All Blog Posts Tagged 'politics' (34)

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Antoniya Dimova - University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Graduate, currently studying for Master's degree in "International Economic Relations"

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Democracy nowadays has become a symbol for respect of all…

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Added by Antoniya Dimova on November 13, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Do we really need democracy?

Polina Sotnikova - high school student in HSE LYCEUM



To begin with, I guess, there is such a subject as social studies in every school all around the world, where we are taught, what democracy is. This system was invented in Ancient Greece and the name itself means “rule by people”. So my dictionary says that democracy is a system of government in which people choose their rulers by voting for them…

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Added by Polina on November 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Step Back for South Africa on the Rule of Law, Courtesy of Al-Bashir

Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/a-step-back-for-south-afr_b_7614908.html

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…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on June 25, 2015 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

To Face the Antithesis of Sceptism

       Indonesia had been already welcomed the new 7th President, Mr. Joko Widodo with Mr. Jusuf Kalla as the vice president. They would face so many problems or maybe could be called as obstacles including human rights issues, economic development (marked with the preparation of ASEAN Economic Community 2015), corruption, and more. It's of course not an easy but struggling tasks. They should be able to deal with time because what people in this nation will look is how fast they can solve…

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Added by Muhammad Ikram Afif on October 27, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

NEW BOOK: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

We are pleased to announce that Global Ethics Fellow Jocelyne Cesari has a new book out from Cambridge University Press: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 23, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Letter to Andrew Carnegie on the Eve of the Carnegie Council Centennial

Dear Mr. Carnegie,

As the current president of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, it is my privilege to report to you on the eve of the 100th anniversary of our founding.

It is not often that we have an opportunity to think in terms of 100 years. It's a span well-suited to remind us that while our lives…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on October 30, 2013 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

NEW BOOK: The Ethics of Preventive War

In The Ethics of Preventive War, a new book edited by Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow Deen Chatterjee, 11 leading theorists debate the normative challenges of preventive war through the lens of important public and political…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 19, 2013 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

What to remember in Syria from the Iraq sectarian war

Last week, in a effort to reassure a skeptical American public,  President Obama declared that a U.S. intervention in Syria, currently in debate in the Congress, would not be the same as the ones in…

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Added by Jocelyne Cesari on September 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Eco-Politics: Blood & Trees

Deforestation is well-known to most as a critical ecological problem. Nowadays, even an elementary schooler has probably been taught that the rainforests are shrinking. If asked how to solve the problem, people of all ages would likely rack their brains to think of “go green” solutions like recycling or planting trees in the park. But few would think of halting the import of timber from conflict-stricken countries as a potential environmentally friendly solution. What’s war got to do with…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: An Open World: Science, Technology, and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr’s Thoughts

University of Copenhagen, 4–6 December 2013.

As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Humanity's Four Challenges

By Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia-Herzegovina

I believe there are four challenges for us that are over our heads. These challenges I would describe as four roads: from might to right, from slavery to freedom, from mythology to science, and from theory of state to democracy of state. Let me explain.

This civilization that we live in—you may call it Western…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics

Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff gave this public speech at Universidade Estácio, Rio de Janeiro,as part of the Council's first Global Ethical Dialogues.

It's a great pleasure to be here. I want to thank…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 27, 2013 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Insights into Arab Youth Today

The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iraq: Is Religious Sectarianism a Fatal Flaw?

The consequence on American economy has been far reaching. In 2011, the Watson Institute at Brown University estimated the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to $3.2 to $4 trillion. Sure, removing Hussein created the conditions for democracy but Iraq is divided by sectarian politics, crippled by violence,…

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Added by Jocelyne Cesari on March 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Thomas Pogge

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Pogge, as we were talking about earlier, you have been thinking about the arc of history and your thoughts about the world we're living in today. If you could just start off by telling us, how do you see the world we live in today, especially from a moral perspective?

THOMAS POGGE:…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 11, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Thought Leader: Jonathan Haidt

JOEL ROSENTHAL: My first question has to do with the moment we’re living in now. There’s a certain timelessness to your work, talking about human nature, moral argument. But is there anything morally distinct about the time that we’re living in now?

JONATHAN HAIDT: I think the time we’re living in now is…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 6, 2013 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Muslim Democracies: A New Kind of Political System?

The 2012 victory of Islamic parties after the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia has brought back the “endless” doubt regarding the role of Islam in possible transitions to democracy. This doubt has been shaped for decades by the circumstances of the Islamic Revolution in Iran that resulted into an authoritarian regime ruled by clerics, not to mention by the fear of elections leading to civil…

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Added by Jocelyne Cesari on January 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Arab and American Constitutional Thrills

The latest column from Rami Khouri:

There are few things in life as exhilarating as countries developing into constitutional democracies. I have spent the past eight weeks delving into this process in both the United States and the Middle East. I have physically visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Providence and other seminal places in early American…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 6, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Ethical Activism Amid Politics as Usual

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

BOSTON -- Two very different ways for the United States to deal with Arabs and Israelis were on show last week in the United States. The contrast was stunning between the televised debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in which “I Love Israel more than You Love Israel” was the background theme song that…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 26, 2012 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

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