Daily Archives: May 17, 2021

Accelerating Building Decarbonization: A White House Roundtable with Government & Industry


U.S. Department of Energy

Published on May 17, 2021

Core members of the Biden Administration convened industry stakeholders in dialogue on equitable decarbonization of America’s buildings, associated opportunities for jobs, and new programs for efficient electrified buildings.

Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices


Democracy Now!

Published on May 17, 2021

We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it’s part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. “This is no coincidence,” she says.

THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU


Published on Mar 16, 2016

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. Read more about it in Joshua Hammer’s THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU.

Bingham Lecture 2020 with Professor Timothy Endicott

Balliol College, Oxford

Jun 2, 2020

‘The Accidental Revolution: How the Westminster Constitution Became Fit for Purpose’