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EDUCATION

Leadership at Universities, from the UK to Hong Kong

What is leadership? An adage that I like, adapted from one uttered by American politician Bob Ehrlich, is that I don’t know what leadership is,…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Towards One Global Privacy Law

The move towards one global privacy law is not a matter of “if,” but “when.” Business is increasingly conducted online and over transnational cloud computing…
TRADE

The Palace and the Harbor

Instances of contact between distant societies during the 16th and 17th centuries often form part of the “great narrative” of the “Westernization of the world.”…
GENDER

Masculinity in Radicalization

With the recent collapse of the Islamic State’s headquarters in Raqqa, one is led to wonder: what will happen to those fighters who managed to…
CITIES

Changing the World … in Small and Creative Ways

I was always told to make change, loads of change, as much change as I can muster, and make my mark on the world. Growing…
GENDER

China’s Forgotten Role in Western Second-Wave Feminism

What do we imagine when we refer to “the global” or “globalization”? As many scholars have pointed out, the Anglo-European experience has often been considered…
EDUCATION

MOOCs Turn Local into Global

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have sent shockwaves through higher education by opening up course content to any learner with internet access, free of charge.…
EDUCATION

Liberal Arts in Asia: Globalization and Its (Dis)Contents

“Forget liberal arts. If you want a job, you had better get a business or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree.” Since the time…
DEMOCRACY

Facebook is Hurting Democracy in Myanmar

Politicians and regulators are focusing on how social media can be used as a weapon in polls. But Facebook undermines other parts of representative democracy,…
DEMOCRACY

Trust in Ratings: China’s Social Credit System

China is looking to restore “trust” and “sincerity” in society by making a digital “social credit system.” In this kaleidoscopic system of ratings and blacklists,…
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