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Strengthening democracy through private enterprise and market oriented reform Sparking Debate on Economic Policy in Nepal Samriddhi wins an award at the Asia Liberty Forum in Kuala Lumpur. By Sarita Sapkota, Samriddhi Free Online Courses - Open Education Database What if you could have free access to countless classes on topics from A to Z, just by connecting to the internet? OpenCourseWare makes that a reality by publishing high-quality college materials online. OpenCourseWare's free online college courses gained popularity after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the program in 2002. MIT wanted to "enhance human learning worldwide by the availability of a web of knowledge." They also thought that along with providing valuable free classes online, students would be better prepared for coursework in the actual classroom.

All Stories by Zeynep Tufekci The Media Needs to Stop Inspiring Copycat Murders. Here's How. After a wave of teen suicides in the 1980s, news outlets began reporting on these deaths more cautiously. Similar guidelines could help prevent more shooting sprees. Social Media's Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships It's just one factor in modern life that can increase connection in a world divided by the vagaries of capitalism, the disengagement of television, and the isolation of suburban sprawl.

What is CIDE? Office of International Academic Affairs CIDE is one of Mexico’s most important centers of teaching and research in the social sciences. Recognized both nationally and internationally, CIDE has been a non-profit public institution since its establishment in Mexico City in 1974. Part of the network of highly specialized public centers for research and higher education coordinated by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), CIDE is fully committed to contributing to the development of Mexico through its demanding academic programs; rigorous, relevant research; and links to the public, private, social, and academic sectors. Intellectual independence and rigor, respect for plurality, a sense of equity, and a constant effort to balance a scientific approach to research with social relevance are behind CIDE’s successful search for excellence. CIDE has six academic divisions: Economics, Public Administration, International Studies, Political Studies, Legal Studies, and History.

Identifying and Regulating Systemically Important Financial Institutions: The Risks of Under and Over Identification and Regulation Certain financial institutions are so central to the American financial system that their failure could cause traumatic damage, both to financial markets and to the larger economy. These institutions are often referred to as “systemically important financial institutions” or SIFIs. Among its numerous provisions, the Dodd-Frank Act, the comprehensive reform legislation signed into law during the summer of 2010, requires financial regulators belonging to the Financial Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC) [1] to designate those financial institutions that are systemically important.[2] Such SIFIs are to be supervised more closely and potentially required to operate with greater safety margins, such as higher levels of capital, and to face further limitations on their activities. This policy brief is intended to assist the Fed and the FSOC with this difficult task. 1. 2.

Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) The Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) was created to accelerate the formation of a community of scholars and practitioners who, despite divides in geography and political culture, will create a common concept of responsible innovation for research, training and outreach – and in doing so contribute to the governance of emerging technologies under conditions dominated by high uncertainty, high stakes, and challenging questions of novelty. “Responsible innovation” (RI) is an emerging term in science and innovation policy fields across the globe. Its precise definition has been at the center of numerous meetings, research council decisions, and other activities in recent years. But today there is neither a clear, unified vision of what responsible innovation is, what it requires in order to be effective, nor what it can accomplish. Representatives from VIRI Network Member Institutions, Summer Meeting 2015 Mission

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