Armin Hübner
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Research Analyst
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Democracy, Diplomacy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Globalization, Governance, Innovation, Peace, Poverty, Reconciliation, Sustainability, War
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I am an IR specialized research analyst, working in the UN context. With joining Global Ethics Network, I hope to experience the advatages of networks: exchange of ideas, learning from best practices, hearing other arguments on specific topics

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Ghana will show us some good governance! Let the Resource Curse be overcome and become an African tiger

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 6:00am 2 Comments

"We're going to really zoom, accelerate, and if everything works, which I pray will happen positively, you come back in five years, and you'll see that Ghana truly is the African tiger, in economic terms for development."[1]

 That was the comment of the former Ghanaian President John Kufuor in the year of 2007. The reason for…

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Non-use of nuclear weapons: Why nuclear weapons are outlawed, and why the window left open in 1996 was a failure

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 8:09am 1 Comment

In recent years the debate on outlawing nuclear weapons has (re)emerged. By naming personal experienced events, I have tried to summarize this issue - which, in my point of view, has a strong normative ethical componant. 

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In the bold discussions on the NPT and its review process, some states argue with legal and normative obligations not to use nuclear weapons. The non-Alignement Movement (NAM) and the New Agenda Coalition (NAC) stated that the use of nuclear weapons…

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Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight

Even though much of the fighting in Northern Ireland has subsided, how has the lack of true reconciliation in the region influenced its society? This book review of Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" was originally published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is reposted with kind permission.

Prioritizing the Linkages Between Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Child Marriage

"Child marriage is both a cause and consequence of the other societal ills outlined in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals," writes human rights attorney Megan E. Corrado. This connection is especially stark in states like Afghanistan, which face instability due to conflict. What can governments and civil society do to help children in need? What are some grassroots approaches?

AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse, director of Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, discusses the many connections between artificial intelligence and human rights. From practical applications in the criminal justice system to unanswered philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, how should we talk about the ethics of this ever-changing technology?

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