All Blog Posts Tagged 'Europe' (6)

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

U.S.-Russia Relations: Critical and Unstable

This picture has been edited. CREDIT: Mark Rain (CC).

In October 2014, the Council posted an article titled …

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Added by Alejandro Dardik Radonski on July 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Germany Between Demosthenes and Isocrates*

By Vasilis Trigkas

In the 4th century BC Macedonia, a Greek-speaking kingdom of Northern Greece, under the leadership of Phillip II, set out to unify the Mediterranean World. Macedonia’s quest for hegemonic stability brought her into a direct conflict with old established Hellenic powers like Thebes, Sparta and most of all Athens. 

By the mid 4th century BC Athens had recovered from the disastrous defeat of the Peloponnesian war. The resilient Athenians…

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Added by Vasilis Trigkas on April 13, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Romanian Presidential elections: towards a broader national identity

David defeated Goliath in the recent Romanian presidential elections which centered on living standards, corruption, and the degree of Western orientation in a troubled region. The voting was a spectacular proof of solidarity between Romanians living abroad and the country’s urban electorate shaping political outcomes in their country. Harnessing this emerging identity might be an important key for the future prospects of the 20 million Romanians at home and the 4 million around the…

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Added by Teodor Stan on November 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Romanian Presidential elections at a threshold in democratic consolidation

First round of Romanian Presidential Elections took place Sunday, November 2nd with 14 candidates vying for the votes of over 18.3 million electors formally residing in the country as well as a truly sizable yet unknown number of citizens living abroad.

The run-off round with the top two candidates will be held on November 16th seeing Current Prime Minister Victor-Viorel Ponta, who scored a comfortable lead, run against trailing opposition contender Klaus Werner…

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Added by Teodor Stan on November 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Unleashing Persephone: China and Europe join forces for a new Ethos of Sustainable Urbanisation

Man as a “political animal” turns to social interaction to organize his/her life, structure his/her well-being and perpetuate the prosperity of his/her family and descendants. The non-familial; macro-unit of this interaction is the Polis.

From Genoa and Venice to London, Paris, New York and Shanghai, cities remain the epicentres of economic, cultural and educational…

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Added by Vasilis Trigkas on November 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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The Crack-Up: The 1919 Race Riots & the Crucible of Chicago, with Adam Green

During the "Red Summer" of 1919 dozens of race riots flared up across the U.S., but the anti-African American violence in Chicago stood out because of scale and social and political significance. University of Chicago's Professor Adam Green details the causes, the tragic events, and the aftermath in this riveting discussion. How did the riot affect the city's development for decades to come? How does it tie into questions about democracy and the end of World War I?

Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)

The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.

The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo

Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College's Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?

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