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  • 29
    Oct

    2018

    Environmental History of India

    An Environmental History of India

    The current global environmental crisis increasingly affects us all.  Efforts to mitigate and adapt ourselves to its effects must vitally engage all nations and all people. Yet, the pressing and immediate...

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    Oct

    2018

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    Mutiny and the British Pacific

    I can still remember the first time I heard about Pitcairn Island. I was a young child, not even a teenager, when I found an old Book Club edition of Nordhoff and Hall’s fictional trilogy detailing the...

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  • 24
    Sep

    2018

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    Indonesia’s National Awakening: Physicians,...

    In Indonesia, 20 May is National Awakening Day (Hari Kebangkitan Nasional). It commemorates the founding of the first nationalist association in the Dutch East Indies. On this day in 1908, retired physician...

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  • 8
    Dec

    2017

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    100 Years Ago, the world of galaxies in the making

    For most of us, 1917 reminds us a year in the terrible World War I. While European scientists were on the battlefront, in America, their colleagues away from the frontlines were pursuing their research....

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  • 10
    Nov

    2017

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    Commemorating catastrophe

    One hundred years after the United States’ entry into the 1914–18 world war, what aspects of this vast global conflict, and of America’s role in it, are worthy of commemoration? First and foremost,...

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  • 21
    Apr

    2017

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    The Myth of Violent Past

    Siniša Malešević, author of The Rise of Organised Brutality, explores how organised violence is on the rise and why it has increased throughout the course of human history. ...

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    Sep

    2016

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    Jewish Scholars Explore “What Ifs?”

    For more than three millennia, Jewish history has been marked by dramatic events.  Whether ancient or medieval occurrences, such as the Exodus from Egypt and the expulsion from Spain, or modern events,...

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  • 14
    Jun

    2016

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    Reflections on the Tragedy in Orlando from an...

    A few things seem clear from Sunday’s shocking massacre in Orlando carried out by Omar Mateen, a self-professed follower of the Islamic State. The shooter was apparently a self-recruiter responding to...

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