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The good news which we missed

A paper which tries to identify some good news for the new year: 

http://valdaiclub.com/publication/75221.html

Added by Hakan Altinay on January 30, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Global Civics Academy. May interest faculty and students?

Global Civics Academy offers a new online course on Global Civics. The course covers issues ranging from climate change to pandemics. Students will examine which centripetal forces are pushing us together, and how they can be managed. The course will survey our options to manage our increasing global interdependence, and will provide the tools for each student to come up with their own version of a global civics.



Lecturers include Hakan Altinay of the Brookings Institution, Amar… Continue

Added by Hakan Altinay on December 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Global Civics Documentary in Six Languages

Jian Yi's documentary, Global Civics, has been one of the more popular videos at the Global Ethics Network, and now it is available in six languages. The links are below. In this documentary, ordinary people in nine countries -including workers in South Africa, businessmen in Argentina, China and Turkey, students in India and United States- thoughtfully debate whether a global civics is desirable and feasible. New language options will make the documentary more accessible to students around…

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Added by Hakan Altinay on February 7, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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Gene Editing Governance & Dr. He Jiankui, with Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, discusses the many governance issues connected to gene editing. Plus, he gives a first-hand account of an historic conference in Hong Kong last year in which Dr. He Jiankui shared his research on the birth of the world's first germline genetically engineered babies. What's the future of the governance of this emerging technology?

Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.

Gene Editing: Overview, Ethics, & the Near Future, with Robert Klitzman

In the first in a series of podcasts on gene editing, Columbia's Dr. Robert Klitzman provides an overview of the technology, ethical and governance issues, and where it could all go in the near future. Plus he explains why the birth of genetically engineered twins in China last year was a "seismic" event. How could gene editing lead to more inequality? What could be some of unintended consequences?

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