As part of the Grenoble École de Management’s 2018 Geopolitics Festival, four scholars explored the art of debate -- an antidote for toxic conversations in the fake-news era.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
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How Americans decide who can come into the country and who can stay reflects beliefs about what makes people worthy of opportunity.
Interreligious gathering of prayer for peace ceremony, October 2017.
There is a battle of Buddhisms taking place on the streets of Myanmar.
New research has examined the extent to which charity begins at home for Britons.
Kenyan voters queue to cast their ballots during the 2013 general election.
Kenyan voters are aware of their central role in the electoral process, yet they tend to limit their leadership choices. Are they ready to break away from tradition in the 2017 elections?
After World War II, psychologists identified character traits that explained why so many people were complicit in Hitler's crimes. Are we seeing something similar now?
The research found a belief in hard work and enterprise drives the business success of Chinese living overseas.
Past studies point to traditional Confucian values and a refugee mentality as a reason for the business success of Chinese people living overseas, our research debunks this.
On the hunt for other cultures.
Ask any anthropologist what they do and they will find it hard to give you a direct answer. But it ultimately comes down to studying people and their culture.
Liberalism means something completely different in South Africa compared with the US and UK, and has racist connotations.
Liberalism is a dirty word for the majority of South Africans. This goes back to early colonialism. Liberals opposed apartheid but not the close relationship between capitalism and apartheid.
Zannoni’s 1771 Map of the British Isles shows the heart of the “civilised” world – at least according to Adam Smith when he was writing The Wealth of Nations.
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To burnish the virtues of "civilised" Europe, Adam Smith relies on a barrage of racial insults. Where did his information about the so-called "savage peoples" come from in the first place?
There are nationalists, and then there are nationalists.
The SNP, Plaid Cymru and UKIP are the new faces in the UK election in 2015 but they reflect a wider change.
Homeschooling for black children is increasing.
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A scholar finds black parents are homeschooling kids to protect them from racism and what they see as a Eurocentric education.
Samsung has spent more on marketing than Apple, HP, Dell, Microsoft and Cocoa Cola combined. But it hopes to replicate the tendency of people to buy products from their own country when it moves production to the US.
It would be easy to simply attribute the massive rise in Samsung’s popularity to its equally massive spend on marketing. It has been estimated that Samsung spent around $11.5 billion in 2012 on advertising…