Government & NGOs, Society & Culture
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From Spain to Scotland to even the United States, separatist movements are making headlines. Do any of these have a chance to succeed? Or all they just for show?
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Drawing on over 30 years of experience of reporting on Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Karen Elliott House takes us behind the scenes in this secretive Kingdom--a country ruled by a coterie of princes with an average age of 77, where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 20.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 22:00:50 12/04/12
Why do smart people cheat? Why do we eat more than we should or text while driving? In this funny and insightful talk, behavioral economist Dan Ariely explores the hidden factors that shape our most puzzling decisions and shows how emotions, peer pressure, and sheer irrationalism dictate our behavior.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 15:11:28 12/03/12
After decades of violence, rebel group FARC is negotiating with the Colombian government. The group has unsuccessfully petitioned the American government, though, to release a FARC leader, incarcerated in the U.S., to take part in the talks. Should the U.S. release the prisoner in a gesture of good faith?
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 21:29:31 11/30/12
Why is it that the political system today seems so gridlocked? Why is the issue of brinkmanship in America so incredibly debilitating and so very real? Is there something which has always been the case in U.S. history or is there something else going on today which is fueling this problem and making this age of brinkmanship so pernicious?
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 15:39:57 11/30/12
So you want to be an innovator and a leader: How can you make your internship/job application stand out? How can you use social media to develop your own leadership skills and to mentor others? Get some tips and out-of-the-box ideas from this hands-on discussion with Doug Mitchell.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 20:36:14 11/29/12
It's the job of Human Rights Watch to shine a spotlight on human rights abuses worldwide, including in the U.S., says its executive director Ken Roth. We speak not for the public conscience, but to it, and if we have hit that conscience accurately, it's reflected in shame, and governments then have to respond to that.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 16:38:34 11/27/12
The real story of the Libyan Revolution began not with the Arab Spring, but in 2003, when anti-Qaddafi sanctions were lifted. Former U.S. diplomat Ethan Chorin was posted to Libya in 2004 and was in Benghazi when Ambassador Stevens was killed. He gives an insider's perspective on this complex tale.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 15:16:28 11/26/12
As Burma begins to reform its government, the U.S. has been quick to begin normalizing relations with the Asian state. Are geostrategic considerations overshadowing lingering questions about human rights as U.S. foreign policy pivots toward Asia?
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 22:03:26 11/19/12
Danish economist Jacob Funk Kirkegaard offers a contrarian take on the euro zone crisis. While he notes that there are political problems within the European Union, he argues that the crisis is an opportunity from which Europe will emerge more integrated and resilient.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 16:11:13 11/19/12
Although he was allegedly retired from the military when the affair took place, the scandal surrounding David Petraeus highlights the different ethical standard that members of the armed services are held to. Should adultery still be deemed illegal for military personnel?
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 18:24:32 11/12/12
As Superstorm Sandy made clear, natural disasters can wreak havoc on rich and poor countries, alike. However, the Western media's coverage often tilts away from the developing world. Is this a problem? What can individuals do to change this?