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The University of New England Center for Global Humanities offers lectures by leading scholars to explore the human condition in the 21st century.
 
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For thousands of years, inequality of income and wealth has been a defining feature of civilization. Only violent shocks have greatly narrowed the gap between rich and poor: mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse and catastrophic plagues. This lecture examines these processes over the long run of history, and cons ...…
 
For thousands of years, inequality of income and wealth has been a defining feature of civilization. Only violent shocks have greatly narrowed the gap between rich and poor: mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse and catastrophic plagues. This lecture examines these processes over the long run of history, and cons ...…
 
Clip 1AListen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.In this program, we hear the first series of speakers at The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, a two-day symposium organized by If You Love This Planet host Dr. Helen Caldicott at The New York Academy of Medicine last year. With the continuing revival of [...]…
 
Practically all contemporaries at the end of the eighteenth century thought that the main cause of the French Revolution was something called "modern philosophy." Very few modern historians have taken their explanation very seriously. But are we right to dismiss it without really considering it? What, in any case, did contemporaries mean when t ...…
 
Practically all contemporaries at the end of the eighteenth century thought that the main cause of the French Revolution was something called "modern philosophy." Very few modern historians have taken their explanation very seriously. But are we right to dismiss it without really considering it? What, in any case, did contemporaries mean when t ...…
 
Terrestrial life is under threat from three major insults: 1. Global warming. This can be interrupted and remedied by massive government investment in alternative renewable energy sources, carbon tax and massive conservation of wasted energy as an example to the rest of the world. 2. Nuclear power. Future accidents like Chernobyl, Three Mile Is ...…
 
Terrestrial life is under threat from three major insults: 1. Global warming. This can be interrupted and remedied by massive government investment in alternative renewable energy sources, carbon tax and massive conservation of wasted energy as an example to the rest of the world. 2. Nuclear power. Future accidents like Chernobyl, Three Mile Is ...…
 
This seminar details how the eighteenth-century American educational system instilled in the founders of the United States a love and admiration for the historians and orators of ancient Greece and Rome. It then identifies the lessons that the founders learned from each period of Greek and Roman history and demonstrates that these lessons influ ...…
 
This seminar details how the eighteenth-century American educational system instilled in the founders of the United States a love and admiration for the historians and orators of ancient Greece and Rome. It then identifies the lessons that the founders learned from each period of Greek and Roman history and demonstrates that these lessons influ ...…
 
The seminar challenges the myth that psychiatric drugs reverse underlying chemical imbalances or abnormal brain states. It traces the historical development of this idea, and how it replaced an earlier understanding of psychiatric drugs as psychoactive substances that produce altered mental states, which can suppress the symptoms or manifestati ...…
 
The seminar challenges the myth that psychiatric drugs reverse underlying chemical imbalances or abnormal brain states. It traces the historical development of this idea, and how it replaced an earlier understanding of psychiatric drugs as psychoactive substances that produce altered mental states, which can suppress the symptoms or manifestati ...…
 
This lecture focuses on the medical and cultural history of transfusion before the twentieth century, from the ill-fated experiments of the late seventeenth century to the re-introduction of the practice in nineteenth-century England. The early stories of transfusion include first-person accounts of medical/surgical experiments, medical case hi ...…
 
This lecture focuses on the medical and cultural history of transfusion before the twentieth century, from the ill-fated experiments of the late seventeenth century to the re-introduction of the practice in nineteenth-century England. The early stories of transfusion include first-person accounts of medical/surgical experiments, medical case hi ...…
 
The President's Malaria Initiative, the Global Fund, and the Gates Foundation are currently funding an ambitious program of malaria reduction with a long-term goal of eradicating the disease in Africa. In the 1950s and 1960s, the World Health Organization, as part of its malaria eradication program (1955-1969), undertook a series of pilot proje ...…
 
The President's Malaria Initiative, the Global Fund, and the Gates Foundation are currently funding an ambitious program of malaria reduction with a long-term goal of eradicating the disease in Africa. In the 1950s and 1960s, the World Health Organization, as part of its malaria eradication program (1955-1969), undertook a series of pilot proje ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.Renowned journalist Bob Herbert interviews Dr. Helen Caldicott at The New School in New York, November 2012.Dr. Caldicott discusses her latest book, Loving This Planet (The New Press, Oct. 2012) which features 25 interviews from “If You Love This Planet,” as well as the state of the [...]…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s March 31, 2011 lecture in Hanover, New Hampshire, three weeks after the Japan earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima nuclear power plant. She discusses the dangers of radioactive elements and the future of the planet. [...]…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.Subhankar Banerjee is an Indian-born American photographer, writer and activist. Over the past decade he has been a leading international voice on issues of arctic conservation, indigenous human rights and global warming, and over the past five years he has also been focusing on forest dea ...…
 
This illustrated lecture explains the American Revolution in the Philadelphia region from a rarely considered perspective: how did the Revolution draw upon and reshape the cultural diversity of early American people? We will learn how the distinctive identities of Quakers, African Americans, and Pennsylvania Germans shaped the Revolutionary mob ...…
 
This illustrated lecture explains the American Revolution in the Philadelphia region from a rarely considered perspective: how did the Revolution draw upon and reshape the cultural diversity of early American people? We will learn how the distinctive identities of Quakers, African Americans, and Pennsylvania Germans shaped the Revolutionary mob ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.In this conversation recorded in June, Dr. Caldicott talks with California anti-nuclear activist, Marion Pack. Pack is one of many members of the Orange County community who highlight serious safety issues with the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located a few miles south of San Cle ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is Tom Engelhardt, creator of the TomDispatch.com website, a project of the Nation Institute, a non-profit media center based in New York, where he is a fellow. Englehardt is the author of two collections of his TomDispatch columns: The United States of Fear [...]…
 
With poverty and violence increasing in Guatemala, tourism and foreigners increasingly dominating Yucatán, and militarized security and the forces of globalization shaping even Chiapas—the home of the revolutionary Zapatista movement—many Mayas have good reason to hope for dramatic change. After briefly examining the evidence in Maya calendrica ...…
 
With poverty and violence increasing in Guatemala, tourism and foreigners increasingly dominating Yucatán, and militarized security and the forces of globalization shaping even Chiapas—the home of the revolutionary Zapatista movement—many Mayas have good reason to hope for dramatic change. After briefly examining the evidence in Maya calendrica ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is Holly Barker, author and teacher at the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. Barker worked for the Republic of the Marshall Islands Government’s Embassy in Washington D.C. for 17 years, helping conduct research in the Marshall Islands abo ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s special guest is Brian Daizen Victoria, Professor of Japanese Studies and director of a program at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio titled: Japan and Its Buddhist Traditions. Apart from numerous journal articles, Victoria’s major writings include Zen at War; Zen War S ...…
 
Professor Anouar Majid walks us through the history of American-Muslim relations, outlining what unites and divides the two cultures, reflecting on the most sensitive issues in the complex relationship between the United States and the Muslim world, and suggests ways for both civilizations to build a better future.…
 
Professor Anouar Majid walks us through the history of American-Muslim relations, outlining what unites and divides the two cultures, reflecting on the most sensitive issues in the complex relationship between the United States and the Muslim world, and suggests ways for both civilizations to build a better future.…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is Jay Harman, entrepreneur and inventor. Harman has taken a hands-on approach to his lifelong fascination with natural fluid systems. In the process, he has grown companies that design innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft called the WildThing and th ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, Dr. Caldicott speaks with Professor Wayne Getz, and ecologist and population biologist with the Getz Lab at University of California at Berkeley. Students and postdoctoral students in the lab work on a broad range of theoretical and applied questions in population biology and be ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks with Sydney-based peace activist Donna Mulhearn, an author, former journalist and political adviser. She was a human shield in the war in Iraq in 2003 and later returned to Iraq as a humanitarian aid worker. Mulhearn was part of [...]…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, an organization which has steadily researched consequences of drone attacks, night raids and aerial bombings in Afghanistan. Risking imprisonment, they frequently protest U.S. government plans to continue U.S. military pr ...…
 
Future world prosperity requires an ever-expanding supply of vital raw materials - oil and natural gas, copper and iron, food and water, and many others. At present, we rely for our supplies of these materials on sources that were discovered and developed in past decades and centuries; however, many of these reserves are now facing depletion at ...…
 
Future world prosperity requires an ever-expanding supply of vital raw materials - oil and natural gas, copper and iron, food and water, and many others. At present, we rely for our supplies of these materials on sources that were discovered and developed in past decades and centuries; however, many of these reserves are now facing depletion at ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.Dr. Caldicott’s guest this week is David Freeman, a senior advisor with Friends of the Earth’s nuclear campaign. Freeman has more than four decades of experience directing federal, regional and local energy policies. He was appointed chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority by President ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s special guest on If You Love This Planet is Helena Norberg-Hodge, the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote systemic solutions to today’s social and environmental crises. Norberg-Hodge is ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, we play a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s 2011 interview with Ann Wright, a diplomat and retired U.S. Army colonel. Col. Wright is also a peace activist and co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience, published by Koa books in 2007. She holds a Master’s [...]…
 
Drawing on his work in disability studies and his experience as a father of a child with Down syndrome, Bérubé will argue that an understanding of disability and human variation is critical not only for the humanities, but also for the life sciences and "applied" fields such as bioethics. Taking on the work of philosophers such as Michael Sande ...…
 
Drawing on his work in disability studies and his experience as a father of a child with Down syndrome, Bérubé will argue that an understanding of disability and human variation is critical not only for the humanities, but also for the life sciences and "applied" fields such as bioethics. Taking on the work of philosophers such as Michael Sande ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, Dr. Caldicott talks to Chris Maser, author and international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices. Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, Maser has spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology, including positions as ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.[This week’s guest is Wladimir Wertelecki, the founder and chairman of the Department of Medical Genetics and Birth Defects Center of the University of South Alabama, in the U.S. Prior to his training in Medical Genetics at Harvard University Medical School, Dr. Wertelecki trained in Pedia ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.Dr. Caldicott talks to Australian sommelier, Phil Caldicott, about the science of wine production. Among the topics they discuss are the history of wine production; how wine quality is judged and best tasted; preservatives, pesticides and toxic chemicals used in wine and the benefits of or ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, Dr. Caldicott brings on nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen to update readers on the unfolding effects of the Fukushima meltdowns and what is happening with nuclear power in other parts of the world. As background, listen to earlier conversations with Gundersen (starting with Apri ...…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is author and lawyer Ralph Nader. (Note: this interview was recorded in April 2012.) A pioneer in the field of consumer advocacy, Nader is a a four-time U.S. Presidential candidate. He ran in 1996 and 2000 on the Green Party ticket. [...]…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week, we hear a repeat of Dr. Caldicott’s September 2011 interview with Dr. Alan Robock, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Climatology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Robock has published more than 300 articles on his research in the area of [...]…
 
Listen Now Download the show by right-clicking the link.This week’s guest is Dr. Brian Moench, President and Founder of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Moench is an anesthesiologist at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taught at both Massachusetts [...]…
 
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