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…Continue
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"I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something. I will not refuse to do something I can do." Helen Keller
Comment: Nowadays, the "power of one" is greatly amplified/multiplied by the world-wide web/social media. Anyone with an internet connection can communicate her "something" for a better world." CyberPeaceGadfly
"The problem of our age, is the problem of administration of wealth, that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship." Andrew Carnegie
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"Connectors appreciate the world and everything in it. The same connection that they experience with nature they feel toward all beings, including those who lived before and those who have yet to arrive. They have a consciousness of the oneness, and therefore they make no distinction such as them or those other people.......Therefore connectors aren't surprised when synchronicity or coincidence brings them the fruits of their intention........" Dr. Wayne W. Dyer,…Continue
Added by Al LeBlanc on November 30, 2017 at 3:23pm — No Comments
term has varied, numerous issues concerning society, particularly matters relating to women, where the latter made the focus of much debate in recent years, which occupied the position of women in the national and international arena, where the right of rights within the contexts and issues of security and peace, which refer to the role played by women in the military during the armed conflict, these issues drawn up by the general policies of the decision-making process and ensure…Continue
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"The power of an idea can be measured by the degree of resistance it attracts." David Yaho
(I have Found the NIH (not invented here) factor to be a common human response to a new idea for product/service improvement/cost reduction. When in fact, "the biggest room in the world is room for continuous improvement" (e.g., Moore's Law).
Added by Al LeBlanc on June 25, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments
"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference." Thomas Jefferson
(The American Constitution Bill of Rights protects US against tyranny.)
Added by Al LeBlanc on January 30, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments
Nationalism: A Key to Expression
Discovering the power of nationalism through the comparison of the South Korean and North Korean societies.
By Minkwan Seo, Senior at Tenafly High School
July 27th is a day unwittingly forgotten by many Koreans, or rather a day memorized as the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics. Well, the purpose of posting this essay on Carnegie Council’s Blog is not to talk about the Olympics – it’s about a more…Continue
Added by Minkwan Seo on December 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Somalia in 1993 was extremely unstable, with the warlord Aidid stealing the humanitarian aid supplies sent to Somalia, and using starvation and poverty as his weapon. To put an end to Aidid’s uncontrolled power, and to aid the starving population, the United States sends Special Forces into Somalia as part of the UN Peacekeeping Operations, a purely “humanitarian” mission. It seemed to be a simple mission at first: arresting Aidid’s two top advisors. However, the operation wasn’t…Continue
Added by Minkwan Seo on October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This seminar is a contribution to the third annual Global Ethics Day announced by Carnegie Council. Its aim is to foster awareness of the ethical principles and values that guide teachers’ actions and promote the highest ethical standards of professional practice and conduct.…Continue
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Dear Prosecutors and other Legal Professionals:
Below you will find information about an Advanced Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes with a focus on addressing conflict-related sexual violence, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 July - 3 August, 2016.
Violations of International Criminal Law are committed on an unprecedented level, while transnational crime is also increasing in Africa and around the world. More and more,…Continue
Added by Jesica L Santos on June 3, 2016 at 3:17pm — No Comments
EXCERPTS/QUOTES(paraphrased); CSPAN Book tv, Interview on Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" Book; Authors Samuel Fleischacker & Russell Robert:
"The invisible hand of the market", the term economists use to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place, is a metaphor first used by Adam Smith in "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759).
The Wealth of Nations (1776): "By…Continue
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Originally published in The Huffington Post World Section on 15 July 2015, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/welcoming-a-hybrid-attemp_b_7794052.html
On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a…Continue
Added by Jesica L Santos on September 23, 2015 at 5:03pm — No Comments
Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:
This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…Continue
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Much is being made of the Vatican’s uncharacteristic statements lending support for limited use of force against ISIS [Vice News]. The most recent came from Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s representative to the UN agencies in Geneva and Vienna. In an interview with Crux, Archbishop Tomasi said, "We have to stop this kind of genocide. Otherwise we'll be…Continue
All of us are shocked by the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo and the continuing violence in Paris. The rallying cry of #jesuischarlie has spread across the Twitter-sphere, but this has generated a backlash. Charlie Hebdo published a great deal of offensive material over the years. People feel outraged over the murders, but do not want condone what they see as a vulgar and offensive publication.
Charlie Hebdo is not a publication that I have ever…Continue
"The great task of the peace is to work morals into it. The only sort of peace that will be real is one in which everybody takes his share of responsibility. World organizations and conferences will be of no value unless there is improvement in relation of men to men."
(Time for "everybody takes his/her share of responsibility" Wonder how ? Anybody got any ideas ?)
"Through unity of action we can be a veritable colossus of peace. No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Everyone one of us must be guided by this truth." DwightEisenhower
Incumbent on "usall", acting as individuals, to make our keystrokes resonate for cyberworld peace uprising/tsunami. ?