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Democracy For a Prosperous Nation

Four a.m. Seated in front of the computer. I am just from bed, where I had been tossing and turning for hours, looking for sleep that was seriously evading me like the plague. This is not the first time. I should honestly sit it down and have a mature conversation. We can’t go into the new year with this dispute still ongoing. Anyway, maybe I should thank sleep for playing so hard to get because now, here I am, writing. Here I am sharing what’s on my mind with you, hoping that you…

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Added by Gail Beryl on January 3, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Democracy Delivers

Megan Briggs

Undergraduate at Yale University

Democracy, literally “rule by the people”, is a system of government in which the people governed are intended to be the principal actors in the governing itself. A state system must have certain key elements to be considered a democracy, such as representation, rule of law, and certain rights for all. Each nation in our…

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Added by Megan Briggs on December 11, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Elizabeth Sullivan

Fordham University

Graduate Student–M.A. in Ethics and Society

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Today we have a much different concept of democracy than that which existed in the polis of Athens so long ago. Since ancient Greece, the concept of democracy has been debated, tested, strengthened and reimagined. Democracy in theory has shown great promise, while democracy in action has, unfortunately, often failed to fulfill…

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Added by Elizabeth Sullivan on December 9, 2018 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy? Katerina Liong, student of National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

We live in the 21st century, in the civilized world. Each of us is a citizen of a particular country, no matter which one exactly. Probably it is Ukraine, Germany, Canada or Norway. Most of us live in a Democracy and we are proud of it, because it's cool. But indeed, it is. “I live in a democratic state!” — sounds proudly, isn’t it?…

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Added by Katerina Liong Van on December 5, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

We live in the 21st century, in the civilized world. Each of us is a citizen of a particular country, no matter which one exactly. Probably it is Ukraine, Germany, Canada or Norway. Most of us live in a Democracy and we are proud of it, because it's cool. But indeed, it is. “I live in a democratic state!” — sounds proudly, isn’t it?…

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Added by Katerina Liong Van on December 5, 2018 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Thumb up for good governance

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Added by Zeenat Magaji on November 28, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments

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AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns, with Fritz Allhoff

How can artificial intelligence improve food security, medicine, and infrastructure in Arctic communities? What are some logistical, ethical, and governance challenges? Western Michigan's Professor Fritz Allhoff details the future of technology in this extreme environment, which is being made more accessible because of climate change. Plus he shares his thoughts on some open philosophical questions surrounding AI.

The Ethical Algorithm, with Michael Kearns

Over the course of a generation, algorithms have gone from mathematical abstractions to powerful mediators of daily life. They have made our lives more efficient, yet are increasingly encroaching on our basic rights. UPenn's Professor Michael Kearns shares some ideas on how to better embed human principles into machine code without halting the advance of data-driven scientific exploration.

Fighting ISIS Online, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

National security expert Asha Castleberry-Hernandez discusses what "ISIS 2.0" means and how the terrorist group has used social media to recruit and spread its message. How has its strategy changed since the death of its leader Abur Bakr al-Baghdadi? What can the U.S. military, Congress, and executive branch do better to fight the group online?

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