Tag: World

Im-Politic: A World Trade Organization Pull-Out Proposal that Falls Sadly Short

I can barely describe how much I wanted to like Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s May 6 op-ed piece in The New York Times calling for a U.S. withdrawal from the World Trade Organization (WTO). That’s why I can also barely describe the growing disappointment I felt as I read through it.  At best, it deserves only an “A for effort” grade.

First, let’s give Hawley (considerable) credit where it’s due. As I’ve been arguing since it went into business at the start of 1995, and in fact was predicting during the national debate preceding Congress’ approval of the idea the fall before, the WTO has gravely harmed crucial American economic interests. (This recent post briefy summarizes my views.)

Let’s also give The Times op-ed page credit for running an article that’s even more strongly opposed to the pre-Trump U.S. trade policy status quo than President Trump has been –

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World Future Society – Community

Founded in 1966, the World Future Society is recognized as the largest, most influential, and longest-running community of future thinkers in the world. WFS members established the foundations of future thinking as we understand it today. Historical members and contributors included legendary minds such as Carl Sagan, Buckminster Fuller, Alvin Toffler, Herman Kahn, Peter Drucker, Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, and Margaret Mead.

💪 We at the World Future Society believe that we are experiencing a turning point in our civilization and going back to the status quo is unacceptable. 

💪 We believe that our organization must play a vital role in developing the new systems that will be required. 

💪 If you also believe in this, please join us and help us co-create and architect a better future and a better world.


Step 1: Educate and bring together as many people in as many countries in the world

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AI World Government 2020

AI World Government Conference & Expo provides a forum to educate and inform public sector agencies (federal, state, and local governments) and their supply chain on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI
and cognitive technologies.

With technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, data-driven government services are now possible from federal, state, and local agencies. This has led to the rapid rise in availability and use of intelligent automation solutions. AI World Government gathers business and technology leaders from across government, technology innovation, business process and research for in-depth analysis and successful case studies on leveraging advanced intelligent technologies to enhance government
services. Special focus is given to the challenges, solutions, and opportunities that lie in the agency mission, and in the deployment and use of intelligent automation.

Government and public sector agencies face a myriad of challenges
and opportunities somewhat different than commercial enterprises:

  • As trustees
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A Humane World

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson

Consistent with the recommendations in Wildlife Markets and COVID-19, the Humane Society International report released earlier this week, and our own messaging on the pandemic, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), Representatives Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and more than sixty of their colleagues have sent an urgent letter seeking action from three major global health entities. In their communication to the Directors-General of the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, they asked

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UW Press – : Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic From Britain’s Renaissance to America’s New World Kenneth Robert Olwig Foreword by Yi-Fu Tuan

Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic
From Britain’s Renaissance to America’s New World
Kenneth Robert Olwig
Foreword by Yi-Fu Tuan

A masterful work of scholarship with implications for geography, literature, theater, history, political science, law, and environmental studies

Landscape, Nature, and the Body Politic explores the origins and lasting influences of two contesting but intertwined discourses that persist today when we use the words landscape, country, scenery, nature, national. In the first sense, the land is a physical and bounded body of terrain upon which the nation state is constructed (e.g., the purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain, from sea to shining sea). In the second, the country is constituted through its people and established through time and precedence (e.g., land where our fathers died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride). Kenneth Robert Olwig’s extended exploration of these discourses is a masterful work of scholarship both broad and deep, which

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World Association for Medical Law

Medicine and Law is an international publication
dealing with medico legal issues. It consists of original articles, court
decisions, and legislation on: Medical Law, forensic medicine, sexology and
law, psychiatry and law, psychology and law, dentistry and law, nursing law,
pharmaceutical law, medical ethics, clinical criminology, drugs, alcohol, child
abuse, medical experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation,
abortion, contraception, sterilization, euthanasia, religion, AIDS, etc.

The journal (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Roy Beran) has been
in publication since 1980 and has been recognized by the renowned Kennedy
Institute of Ethics as a “priority journal”.

The Journal accepts electronic submissions at [email protected]
All submissions must include abstract and keywords.

Information for authors can be found at http://wafml.memberlodge.org/sys/website/?pageId=1841471

The membership fee for The World Association for Medical
Law includes a free subscription to the Electronic version of the Journal and
access to previous issues (See: Members-only/Medicine and Law Journal). 

You can purchase access to the journal

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Introduction to Sociology/Society – Wikibooks, open books for an open world

As a pastoralist society, the Maasai way of life revolves around their livestock. They often times will travel hundreds of miles of semi-arid and arid terrain of Kenya and Tanzania in search of grazing lands and watering holes for their cattle. The cows are invaluable in providing a constant source of protein in the form of meat, blood, and milk, but also supplying the dried dung for constructing their semi-temporary huts. Considering the importance of cattle in their society, a Maasai male’s amount of wealth as well as his allotment of wives are usually determined by the number of cattle he possesses. The Maasai people are a society reminiscent of a way of life long before the Industrial Revolution and the current post-industrial period where technology has become a global norm. However, the Maasai pastoralist traditions have managed to endure in the midst of extreme social change. How have they
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Society – New World Encyclopedia

A social network diagram

A society is a grouping of individuals, which is characterized by common interest and may have distinctive culture and institutions. A “society” may refer to a particular ethnic group, such as the Nuer, to a nation state, such as Switzerland, or to a broader cultural group, such as Western society. An organized group of people associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes may also be considered a society.

Human beings are essentially social creatures, with the desire and need to be in close contact with others. Beginning with the family, human life is one of interdependence and sharing of physical, mental, and spiritual items. While conflict both within and between societies has been the dominant feature of human history, all societies strive to maintain harmony within (to ensure the happiness and safety of their members) and, at least in more

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