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- Ron DeSantis and the battle over Black history | 1A February 1, 2023
- COVID-19 remains global emergency January 31, 2023
- Did Europeans Enslave Native Americans? January 31, 2023
- American Indian Slave Trade in the Colonial South January 31, 2023
- Lectures in History Preview: Indian Slave Trade in the Colonial South January 31, 2023
- Why Do We Need The Humanities? | cambridgeforum January 31, 2023
- Empire History at Oxford | Faculty of History January 31, 2023
- Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald & Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange & Protecting a Free Internet January 31, 2023
- The Belmarsh Tribunal D.C. — The Case of Julian Assange January 31, 2023
- The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time: Karl Polanyi January 31, 2023
- Fred Block: The Tenacity of the Free Market Ideology January 31, 2023
- Marxist Economist Richard Wolff on How the Debt Ceiling Benefits the Rich & Powerful January 31, 2023
- Africa’s Founding Father Warned the World of the Coming Imperialism January 30, 2023
- David Cay Johnston: The Perils Of Our Growing Inequality January 29, 2023
- America Vs. Everyone January 29, 2023
- Richard Dawkins and long-time rival Denis Noble go head to head on the selfish gene | Who is right? January 29, 2023
- Chomsky’s Philosophy – YouTube Channel January 29, 2023
- Noam Chomsky on Leninism January 29, 2023
- Will Julian Assange ever be freed? | The Chris Hedges Report January 29, 2023
- We Were Wrong about Keynes James Crotty January 29, 2023
- How China’s Economy Actually Works January 29, 2023
- Israeli Security Cabinet approves new measures after Jerusalem attacks | DW News January 29, 2023
- U.S. Elite Fear U.S. Losing Its Dominance – Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff January 29, 2023
- Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005: James T. Campbell January 29, 2023
- Norman Manley : Portrait of a Hero – Federaton: the Trial Marriage 1947 – 1962 January 29, 2023
- 1976 interview with Jamaican PM Manley on political violence January 29, 2023
- What’s the difference between the IMF and the World Bank? | CNBC Explains January 29, 2023
- (Jamaica) IMF decimating one country after another January 29, 2023
- Free trade – clip from life and debt January 29, 2023
- Life and Debt – Stephanie Black – Behind the Lens – POV | PBS January 29, 2023
- “Life and Debt” trailer January 29, 2023
- Black History Month: Junie James January 29, 2023
- Tipping Points in Permafrost Systems: Impact of Local Tipping Points January 28, 2023
- Why tech companies are wrong to think electric cars are a solution to climate change January 28, 2023
- The EU’s first ‘ecocide’ trial: toxic chemicals found in French homes January 28, 2023
- Dutch authorities arrest protesters after climate activists blocked road near The Hague January 28, 2023
- National Forest Gutted By Trump Under New Threat Despite Biden Protections January 28, 2023
- Coding Land & Ideas | The Laws of Capitalism Episode 1 January 28, 2023
- Adair Turner: The Consequences of Money-Manager Capitalism January 28, 2023
- Inequality 101 | Trailer January 28, 2023
- Varieties of the Rat Race: Conspicuous Consumption in the US & Germany January 28, 2023
- The End of American Exceptionalism January 28, 2023
- How solar energy got so cheap, and why it’s not everywhere (yet) January 28, 2023
- Cargo ship transporting nearly 4,000 made-in-China vehicles en route to Europe January 28, 2023
- Kenya’s horticulture crisis January 28, 2023
- African countries urged to enhance COVID-19 response January 28, 2023
- Our world: Post-pandemic January 28, 2023
- Morning Live Show | Jan.28.2023 January 28, 2023
- The Ancestral Healing Summit – Free Registration January 28, 2023
- Julian Assange and the war on whistleblowers w/Kevin Gosztola | The Chris Hedges Report January 27, 2023
Daily Archives: February 3, 2015
The recently-released 2015 Climate Change Performance Index shows a new “record” in global energy related CO2 emissions.
Moreover, in the coming years, atmospheric CO2 concentration is set to exceed the 400 ppm benchmark. Both the rising emissions and a number of promising trends emphasise the need to reach an ambitious agreement at the COP21 in Paris.
A look at how different countries across the world are performing on climate change parameters and why one country is better than the other.
One of the U.S. government’s leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country’s rise – and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world’s leading superpower.
For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China’s rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade. But what if the “China Dream” is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot?
Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China’s secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the “hawks” in China’s military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions. He offers an inside look at how the Chinese really view America and its leaders – as barbarians who will be the architects of their own demise.
Pillsbury also explains how the U.S. government has helped – sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately – to make this “China Dream” come true, and he calls for the United States to implement a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be. The Hundred-Year Marathon is a wake-up call as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.
About The Author
Michael Pillsbury is the director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and has served in presidential administrations from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Educated at Stanford and Columbia Universities, he is a former analyst at the RAND Corporation and research fellow at Harvard and has served in senior positions in the Defense Department and on the staff of four U.S. Senate committees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Spanning Oceans – Bridging Traditions: Learning About Global Climate from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale… etc. | EV & N #174 | CCTV
Students can now organize a virtual meta-university with access to online climate lectures at Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, etc.
In fact, there now exists significant potential in creating virtual inter-collegiate communities through mobilizing the internet to connect and enhance existing educational institutions which have enormous resources to share among their combined faculty, students and past alumni. For example, in 2013, Balliol College, under the Master, Sir Drumond Bone, celebrated the 750th anniversary of its foundation.
Since 2013, internet technology has evolved to such an extent that many of the College’s historically important assets have been able to be shared throughout the world with their evolving online publications including Floreat Domus, their College annual report.
This publication was designed electronically so that whole annual volumes of it can be shared online with the world. In addition, individual articles can be highlighted, accessed and delivered online for more focused communications between students, scholars and specialists around the world. In this manner a college which has existed for over 750 years since 1263 CE now has the capability of posting a permanent presence to the world through a “channel” provided a simple internet address like this one:
- A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond: Daniel Susskind
- Transcending the Institutions We Inherit and Create: Climate Change and System Change in the Anthropocene
- Earth Day 2020: Beginning a Cosmic Conversation Amidst a Global Lockdown
- “Learning in a Time of Global Lockdown: Self-Guided Inquiry Through ‘Transition-Studies.Net'”
Officials from Yale University and Tsinghua University sign the Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 27 in Beijing. Seated, from left, Yale F&ES Dean Peter Crane and Tsinghua SOE Dean He Kebin; standing, from left, Yale President Peter Salovey and Tsinghua President Chen Jining.
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and Tsinghua University School of Environment (SOE) in Beijing, China have announced a collaborative dual degree program that will provide new opportunities for a select group of students to build the skills needed to tackle the most important environmental challenges of our time.
The dual degree, which will be introduced during the 2015-2016 academic year, was announced on Oct. 27 at a ceremony at Tsinghua University. The announcement also coincided with the opening of the Yale Center Beijing.
School leaders say this innovative partnership will allow students at Tsinghua to bolster their skills in environmental policy and management, and at the same time will enable Yale students to enhance their expertise in key areas of environmental engineering, including the study of industrial systems, pollution management, water treatment, and energy technology.
The program will also connect Yale and Tsinghua students to leading environmental researchers and practitioners in both the United States and China.
“Securing a healthy environment and developing more sustainable patterns of consumption will be among the defining global challenges of the twenty first century. Through this new partnership Yale and Tsinghua can play a key role in preparing leaders who can make a real difference in these critical areas,” said F&ES Dean Peter Crane. “And by working with one of China’s finest universities, we will significantly strengthen the curriculum for our own students.”