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October 21st 2021 0

How Would the World Deliver $100 Billion in Climate Aid?

In a recent New York Times opinion piece, Larry Fink, the Chairman and CEO of the $10 trillion financial giant, BlackRock, and an outspoken advocate for ESG investment, argues that rich countries (OECD + China, as per Fink’s classification) should a…

October 21st 2021

Domestic Politics at the Root: Obstacles and Opportunities at the Glasgow COP

With COP less than two weeks away, one may wonder what the 26th round of the United Nations annual climate talks has in store. Media outlets from around the world, advocacy groups, and NGOs have come down hard on climate diplomats to have a renewed sense …

October 21st 2021

The Passing of a Nuclear Proliferator Par Excellence

Abdul Qadeer Khan, better known to the world as A. Q. Khan, passed away in October 2021 at the age of 85. Often referred to as the Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, and revered by many Pakistanis for this achievement, he is less fondly remembered i…

October 21st 2021

The Supernatural “Natural Experiment”: Rehabilitation and Remediation of Internationally Adopted Children

International adoption is not a modern invention: it has existed throughout known human history. But then something occurred that had never happened before in such a short period of time and on a such vast scale.

October 20th 2021

Surviving Climate Chaos: The power of cultural differences

Deep cultural features can be subtle, influential and very resistant to change, so it is important to create space for each people to find their own ways to respond to environmental threats.

October 19th 2021

Mind Control to Major Tom: First State Regulates Use of Neurotechnologies

One of the last frontiers of science remains the human mind – but not for much longer. Scientists can already manipulate memories and emotions such as fear or anger, at the switch of a nanolaser, using a technique called optogenetics. Rafael Yuste, …

October 18th 2021

Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism

I have been thinking and writing about religion and culture since the 1990s. However, I did not think about writing a book. I was more preoccupied with questions pertaining to media ethics and medical ethics. The turning point was 2011. Then, Prime Minist…

October 14th 2021

Supply Chain Disruption: Risks and Opportunities for A Net Zero Transition

A consortium of over 160 firms, with net assets of more than USD70 trillion, are now members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), a COP26 initiative set up under the leadership of former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. GFANZ aims …

October 13th 2021

Surviving Climate Chaos: Systems adapting to change

System change in a climate emergency means replacing vulnerable and polluting parts of each human system with stronger and cleaner ones, often against inertia and resistance.

October 11th 2021

Up **** Creek: The Discharge of Raw Sewage in England’s Rivers

With a large number of Britons “staycationing” in the UK due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater emphasis on the recreational value of England’s rivers. From canoeing to fishing, as well as walking along the riverbank, m…

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October 21st 2021 0

Cahn-Hilliard equations on an evolving surface

The phenomenon of spontaneous isothermal phase separation in a binary alloy is described mathematically by the Cahn-Hilliard equation. It is named after John W.…

October 20th 2021 0

Weathering the storm at the Qingtu Lake Observation Array

On July 25th, 2021, a wall of sand engulfed the Chinese city of Dunhuang. As the dust rolled in, the air in the city took on a nearly opaque burnt orange hue that made travel practically impossible.…

October 20th 2021 0

The Materiality of English Suicide Letters, c.1700-1850

Usually slipped quietly between the pages of a coroner’s inquest, these deeply personal letters always gave me the greatest sense that I was hearing the voices of the people I studied.

October 20th 2021 0

Writing images, reading syllables: script creation in Bronze Age Crete

What’s a sign? What’s in a sign? In the paper ‘Imagining Cretan scripts: the influence of visual motifs on the creation of script-signs in Bronze Age Crete’, Dr Ester Salgarella explores the processes of sign creation and their tra…

October 18th 2021 0

John Ruggie Tribute

Modest, humble, self-effacing, gentle, calm, good humored, and generous—and at the same time one of the most powerful intellects and impactful scholar-practitioners of his time: that was my experience of John Ruggie.…

October 15th 2021 0

Parasitology supports Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day 2021 attempts to raise awareness of the importance of good food and hygiene habits, as well as the fact that access to facilities and resources to achieve this necessary hygiene is still not global.…

October 13th 2021 0

To Zoom or not to Zoom?

One thing is certain. Life will never be the same again after this devastating pandemic caused by Covid19. But in this new norm, not all is bad. Certainly, clinical psychiatry and the interaction of psychiatrists with patients and with colleagues has beco…

October 13th 2021 0

Conversations with Authors: The Politics of the Mundane

In this Conversation with Authors, we spoke with Dr. Roberto Carlos about his recent APSR article, “The Politics of the Mundane.”…

October 12th 2021 0

The Light Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the dark clouds there is light. Is this a topical description for the past, present and future of our industry? In the past, it was our ambition to travel fast and above the weather that inspired the development of the jet engine by its inventors…

October 12th 2021 0

Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673) in the Undergraduate Classroom

E Mariah Spencer wonderfully describes how Margaret Cavendish challenged the narrow categories for women in early modern culture...

October 12th 2021 0

Military diplomacy, agency, and change in International Politics

In our article for EJIS, “Communities of Practice, Impression Management, and Great Power Status: Military Observers in the Russo-Japanese War”, we build on a broader return to the study of military diplomacy in international relations.&hellip…

October 12th 2021 2

An Ancient Wine Press at Knossos

The basic process of winemaking has involved three steps: harvesting grapes; pressing the grapes in order to release their juice; fermenting that juice into wine.…

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