January 1, 2002
Owing to the recent forces of globalization, the world is a very different place than it was just two decades ago. The world-wide movements toward trade deregulation, privatization, and the lowering of tariff barriers, coupled with the information revolution, has made obsolete many of the more traditional ways of thinking and behaving. If we are to succeed in this new, fast-paced, diverse, and complex global economy, we will need to equip ourselves with new skills and new understandings. We need to be more competent than ever before. But more than that, we need to develop a new mindset for this changing world, which Ferraro calls “global brains.” More ...
December 1, 2001
Nesecan Balkan, visiting assistant professor of Economics, is co-editor, with Sungar Savran, of "The Politics of Permanent Crisis: Class, Ideology and State in Turkey". The book is a collection of 10 essays on current political and ideological issues in Turkey covering a wide range of topics including the Kurdish question, the recent rise of nationalism, relations with the European Union, the question of political Islam in Turkey and the Cyprus issue. Each essay touches on historical developments related to the specific topic it explores, thus providing accessible background information to uninformed readers. The first chapter is a comprehensive analysis of the 20th-century Turkish political economy. More ...
August 30, 2001
The clash between Communism and Islam in the Soviet Union pitted two socio-political systems against one another, each proclaiming ultimate truth. Shoshana Keller
, associate professor of history
, examines the first decades of the struggle in Central Asia (1917-1941), where an ancient religious tradition faced an aggressive form of secular modernity. The Soviets attempted to break down Muslim culture and remold it on Marxist-Leninist lines. Despite Stalin's totalitarian aims, the Soviet regime in Central Asia was often weak even into the 1930s, and by 1941 the opposing systems had reached a standoff. More ...
Henry Holt & Company
August 1, 2001
Bruce Goldstone '84, has worked as an educational publisher for over 20 years. His first book, The Beastly Feast
(illustrated by Blair Lent), won a Parent's Choice Silver Honor. In Ten Friends
rollicking rhymes and cheerful pictures create a delightful introduction to simple addition concepts. More ...