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Jimmy Carter: China Is More Peaceful Than the U.S.

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Over the next 50 years, China will become a global superpower, but unlike the U.S., it is very careful to avoid the entanglements of war.

Joshua Viertel: Slow Food USA

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Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the planet, and good for those who produce it.

How pandemics spread – Mark Honigsbaum

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In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future out...

How Clinton Global Initiative Holds Non-Profits Accountable – Courtney Spence

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In Chapter 7 of 15, non-profit executive and Students of the World founder Courtney Spence shares how participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has provided her organization both accountability and purpose....

Hungarian Prime Minister speaks in Ireland on Challenging Times for the EU-01 June 2011

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As the Hungarian Presidency of the EU draws to a close, Viktor Orbán reflected on what he has called "the most difficult year for European Integration since the downfall of Communism." The Hungarian Presidency has fac...

John Bruton Analyses Ireland’s Current Economic Situation. YPN 2010

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The Young Professionals' Network was delighted to announce that John Bruton, former Taoiseach, Minister and Leader of Fine Gael and former EU Ambassador to the United States would address an after-work meeting of the ...

Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the World? Resistance and Ways Forward

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Noam Chomsky delivered a lecture at University of Massachusetts on September 27th, 2012. The video is one hour and three minutes.

Rescuing the EU Carbon Market — EU-ETS Video infographic

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The EU is at the forefront of the fight against climate change. But the EU Emissions Trading Scheme -- Europe's flagship tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- is floundering. See this previous IIEA blog. The m...

Memory, Inequality, and Power: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights

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Edward Said, author of the groundbreaking work "Orientalism" and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, was one of the most prominent literary and cultural critics in the United Stat...

CFI: It’s Time for Science and Reason

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The methods and values of scientific thinking have expanded our knowledge of life and our place in the universe. This modern knowledge—based on experience and evidence—has brought enormous benefit to humanity, yet man...

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