In particular, Girard was interested in the causes of conflict and violence and the role of imitation in human behavior. Our desires, he wrote, are not our own; we want what others want. These duplicated desires lead to rivalry and violence. He argued that human conflict was not caused by our differences, but rather by our sameness. Individuals and societies offload blame and culpability onto an outsider, a scapegoat, whose elimination reconciles antagonists and restores unity.
September 30, 2015
In an economy that values STEM skills, is it possible to study philosophy and still get a job when you graduate?
To hear policymakers and higher-education wonks tell it, there’s now a chasm separating what high-tech industries need in order to stay competitive and the skills current students can offer once they’re old enough to work for them...
US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more http://t.co/3YESeTT2NB new study by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes.— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) July 1, 2015
The Index of Human Development ranks Spanish as the second most important language on earth, behind English,>Mandarin http://t.co/3YESeTT2NB— BizDeansTalk (@BizDeansTalk) July 1, 2015
Project brings together leaders in learning sciences, social sciences, and cognitive sciences to collaborate on a vision for the future of online learning.
Office of Digital Learning
April 14, 2015
Through its newly created Online Education Policy Initiative (OEPI), made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, MIT aims to catalyze the national conversation on the future of education and online learning...
J. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
This CEO is out for blood, Fortune, June 2014
Elizabeth Holmes founded her revolutionary blood diagnostics company, Theranos, when she was 19. It’s now worth more than $9 billion, and poised to change health care.
In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old sophomore at Stanford, plopped herself down in the office of her chemical engineering professor, Channing Robertson, and said, “Let’s start a company.”
Holmes was admitted by early decision to Stanford. As she headed off to college, her father gave her a copy of Meditations, by the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius. “I wanted it to reinforce the message of a purposeful life,” her father explained to me. “I think it really affected her.”
Bel hommage du Président: "souligner le sacrifice des populations civiles qui ont permis la libération de la France" @neomabsschool— On AirMS (@OnAirMS) 6 Juin 2014
Le recensement des morts civiles fait l'objet d'une enquête depuis 1988 par le Centre de recherche d'histoire quantitative, unité mixte de recherche UNICAEN/CNRS et le Mémorial de Caen).
Le Monde (30/5/2014), Par Sylvie Barot (Conservatrice en chef ) et Andrew Knapp (Professeur à l'université de Reading ): ...Victimes, les civils français ? Oui, en partie. Il convient de s'en souvenir sans tomber, justement, ni dans le misérabilisme des nostalgiques du régime pétainiste ni dans l'anti-américanisme virulent et nauséabond qui y est associé sur des sites pseudo-identitaires de la Toile.
...What's more, the broke-unemployed-humanities-major stereotype may not have much of a basis in reality. According to data from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, as reported by The Atlantic, humanities and social science majors earn a similar amount as pre-professional majors do over a lifetime. And as Rubenstein noted at Davos last week, career-specific skills can often be learned on the job -- whereas critical thinking and problem-solving skills are invaluable benefits of a humanities education -- as demonstrated by the many Wall Street executives who studied humanities in college...
Andrew Delbanco, Director of American Studies at Columbia University ( www.columbia.edu/cu/amstudies ), is the author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton University Press (March 20, 2012) (Finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award in Education).
The Center for American Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the experience and values of the people of the United States as embodied in their history, literature, politics, art, and other enduring forms of cultural expression.
Andrew Delbanco for his insight into the American character, past and present. He has been called “America’s best social critic” for his essays on current issues and higher education. As a professor in American studies, he reveals how classics by Melville and Emerson have shaped our history and contemporary life.
It is also true, however, that such training does not provide an adequate foundation for addressing the more abstract, but profoundly important, questions that ultimately must guide global policy and decision-making. For example:
In answering such questions, advances in science and technology (for example, new methods of energy production, surveillance, or online learning) will have a key role to play. But moral and ethical questions never yield fully to technical solutions; they also require an understanding of humanity’s social and cultural heritage. Science can help us to attain the life we want, but it cannot teach us what kind of life is worth wanting...
The BBC today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) supporting free and open internet technologies with the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Laura James, CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation said:
“We are delighted to be collaborating with the BBC to help them unlock their rich archive of culturally and historically-significant content. This partnership will not only ensure access to an amazing amount of content – but will enable connections to be made between resources – creating new insights. It’s great to see the BBC taking this step to connect with these organisations who can help it make the most of its content and data in the coming years.”
English as the lingua franca of higher education? - University World News: http://t.co/wrHnmlBpOh— Santiago Iniguez (@SantiagoIniguez) November 24, 2013
This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.View class sessions »
This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2007.
Video and audio elements from this course are also available on:iTunes University on Android: TunesViewer app, download on your android phone the .apk (settings: allow installation of non-Market applications) and install (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tunesviewer/files/Android/tunesviewer-1.2.apk/download))
John Merriman is Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University. Specializing in French and modern European history, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His publications include The Agony of the Republic: The Repression of the Left in Revolutionary France, 1848-1851, A History of Modern Europe Since the Renaissance, and Police Stories: Making the French State, 1815-1851. He is currently at work on Dynamite: Emile Henry, the Café Terminus, and the Origins of Modern Terrorism in Fin-de-Siecle Paris. In 2000, Professor Merriman was the recipient of the Yale University Byrnes-Sewall Teaching Prize.
John Merriman, Charles Seymour Professor of History
This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.
Barbusse, Henri. Under Fire. London: Penguin Books, 2004.
Bloch, Marc. Strange Defeat. New York: Norton, 1999.
Carles, Emilie. A Life of Her Own. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.
Farmer, Sarah. Martyred Village. Berkley: University of California Press, 2000.
Sowerwine, Charles. France since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Zola, Emile. Germinal. London: Penguin Books, 2004.
(Many thanks to the Berlin University of the Arts for emailing us here at DeansTalk)
Berlin University of the Arts is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts world-wide. The teaching offered at the four colleges of Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as at the Central Institute of Further Education encompasses the full spectrum of the arts and related academic studies in more than 40 courses. Having the right to confer doctorates and post-doctoral qualifications, Berlin University of the Arts is also one of Germany’s few art colleges with full university status. Of around 4000 students one fifth comes from abroad. The history of the Berlin University dates back to the founding of the Brandenburg-Prussian Academy of Arts in 1696...
The conventional way to face change is by trying to plan and anticipate as much as possible. But one thing is certain: the final outcome is always uncertain; personal life, projects, or companies never develop exactly as planned. The interdisciplinary research project “hero-principal” at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) suggests a unique approach to handle this uncertainy: Strengthen creativity and intuition by learning from the heroes of the old myths like Odysseus or King Arthur. So when the dragon appears, don’t analyze why but act intuitively in the right way.
Nina Trobisch, head of the project explains: “Hero-principal” is a metaphor for the protagonist who acquires creative potential and new skills on a risky journey filled with danger. Like a compass, this method offers guidance through the challenges of creation, innovation and change, as well as processes of personal growth. It activates personal potential in the face of uncertainty and copes with challenges ahead.” The project has been initiated by the Central Institute for Continuing Education of the UdK in collaboration with the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft as well as companies from the Berlin area.
A “hero-principal” workshop will take place from 5th to 8th August during the Berlin Summer University of the Arts 2013 for entrepreneurs and founders, innovation manager and project managers, young leaders as well as managers-in-training as well as students of all majors preparing for professional life.
Registration and for further information please visit: www.udk-berlin.de/summer-courses
Adrian Wooldridge (Management Editor, The Economist), Alexander von Gabain (Chair of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology - EIT and Santiago Iniguez (President of IE Business School and President of IE University) gave opening statements at the EFMD April Roundtable: Management Skills for Growth. A full report on the roundtable is available here and video highlights are below. Readers are also invited to comment on the EFMD Call To Action “Management Capacity: The Missing Link to set up value creation and innovation in Europe” by mid June 2012.
Three key suggestions concluded from this roundtable are:
The Call to Action addresses key issues such as the inclusions of management education in scientific and engineering studies, supporting entrepreneurial mind-sets and values from school-level onwards, and providing community research funding for important fields such as design thinking, open innovation and organisational sociology. This paper is to be used as the essential basis for EFMD EU Affairs’ interactions with the EU policy makers as well as relevant consultation and networking activities in the coming future. You are invited to comment on the EFMD Call to Action, please send your comments and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martine Plompen, Associate Director, Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD
Jocelyne Wang, Manager, EU Affairs Unit, EFMD
IE Business School and Brown University announce the launch of the IE Brown Executive M.B.A. Program, a one-of-a-kind offering that integrates the innovative approach to management education at IE Business School with Brown University’s excellence in the humanities, social, biological, and physical sciences. The program is designed for senior managers with more than 10 years of experience who want to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and gain a deeper and much richer understanding of the global business environment...
...If businesspeople should take art more seriously, artists too should take business more seriously. Commerce is a central part of the human experience. More prosaically, it is what billions of people do all day. As such, it deserves a more subtle examination on the page and the screen than it currently receives.
We live in a brave new world where business schools face the challenge of preparing not just good financial engineers or accomplished management technicians, but also global citizens. Thus education delivered at business schools can and should be a personal transformation process. And this implies a constant state of learning...
PROVIDENCE – Brown University (Ivy League, founded in 1764) will team with Instituto de Empresa, an elite European business school, to launch an executive MBA program aimed at experienced business people in the spring of 2011...