Publications

Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class by Jennifer Patico

Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class

Oct 01, 2008
Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class presents a much-needed look at the lives of ordinary people in Russia today, contributing both to postsocialist studies of social change and to broader anthropological theorizations of consumption and value. more

Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia, edited by Cynthia J. Buckley and Blair A. Ruble with Erin Trouth Hofmann

Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia

Oct 01, 2008
Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. Soviet successor countries, each with strong ethnic associations, represent a fascinating mix of the motivations and achievements of migration in Russia and Central Asia. Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia examines patterns of migration and sheds new light on government interests, migrant motivations, historical precedents, and community identities. more

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace, edited by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Oct 01, 2008
Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president. more

Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire by Marlène Laruelle

Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire

Oct 01, 2008
This volume examines the political presuppositions and expanding intellectual impact of Eurasianism, a movement promoting an ideology of Russian-Asian greatness, which has begun to take hold throughout Russia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. more

PEN 15 - Silver Nanotechnologies and the Environment

Sep 09, 2008
View • Official Report Release Page Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need to identify research priorities concerning this emerging technology, according to a new report released today by the Project. more

Вестник 14 (Осень 2008)

Sep 01, 2008
Cобытия второго полугодия 2008 года - мировой финансовый кризис и грузино-российский вооруженный конфликт - чрезвычайно наглядно и, к сожалению, весьма болезненно продемонстрировали взаимосвязанность происходящего в нашей стране и в мире. Это было отмечено и президентом России Д. Медведевым в Послании Федеральному Собранию, где признавалось, что августовские события на Кавказе привели к росту напряженности в Европе и во всем мире, а финансовый кризис в Соединенных Штатах, теснейшим образом связанный с рынками всех развитых стран, потащил на траекторию спада финансовые рынки планеты. more

PEN 14 - The Consumer Products Safety Commission and Nanotechnology

Aug 21, 2008
View Official Report Release Page The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children’s jewelry and toy trains bodes poorly for its ability to oversee the safety of complex, high-tech products made using nanotechnology, according to E. Marla Felcher. more

Poll: Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology

Aug 13, 2008
From August 20 to 25, 2008, Peter D. Hart Research Associates conducted a nationwide survey among 1,003 adults about awareness of and attitudes toward both nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Nearly nine in 10 Americans say they have heard just a little or nothing at all about synthetic biology, according to this 2008 report summarizing the survey findings. more

PEN 13 - Nanotechnology Oversight

Jul 23, 2008
View • Official Report Release Page including webcast. WASHINGTON – Few domestic policy areas that the new administration must address will have greater long-range consequences than nanotechnology — a new technology that has been compared with the industrial revolution in terms of its impact on society. If the right decisions are made, nanotechnology will bring vast improvements to almost every area of daily living. If the wrong decisions are made, the American economy, human health and the environment will suffer. In Nanotechnology Oversight: An Agenda for the Next Administration former Environmental Protection Agency official J. Clarence Davies - one of the nation’s foremost authorities on environmental regulation and policy - identifies the steps the incoming president must take to deal with the potential risks posed by nanotechnology. more

Governments and Muslim Communities in the West: United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany

Jul 14, 2008
Proceedings of a workshop and conference on March 3-5, 2008 more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.