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  • The Happiness of Pursuit: Machineries of Joy
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    The Happiness of Pursuit: Machineries of Joy

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    In this July 31, 2013 lecture, Cornell psychology professor Shimon Edelman talks about happiness--its evolutionary basis, cognitive mechanisms, and social dynamics--and offers some thoughts about what can and should be done to promote it. Sponsored...
  • Alternative Modernities?: A View from the South
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    Alternative Modernities?: A View from the South

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    How do the political, ethical, and metaphysical ideas of the North look from the perspective of cultures of the South? Can this even be asked fruitfully in a time when it seems that those ideas have themselves comprehensively shaped the perspective...
  • Debraj Ray: Ethnicity and Conflict
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    Debraj Ray: Ethnicity and Conflict

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    NYU economist Debraj Ray explored the links between uneven growth and social conflict Oct. 4, 2013 in a development economics seminar sponsored by the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Department of Economics, and the...
  • The Ongoing Employment Crisis: What Will it Take to Recover?
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    The Ongoing Employment Crisis: What Will it Take to Recover?

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    Brandeis economist Lisa M. Lynch discussed economic security and the search for good jobs November 6, 2013 as part of the Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life series, "After the American Century: Fears and Hopes for America's Future."
  • Beyond our age of fracture? Prospects for change in American life
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    Beyond our age of fracture? Prospects for change in American life

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    Princeton historian Daniel Rodgers discussed trends and prospects for change in American political and moral life Oct. 21, 2013 as part of the Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life series, "After the American Century: Fears and Hopes for...
  • Higher Education, Rising Costs: What Does the Future Hold?
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    Higher Education, Rising Costs: What Does the Future Hold?

    By Brian December 18, 2013

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    It seems the entire nation is talking about the economics of higher education--and with good reason: the stakes couldn't be higher. A panel of faculty and alumni experts share their predictions and opinions about this important set of issues at an...
  • Peak Oil & Peak Everything Lecture at Cornell
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    Peak Oil & Peak Everything Lecture at Cornell

    By Brian March 8, 2013

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeakOilProof Will Martin gave this lecture on April 19th, 2012 to the students of Professor Bill Schulze's Sustainable Business class in Cornell University's school of Applied Economics and Management. The...