Projections is the winner of the 2008 AAP/PSP Prose Award for Best New Journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities. It is published in association with The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and The Forum for Movies and Mind.
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times Muhammad Yunus at The New York Times office in New York.
Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his “efforts to combat global poverty.” According to The New York Times, “The award places Yunus in the company of a small group of people – including Norman Borlaug, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Mother Teresa — who have received this award, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Peace Prize.”
This past Autumn, Mr. Yunus’s speech at the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies discussing his vision for creating a poverty-free world was published in one of our journals, Asia Pacific World. Berghahn is proud to publish work by such esteemed scholars as Mr. Yunus, and congratulates him on his immense achievement.
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World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2013, in reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation, World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water and is coordinated by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water.
In recognition of this year’s World Water Day, Berghahn Journals is pleased to offer you free access to a special virtual issue which includes articles from five of our journals. Access to the issue will end 4/17/13.
Most national days celebrate about what you would expect a national day to celebrate. Some, like the national days of the United States, Albania, and Haiti mark the signing of a declaration of independence from a colonial power. Other countries, like much of Africa, choose to remember the day the colonial power actually left. Countries like Germany and Italy celebrate unification. Others are a little quirkier, like Austria which celebrates its declaration of neutrality and Luxembourg which honors the Grand Duke’s birthday. A handful of countries such as the United Kingdom and Denmark have no national holiday. But few countries can top France for the sheer coolness of their national day which commemorates the day an angry mob stormed a prison. Continue reading →
The forced resignation of University of Virginia President Terry Sullivan only two years into her tenure has felt like a major news story from the start for UVA alums like me. But what began as a local story about the university’s first female president beloved by students and faculty and forced out for opaque reasons by a board of visitors dominated by members of the state’s business community, quickly became a significant national story with multiplearticles in the WashingtonPost, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, and countless blogs.