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The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

To better understand the Russia-Ukraine crisis, we have put together a list of the most relevant books that shed light on the history, socio-economic and political relations of these two… READ MORE

Gilgamesh in the Twenty-first Century

Gilgamesh in the Twenty-first Century

Sophus Helle— “Gilgamesh is tremendous!” the poet Rainer Maria Rilke exclaimed in 1916. “I hold it to be the greatest thing a person can experience.” Many modern readers have shared… READ MORE

Food Matters. So What?

Food Matters. So What?

Paul Freedman— When I was asked to consider writing Why Food Matters, I was told that this was not supposed to be an introduction to the topic of food, but… READ MORE

COP26: BIG IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

COP26: BIG IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Daniel Esty, editor of A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future explains the Zero Carbon Action Plan and talks about why A Better Planet is relevant for the discussions arising from COP26. Greenhouse… READ MORE

Sadie Alexander on Black Achievement

Sadie Alexander on Black Achievement

Nina Banks— Sadie Alexander was an outstanding economic historian whose speeches relied heavily on her knowledge of European and American history. Prior to taking courses in European history at the… READ MORE

Theories of Managerialism

Theories of Managerialism

Beth Simone Noveck— In recent decades, especially since Reagan and Thatcher, some scholars and practitioners have argued that the way to fix government is to copy the techniques of the… READ MORE

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