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University of Chicago: Sir Christopher A. Bayly | “Making Hinduism a ‘World Religion’: Before and After Swami Vivekananda”

Sir Christopher A. Bayly Indian Ministry of Culture Swami Vivekananda Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Emeritus Professor of Imperial and Naval History University of Cambridge The term ‘world religion’ derives from Max Weber, and by implication from Hegel, but both these thinkers denied this status to Hinduism itself, seeing it respectively as a ‘dream religion’ …

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The University of Chicago: Panel Discussion | Clean Energy 2030 | Building a Sustainable Future

Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a …

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Sabina Shaikh: Economics of Global Climate Change

“Economics of Global Climate Change” A presentation by Sabina Shaikh, economist on the faculty in the University of Chicago’s Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies.Part of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an economist on the faculty at …

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Steven Chu: Energy, Innovation and Global Climate Change

Published on Mar 12, 2014 From science to politics, from innovation to economics, what forces will shape the U.S energy landscape in the 21st century? Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the future of energy, innovation and the environment. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Stanford, is the first scientist to hold …

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University of Chicago: Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future

Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a …

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Discussion: Is 21st Century Media Weakening Democracy?

From the explosion of the Twitter-verse and the political blogosphere to the round-the-clock chatter of cable news, the American public is awash in a flurry of political coverage. But what impact are the expanded pace and platforms of American media having on the quality of our politics in the 21st century? Our panel takes an …

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Saul Levmore: Monopolies as an Introduction to Economics

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Monopolies as an Introduction to Economics Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Chicago In the study of economics, the big questions recapitulate the little ones. If you think about the cost of a chocolate chip cookie or how airline ticket …

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