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FAIRNESS AND ITS OPPOSITE: International Student Photo Contest

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:20pm
Carnegie Council announces its second annual International Student Photography Contest. This year's theme is "Fairness and Its Opposite."

Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:00pm
Conservation in China is a long-term struggle that has only intensified with rapid economic growth. To bring degraded ecosystems back, the country needs ambitious plans and a new paradigm.

The Ethics of Innovation

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:01pm
An ethical framework can connect the worlds of start-up technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the social sector.

Advancing Sustainable Business in China

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:25pm
This special issue of chinadialogue's journal exposes polluters and highlights some of the best examples and models of sustainability in China today.

Toward Understanding Our World's Moral Landscape: Carnegie Council's Centennial Projects on a "Global Ethic"

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00am
What do leading thinkers believe to be the greatest ethical challenges of today and the future? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart writes on the highlights of this interview series.

Bonds of the Diaspora

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:24pm
Remittances from international migrants account for a large percentage of GDP in developing countries. What are ways to make savings easier for these workers and their families?

The BRICS Development Bank: Why the World's Newest Global Bank Must Adopt a Pro-Poor Agenda

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:15pm
Oxfam International argues that the newly created BRICS Development Bank must commit to fighting poverty and inequality.

Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:05am
Change is coming to Japan. In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers."

2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest: "Imagining a Better Future"

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:05am
What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place? That's the question for Carnegie Council's sixth annual student/teacher essay contest. The sky's the limit! Deadline: January 5, 2015.

Want to Innovate? Become a "Now-ist"

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:09pm
MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discusses how if we want to innovate, we need to act now on our ideas. In other words, we either deploy our ideas or they die.

Can Drones Save Namibia's Wildlife?

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:23pm
After working in the aeronautical industry in South Africa, Joe and Gisela Noci turned their talents towards do-it-yourself drones and have created a device to help conservationists in Namibia.

West Africa's Misguided War on Drugs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:55pm
West Africa is increasingly enmeshed in the global drug trade. A new report from the West Africa Commission on Drugs calls for a different approach to drug abuse, one that treats it not as a criminal-justice issue, but rather as a public-health problem.

Urbanization and its Discontents: Educating Dhaka's Slum Children

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:37pm
Dhaka, Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest growing cities due to urban migration. Children who end up living in its slums are 2.5 more likely to be excluded from school than the national average. How can we solve this inequity?

Does India Really Need a Women-centric Bank?

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:00am
With plenty of banks and microfinance services already available, does India's new bank have the right strategy to empower poor and rural women?

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