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…Continue
Added by Antoniya Dimova on November 13, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Polina on November 12, 2018 at 7:00am — 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
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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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,…Continue
Added by Jocelyne Cesari on March 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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?
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Jocelyne Cesari on January 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue