Oumie Sissokho's Blog (8)

Reaction Paper 5 of the EFF course

For this section’s reflection, I will focus on only few questions provided in the syllabus both due to space and time. In the EU report, three key trends: individual advancement and empowerment through education; dwindled global resources; and a greater sense of belonging to a global community are emphasized. In addition, topics such as widening of the middle class, advanced access to information and the internet are highlighted. Just like the NIC report, it also raises concerns about the…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on September 4, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

Reaction Paper 4 for the EFF Course

Nguyen in section four raises an important issue about biasness in the selection of sources or subjects which could have serious implications on our work about the future. Prediction, especially in a world where uncertainty and of course greater understanding of possible incidents exist side by side, it is necessary for states and other actors to become more prepared in responding to needs such as security and financial stability. In addition, it also helps us to prepare for calamities that…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 20, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

Reaction Paper on Section 3 of the EFF course on Of all Possible Future Worlds

There is an intense debate about the possibility of global peace and security when the peoples of the world, through communities, states and institutions have common goals and ambitions. It is true that peace, security and stability are some of the most fundamental things that enable humans to thrive whether in politics or economics. However, man has almost always been indulged in competition, whether for socio-economic resources, cultural or political gains. This competition indeed is…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 15, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

The Outreach on the Boko Haram Abduction of the Chibok School Girls

As a women’s rights activist, I deem it necessary to provide an opportunity or platform to talk about the current sad incident happening in Nigeria. I am doing this discussion with a Nigerian, living in Abuja, Nigeria. She works in Sexual Reproductive Health and Development fields for young people, especially, women and girls in her region. I met Kikelomo through the Women Deliver when we were both awarded the 100…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on June 10, 2014 at 8:45am — 4 Comments

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014 WITH STUDENTS AT NATIONAL CHENGCHI UNIVERSITY, TAIPEI, TAIWAN

THE OUTREACH[1]

Oumie Sissokho

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on each March 8th.  All days are important to celebrate women as mothers, teachers, farmers, nurses, doctors, peace-builders and charity-workers, etc. but a special day set for this recognition also gives us opportunities to ‘face’…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on March 16, 2014 at 2:12am — 3 Comments

A Personal Reflection on ‘Orange Day’ and Beyond

Dedicated to Andrew Carnegie, you would have added your voice against gender disparity in the world as you have advocated for global peace if you were still alive. Your memories are strongly lively in our lives.

As the young beneficiaries of the Carnegie Council remember your birthday, I use it as an opportunity to link the coincidence with our ethical struggle of ending violence against women.

In the backbreaking rice paddies…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on November 25, 2013 at 10:20pm — No Comments

PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMIT: AN ETHICAL POINT OF TRANSPARENT LEADERSHIP

Listening to a short but much thought provoking dialogue with a friend, we both couldn’t avoid bringing ethics into the subject. The discussion was centered on a highly sensitive subject among Gambians (people of my country). As usual, we changed the topic to a broader coverage almost applying it to the whole continent or (more accurately to countries without presidential term-limits). My friend told me that he believes that term limits for…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on August 19, 2013 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

REVERSING THE PRACTICE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING: A CALL FOR POLITICAL ACTION TO END THE VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE GIRL CHILD

As the summer holiday approaches, my heart beats faster! Last summer, five years old Tida, was taken to her grandmother for the holiday to have some fun from the pressure of kindergarten work. As a neighbor, I admire Fatoumatta, the mother of Tida for her courage to send her girl child to school despite the economic challenges she faces in meeting the daily demands of her family. Her commitment in ensuring that the child attains education to enable her live a productive and independent…

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Added by Oumie Sissokho on July 12, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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The End of the U.S.-Taliban Talks? with Jonathan Cristol

Despite progress over the last year, Donald Trump effectively ended the latest round of U.S.-Taliban negotiations with a tweet earlier this month. Will talks continue in a more understated way? Does this change anything on the ground in Afghanistan? And what is the Taliban doing in Moscow? Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses all this and more.

Candidates, Calculus, and the Iran Crisis

In choosing whether and how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries, what is the calculus for determining action? Should the United States maintain its status as the guarantor of the Persian Gulf, protecting the security and integrity of the international energy system? What do the 2020 candidates think?

The Narrative IS Changing . . .

The narrative about America's role in the world is changing--and more evidence is accumulating that suggests that no matter how the 2020 presidential and congressional elections turn out, there is no turning the clock back to a pre-2016 status quo.

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