Tags: society & culture
Radical histories for uncanny times Feb. 27, 2018
Do we need a new frame of reference to truly understand our environmental emergency?
Transforming suburbia Feb. 26, 2018
What does it mean to live sustainably in our suburbs?
Heritage under fire Feb. 22, 2018
The monumental scale of heritage destruction in the Middle East has spurred international efforts to protect cultural property during conflict. Why is it important and how can it be done?
Tunisia - an Arab anomaly Feb. 21, 2018
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?
Personal faith and politics Feb. 20, 2018
On matters of public policy where does personal conscience begin and end?
Massey 5: The spirit of human rights Feb. 19, 2018
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