Tags: society & culture
Tunisia - an Arab anomaly tomorrow
Tunisia alone emerged from the ‘Arab Spring’ a democracy. Is the country a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, or simply an anomaly?
Massey 5: The spirit of human rights yesterday
Much of the evil we do comes from mistaken ideas of religion and what we think God wants of us.
American journalist and author Kati Marton traces Angela Merkel’s rise as one of the most powerful political leaders.
China under Xi Feb. 14, 2018
The rise and rise of China under President Xi Jinping
Caught between free speech and hate speech Feb. 13, 2018
Do we need regulation so that free speech doesn’t turn into hate speech?
CBC Massey Lecture 4: The oneness of humankind Feb. 12, 2018
Payam Akhavan, believes there is only one way forward: Accepting that our welfare is connected to the welfare of others.
Luther and dreams Feb. 8, 2018
What dreams tell us about the mind and motivation of the leaders of the Reformation
Australian security Feb. 7, 2018
Strengthening Australian security
Neuroscience hype Feb. 6, 2018
Neuroscience and neuropsychology in isolation is not the only answer to understanding and improving mental health.
CBC Massey Lecture 3: The will to intervene Feb. 5, 2018
Payam Akhavan asks: What causes atrocities like the Rwandan genocide? What can we learn so these things don't happen again?
Mesmerism, phrenology and Thomas Guthrie Carr Feb. 1, 2018
Paul Barclay talks to author Catherine Jinks about Thomas Guthrie Carr, a shameless charlatan, showman, and pseudo scientist
Open science – to benefit all Jan. 31, 2018
If we want to speed up the discovery of new drugs, we need to share research.
Is the simple life the good life? Jan. 30, 2018
How do we strip back our lives, smell the roses, embrace frugality and simplicity?
CBC Massey Lecture 2: The pursuit of global justice Jan. 29, 2018
Payam Akhavan asks: Is it ever possible to do justice for genocide? Or is its enormity such that no punishment is enough?
Future of tourism Jan. 25, 2018
Travel and tourism is changing and apps are driving the change
Songlines: the foundational Australian story Jan. 24, 2018
How do you define, and understand, Aboriginal songlines?
From bolshevism to populism Jan. 23, 2018
Why would people have been attracted to the communist movement in times past?
CBC Massey Lecture 1: The knowledge of suffering Jan. 22, 2018
Payam Akhavan tells of how his family was forced to flee the Iran of Ayatollah Khomeini. It’s a story of an awakening to human rights.
Superheroes and the real world Jan. 18, 2018
Comics have a close relationship with our contemporary political and real world.