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Isabelle Glimcher: When Refugee Camps Fail to Provide Real Refuge

Isabelle Glimcher | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Isabelle Glimcher

Refugee agency is often under-estimated, in no small part due to portrayals of refugees as apolitical entities who exist outside the realm of social membership.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Tom Carpenter | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Women Who Live Their Dreams

Augusta Thomson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

It is too easy to forget that, through collaboration and community, opportunities perpetuate and become all-encompassing -- connecting people and bettering the world through new understandings of what justice, unity, equality, and success really mean.

Large Dams Are Uneconomic, Scientific Study Finds

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Dam builders and financiers frequently acknowledge the problems of the past, but claim that they have learned from their mistakes.

LinkedIn: The Productive Social Network?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I like LinkedIn. I like that is mostly about Business. I like that there are people working there; getting things done.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Valerie Keller

A new leadership contract is emerging: an implicit agreement between CEOs and stakeholders to ensure long-term, sustainable value creation and legitimacy.

A Philosopher at Davos

David Rodin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
David Rodin

It is safe to say that I am a bit of an oddity here. Not that I dress in a beard and sandals. But my intellectual orientation is very different.

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Maria Rioumine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rioumine

She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.

Can Lake Turkana Be Saved?

Lori Pottinger | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Lori Pottinger

For hundreds of thousands of people who call the lake environment home, these changes could bring a slow death of their livelihoods and communities.

Student Dressed As 'Arcade Fire' And Brought A Flamethrower To A Party

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

If you bring a flamethrower to a costume party, there's a good chance everything will get shut down. Just ask Inigo Lapwood. Lapwood, a 20-year-old...

Surprised by C. S. Lewis Fifty Years After His Death

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

It was the relatively late work Surprised by Joy (1955) that got me hooked. Here Lewis tells the story of how the atheist became a theist and eventually a Christian.

The Dean's Address: A Very Un-British Introduction to America

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Greig Lamont

From one bizarre academic microcosm to another, the Dean's Address at Harvard was all too much for this British onlooker. Two weeks ago I moved to the U.S., and all of the bizarre oddities I've encountered pale in comparison to this one, extraordinary experience.

Addressing the African Challenge

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Filippouli

Governance broadly is one main challenge facing global thought leaders. More specifically, the fact of an interconnected and very large global economy...

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

Fit for Purpose: Changing in a Changing World

Valerie Keller | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Valerie Keller

The world is changing so fast that a company's success is increasingly driven by its ability to innovate and adapt. Change is imperative -- and the rate and complexity of change has exponentially increased. But here's some bad news: Most corporate change initiatives fail.

Will We Learn To Prevent Alzheimer's Before We Can Cure It?

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The global Alzheimer's community met in Boston earlier this month for its annual confab. The conference can be baffling to the lay outsider. Nevertheless, from the dense talks of B-lymphocyte dependent delayed cognitive deficits and amyloid-beta experimental models, one fascinating insight emerges: we may learn to prevent Alzheimer's before we can cure it.

Minority Rights and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

William K. Barth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
William K. Barth

Race alone is not enough to explain the outcome of the Martin Zimmerman trial. We need also to understand the plight of minority groups qua groups if we are to prevent future tragic killings.

Alice? - Utter Nonsense!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
C. M. Rubin

This year on Saturday, 6th July, the town in which Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was born will be bursting with Alice-themed activities for Alice's Day.

Will This Be The Fiscal Nightmare Of The 21st Century?

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A debate about the expenses of Alzheimer's is welcome. Disagreement will attract attention, and for too long Alzheimer's has been relegated to the 'back burner.' But there's also a dirty little secret revealed by the RAND study: Alzheimer's is about the children. They're the ones who will have to pay for it.

Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.