In February, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The post Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
Normally, a meeting between a sitting American president and a widely-respected Nobel Peace Laureate would be cause for celebration. But last week's meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, resulted in angry recriminations from China. Here's why the meeting was so controversial.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, has said.
This week on our Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Ed Yardeni of Yardeni research. He studied economics under Nobel Laureate James Tobin at Cornell, then got his Ph.D. from Yale. His first job after school was as an economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — In the view of Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich, Russia is taking refuge in ideas from its Soviet past, but this nostalgia collides with newer, darker forces. In an interview with The Associated Press at the Hay Festival of literature, the 68-year-old Alexievich assessed what she has learned from decades of […]
LONDON (AP) — A group of 13 Nobel laureates have urged U.K. voters to remain in the European Union, warning that Britain will lose funding, global influence and access to expertise if the nation votes to leave the 28-nation bloc. The scientists wrote an open letter to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, expressing concern that those […]
Nobel laureate and long-time (South) Korean lit. fan J.M.G.Le Clézio was back in town (Seoul) again, and gave a lecture on 'Korea, a Culture of Desires', and in The Korea Herald Rumy Doo reports on the event. So, for example: He also...Show More Summary
The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University hosted the 2016 Silicon Valley Energy Summit yesterday. The headline attraction was an “Oxford-style” debate featuring two Nobel laureates–Steven Chu and Burton Richter–versus UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh. Show More Summary
LLOYD Shapley, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2012, died on March 12th at the grand old age of 92. He might not have been too pleased about being memorialised on this economics blog; after winning the prize he said "I consider myself a mathematician and the award is for economics.
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Rabindranath Tagore's 1929 novel, Farewell my Friend. The 1913 Nobel laureate is best known as a poet, but he also wrote quite a bit of fiction, including several novels...Show More Summary
It would have been Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White's 104th birthday yesterday -- as good an excuse as any to read some of his books (even if many are still/again woefully hard to fnd in print...). I missed this a couple of weeks...Show More Summary
Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), "represents the hopes and ambitions of the 10,000 astronomers who have already used the Hubble," said John Mather, Nobel laureate, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the senior project scientist...
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world,” said the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. In recognition of the life-changing impact a teacher can have on her or his students, we partnered with the California...Show More Summary
This oral history by Svetlana Alexievich, the Nobel laureate, examines how life after the Soviet Union’s collapse led to the rise of a feral capitalism.
The Turkish five lira note, issued in 2009, has a DNA helix. But Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar noticed that the note "shows a left-handed Z-DNA helix winding from left to right, when it should be the other way round." What Sancar doesn't know is that the monetary systems of the world are controlled by the lizard people, whose DNA is exactly like that depicted on the banknote.
The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest Sunday in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author. "There is joy mingled with sadness," his 85-year-old sister Rosa Aida Garcia Marquez, one of the author's ten siblings, told AFP. Show More Summary
Submitted by Christoph Gisiger via Finanz und Wirtschaft, Eugene Fama, professor of finance and Nobel laureate thinks that negative interest rates won’t help to bring back growth and warns that big banks are still posing a high risk to the financial system. Europe to Japan central bankers are taking more and more extreme measures to stimulate growth. Show More Summary
“‘In the West, people demonize Putin,’ Ms. Alexievich, who turns 68 later this month, said in a recent interview here, speaking Russian through a translator after a conference on her work at the University of Gothenburg. ‘They do not understand that there is a collective Putin, consisting of some millions of people who do not […]
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human...Show More Summary
The Palestine Festival of Literature started yesterday, and runs through the 26th. Nobel laureate J.M.Coetzee is probably the most prominent participant, but that's quite a group they've gathered, and I look forward to the festival reports.