Nearly two dozen doctors from around the world have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Angela Merkel other heads of state calling for an immediate stop to attacks on medical facilities...Show More Summary
Close The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus in 2012. “I want to get my education, and I want to become a doctor,” she says, adding that the Taliban throw acid on…...
How Poverty Changes the Brain Close The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus in 2012. “I want to get my education, and I want to become a doctor,” she says, adding that the...
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: The War Intensifies, Michael Ledeen writes. “The enemy knows that Obama’s leaving in 5 months, so it’s best to grab while the grabbing’s easy. Bad times indeed.” Not at all — just more and more “peace in our time,” as Obama promised would be forthcoming at the start of his second […]
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within Five Years — But Lacks The Money To Prepare. Senior Army officials are circumspect about discussing the danger in open forums — they don’t want to advertise U.S. vulnerabilities — but it seems clear that the Obama administration’s “pivot to the Pacific” announced in […]
Close The video tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Pakistan who at 15 survived being shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus in 2012. “I want to get my education, and I want to become aShow More Summary
The good folks at IWMI, who won the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize (considered water's Nobel Prize) in 2012, have taken a step to make groundwater more visible on a global scale. IWMI has recently launched the Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP), a global partnership for sustainable groundwater...
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Turkish Military Begins Major Offensive Into Syria in Fight Against ISIS. Turkey mounted on Wednesday its largest military effort yet in the Syrian conflict, sending tanks, warplanes and special operations forces over the border in a United States-backed drive to capture an Islamic State stronghold in Syria. The offensive on the […]
Father Joseph Philippe has the kind of vision and indomitable spirit that might earn someone a Nobel Peace Prize or an Academy Award. But his name probably isn’t one many have heard before. That may change, though, with the release of...Show More Summary
Season 5, Episode 44 This week on Freakonomics Radio, how to win a Nobel Prize. Host Stephen Dubner talks with Per Stromberg, one of the people who choose the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. And we learn as many of his secrets as we can pry out of him. Then, what happens after you win […] The post How To Win A Nobel Prize appeared first on Freakonomics.
Though the Nobel Peace Prize nominations list is a highly secretive one, the Nobel Foundation have recently said that there are a record 376 candidates for this year's prize, of which 228 are individuals and 148 are organizations.
“My parents were both village teachers. The village was full of women. And they had to work very hard during the day, there were no men left in the village, and after they were done with work – the village was full of benches – they would all come outside and they would talk. It […]
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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: The US is promoting war crimes in Yemen: The humanitarian disaster there is, by some measures, greater than that in Syria. Why is Obama continuing to enable the Saudi bombing campaign?
When Myanmar elected its first civilian-led government in more than 50 years last November, allowing former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country’s de facto leader, it cleared the way for this onetime pariah nation to normalize relations with many...
Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel prize winning economist and former advisor to ex-US President Bill Clinton, says that the consensus surrounding neoliberal economic thought has come to an end. Speaking to Business Insider following the launch...Show More Summary
The European economy has been stalled since the 2008 recession, dragging the global economy down with it and leading to the rise of political extremism across the continent. Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz thinks he knows the culprit. Show More Summary
Volunteer rescue and humanitarian group that braves daily bombings is credited with saving tens of thousands of people.
When President Obama received his Nobel Prize, he argued that he would regard nuclear proliferation as his primary challenge. This is hardly surprising since even as a Columbia College student he advocated a nuclear free world – a position consistent with the idealism of a student who knew very little about the ambitions of U.S. […]