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International Student Essay Contest, 2019: Internet Responsibility

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its 11th annual International Student Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?

Please include in your analysis an explanation (in your own words) of "responsibility" and what it means to "regulate" the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

Media freedom in Bulgaria: why Kovesi’s job will be especially tough in Bulgaria

by Iveta Cherneva

When the news hit that the Romanian hard-baller Laura Kovesi was to become EU’s top prosecutor, anti-corruption activists across Europe applauded loudly.

One could hear the applause also in Bulgaria – a small EU country facing issues with EU funds misappropriation and theft, as well as freedom of the press -- a place where…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on September 23, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

My journey throughout Diplomacy, Academics, and NGOs

I started my path in the international development field during my first year of university, working as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Venezuela. My experience alongside Colombian refugees in my country opened my eyes to the stark reality of displacement and war. Ironically, my country faces a similar situation nowadays. Venezuelans represent the highest rate of migrants and refugees in the Americas. More than 4 million have left the country since 2016; an…

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Added by Daniela Segovia Hernández on August 20, 2019 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles…

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Added by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Diaspora’s impact in defusing the pressures of civilizational tectonics

On the European continent, the modern Romanian state is the posterchild for undercutting pressures in civilizational tectonics, a picture that Samuel P. Huntington so hauntingly laid out in his post-Cold war portrayal of the “clash of civilizations” thesis. Built at the confluence of Ottoman, Habsburg and Russian Imperial borderlands, Romania’s trifold cultural heterogeneity resonates still and parlays into current social-political divisions and governance…

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Added by Teodor Stan on July 5, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments

Taiwan - China relationship, the history repeats itself.

Chi-Juei, Wu

Taichung Second Senior High School, Taiwan

High School

These days, more and more experts have shown theyre highly interested in the current relationship between the Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait. Not only because Im a Taiwanese, but because this issue includes a ton of common problems that will occur in the international relations. For example, relations between Taiwan…

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Added by Chi-Juei, Wu on June 27, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Presidential Politics #Gerald R. Ford,

" To me the Presidency and the Vice Presidency were not prizes to be won but a duty to be done."  Gerald R. Ford, "A Time to Heal", 1979.

Comment: Presidential Campaign Season Underway - good to see three women (out of 10 candidates in the first stage of the Democratic Debates) "May the best Leader win."

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 27, 2019 at 8:49am — No Comments

All About Journalists and Journalism.

People say that in the age of Mediatization ,a Jouranlist is governed by self regulation.Read some principals a Jouranlist should have in his/her dairy.



Principles of Journalism



The first three years of the Project’s work involved listening and talking with journalists and others around the country about what defines the work. What emerged out of those conversations are the following nine core principles of journalism:



1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the… Continue

Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on June 20, 2019 at 2:43am — No Comments

Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2019 Issue

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2019 issue of the journal!…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 11, 2019 at 10:12am — No Comments

Where You Were Friends During June 4 "Incident"?

If I ask you that you flashback your memory to June 4,1989,do press on your cerebral card what you you were doing and which part of India,China or world you were.

I had just passed my 9th Exam in a sleepy town of Ayodhya but that does not mean I was not aware what was happening in world as was my nature. Everyday I rode my bicycle full one hour in advance to reach my uncle’s house on street of Ayodhya from my village to have tea and read news papers before departing for school.…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on June 4, 2019 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Carnegie Council Current Affairs Events in June: China, U.S. Global Engagement, Governing the Internet, Saving Democracy, and Gorgon State Surveillance

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its June 2019 current affairs programs in New York City.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar.

Press passes and student tickets are available. Please contact…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 30, 2019 at 10:08am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Announces Robert J. Myers Fellows for 2019

Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Robert J. Myers Fellows Fund grants.

The Robert J. Myers Fellows Fund supports and promotes activities of the Carnegie Council network that embody Mr. Myers' vision of effective ethical inquiry rooted in local experiences and communities. This year…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

ZAMBIAN ECONOMICAL CHALLENGES

Zambia today is undergoing diverse challenges in the areas of economy. The reasons are that most of the focus, time and support has had been given to politicians. And most issues are replaced with political considerations. Instead of  focusing on the professionality of people who qualify in those governmental offices as well as those people who are deserving empowerment.

This however has cause more problems…

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Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on May 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Appoints Ambassador Jean-Marie Guéhenno as Senior Fellow

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Jean-Marie Guéhenno as Senior Fellow. During his two-year fellowship, he will be working on a book tentatively titled The Second Renaissance: In Search of a New Balance Between the Individual and the Collective.

The…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 23, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Public Opinion #George Washington

"In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to pubic opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened ." George Washington

Comment:  The Information Age/Evolving CyberWarfare/World-Wide Web Dis-Information/ Politics/Propaganda/Lies make it "essential that public opinion" be aware/educated on: "fake news" special/foreign interests. Carnegie might consider deploying some of its…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 11, 2019 at 8:56am — No Comments

Josephine Marrocco Wins 2019 Carnegie Council Student Research Conference: Topic, AIDS Crisis in Russia

On May 3, Carnegie Council held its fifth annual student conference at its headquarters in New York City.

This year, the Council received 36 applications from 12 universities around the New York City area and across the United States. Out of the 36 applications, 11 projects, including one group project from The New School, were selected to present at the conference.

The winning presentation was by …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 10, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Help us to Make Ethics Matter: Spring Fund Drive 2019

Carnegie Council fosters a worldwide conversation about the global problems that affect all of us—from Manhattan's Upper East Side to Rio's favelas, from boardrooms in Brussels to classrooms in Shanghai.

But we can't do it alone.

Support Carnegie Council today and help us continue to make ethics matter on the global stage by making a donation to our Annual Fund.

Donating is…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 1, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Uniform Civil Code - A Hindu Supremacy ?

Uniform Civil Code – Hindu Mahasabha ?

Pluralism, a system in which multiple ethnic groups coexist, respecting all traditions and beliefs respectively. India is said to be the living embodiment of this definition. However, incorporating all of these beliefs into the Indian constitution would double its already colossal size. Considering this, Our Indian government allows its citizens to preach their…

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Added by Harikeshav. Narayan on April 30, 2019 at 4:36am — No Comments

May Carnegie Council Current Affairs Events, Live and Online: Brian Lamb on U.S. Presidents, Adam Gopnik on Liberalism, Ash Jain on U.S. Leadership, and a Panel on China

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its May 2019 current affairs programs in New York City.

To attend in person, please RSVP. Go to the online calendar: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 23, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ethics and Climate Change: Earth Day 2019

"The people of the 1940s could have left the Nazis for the people of the 1960s to deal with, but that would have meant leaving a political cancer that could worsen without limit. It is up to us to draw the line beyond which climate change cannot pass."

Henry Shue, "Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?"

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2019, Carnegie Council presents a selection of materials from the past year on the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 22, 2019 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

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.

The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, with Michelle Murray

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?

Gen Z, Climate Change Activism, & Foreign Policy, with Tatiana Serafin

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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