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Japan's Relationship with its Past and Future | 07/26/16 Prime Minister Abe is the leading member of the small but powerful group Nippon Kaigi, which wants to turn its back on the international community and return to Japanese traditions. It advocates restoring the emperor to the center of power, eradicating equal rights for women, and revising the Constitution. What are its chances of success?
Codename: Chilbom | 07/19/16 On a fall morning in 1976, a bomb exploded in the middle of Washington. The shock waves were felt for the next 30 years.
Japan's Politics: A Move toward Nationalism or more of the Status Quo? | 07/14/16 Was Prime Minister Abe's landslide victory in the July elections a vote of confidence in his ability to jump-start Japan's stagnant economy, or simply a desire for stability? Will he use his majority to revise Japan's constitution? What is the mood of the country today, especially among young people? Find out from Japan scholar Sheila Smith.
Welcome to Canada: the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge | 07/12/16 In just under a year, Toronto's universities raised more than CAD$4.3 million and helped 19 Syrian families (99 people) settle in Canada, with many more on the way. And it all began at Ryerson University. Cukier and Jackson tell the inspiring story of how they mobilized support. Jackson even cancelled her wedding reception and donated the funds to RULSC.
Top 10 Podcasts for the 2015-16 Carnegie Council Program Year | 07/12/16
Topics for the top 10 podcasts span the globe, and include Chinese immigrants in New York, India's Constitution, U.S-Russian relations, the future of technology, the teachings of Buddha, and the intricacies of global tax avoidance. Quite a varied collection!
Buyers' Remorse? | 07/07/16 Internationalist and Scot David Speedie reflects on Brexit: what happened, how it happened, and what the ramifications will be for Britain and beyond. Is this the beginning of a great unraveling?
A World History of Political Violence | 06/30/16 Rachel Kleinfeld discusses with Devin Stewart her research--which took her to five continents over the past three years--and forthcoming book on how violence is perpetuated and curtailed in societies around the world. Kleinfeld discusses the role of political power, corruption, law enforcement, leadership, and grassroots movements.
The Needs of Refugee Women and Children in the Global Humanitarian Crisis | 06/24/16 In this powerful talk, executive director Sarah Costa explains the work of the Women's Refugee Commission, and discusses the current crisis. The numbers are staggering: one in 122 people across the world have been forced to flee, and the majority are women and children. The average length of displacement is 20 years. What can be done to help?