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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation? This Is Not China — FAQs. The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation. Sometime during the early 2000s, big, gold, “door-knocker” hoop earrings started to appeal to me, after I’d admired them on girls at school.

The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation

It didn’t faze me that most of the girls who wore these earrings at my high school in St. Louis were black, unlike me. 'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New : Code Switch. In this promotional photo shot for SC Johnson, TV star Jennie Garth sprays the crowd with orange at the Shout Color Throw on June 21 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

'Columbusing': The Art Of Discovering Something That Is Not New : Code Switch

Events like this one are being held in Europe and the United States, but most organizers don't mention that these events are inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi — but stripped of religious meaning. Jeff Lewis/AP Images for SC Johnson hide caption. Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world. Just after midnight Saturday, one of the most perplexing border disputes in the world officially ended.

Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world

India and Bangladesh began the exchange of over 160 enclaves – small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country – and in so doing ended a dispute that has lasted almost 70 years. This act will have a major effect on the lives of more than 50,000 people who resided in these enclaves in Cooch Behar. Where they had been surrounded by a country they didn't have citizenship in for decades, now they will finally gain access to things like schools, electricity and health care.

Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries. Grant Edwards sur Twitter : "The main ideas of Smith, Marx, & Keynes and their "global imaginaries," as articulated by the #GlobalizationSPS class. Grant Edwards sur Twitter : "McLuhan and Mumford's conceptions of the "global imaginary," as examined by students in the #GlobalizationSPS class. Grant Edwards sur Twitter : "McLuhan and Mumford's conceptions of the "global imaginary" as examined by the students in #GlobalizationSPS. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: Yuval Noah Harari: 9780062316097: Amazon.com: Books.

Conflict or Cooperation? "Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slave of some defunct economist," John Maynard Keynes once wrote.

Conflict or Cooperation?

Politicians and pundits view the world through instincts and assumptions rooted in some philosopher's Big Idea. Some ideas are old and taken for granted throughout society. For most Americans, it is the ideas of the liberal tradition, from John Locke to Woodrow Wilson, that shape their thinking about foreign policy. Political Cartoon Analysis ScreenCast.

Characterization Lesson. The Flipped Classroom Model. 5 Minute Guide to Screencasting. Gedwards30/ckm52rcyw27z. Gedwards30/yu8ip9txb7i9. Gedwards30/whhhrty0hb7. Gedwards30/xfrgioezl16e. Gedwards30/xaoitlld1nbv. Gedwards30/zem0j5fmp1tt. Gedwards30/rk5c80kz64ea. A Smuggled Girl’s Odyssey of False Promises and Fear. Why 1 million Chinese migrants are building a new empire in Africa - Quartz. After days of coordinating with me over patchy cell phone connections, Hao Shengli arrived in Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo.

Why 1 million Chinese migrants are building a new empire in Africa - Quartz

MIT Climate Scientist Responds on Disaster Costs And Climate Change. As someone who has spent some time looking at changes in the incidence of hurricanes around the planet, I have been asked to provide a response to Roger Pielke Jr.’s article “Disasters Cost More Than Ever — But Not Because of Climate Change,” published at FiveThirtyEight earlier this month.

MIT Climate Scientist Responds on Disaster Costs And Climate Change

Let me begin by saying that I am sympathetic to Pielke’s emphasis on the role of changing demographics in increasing damages from natural disasters. This is a serious problem that could be addressed by wiser policies. For example, in the United States, policies regulating insurance and providing federal flood insurance and disaster relief have the effect of subsidizing risk-taking, and the recent repeal of large sections of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Federal Flood Insurance Reform Act shows just how difficult it is to reform these risk-inducing policies. There is an even more significant problem with Pielke’s analysis. Let me illustrate this with a simple example.

Hide and seek: a rare glimpse into one of Russia’s last closed cities. The World Is Flat Summary at WikiSummaries, free book summaries. Thomas Friedman’s examination of the influences shaping business and competition in a technology-fueled global environment is a call to action for governments, businesses and individuals who must stay ahead of these trends in order to remain competitive.

The World Is Flat Summary at WikiSummaries, free book summaries

In a narrative punctuated by case studies, interviews and sometimes surprising statistics, Friedman’s message is clear: be prepared, because this phenomenon waits for no one. Without rhetoric or scare tactics, he paints a picture of a world moving faster than most can keep up. As we explore America’s place in the fast-evolving world economic platform, Friedman presents not only the problems we face, but preventative measures and possible solutions. Outline of globalization. The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the broad, interdisciplinary subject of globalization: Global studies[edit] Global studies – interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic study of globalizing forces and trends.

Outline of globalization

Global studies may include the investigation of one or more aspects of globalization, but tend to concentrate on how globalizing trends are redefining the relationships between states, organizations, societies, communities, and individuals, creating new challenges that cannot be solved by nations or markets alone.[4] Study of the factors contributing to globalization may originate in many academic concentrations, such as political science, economics, sociology, and many others. YouTube. Khalid ayyad's favorites. Japan McDonalds Male Commercial.

Japanese McDonald's Ad. Europes-far-right-looks-to-russia-as-a-guiding-force. Photo LE CHESNAY, France — At a rally last week near the Palace of Versailles, France’s largest far-right party, the National Front, deployed all the familiar theatrics and populist themes of nationalist movements across Europe.

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A standing-room-only crowd waved the national flag, joined in a boisterous singing of the national anthem and applauded as speakers denounced freeloading foreigners and, with particular venom, the European Union. But the event, part of an energetic push for votes by France’s surging far right ahead of elections this week for the European Parliament, also promoted an agenda distant from the customary concerns of conservative voters: why Europe needs to break its “submission” to the United States and look to Russia as a force for peace and a bulwark against moral decay. Whistleblower, Leaker, Traitor, Spy by Eyal Press. Traitor, hacker, high-school dropout, narcissist: Edward Snowden has been called many things since coming forward as the source who gave documents to The Guardian showing that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone and Internet data on hundreds of millions of Americans, revelations that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee pressed the NSA to explain at a contentious hearing in Washington last week.

Whistleblower, Leaker, Traitor, Spy by Eyal Press

The one thing that Snowden’s detractors have insisted he does not merit being called is a whistleblower. “I don’t look at this as being a whistleblower,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Why is media using sympathetic word ‘whistleblower’ 4 Edward #Snowden, who leaked secret #NSA program?” Tweeted Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Timeline of Edward Snowden's revelations. Media Freedom. Press Freedom Online - Committee to Protect Journalists. 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources.

I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. Gedwards30 : #GlobalizationSPS board notes... Cent_Asia_MidEast_and_Vicinity_Languages_lg-smaller.jpg (JPEG Image, 1500 × 1246 pixels) - Scaled (68%) Linguistic imperialism: The world according to Putin. 40 maps that explain the world.

If No One Wants Them, Where Do We Resettle The World's Refugees? The drought in Somalia has gone from bad to worse. At least 29,000 children have died in the worst famine in 60 years. If that weren’t enough, the provisional authority governing Somalia has virtually no control outside Mogadishu (where a cholera outbreak is spreading), while Al-Shabbab insurgents controlling the southern arm of the country are both blocking aid groups from entering and preventing refugees from leaving. Twelve million people across the Horn of Africa are in need of food, the U.N. says. Those who can flee, are. More than a million refugees have already crossed into Ethiopia and especially Kenya, where the camps at Dadaab have quickly become the world’s largest. Pfizer Fights Backlash From U.K, U.S. on AstraZeneca Bid.

Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s record of job cuts after acquisitions is now drawing heat from both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. and state politicians have joined their U.K. counterparts in questioning the economic impact of the drugmaker’s push to buy AstraZeneca Plc. (AZN) U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Ron Wyden are proposing legislation that would make it harder for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, a move Pfizer has proposed as part of the transaction. The U.S. backlash follows Read’s commitment to U.K. officials that Pfizer would keep at least 20 percent of the combined company’s research-and-development workers and substantial manufacturing plants in the U.K. for at least five years. Smpsebastiao.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/globalization__a_very_short_introduction__very_short_introductions_.pdf. Harvard Scientists May Have Just Solved One of the Biggest Environmental Issues of Our Time. For years, researchers have been attempting to find a viable, biodegradable alternative to plastic.

Follow the Money. And a Handful of Tax Havens May Hold Key to Sanctions. Two years ago, a Dutch law firm prepared a pitch in Moscow to Russian businesses: come to the Netherlands and we can help you avoid taxes and keep your assets safe. ‘Not easy to impose sanctions on Russia due to the interdependency of economies’ — RT Op-Edge. Published time: March 18, 2014 14:12. Why the Russian sanctions don’t work. Why did the U.S. and European sanctions against Russia earlier this week trigger a rebound in the ruble and the Moscow stock market? Timeline: Ukraine's political crisis - Europe.

Since the removal of President Viktor Yanukovich through deadly anti-government protests, Ukraine has called for fresh presidential elections on May 25. Ckwillis27 : TNC Web #GlobalizationSPS... Rana Plaza collapse one year on: Boots on the ground. After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress. Rana Plaza Collapse Documentary: The Deadly Cost of Fashion. Bangladesh building collapse death toll over 800. A Quick Guide to the World History of Globalization. A Quick Guide to the World History of Globalization Resource Links ... Documents Relating to the Process of Globalization.

The History Of Globalization. Jessie (oneweekscore) sur Twitter. A Conversation With John Williamson, Economist. Topics in Culture and Globalization. Globalization and You. Political Science. CCTP-510-Syllabus-Irvine. Follow the Money. Gedwards30 : An update (w/comments) of... Gedwards30 : An update (w/comments) of... Gedwards30 : An update (w/comments) of... Gedwards30 : What is globalization, you... Gedwards30 : #GlobalizationSPS students... Researcher's Wikipedia Big Data Project Shows Globalization Rate. Www.princeton.edu/~ina/gkg/confs/ilas.pdf. Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come.

The History Of Globalization. Facing Rising Seas, Bangladesh Confronts the Consequences of Climate Change.

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Economic. Political. Cultural. Focus on the funk: An interview with Cornel West. The Debate Over Globalization. A History of the World since 1300.