Student (Junior)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." - Unknown

The concept of mobility has long been a marker of success. It…

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Added by Roshie Xing on December 31, 2017 at 10:22am — No Comments

Indifference vis-a-vis misery

By Karl Patrick Suyat



Newspapers across the globe today often, if not always, scream blood, gory, and even hopelessness in its front pages with its daily dosage of doomsaying news—from worsening episodes of climate change, to the uneventful return of fascism in the United States, to dictatorship and repression in Cambodia, to the Rohingya massacre in Myanmar, to the Philippines’ bloody “war on drugs" and crackdown on dissent, up to the word war between US President Donald Trump and… Continue

Added by Karl Patrick Suyat on December 31, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Indifference vis-a-vis misery

By Karl Patrick Suyat



Newspapers across the globe today often, if not always, scream blood, gory, and even hopelessness in its front pages with its daily dosage of doomsaying news—from worsening episodes of climate change, to the uneventful return of fascism in the United States, to dictatorship and repression in Cambodia, to the Rohingya massacre in Myanmar, to the Philippines’ bloody “war on drugs" and crackdown on dissent, up to the word war between US President Donald Trump and… Continue

Added by Karl Patrick Suyat on December 31, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments

Bias, The Invisible Barrier

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?



Name: Shikoh Hirabayashi (16)



Student: High School Student



School: Seiko Gakuin High School, Japan

What is the true size of Africa?

Yes, Africa is big, but many of you may be predicting that Africa is probably similar in size or…

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Added by Shikoh Hirabayashi on December 31, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

#essaycontest2017

Sivanantham Dharmalinam, Visiting Professor, NITT, India

Essay topic - Food for all : the only unshakable Foundation for Civilization and Ethics

"Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality." – as per Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy explains “Ethics basically has two dimensions. Firstly, ethics refers to well-founded…

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Terrorism Is The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing us Today

Terrorism 

By Gabriel Pruden

Student at Charlotte High School Charlotte…

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Added by Gabriel Pruden on December 31, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Being an intellectual in an era of Post-truth

“The explosion will not happen today”, wrote Frantz Fanon in the opening lines of Black skin, white masks. It was 1952 and Fanon was writing about the inexpressible horror of colonization, its propensity to subjugate and debase those on whom it was inflicted. Today, however, as we watch the crisis-laden present in which we live, as we enter what some have called a “geopolitical vertigo”, it is hard not to conclude that the explosion—and in fact one grander and more catastrophic than…

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Added by Tamba François Koundouno on December 31, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Automation: A New Frontier of Ethics

Ryan Ham

Yongsan International School of Seoul

Grade 11

High School Division

The Ethical Question: UBI for Automation development? 

The economic paradigm we have relied on since the advent of human economic activity is on the brink of experiencing a revolutionary change.  With the…

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Added by Ryan Ham on December 31, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments

Essay contest 2017

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Perishing honesty

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Name-Suhaas.G.Jadwani

School name-Sindhi High School(K.K.Road) 

Category-High School student (class 9)

Added by Girish Jadwani on December 31, 2017 at 4:16am — No Comments

Pursuit of the Goodness: Tracing Back to the Essence of Religion

Hyoseo Yoon / Korean Minjok Leadership Academy (High School Student)

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

Pursuit of the Goodness: Tracing Back to the Essence of…

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Added by Hyoseo Yoon on December 31, 2017 at 4:10am — No Comments

Thrashing Manacles

Silence deafens more than any other noise.

But most choose not to listen.

Most choose to gaze at the trickling of blood filling up the streets, most choose to hear the pleading of trees being cut down that create the chaotic cycle of the society and environment alike, and most choose to keep quiet—quietness that hinders the scream to be heard.

Seeing how lives are being taken without the opportunity to defend themselves by undergoing a just and equal judgment under the…

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Added by Jose Rodrigo Papa on December 31, 2017 at 3:49am — No Comments

PERSPECTIVE:The Truth that Unveils Humanity

#essaycontest2017

Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

Name: Chidinma Ahika

Student: Undergraduate

School: University of Benin, Nigeria

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be crazy by those who could not hear the music."

- Friedrich Nietzsche



When the question of what constitutes the fundamental sociological challenges that bedevil the stability and blissful existence of humans in his… Continue

Added by Chidinma Ahika on December 31, 2017 at 3:37am — No Comments

Ethical Issues facing communities today, the challenges and precautions

Ethical Issues facing communities today, the challenges and precautions

Dr Jayarajini Srinivasan

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR- OPTOMETRY, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BURAIMI, OMAN

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Mazoun Musalim Zidan Jaboob

Student - UNIVERSITY OF BURAIMI, OMAN

 

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Added by Dr.Jayarajini Srinivasan on December 30, 2017 at 11:10pm — No Comments

The Trolley Problem

Hana Kim

Stuyvesant High School

High School Student

The Trolley Problem: To Flip or Not to Flip (the Switch)

Let’s say there’s a runaway trolley rushing down the tracks towards five people, all of whom are oblivious to their impending death. Thankfully, you realize that there’s a switch nearby that will divert the trolley onto another track, saving them. However, on this other track stands one person,…

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Added by Hana Ruby Kim on December 30, 2017 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power

Sexual Exploitation: The Dynamics of Gender and Power

By Katherine Yoon

Junior (Grade 11 High School Student) at the Yongsan International School of Seoul (Seoul, South Korea)

        The United States is currently undergoing a critical movement against sexual…

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Added by KY on December 30, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

ENDING TERRORISM: ALL WE NEED IS PARADIGM SHIFT IN MINDSET AND LOVE #essaycontest2017

ENDING TERRORISM: ALL WE NEED IS PARADIGM SHIFT IN MINDSET AND LOVE

BY

ADEGBE SAMSON

FOURTH-YEAR STUDENT IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (UNDERGRADUATE)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN.

Growing up in Nigeria, West of Africa in the late '90s, I must admit the only times I heard about terrorism, were through the radio or when my dad and his friends discuss the menace of it, and there were few times. Oftentimes, there were far from…

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Added by Samson Adegbe on December 30, 2017 at 6:40pm — No Comments

XXI Century Ethical Madness – Toxic anti-terrorist alliance

All of us remember tragic date of 11.09.2001 when world has realized of its vulnerability and weakness towards modern terrorism. We saw crying families, we…

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Added by Piotr Dzikowski on December 30, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

                       Terrorism: A Word that Diminishes Hope                                                                Terrorism is only a word in English; however it is a peril for humankind. …

                       Terrorism: A Word that Diminishes Hope                                                               

Terrorism is only a word in English; however it is a peril for humankind. India faces the issues of neediness, populace, yearning and education. In any case, spread of fear mongering is the most unnerving of all. Be it in the little nations like Ireland and Israel, or in the enormous one’s life Russia and USA, fear based oppression has…

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Added by Sajidan Rafsan on December 30, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.

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