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Category Archives: Globalisation

Book Review: Here is Tijuana!

Fiamma Montezemolo, René Peralta and Heriberto Yepez. 2006. Here is Tijuana! London: BlackDog Publishing. 192 pp. ISBN: 978 1 904772 45
Reviewed by Nurri Kim, Do Projects
My first significant personal exposure to Mexican culture (and Mexican people) was after I moved to the United States in 2003. As a Korean educated in Japan, and with no [...]

Looking back at 2009

Boston.com’s The Big Picture takes a wide-ranging look at 2009 and although there is plenty that could be said about these end-of-year photo reflections, really I was just struck by a strange combination of hope and despair.

A North Korean woman carries water she collected from the Yalu River in the North Korean city of Hyesan, [...]

Oil Sands, North of Fort McMurray

These enormous scrapers, seen through a storm of dust and a late spring snow shower, are moving earth to establish a new oil sands mine.
-Andriko and Rob

Salman Rushdie and the Festival of Ideas

Comments from Salman Rushdie on freedom, religion, growing up in Bombay and England, and the theme of fear and happiness in the modern world and how it is anticipated in earlier imperial moments, such as the mid 1400s which saw the discovery of America, the flowering of Venice and Florence and, far to the east, [...]

G20: World finance as a network of many centres

Will the G20 become the L20? The ‘Leaders 20′ would be  a regular meeting of not only Finance Ministers but Prime Ministers and Presidents who meet to discuss global problems including climate change?  There is still a long way to go, but the Toronto Globe and Mail reports that the Nov. 15 emergency meeting on [...]