miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

The Takeaway:' The future of U.S.-China relations


Harvard Law SchoolProfessor William P. Alford


Harvard Law School Professor William Alford discuss the future of U.S.-China relations, specifically with regard to trade and Chinese intellectual property law, which Alford describes as “a work in progress.”

Amartya Sen receives U.S. award

AN HONOUR: “We even have an economist, which we don’t always get on stage.” This was the comment of U.S. President Barack Obama on 78-year-old Amartya Sen before presenting the 2011 National Humanities Medal to the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Seven
others were also presented with the medal at the glittering White House function on Monday. The Nobel laureates were seen chatting for some time. Professor Sen also attended a White House reception. Photo: Narayan Lakshman

India-born Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was on Tuesday felicitated with the prestigious National Medals of Arts and Humanities award by U.S. President Barack Obama for his efforts to increase the understanding of fighting hunger and poverty.

The Hindu : Opinion / Editorial : Sen, the moral universalist

The Hindu : Opinion / Editorial : Sen, the moral universalist

Life in the Ancient World


University of Cambridge
Darwin College Lecture Series 2012 - Life  Life in the Ancient World's image
"Life in the Ancient World"
Dr Michael Scott, University of Cambridge



It’s a question we have always been asking: what was life like in the ancient world? But just as interesting and important is a slightly different one: how have we, over the past centuries, chosen to examine and answer that question? This lecture will focus on the changing attitudes to telling the story of the ancient past, and particularly the weird and wonderful world of ancient Greece. It will investigate the questions we have asked, the ways in which we have gone about answering them, and the resulting pictures of life in the ancient Greek world that we have created, from the first characterizations of ancient Greece by the Romans to the latest cutting-edge 21st century scholarship. In a year when the Olympics come to Britain, and our minds turn inescapably towards the connection between the ancient Greek world and our own, there is no more important time to think about just how we know what life was like in the ancient world. By telling such a story, and by demonstrating how we are always implicated in creating the picture of our past, this lecture will argue that the question ‘what was life like in the ancient world’ tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the ancients.