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The Case for Scottish Independence
So will it be yes or no? With the Scottish vote for independence coming up on September 18, here's Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, who makes an eloquent case for breaking away from the UK.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2014 Issue is Out! Free for a Limited Time!
This issue features an essay on identifying the perpetrators of atrocity crimes; a centennial roundtable on climate change; a feature article on the risk and force of drones; a review essay on global governance; and book reviews.
Back to School with Carnegie Council
Students, educators, life-long learners: We wish you all a great year, and hope you find these activities and resources stimulating, useful, and fun!
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Mary Dudziak on Civil Liberties During WWI and Beyond
"Just as the nation is perpetually focused on security, we must also be perpetually focused on maintaining constitutional liberty."
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Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten
As a society, we’re still developing vocabulary to talk about data technology and the moral questions it raises. What are the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of data-driven commerce?
Sarajevo Symposium 2014: The Crisis of 1914 and What It Means for Us Today
Read, watch, and listen to this historic symposium, held in Sarajevo on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the calamity that led to World War I.
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Ukraine and the New Divide between the United States and Russia
David Speedie interviews Dr. Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on how the Ukraine crisis has opened a new fissure in the relationship between the United States and Russia.
ISIL in Iraq's Saladin Province in June, 2014. CREDIT: AFP PHOTO / HO / WELAYAT SALAHUDDIN
A Clear and Present Danger: Why We Need the UN Security Council to Help Defeat ISIL
The relentless advance of ISIL poses a grave challenge to the world. The curbing and crushing of the militant group requires extraordinary measures, a "coalition of the concerned," led by the United States and working through the UN Security Council.
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Global Ethics Day, October 16
Join the Carnegie Council teach-in! As part of its Centennial activities, the Council is inaugurating a worldwide Global Ethics Day. We encourage academic institutions around the world to use this day to hold their own events to explore a "global ethic."