Daily Archives: February 3, 2019

Sustainable Tourism: Faculty Insight with Megan Epler Wood


Harvard Extension SchoolPublished on Jul 22, 2013

Tourism is one of the largest global industries. The number of people traveling annually is expected to double from 2010 to 2020. Of course, any trip anyone takes in the world has an environmental impact. Jenny Attiyeh talks with Megan Epler Wood, a leading authority on sustainable tourism, about the steps we need to take to reduce the environmental impact of tourism. This includes everything from locally-made biodegradable soap sold on the Inca Trail to development of and financial reinvestment in popular destinations like the coral reefs of Ambergris Caye in Belize. Megan Epler Wood, an instructor at Harvard Extension School, teaches the online-option course Environmental Management of International Tourism Development, http://www.extension.harvard.edu/cour…. Epler Wood is the founder of the International Ecotourism Society, the first NGO in the world to be dedicated to sustainable development of tourism. She is also the principal of EplerWood International, a sustainable tourism development firm. Faculty Insights are produced in partnership with ThoughtCast, www.thoughtcast.org.

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Tribute to Dean Michael Shinagel: 38 Years at Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Harvard Extension School
Published on May 8, 2013

After nearly 40 years, Dean Michael Shinagel is leaving his role as dean of the Harvard Division of Continuing Education. Many of students, staff, and alumni wouldn’t be where they are today without his years of dedication. Join us in honoring his legacy and share your reflections: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/trib…

Is Harvard Extension School Worth It? | What is Harvard Extension School?

College Selection
Published on Jul 26, 2017

This video will examine the Harvard Extension School and talk about its relationship to Harvard University. Many people actually don’t know that Harvard has a continuing education division which offers some tremendous programs for those who might not be able to get into some of their other programs or cannot commit to the requirements to attend some of the other programs that are offered by the school. If you have attended the Harvard Extension School or have any thoughts or opinions, I would love to hear them in the comment section below! Thanks for watching! Remember to LIKE and Subscribe! DISCLAIMER: I am NOT an expert by any means. The opinions and views in the video are solely my own and you should seek professional advice before making career related decisions.

Vertia$: Harvard’s Hidden History by Shin Eun-jung

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From the Introduction:

“Shortly before her sudden death at age forty, the Korean documentary film-maker and television writer Shin Eun-jung (1972-2012) produced a movie and a book about the global role of Harvard. The film Verita$: Everybody Loves Harvard won her the award of Best Director of a Documentary Film at the 2011 New York International Film Festival.

       Eun-jung developed her political and artistic sensibility as a student activist in Gwangju, Korea….”

From, John Trumpbour, “Introduction to the U.S. Edition of Verita$.”

A critical examination of Harvard’s monumental but disconcerting global influence and power, this book examines aspects of Harvard’s history not generally known. The “hidden history” announced in the book’s title begins with analysis of Harvard’s involvement in the Salem witch trials and the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti. Similarly disquieting, Harvard provided students as strikebreakers in both the 1912 Bread and Roses textile workers strike and the 1919 Boston police strike. Harvard administrators and scientists promoted eugenics in the early twentieth century and had a deep impact on Nazi Germany’s race theories. Its contemporary ties to U.S. foreign policy and neoliberalism are also profound. Harvard’s management of Russian economic reform left nightmarish memories, and the university was compelled to pay more than $26 million after the U.S. government sued it. The book also examines Harvard’s investment policy for its massive endowment, its restrictive labor polices, and its devastation of the adjoining Allston-Brighton neighborhood into which it is expanding.

Harvard’s motto is “Veritas,” which means “truth” in Latin. As the author reviews Harvard’s history, she questions the real meaning of truth and changes the letter “s” to “$” to emphasize the ways that Harvard has pursued money and power above its quest for truth.

In directing her award-winning DVD of the same name and in preparing this book, the author used documents and interviews with dozens of people, including Noam Chomsky, George Katsiaficas, Richard Levins, Margaret Gullette, Victor Wallis, and many more.

Shin Eun-jung was born in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1972. Her hometown’s historic uprising in 1980 had a profound effect on her life. A student activist, she later worked as a television news writer for nine years. From 2000 to 2004, she directed the Gwangju Human Rights Film Festival, which screened documentaries from around the world. This book is based upon the award-winning film of the same title. Verita$ won Best Director of a Documentary award at the 2011 New York International Film Festival; it was screened at the Society for Cinema Studies, the International Labor and Video Festival in Turkey, the San Francisco Labor Fest, and in its Korean version at the Seoul Marginal Film Festival. The Korean version of the book was a bestseller among nonfiction titles. Until she suddenly passed away in November 2012, she was hard at work translating the book into English.

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VERITA$ : Everybody loves harvard

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Published on May 15, 2015

VERITA$ : Everybody loves Harvard

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VERITA$ – The hidden side of Harvard by Dr Paul Cottrell

Paul Cottrell
Published on Apr 8, 2017

Harvard’s historical evolution

Harvard, Verita$, Ideology, Education and the Role of the US in the World https://youtu.be/ASmZAvM5utY

VERITA$ : Everybody loves harvard https://youtu.be/9AsJnKAqFa4

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On Contact: The Lobby – USA – Part 2

Published on Feb 2, 2019
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The four-part Al Jazeera documentary about how the government and intelligence agencies of Israel work with US Jewish groups to spy on, smear, and attack critics, was blocked due to heavy Israeli pressure. It was recently leaked online by the Chicago-based Electronic Intifada, the French website Orient XXI, and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. Joining Chris Hedges in the second part of two-part interview are Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah, and journalist and author, Max Blumenthal.