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Institute for Inquiry: A Description of Inquiry

Institute for Inquiry: A Description of Inquiry

Ban Ki-moon on CVE at the Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue: "Human rights must be at the forefront of our response" | Club de Madrid Madrid, 28 October 2015 I am honoured to be invited to address you on this important and timely topic. The Club de Madrid has long distinguished itself as a useful forum where former leaders can continue to contribute their unique perspectives on the pressing challenges of our time. They reject the call of the United Nations Charter to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours. We will never forget the train bombings in Madrid on 11 March, 2004, that killed 191 people and wounded 1,800 more. Violent extremism, which breeds terrorism, poses a direct assault on the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the values on which the United Nations was founded. That is why conflict prevention is one of the best tools for preventing violent extremism. We must show them another way, a better way. I have been deeply disturbed by the latest spread of extremist violence. Thank you.

Inaugural Conference On Positive Peace Global Consensus recognizes importance of religious leaders in the fight against violent extremism | KAICIID The Global Consensus on preventing and countering violent extremism reached on Wednesday, 28 October, by high level experts and policy makers from around the world includes a section on the importance of religious leaders in the efforts to put an end to this current scourge. The document acknowledges that “religion can be a force for good” and that religious leaders have the responsibility to be role models, promote interfaith dialogue and engage with disenfranchised youth. The Global Consensus calls on religious educators to “offer people a firm grounding not only in their own religious tradition but also in universal human values and tolerance,” and argues that when they fail to promote tolerance within and amongst religions, they are contributing to “radical and narrow mind-sets that make extremist ideologies resonate”. The Centre contributed to the Global Consensus through the participation of its experts in the Working Groups on “Faith and Values” and “Politics and Identity”.

Dialogue of Cultures: The "Baku process": Azerbaijan' s Intercultural Turn - Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi The Government of Azerbaijan has recently hosted one of this year's main intercultural events: the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, co-organized by UNESCO, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the UN World Tourism Organization, ISESCO and the Council of Europe. The initiative, which took place from May 29th to June 1st in Baku, conveyed 534 participants from 85 countries, in order to address the issue of “Living together peacefully in a diverse world”. The Forum, aiming at raising global awareness about the importance of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, has been divided into 3 plenary sessions, 9 workshops, a ministerial meeting and the UNAOC Fellowship Alumni Meeting. Since the opening ceremony, in beautiful Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center, it was clear that the Forum has been also conceived as a way to reflect the rising strategic geopolitical weight of Azerbaijan.

Thomas Schelling Thomas Crombie Schelling (April 14, 1921 – December 13, 2016) was an American economist and professor of foreign policy, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control at the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland, College Park. He was also co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He was awarded the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Robert Aumann) for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis."[3] Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Schelling was born on April 14, 1921 in Oakland, California.[3] Schelling graduated from San Diego High. Career[edit] Schelling served with the Marshall Plan in Europe, the White House, and the Executive Office of the President from 1948 to 1953.[4] He wrote most of his dissertation on national income behavior working at night while in Europe. In 1958 he was appointed professor of economics at Harvard. In 1969 he joined Harvard's John F. See also[edit]

"Wir müssen ändern, wie wir Gesellschaft strukturieren" - Forschung Spezial - derStandard.at › Wissenschaft Wien – Ordnung in das Chaos unserer Welt zu bringen, feinste Verknüpfungen in den Netzwerken des Lebens offenzulegen und dabei trotzdem nicht den Blick auf das große Ganze zu verlieren – das ist das Ziel der Komplexitätsforschung. Dabei werden Fachgrenzen gesprengt und riesige Datenmengen durchkämmt auf der Suche nach Mustern und Formeln, die unsere Welt steuern. Ein Urgestein der Komplexitätsforschung ist der britische Physiker Geoffrey West. STANDARD: In Ihrer Arbeit haben Sie physikalische Gesetze auf Biologie, Wirtschaft und Politik angewandt. West: Den Physiker treibt die Suche nach Prinzipien und Gesetzmäßigkeiten an, das Streben, Mechanismen zu verstehen. STANDARD:Durch Ihre Linse betrachtet, folgen Zellen ähnlichen Gesetzmäßigkeiten wie Städte. West: Auf der elementarsten Ebene kann nichts wachsen oder sich verändern, wenn es keine Energiezufuhr gibt, keine Zelle, kein Lebewesen. STANDARD: Wie lassen sich diese Regelmäßigkeiten erklären? STANDARD: Was kann man dagegen tun?

Global Thinkers 2016 Global Thinkers 2017 If 2016 was the year when reactionary populism swept the world — when Brexit rocked Britain, Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, and the Philippines elected Rodrigo Duterte — 2017 was a year of reckoning. As the new order took hold, the rest of us were forced to rethink long-held narratives and find ways to confront the new reality. Of course, populism wasn’t the only big story that dominated 2017. Politicians and protesters weren’t the only ones to respond. This year, Foreign Policy is proud to feature the Global reThinkers — the legislators, technocrats, comedians, advocates, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, presidents, provocateurs, political prisoners, researchers, strategists, and visionaries — who together found amazing ways not just to rethink our strange new world but also to reshape it. Illustration by Adam Simpson

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