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ANOC and SNU Dream Together Master Program sign MoU

ANOC and SNU Dream Together Master Program sign MoU

Last January 19 in Lausanne, the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Seoul National University’s Division of Global Sport Management Talent Development for greater academic cooperation in the development of sport administrators. As part of the MoU, the ANOC will recommend prospective candidates from National Olympic Committees to […]

[Asian Books] Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus

[Asian Books] Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus By Layla Al-Zubaidi, Matthew Cassel, Nemonie Craven Roderick, Robin Moger, Georgina Collins and Samar Yazbek | Penguin Books | 2013 Although the world was informed about the uprising of the Arab Spring in 2011 through the media, experts, analysts and expats, the voices of the […]

[Asian Books] By All Means Necessary

[Asian Books] By All Means Necessary

By All Means Necessary How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World By Elizabeth Economy & Michael Levi | Oxford University Press | 2014 In By All Means Necessary, Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore China’s unprecedented massive quest for natural resources and the global impact of Chinese growth. China is on a worldwide […]

[Asian Books] Southeast Asian Cartoon Art History, Trends and Problems

[Asian Books] Southeast Asian Cartoon Art History, Trends and Problems

Southeast Asian Cartoon Art History, Trends and Problems Edited by John A. Lent | McFarland | 2014 John A. Lent brings together eight essays to provide the first overview of cartoon art in Southeast Asia. These essays provide both historical and modern observations of cartoons and comics in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam […]

[Books] An Afghan Odyssey from Within

[Books] An Afghan Odyssey from Within

A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story By Qais Akbar Omar | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2013 Unlike many books on Afghanistan written by foreigners and Afghan expatriates, A Fort of Nine Towers is a memoir of native Afghan Qais Akbar Omar. Omar presents a rare first hand account of one of […]

[Books] Mental map of local India and China

Inside Out, India and China: Local Politics Go Global By William Antholis | Brookings Institution Press | 2013 The world has its eyes on the two emerging Asian giants, India and China, which not only contain one-third of the world’s population, but also have been steadily growing at amazing rates during the past decade, even […]

[Books] Israel, living on the edge

[Books] Israel, living on the edge

  [BOOKS] My Promised Land The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel By Ari Shavit | Spiegel & Grau | 2013 Winner of the Natan Book Award, My Promised Land, by esteemed Israeli journalist Ari Shavit presents an honest, balanced and comprehensive view of Israel. Shavit uses the past to shed new light on the present […]

Connecting people to change society through sport

Connecting people to change society through sport

Interview with Mie Kajikawa, Founder and President, Sport For Smile From an interpreter at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, later earning a Master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University, completing an internship at the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Detroit Pistons as the first-ever Japanese female intern, later working as a liaison officer for the […]

[Books] Meet Malala

[Books] Meet Malala

I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban By Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb | Little, Brown and Company | 2013 Malala Yousafzai, the brave Pakistani girl who stood up for education and was shot in the head by the Taliban, writes her story and message with […]

Growth vs. Participatory Growth

Growth vs. Participatory Growth

[BOOKS] Growth vs. Participatory Growth     An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions By Jean Drèze, Amartya Sen | Princeton University Press | 2013 Two of India’s leading economists, Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen bring to light the neglected, dismal side of India that is not only overlooked in the media, but in public […]

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