All Blog Posts Tagged '#essaycontest2017' (15)

What Does Citizenship Mean in an Increasingly Globalized World? #essaycontest2017 Iro Gkrimpizi - Undergraduate Student, Bard College

As Brubaker rightly says “Citizenship is a universal and distinctive feature of the modern political landscape.” Every state formally defines its “imagined community” by publicly identifying the attributes of its citizens and in consequence the attributes that constitute its non-citizens or aliens. Importantly, according to each state, citizens have certain rights and obligations which constitute their legal equality. However, globalization has increasingly altered the position and…


Added by Iro Gkrimpizi on November 19, 2017 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Terrorism #essaycontest2017.Contester: Adelowo Emmanuel Ayodele .Category: student. School: Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology,Ogbomosho Oyo State,Nigeria.

Today I'll be talking on terrorism,its effects and how it can be exterminated. The word "terrorism" isn't unfamiliar to anybody since this barbarous act has aggravated our lives awfully. We constantly hear about the unfavorable impacts of terrorism in the news and read about it in the newspaper. The administrations/legislatures of all countries are working tirelessly to ensure that terrorism is totally eradicated but still can't get rid of it. The most hazardous and destructive terrorist act is… Continue

Added by Adelowo Emmanuel Ayodele on November 17, 2017 at 6:13am — No Comments

The Ethical Challenges of the Online World Remain Deeply Unaddressed

When it came to light that entities connected to the Russian government had engaged in a series of digital actions, ranging from purchasing misleading ads on Facebook to hacking and distributing internal political campaign emails, designed to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, there was no shortage of press coverage. Both traditional and new media sources have devoted, and continue to devote, a great deal of coverage to the issue, and understandably so. One does not…


Added by Carter Vance on November 5, 2017 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment


The greatest social problem that we are experiencing today is the growing difference between the poor and the rich and we have learned to accept it. But it is at terrible cost in separation and the associated feelings of anger, depression and helplessness, between the people who have jobs that provide stable incomes with comfortable homes and those who don't and can't. The practical solution here is driving me nuts!

 Many governments have made progress in easing this injustice--some…


Added by David Harold Chester on October 30, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Economic Structural Change – the Ethics around Governments’ Solutions to Decline | International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

The world is changing. And fast. With the rapid rise of economies such as China and India, the likes of never seen before, every economy is facing change at an unprecedented rate. Countries that have historically been renowned for producing certain goods and services are seeing developing economies steal away their demand as these countries supply the global markets at more competitive prices. However, with hundreds of thousands of employed in these now uncompetitive, declining industries…


Added by William Farrell on October 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Marina Hrabar, age 42, is a high school teacher in Kharkov, Ukraine.


ESSAY TOPIC: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today?

If I had been God, I might have ordered the world differently. I think I would have provided my people with a tamper-free world, where life was perfect, never boring and happy. But here you and I sit, somewhere "in the meantime" that we call life.

In 1623 the English poet John Donne referred to people…


Added by Marina Hrabar on October 25, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Guiding Light: Cultivating Population into Citizenry

“A great flame follows a little spark.” – Dante

Africa has the fastest growing youthful population. The challenges of transforming this population into an upstanding citizenry are vast and manifold. Securing employment and ensuring that African youth are economically active and not working poor is a step, but by far not a premier destination. Economic pundits have too narrowly shaped our view of the world into economic variables, despite our progressive economies the great leap into…


Added by Raymond Munyaradzi Chivere on October 23, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments


Agbleze Gameli Jnr is B.A holder in Environment and Resources Management from the University for Development Studies. He is a teacher who teaches geography and government in prestigious Otoo Memorial Senior High School. Due to his passion for the environment, he is an active member of numerous environmental groups to fostering sound environmental practices  


In my candid…


Added by Agbleze Gameli Jnr on October 22, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Black Lives Matter

Asa Sieger

Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering, and Sciences

(High School Student)

Black Lives Matter. I don’t believe a three word statement has caused this much contention and grief since the invention of the phrase “I love you.” The Black Lives Matter movement began after George Zimmerman was acquitted of shooting and killing Trayvon…


Added by Asa Sieger on October 20, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Relativity of Ethical Standard in Determining Human’s Positive and Negative Action

Rilliandi Arindra Putawa

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Undergraduate Student

Terrorism, damaged environment, war, are issues due to ethical problem which becomes global society’s challenge to deal with. The absence of standard ethic in global society is the key cause of the emergence of such global issues. Both terrorism in Suriah and other countries in Middle East and crisis in…


Added by Rilliandi Arindra Putawa on September 28, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ethics of Nuclear War #essaycontest2017

Chase Allan Look

Lansing Community College

Undergraduate Student

Ethics of Nuclear War


The greatest ethical challenge I see facing the world is nuclear war. Tensions have been rising between several countries for…


Added by Chase Allan Look on September 22, 2017 at 1:52pm — 6 Comments

North Korea’s challenge to the United

North Korea’s challenge to the United

Added by Mir Sajjad on September 21, 2017 at 5:56pm — No Comments


Terrorism appears to be on the increase in recent decades, its impact is feels in all the aspects of human society. As a system of freighting people to make them act in a manner that contradict their religious and social norms, terrorism is a both social and ethical problem in our world today. Terrorism has gained seasonable recognition and acceptance amongst people who derived fulfilment in violent extremism and inciting fear to general public. It is one of the widely form of warfare practiced… Continue

Added by Idi, Joseph on September 15, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

TERRORISM IN NIGERIA: History of Boko Haram Attacks In Northeastern Nigeria And Their Collaboration With The World Terrorist Called “ISIL”

Boko Haram, referred to by themselves as al-Wilāya al-Islāmiyya Gharb Afrīqiyyah (Arabic: الولاية الإسلامية غرب أفريقيا‎‎, (Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP)…


Added by MOHD BAYERO YAYANDI on September 11, 2017 at 1:36pm — No Comments

International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, 2017: The World's Greatest Ethical Challenge

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world.

From climate change, to refugees, to terrorism, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve ethical issues, such as fairness, rights, and responsibilities.

In your opinion, what is the world's greatest challenge, and how does it affect your local…


Added by Carnegie Council on August 8, 2017 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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