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August 21, 2013

Dear Friend,

Check out our recently added IN THE NEWS section, which features press releases, media mentions, and a list of Carnegie Council experts who are available for interviews.

And watch our web calendar for September events. We will post them by the end of August.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

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Coming Soon: Centennial Roundtable, “Nonproliferation in the 21st Century”

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 Non-Proliferation Treaty and the future of nuclear weapons.

Why the West Fears Islam

Why the West Fears Islam: New Book from Global Ethics Fellow Jocelyne Cesari

Are Muslims threatening the core values of the West? Jocelyne Cesari examines this question through the lens of testimonies from Muslims in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.

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Top 10 Resources for 2012-13 Program Year

Resources focusing on ethics and technology featured prominently in our global audience’s favorites this last program year. Topics include the UK phone hacking scandal, drone warfare, and climate change. Join the conversation by posting comments!

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

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Life, Money, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Joel H. Rosenthal

“The pursuit of wealth will continue to be the engine of American society. But let’s not forget that the pursuit of happiness demands more. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged not only their lives and fortunes, but their ‘sacred honor.’ There are some things that cannot be bought.”

USA X Russia

No, the Sky is Not Falling

David C. Speedie

Controversy surrounding the Magnitsky Act and the Edward Snowden affair has led some observers to believe a “new Cold War” is underway between the U.S. and Russia. Are these concerns overblown? Can Moscow and Washington find common ground on other more significant issues?

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Some Thoughts on the Ethics of China’s Rise

Ali Wyne

In this nuanced and knowledgeable piece, Wyne analyses China’s changing values and challenges as the country takes a more prominent role on the world stage, from human rights, to humanitarian intervention, to the environmental cost of its breathtaking growth over the last few decades. He concludes with some thoughts on U.S. policy towards China.

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Burma’s Reforms and Regional Cooperation in East Asia

Joshua KurlantzickDevin T. Stewart

“Though the 2010 elections that brought a civilian government to power were not free and fair, the new president, Thein Sein, has embarked upon a path-breaking and seemingly genuine reform process,” argue Joshua Kurlantzick and Devin Stewart in this report prepared for the Canadian government.

IN MEMORIAM: JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN

In Memoriam: Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013)

In Memoriam: Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013)

Zach Dorfman

Carnegie Council’s Zach Dorfman reflects on Jean Bethke Elshtain, his graduate adviser at the University of Chicago: “She carried herself with an understated grace and dignity, and this gracefulness made you think about the relationship between the contemplative life and the good and ethical life.”

SPREAD THE WORD! THREE INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS

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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! DEADLINE: October 31, 2013.

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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. DEADLINE: December 31, 2013.

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Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014

Carnegie Council announces its second annual Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. 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? DEADLINE: April 30, 2014.

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