Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.
My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.
When we use atrocity to inspire us to act, to ask the right questions, to reach across the globe and try to stop someone from being killed or suffering, our world will become a more livable one. Only then will we be able to hope to turn back the tide on genocide.
In the Indonesian language, Bahasa, there is no future or past tense. You literally are forced to speak in the present and it is the way of life for the people that live here...being in the present.
What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.
The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today is characterized by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of Asia and the West and the emergence of the "global middle class."
Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
JAKARTA -- Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But one billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2.5 billion people without access to sanitation. For them, growth has not been inclusive enough.
How can we be largely unaware that such an important piece of the earth's ecological puzzle -- two-thirds the size of the continental U.S -- is disappearing?
I am writing this post to share a few heartening snapshots from the past few weeks that illustrate the power of the shift in awareness, from ego-systems to eco-systems, that is happening around the planet right now.
Clearly, the Philippines continues to see the AIIB as some kind of Chinese Trojan horse to buy the loyalty of neighbors and some measure of territorial acquiescence in exchange for economic carrots. Manila is also not comfortable with China having huge presence in its strategic, infrastructure sectors.
The rise of cities in Asia will go on to define the world as we know it. Therefore, it is essential for city leaders in these areas of rapid urban growth to take active measures to curb and solve problems, because if these problems are not addressed now, they will only worsen in the future.
While often more prevalent in conflict, violence against women is in fact a global phenomenon rooted in social norms and attitudes. More than one in three women around the world have experienced an attack, the vast majority committed by their husbands or boyfriends.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.