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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

February 28th 2024 0

We should “rethink corruption”

Have we reached a plateau in our understanding of corruption? I believe so. It’s time to push the boundaries of this discourse, moving what is currently at the periphery of the debate to the forefront of our discussions. In my new book, I urge reade…

February 28th 2024

A Practical Guide to Discussing What Matters Most with Seriously Ill Patients

Navigating Communication with Seriously Ill Patients, Balancing Honesty with Empathy and Hope – The VitalTalk Method is a book written for all clinicians who want to communicate better with seriously ill patients and their family members. The post A…

February 28th 2024

Aztecs: Image and Reality

When I tell anyone what I study, people (even sometimes other academics) think it’s weird, distasteful, or just arcane. If the Indigenous population of the Americas is often seen as an “other,” then Aztecs are the other of the other. In …

February 27th 2024

The Limits of Electoral Democracy: Recovering a Lost Chapter of Anti-Colonialism

In February 1946, the Indian nationalist leader Narendra Deva (1889-1956), who had just spent three long years being held in prison at Ahmednagar Fort by British authorities, published a short essay on the relationship between democracy and anti-coloniali…

February 26th 2024

Rousseau and Democracy

2024 promises to be a year of decision for democracies worldwide, with important elections scheduled in Taiwan, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Several of these elections are taking place in countries with relatively …

February 22nd 2024

To Understand Large Language Models We Need to Go Back to the Basics

Arthur C. Clarke famously stated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Most of us have experienced this law with respect to the latest iterations of large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4. This perspe…

February 22nd 2024

Two Soviet Humorists’ Extraordinary American Road Trip

In 1935, just two years after the normalization of Soviet American relations, Pravda sent two humorists to the United States as reporters and cultural ambassadors. That the Soviet Union under Stalin even had humorists may surprise many. But Ilya Ilf and E…

February 15th 2024

Obesity unpacked: a journey into complexity

Most people have some dissatisfaction or concern about body weight, fatness, or obesity, either personally or professionally. I wrote ’Understanding Obesity’ out of a dissatisfaction with the dominant lines of investigation into this phenomeno…

February 14th 2024

WHAT’S CHANGED FOR UK UNIVERSITY MENTAL HEALTH?

As I wrote my book Improving University Mental Health, the commonest question people asked was ‘who is the intended audience?’  If you are reading these words, then the answer is ‘you are!’   Did you go to …

February 13th 2024

The Intelligence of Intuition

Intuition is an ultimate experience, beyond words: We know more than we can tell. This phenomenon upsets many who believe in rationality as a purely conscious activity. People often confuse intuition with a sixth sense or the arbitrary judgments of inept …

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February 29th 2024 0

Justice Delayed: An Unofficial Truth Project for the Neglected Indian Victims of the Thai-Burma Death Railway – Part 2

Read part one of this post here. The Inauguration Ceremony Most of the attendees at the inauguration ceremony were family members of the railway’s Tamil victims.…

February 28th 2024 1

Justice Delayed: An Unofficial Truth Project for the Neglected Indian Victims of the Thai-Burma Death Railway – Part 1

On 3 June 2023, about 30 pilgrims gathered at a pagoda in Wat Yuan Cemetery near the town of Kanchanaburi, Thailand.…

February 27th 2024 0

A corporate accountability law of substance takes the floor – it’s time to ensure U.K. companies finally take responsibility for human rights and environmental abuses

Part II: In part I the author backgrounded the proposal for a new UK law to enhance corporate responsibility to respect human rights and the environment and gave a brief overview of the proposed law.…

February 27th 2024 0

JPP Q&A with Wonho Choe

Wonho Choe – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was recently appointed as an editorial board member of the Journal of Plasma Physics. To celebrate, Wonho participated in a Q&A with the Journal.

February 26th 2024 0

A corporate accountability law of substance takes the floor – it’s time to ensure U.K. companies finally take responsibility for human rights and environmental abuses

PART I A new law on the cards It has been a long journey for the UK to bring domestic force to its endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).…

February 23rd 2024 0

Reflections on The Neglect of Indigenous Women’s Voices in Development Projects and The Need for Their Legal Protection: The Case of Indigenous Women in Indonesia

PART II: In the previous part, the authors contextualized the neglect of Indonesian indigenous women in development projects and illuminated the multi-layered impact of natural resource conflicts on such indigenous women.…

February 22nd 2024 0

Reflections on The Neglect of Indigenous Women’s Voices in Development Projects and The Need for Their Legal Protection: The Case of Indigenous Women in Indonesia

PART I Introduction Indigenous women have a crucial role to play in the development of Indonesia. In addition to safeguarding the archipelago’s cultural values and traditional knowledge, they play a significant role in economic resilience, soc…

February 20th 2024 0

Handling, Inspection and Repair of Aircraft Composites | A Pilot Study on the Awareness of Maintenance Personnel

A Pilot Study on the Awareness of Maintenance Personnel

February 20th 2024 0

How Chinese migrants in Los Angeles Chinatown gained self-reliance

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, anti-Chinese sentiment in the United States was high, as working-class laborers in the country viewed Chinese workers as a threat.…

February 19th 2024 0

Navigating nutrition evidence for individualised care

Diet is key to the maintenance of health and crucial in the prevention and management of many diseases. Modified nutrient intake is sometimes essential to prevent deficiency, optimise development and health, or manage symptoms and disease progression. A n…

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