All Blog Posts Tagged '#Connected2014' (12)

WINNING ESSAY: Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who participated in our 2014 Trans-Pacific Contest! 

The winning entry came from Salina Lee (USA) and Nelson Chew (Singapore), entitled…


Added by Carnegie Council on May 22, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Invisible Wall: The Economic Rift Singapore and the United States

The Invisible Wall

A wave of capitalism has washed over the 21st century globe like an all-encompassing typhoon. The free market economic model, which began in the West, has enveloped Far East nations due to a post-Cold War sweep of globalization. This new slate of globalization renders capitalism widespread in the 21st century.  This new tsunami of capitalism in the Far East is more varied in practice and form.  Areas…


Added by Ng Derong Ian on May 1, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

A World Under Watch: The Promises and Threats of Surveillance in the United States and the Philippines

The Greek God Argus Panoptes was endowed with a hundred eyes and, for obvious reasons, was known as a skilled watchman. He was even capable of maintaining his watch while sleeping because a few of his eyes would stay awake while the others slept. The story goes that Argus was assigned to guard a nymph disguised as a cow for the goddess Hera. Zeus needed the cow to establish a new order and commanded Hermes to slay Argus in order to retrieve the nymph. Shouldered with the task of killing one…


Added by Justin Hosman on April 30, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Education, Equality and Solidarity: American and Chinese Commonalities

In an increasingly transnational world, global connections only become ever clearer. A close examination of American…


Added by Ruodi Duan on April 30, 2014 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

A Portrait of Two Countries--Trans-Pacific Essay Competition

America, land of free-marketing individualism. Singapore, home of community and innovation. These contrasting images reveal the different values that both countries are founded on and the different worlds experienced by civilians of each nation.  Yet for two countries so differently based and founded, there may be more in common than we imagine.

There are few values and ideas that can be used as…


Added by Molly Witten on April 30, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Seeking Partnership, Not Wardship: The Ethics of Philippine-American Relations in Colonial and Contemporary Times

In November 25, 2013, Philippine Statehood USA published an online petition that campaigned for the former American colony to become the 51st State of the United States. It might sound odd in this so-called post-colonial era of ours that a former colony would lend itself to return to a (neo)colonial state of affairs, but we argue that it is hardly surprising in the case of the Philippines. This is not the first call for the Philippines to become an American state; in fact, as…


Added by Riya de los Reyes on April 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Education Matters: Similar Issue Demand Joint Solutions

By Lay Monica (Indonesia) and Christine Hashimoto (United States)  

Globalization has produced many changes in international relations; the way countries interact has changed. This might sound “cliché”—now we face the borderless world—but that is the fact that we cannot reject. This globalization era has driven us to a world that is quickly changing and nations are increasingly interacting one with another. This globalization does not lead merely to people in different countries…


Added by Christine Hashimoto on April 30, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments



“No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government.”  Spoken long ago, the words of Thomas Jefferson still ring true today in the age of the Internet.  Information is exponentially more widely available to people all across the globe, yet limitations are still imposed via government…


Added by Thomas Pedersen on April 30, 2014 at 1:22am — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Student Contest Submission

Trans-Pacific Student Contest

What defines your country? How do you perceive someone from a totally different background? With every new person you meet, it becomes a challenge to empathize and integrate his experiences into your repertoire of what you thought you already knew about the world. Who would have guessed that an exchange between a Singaporean and an American would offer insights on the subtle connections that make two vastly different countries…


Added by Salina Lee on April 30, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Student Contest - Shared Values between the U.S.A. and Singapore

1      Introduction

When one compares the small island of Singapore and the vast, spacious landmass of the United States of America, differences are arguably more readily apparent than similarities. After all, the geographical, historical, political, and social experiences of both countries vary substantially. Yet despite these differences, present-day America and Singapore have much in common. Both states strive to uphold justice and…


Added by Lisa Farrah Ho on April 29, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Indonesia and United States: Two Stories

Credit: Indonesian Cultural Center of Pittsburgh (top), (bottom)


Indonesia and United States are both two unique illustrations of ethnic and cultural diversity. Indeed, two extraordinary depictions of similar yet oftentimes…


Added by Kevin on April 29, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014: Win a Trip to New York City

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial.…


Added by Carnegie Council on August 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

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Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

As Biden Stalls, Is the "Restorationist" Narrative Losing Ground?

U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy platforms? How do they differentiate themselves from Joe Biden? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts and touches on voters' possible perception of Sanders as a "socialist" and how climate change could become an issue in this election.





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