Thinking Geographically About International Issues, Brown University

first_imgThinking Geographically About International Issues, Brown University [email protected]: Mathematical Research Program for Undergrads Reddit February 3, 2014 Published by tatjana Postdoc Fellowship on Socialism/Post-Socialism, USA Similar Stories +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. LinkedIn 0center_img BIARI – Brown University’s International Advanced Research Institutes Tweet Share 0 ← Submit Your Essay and Win a Trip to New York! Pocket Deadline: 17 March 2014Open to: Secondary–level geography teachersVenue: 24-27 June 2014, Brown University, Providence, Rhode IslandDescriptionThe Choices Geography Leadership Institute is an opportunity to examine the Choices Program’s award-winning materials and approach for teaching about contested international issues, and explore methods for introducing the Choices Program to other geography educators.The content focus of the institute will be China on The World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response. While in attendance at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, participants will use a geographic lens to explore multiple viewpoints on issues that top U.S.- China relations in the 21st century. In addition, they will examine other Choices units and their applicability to teaching about international issues and addressing Common Core Standards. The goal of the institute is to build a community of geography educators who are prepared to share best practices for using Choices to teach geography.EligibilitySecondary–level geography teachers, as well as teachers who incorporate a significant amount of geography in their teaching, are invited to apply to the 2014 Geography Leadership Institute.CostsMeals, housing, and reading materials throughout the institute are provided and arranged by the Choices Program.There is no cost for the institute. Participants are required to cover their own travel to and from the institute, and parking costs.ApplicationYour application and Supervisor Evaluation Form must be received by Monday, 17 March 2014. All parts of the application should be emailed to [email protected], with the exception of the Supervisor Evaluation Form, which may be faxed. Please do not mail your application. Please put Geography Summer Leadership Institute application in the subject line.For more information visit the official website HERE. Scholarships for Master Studies in Sustainable Energy Development →last_img read more

Book-pricing saga enters closing chapter

first_imgThe institution is preparing to outlaw two price-fixing pacts between publishers and retailers, six months after issuing a statement of objections to the deals arguing that they breached EU competition rules.The parties to the book pacts submitted a 400-page reply to Competition Commissioner Karel van Miert, claiming that abolition of the price-fixing deals would lead to the destruction of large parts of the market for German language literary works, and put small booksellers at the mercy of bigger competitors able to slash prices.The industry maintains that the diversity of titles available in bookshops shrinks when pricing agreements are abandoned, pointing to developments in the UK and US since they ended the system to support its claims. It will get another chance to argue its case at a special hearing later this month with Commission and member state competition experts. But a spokesman for Van Miert said the institution had not changed its mind, adding that it would be ready to give a final ruling onthe price pacts “soon after” the hearings. Other sources, however, suggested that the parties could play for extra time by changing the substance of their agreements, forcing the Commission to rewrite its original statement of objections issued in January.“The hearings will give the chance for an exchange of views, but the Commission’s views are pretty much unchanged,” said the spokesman. “The statement of objections we put out is our full opinion. It is clear that to avoid a negative decision they would have to change the schemes, although this does not rule out there being schemes that could be approved.”However, industry groups, including the German Writers’ Association, have already attacked Van Miert’s proposal for a writers’ support fund to combat any threat to the future of German language literary works.Association chairman Fred Breinersdorfer pointed out that such a scheme would require the creation of a censoring body to decide which books would receive funding.The Commission began its probe into the pricing pacts between Germany and Austria six years ago following a string of complaints from libraries in both countries, as well as Libro, a 200-strong chain of Austrian shops.Van Miert has always argued that the UK and US markets have flourished since similar price-fixing deals were ended. Critics of such agreements point out that member states like France, the Netherlands and Spain, where markets are still protected, have been unable to prevent the death of small booksellers.last_img read more

Windies must play smart cricket: Lloyd

first_imgNOTTINGHAM England, CMC –  Clive Lloyd, the last West Indies captain to taste World Cup glory, has insisted that the regional team needs to make smarter decisions if they are to have an impact in the tournament. Lloyd, the legendary captain who won the 1975 and 1979 World Cups, made the comments following the Windies’ batting collapse against Australia on Thursday.The Windies were well-placed on 190 for four in the 35th over, chasing Australia’s total of 288, but lost five wickets for 66 runs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.Lloyd said he believed it was a game the West Indies should have easily won. “The West Indies team must to start to play smart cricket because they have two real big games coming up against South Africa and England, therefore they have to be on top of their game as I’m sure they’d want to qualify,” he said.“I think on another day, with a better analysis of the situation they could have won that game and this would have given them the impetus to realise that they were serious contenders to qualify for the latter stages of this competition.”Lloyd said players needed to realize they were playing 50-over cricket and not T20. “The players have to realise that this is not Twenty20. The batsmen need to turn those scores of 30 and 40 into bigger scores and they must be aware that all these teams have world class bowlers at their disposal,” he said.He explained that their next match against South Africa was a crucial one in deciding whether they qualify for the knockout phase of the competition.Lloyd said it was important for the West Indies to put the loss against Australia behind them. “South Africa is up next and while they haven’t performed to their ability, [the] Windies have to be aware of the job at hand as South Africa is in danger of missing out on the top four if they lose.“They now have to re-group, look at the mistakes they made and rectify them so that they can return to their winning ways. I’m still feeling positive about the West Indies overall,” Lloyd revealed.“West Indies have to get all the disciplines right on the day and play clever cricket because for the most part of the day [against Australia] they did well, but they simply did not capitalise on the early dismissals.”last_img read more