Former Irish President and influential political figure Mary Robinson visited Scripps College last week. Delivering a talk on “Enterprise and Social Responsibility”, she discussed her entire career, detailing the ways in which she has involved herself in human rights projects around the world.
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Charles Blyzniuk is back on the scene after finally getting back from North Korea (something about being stuck in customs or some excuse like that). Now he’s ready to impart some wisdom after being able to sit down for a candid interview with a top-ranking North Korean general.
Charles Blyzniuk gives us the insider secret into getting some of the best awards in investment banking and finance: royally screw things up.
The Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum’s inaugural event looked at the way in which the law interacts with societal divisions. Why did the recent foreclosure crisis have a different effect on women and minorities? In South Dakota, can one still find evidence of voter discrimination?
Editor emeritus Sam Kahr reports from Siberia where he discusses the differences between Russian and American culture he has noticed so far.
Recently returning from sabbatical in Myanmar and Vietnam, Pomona politics professor David Elliott discusses his travels as well as the rapid pace of modernization in these countries.
This past Wednesday, John Agnew discussed the issue of immigration from a geopolitical vantage point in both the United States and other countries.
Recently, Pitzer professor Phil Zuckerman and his Finnish colleague published a new book titled Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits. A collection of personal essays from leaders in the field, this book is sure to be a success.
Within Western media, traditional Muslim garments like the veil and burka are seen as oppressive and archaic. But some female Muslim scholars see such garments as empowering, and reject Western feminism and secularism.
India is and has historically been a predominantly Hindu country. So why are parts of India strongly Muslim? In a recent Ath talk, Richard Eaton answered this question.
The Port Side’s second issue for the 2012-2013 school year was published today! Pick it up on your campus or read all of the articles here online.
Is peace between religions possible? Are peace and religion related? What’s the role of religion in an increasingly secular world? World renowned panelists addressed these issues at the Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding conference, held at the Claremont School of Theology.