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Winners of Carnegie Council's 2017 International Student Photo Contest on Climate Change

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its fifth annual International Student Photography Contest. The topic was Climate Change. We asked for photos that show examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

We were pleased to see a wide range of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 18, 2018 at 5:18pm — 8 Comments

The world's greatest challenge

The Greatest Challenge

by Nontobeko Zulu

High school teacher at Evelyn Baring High School



Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria – with 103 deaths and an unimaginable $200 billion in damages, most expensive in U.S history. South Asia floods killing 1200 people across India, Nepal and Bangladesh; destroying 18000 schools (Guardian, 30 August 2017). Malaria killing over 400 000 people per year. The carnage is endless. All in one year, 2017. It is unthinkable to say some individuals still… Continue

Added by Nontobeko Zulu on December 29, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence, with Stuart J. Russell

UC Berkley's Professor Stuart J. Russell discusses the near- and far-future of artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, killer robots, governance, and why he's worried that AI might destroy the world. How can scientists reconfigure AI systems so that humans will always be in control? How can we govern this emerging technology across borders? What can be done if autonomous weapons are deployed in 2020?

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?

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