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This section includes Articles, Papers, and Reports from Carnegie Council staff, programs, associates, essay contests and other sources.

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Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants, and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City | 01/05/2017 Yohan Garcia "Given that many undocumented immigrants live invisibly for a long time, the NYC Municipal ID card truly acknowledges their existence. It was, and still is, worth the risk and the right thing to do. We owe undocumented immigrants a certain obligation of hospitality."

Process or End Goal: When to Begin Genocide Prevention | 01/05/2017 Megan Gray "This discussion ultimately will help the public to understand that preventative actions need to take place if violence is to be thwarted. We can't wait until we are in the midst of a war to resolve conflict."

The Ethics of Climate Change Activism: Fear vs. Reality | 12/21/2016 Chelsea Zantay "The time has come to act on climate because we can no longer afford not to. We know what consequences are in store for us if we continue on our current trajectory."

Articles Resulting from Carnegie Council Gender Research Delegation to Tokyo, November 2016 | 12/19/2016
In November 2016, the Asia Dialogues program led a group of 12 Pacific Delegates from seven countries and a diverse set of professional backgrounds to Tokyo to examine moral issues around gender equality in Japanese society. Read articles about the visit, written by delegation members.

The Question Is: Can the UN Survive the Trump Era? | 12/07/2016 Barbara Crossette The United Nations will swear in António Guterres as its ninth secretary-general on December 12, when the organization will be only weeks away from the inauguration of Donald Trump and the potentially most threatening, hostile political opposition to the UN ever assembled in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump. . . . . Commander-in-Chief | 11/28/2016 Jeffrey D. McCausland Donald Trump is now president-elect. Despite the bitter opposition that occurred throughout the campaign, all Americans should want him to be successful. This is particularly true for his most important role as commander-in-chief, as he must deal with a variety of significant threats.

Carnegie Council's 2016 Gender Research Delegation to Tokyo, Japan | 11/22/2016 Devin T. Stewart Twelve delegates from seven countries and diverse professional backgrounds visited Tokyo to examine moral issues around gender equality in Japanese society. They participated in classroom discussions, expert lectures, cultural activities, and site visits, and described the trip as "eye opening" and "life-changing."

Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering | 10/28/2016 Janos Pasztor, Simon Nicholson, David Morrow Climate engineering is defined as large-scale, deliberate intervention in the Earth system to counteract climate change. Two major sets of techniques are usually included: those that could remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and those that might offset the amount of incoming solar radiation in order to cool the planet.

Greece, the Greeks, and the Crisis: Reaching Beyond "That's how it Goes" | 09/07/2016 Anna Visvizi Understandably, international attention focuses on the sufferings of migrants arriving in Greece. But what of the Greeks themselves? Though largely invisible to tourists, the country's multiple economic and social problems include a suicide epidemic and an increase in homelessness. What's particularly worrying is that this is now "the new normal."

Hold the Salmon, How About Scup? For Sustainable Seafood, Variety is Key | 08/12/2016 Amrita Gupta Atlantic salmon and blue fin tuna have been overfished nearly to extinction and farmed fish come with concerns such as the overuse of antibiotics. Yet there are hundreds of delicious and sustainable fish like mullet, dogfish, and scup, species often referred to as "trash fish." For sustainable seafood, let's be more adventurous and try fish like scup.

Higher Education's Role in Japan's Recovery | 08/04/2016 Mary Vo Japan has been investing in major reforms to improve its higher education system and therefore its economy. The goal is to foster a new class of globally-minded, creative, and entrepreneurial citizens who can compete with the rest of the world and help reverse Japan's downward slide. But how much will these reforms really achieve?

Codename: Chilbom | 07/19/2016 Zach Dorfman On a fall morning in 1976, a bomb exploded in the middle of Washington. The shock waves were felt for the next 30 years.

Buyers' Remorse? | 07/07/2016 David C. Speedie Internationalist and Scot David Speedie reflects on Brexit: what happened, how it happened, and what the ramifications will be for Britain and beyond. Is this the beginning of a great unraveling?

The July NATO Warsaw Summit: How Will NATO Adapt to a New Security Environment? | 06/17/2016 Bartlomiej E. Nowak, Artur Kluz Today NATO must protect itself from Russian threats on its Eastern borders and ISIS to the South, plus terrorism and cyber attacks, while also managing the flow of migration and patrolling the seas. Therefore the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw is of paramount importance.

The Progressive's Paradox | 06/15/2016 Zach Dorfman Can left-wing ideologies ever co-exist comfortably with military intervention? U.S. foreign policy over the past two decades has failed to align squarely with the two major domestic political parties—is the liberal/conservative distinction here a myth?

Obama at Hiroshima | 05/23/2016 Joel H. Rosenthal The president's visit to Hiroshima to affirm his commitment to a world without nuclear weapons is no doubt a legacy-burnishing gesture, writes Rosenthal. "Yet there is also a substantial seven-year record to offer up. Channeling Lincoln at Gettysburg, Obama will try to turn a moment of mourning into a rededication to 'unfinished work.'"

Gender Imbalance in the UN Leadership | 05/16/2016 Ourania S. Yancopoulos, Devin T. Stewart "Despite the UN's repeated commitment to 50/50 gender parity, the UN has never been even close to this goal," writes Ourania Yancopoulos in this follow-up interview about her winning presentation for the Council's Research Conference. "In fact the closest it ever got was in 2012 at about 24 percent."

The Fifth Annual Moscow Conference on International Security | 05/12/2016 David C. Speedie David Speedie attended this important three-day conference and reports that "a global array of speakers articulated a corresponding range of country/area-specific concerns, much of which was familiar but nevertheless important to hear." There were more than 600 official delegates from 83 countries--the most notable absentees being the U.S. and the UK.

In Search of a Global Ethic | 04/21/2016 Devin T. Stewart Research in 25 cities in eight countries on five continents shows that norms across cultures may not be so different after all.

Better Transportation for a Better City | 02/23/2016
Did you know that the longest traffic jam ever recorded--192 miles--occurred in São Paulo? "Not only would an expansion of the subway system increase the safety and sustainability of the city, but it would improve the city's inclusiveness by addressing social inequality," argues 16-year-old Jack Conway, a São Paulo resident for the past four years.

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