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September 10, 2013

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Students, educators, life-long learners: We wish you all a great year, and hope you'll find our resources and contests useful, thought-provoking—and sometimes even fun!

Below are some of the highlights, but be sure to explore the entire website for more resources and for links to our other sites. These include a social networking site,, which is open to all. Post a blog or video, and read and comment on projects and postings from around the world. 


Carnegie Council presents a companion guide of glossary terms and additional video resources to World Politics, by Charles W. Kegley, Jr. and Shannon L. Blanton. Used by more than 200 colleges in 20 countries, World Politics is one of the most popular and influential textbooks on the market today. For a shortcut, simply go to


Proven Anti-hunger Strategies (Free Online through September 2013!)
Beyond economic growth and safety nets there exists a wide range of proven anti-hunger strategies. This policy brief highlights four strategies—fundamental building blocks for stronger food security policies that deserve greater attention in the current policy-making context.

Centennial Roundtable, "Nonproliferation in the 21st Century" (Coming Soon)
The Fall issue of Ethics & International Affairs puts a spotlight on the topic of nonproliferation. In our Carnegie Council Centennial Roundtable, "Nonproliferation in the 21st Century," four leading experts present their perspectives on the contemporary state of the Nonproliferation Treaty and the future of nuclear weapons. The Centennial Roundtable will be freely accessible online for a limited time, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. Look for it in the second half of September!


Living with Differences: International Student Photo Contest, 2013
In a world with tremendous diversity of beliefs and cultures, how do we live together amicably? Part of the answer lies in pluralism: the appreciation of diversity and differences, with recognition of and respect for shared values. Students everywhere, we challenge you to submit a photo that illustrates this concept! The minimum age is 13. DEADLINE: October 31, 2013.

2013 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest: What Does Moral Leadership Mean to You?
What does moral leadership mean to you? Please include examples of moral leadership worldwide, and/or from your local community and personal experience. Open to all teachers, and all students high school through graduate school. DEADLINE: December 31, 2013.

Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014
Essay or video topic: What are current or historical developments in your home country that illustrate shared or different values between your and your contest partner's country? Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student from one of the listed East Asian countries. DEADLINE: April 30, 2014.


Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Fire in the Blood"
Andreas Rekdal, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
With the tagline "Medicine, Monopoly, Malice," this powerful documentary tells how Western drug companies fought to keep discounted AIDS medications from reaching HIV-positive citizens of the developing world.

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Act of Killing"
Alex Woodson, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
It is not hyperbole to call this documentary an epochal film. It brings viewers into the minds of mass murderers, illuminates a horrific piece of recent history that few know anything about, and could end up ushering in a new era in Indonesian politics and identity.

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Argo"
Alex Woodson, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
, which tells the story of a creative and daring escape from revolution-era Iran, won the Oscar for Best Picture and was a resounding commercial and critical success. Yet the film has angered diplomats and governments from New Zealand to Iran. Was "Argo" too well done for its own good?

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "Zero Dark Thirty"
Andreas Rekdal
, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
A fictional adaptation of the CIA's hunt for Osama bin Laden, this blockbuster has reignited the debate surrounding the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques"—i.e. torture. The movie has also sparked a discussion over the ethical responsibilities of filmmakers.