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Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time (Disney Animation Studios Take Note)

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 05.16.2016 | Books
Angie Cordeiro

The orangutans knew, and the baboons knew, and the hummingbirds knew, and especially the honeybee knew, for they were the first to die... From the ear...

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Read More: Acropolis, Aegina, Aeschylus, Alexander the Great, Amalia Hotel Athens, Ancient Agora, Archeon Gefsis, Ariane Nomikos, Aristotle, Arts, Athena Goddess of Wisdom, Athens, Attica, Benaki Museum, Benevolence, Center for Global Business Stewardship, Civilization, Connecting Goodness, Delphi, Doric Columns, Education, Electra Hotel Athens, Empowerment, Eric Niragira, Euripides, Fisherman’S Taverna, Georgia Nomikos, Global Adviser, Global Citizenship, Goddess Athena, Goulandris Museum, Grande Bretagne, Greek Government, Greek Minister of Tourism, Greek Non-Profit Organizations, Greek Tragedy, Hatzikriakio Childcare Institution, Hellas, Hellenic Myths, Hellenic Parliament, Hellenism, Hippocrates, Humanistic Ideal, Humanistic Spirit, Humanities, Hydra, Ideals of Hellas, Ilias Lalaounis Museum, J. Luce Foundation, Jim Luce, King George Athens, Know Thyself, Kolonaki, Leadership, Legacy High School, Lions Club International, Lobsang Tsering, Luce Fellows, Luce Leaders, Luce Scholars, Machiavellian Principals, Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage, Marietta College, McDonough Leadership Center, Mediterranean Diet, Migrant Youth, Moderation in All Things, National Archeological Museum, New Hotel Athens, New York City, New York Global Leadership Lions Club, Oiww, Olympic Games, Orphans International Worldwide, Orpheus Luxury Collection, Parthenon, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Piraeus, Plaka, Plato, Poros, Poseidon, Raising Global Leaders, Ranjan Kumar, Social Responsibility, Socrates, Sophia Wisdom, Sophocles, St. John’S University, Stewardship, Stewardship Report, Sustainable Planet, Syntagma Square, Temple of Poseidon, Temple of Zeus, World Leaders of the Future Workshop, Young Global Leadership, Young Leaders, Zeus, Areopagus, Pnyx, Sounion, Zappeion, Impact News
Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

A Worthy Thanksgiving

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Feeling the pull of Thanksgiving's meaning, I got up early Thursday and headed not for the kitchen, but to an eclectic gathering of locals in our small British Columbia town. We are intent on welcoming Syrian refugee families into our community.

How to Combat Decivilizing Terrorism

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

TORONTO -- If Muslims feel involved in the French destiny and France has nothing to fear from Islam, the result of this shared human horizon of empathy could be the acknowledgement of the "otherness" of each other, and the acceptance of the fact that the price of a plural and democratic France is neither a strategy of fear nor a politics of hatred. It is the affirmation of the empathic nature of French civilization and the criticism of the monist stance of a group like the Islamic State.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

Philippines' Forgotten Revolution: General Luna and the Quest for Independence

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.26.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The brutal assassination of Luna by his fellow revolutionaries, who saw arrogance more than merit, serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder of how the Philippines' greatest enemy was (and is) internal divisions and narrow loyalties, which have stunted its nation-building quest to this date.

Cairo: Where Resilience Thrives

Mona Shadia | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I couldn't hide in my bed crying all day. I was in my beloved Cairo, with my family and my favorite cousins. I needed to appear happy, enjoying myself and my vacation. And I did. Life is about the choices we make, the routes we take.

Post-Charleston, Ferguson, Newtown: How "Advanced" Is America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans think of ourselves as advanced, at least technologically. The images of the first man on the moon, put there by American ingenuity and organization less than 200 years after the country's founding, can still thrill.

How the Greeks Explained the World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

We selectively abandoned the Greek model of natural philosophy, living in harmony with the natural world, for the illusion of becoming the masters of the natural world and the cosmos.

Sino-Italian Understanding Beyond the Passage of Time

David Gosset | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
David Gosset

6 years after Gaullist France's decision to recognize the People's Republic of China but 9 years before official ambassadors could organize the diplomatic exchanges between Beijing and Washington D.C., Italy and China opened, in 1970, a new chapter in the rich history of their interactions.

Technology As an Extension of Fundamental Humanity: An Interview With CEO Dave Sabey

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

In short, the sooner we can adopt new technological tools the better it will be for all of us. Nothing has ever improved human life like advances in technology.

A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Charles Darwin and the SunMine

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

The problem seems to be that all three (reviewer included) adopt an essentially Newtonian perspective: discover the problem(s); figure out how to fix the problem(s); implement the solution(s). Mostly it's the implementation part which is the obstacle.

The Three Million Manav March: Why Indian-Americans are Giving Prime Minister Modi a Rock Star Welcome at Madison Square Garden

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Vamsee Juluri

Mr. Modi's arrival in New York comes at a moment when a sense of civilizational renewal is powerfully in the minds and hearts of Indians in India and the diaspora.

The Most Beautiful Outhouse Ever

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Hike. Meditate. I didn't do either of them seriously until I hit my 40s. Still not "perfect" at either, but much less afraid of them now than I was decades ago. Yes, more skillful.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Long Live the West!

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

It infuriates me to see civil wars spread in Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, largely due to the unconsciousness of the West who felt itself capable of nurturing democracies there without providing itself with the resources to do so.

Apocalypse When? The End of the World in Pop Culture

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I would complain about some trivial disappointment as a child (or even a teen -- and, really, disappointments at that age never feel as trivial as they are), my mother would say, "Well, it's not the end of the world." Fortunately, she didn't live to see contemporary pop culture.

Winter Is Coming: Teaching Net Assessment in Game of Thrones

Michael Vlahos | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vlahos

Game of Thrones is a homily about a great civilization beginning to tear itself apart. In this sense it is a very sad tale. But in the life of our grandparents we have suffered many such "sad stories of the death of kings." But Martin's mythic tales are not just about the death of kings. They are about us.

Sustainable Civilizations: What if the Mayans and Romans Had Known?

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.

Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

People who forget or ignore major events in world history can be said to suffer from "historical amnesia." Though this mindset cannot be cured in one short blog post, I hope to dispel some of the stereotypes and misperceptions by highlighting the contributions that Muslims have made to civilization.

Is the Internet Evolving Into a Global Brain?

Cadell Last | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science
Cadell Last

So what will a fully mature Internet look like? How will it change the structure of our world? What will the Internet be in 2050?

No, I Won't Use an e-Reader

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.