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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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A New Era of Cyberwarfare, with Arun Vishwanath

When the United States launched a massive cyberattack against Iran last month, it heralded "a new age of Internet warfare," says cybersecurity expert Arun Vishwanath. How could cyber-based conflicts change the nature of the Internet? Why is the U.S. especially vulnerable to these threats? And what would a "digital Geneva Convention" look like?

The Failure of the Two-State Solution: Hope for Palestinian Youth

With the two-state solution facing obstacles from all sides, Palestinian youth need to "answer the urgent question of how to reframe the conflict discourse and avoid succumbing to a future of perennial suffering in silence under the status quo," writes security analyst Tariq Kenney-Shawa. What are effective methods of nonviolent resistance? How can the 1987 First Intifada serve as an inspiration for the next generation of Palestinians?

Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words, with Pendal's Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio Gonzalez, group CEO at Pendal in Australia, speaks about the role of ethics in global investment management. He discusses his organization's charitable work, its innovative "contribution leave" policy, how to engage with new technology, like AI, in a thoughtful way, and much more.

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