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The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East essay series. The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East essay series The Working Group on Islamism and the International Order is issuing a new series of long working papers. This series of essays grapples with the eroding of the old Middle Eastern order of states and the sweeping changes that have hit the Greater Middle East in the past few years. It’s a mantra, but it is also true: the Middle East is being unmade and remade. The aim of these essays is to examine the new history of the region through a searching inquiry.

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Stanford University Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions,[8][9][10][11] with the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former governor of and U.S. senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891[2][3] as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford is located in northern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the University is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. History[edit]

Techonomy Speaker Excerpts We think there’s a hole in the dialogue about progress. The role of technology as a tool is underappreciated. We do believe that revolutions are underway. That’s why we call this Revolutions in Progress and we consider ourselves revolutionaries; revolutionaries fighting for a new way of thinking about businesses and organizations and society that is based more around the idea of technology’s power to transform efficiency, equity, and inclusiveness in the world today. MidFirst Bank Richey and Records discussed below. Contingent upon shareholder approval of the 2005 Director Plan, in December 2004, Harold T. McCormick and George J.

The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world Welcome to the first Wired Smart List. We set out to discover the people who are going to make an impact on our future --by asking today's top achievers who, emerging in their field, they'd most like to have a leisurely lunch or dinner with. So we approached some of the world's brightest minds -- from Melinda Gates to Ai Weiwei -- to nominate one fresh, exciting thinker who is influencing them, someone whose ideas or experience they feel are transformative. Some suggested names you may be aware of, others might be new. MidFirst Bank MidFirst Bank is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based bank, concentrated in the state of Oklahoma and Phoenix, Arizona. It is one of the largest privately owned banks in the United States and the largest in Arizona. History[edit] MidFirst traces its roots to the Midland Mortgage Company, which was founded in 1950 by a group of Oklahoma City-area bankers. In 1956, Oklahoma City-area banker W.R.

Big History at Macquarie - Macquarie University What is Big History Big History is the attempt to understand, in a unified and interdisciplinary way, the history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity. Big History is ambitious - it seeks understanding by bringing together and linking the knowledge available in many different scholarly disciplines.

The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document at Their Last Donor Conference—Read It Here Charles Koch: Bo Rader/ZUMA; David Koch: Sonia Moskowitz/ZUMA There's one main rule at the conservative donor conclaves held twice a year by Charles and David Koch at luxury resorts: What happens there stays there. The billionaire industrialists and their political operatives strive to ensure the anonymity of the wealthy conservatives who fund their sprawling political operation—which funneled more than $400 million into the 2012 elections—and to keep their plans private. Attendees of these summits are warned that the seminars, where the Kochs and their allies hatch strategies for electing Republicans and advancing conservative initiatives on the state and national levels, are strictly confidential; they are cautioned to keep a close eye on their meeting notes and materials. The document suggests a close collaboration between officials of Koch Industries, AFP, and Freedom Partners, whose staff and board are stacked with numerous current and former Koch Industries employees.

The Most Innovative Digital Coverage of Superstorm #Sandy Updated Nov. 5, 2:15 p.m. EDT. While I’ve been blogging on Idea Lab since 2008, this is my first post since starting my new job as the Peter Horvitz Chair of Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School. In that role, I’m adopting an Idea Lab “beat” that I call “Journovation“ that seeks to put the spotlight on innovative ways that journalists, and the people formerly known as the audience, do their jobs. You can read more posts like this at our Journovation site, and JournovationSU on Twitter.