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David Phillips Milosevic: Past and Future
(Jan. 10, 2000)
Milosevic: Past and Future -- Four wars have been fought in the former Yugoslavia in the last decade. Even with the region's history of ethnic strife, these wars would not have happened without Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic stirring up ancient hatreds. Although Milosevic continues in power, his future may well be facing a war crimes tribunal. -- David Phillips, Conflict Resolution Program
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Holiday Tree Lighting
(Dec. 23, 1999)
Student a cappella groups highlighted Columbia's annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on College Walk.
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Kahn Discusses Satellite Science
(Dec. 16, 1999)
Physics Department Chair Steven Kahn talks about why satellites have opened up the study of astrophysics to scientists--and opened the wonders of the cosmos for everyone.
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Jonathan Cole discusses scientific illiteracy
(Dec. 06, 1999)
Widespread scientific illiteracy, even in the federal government, persists in the most technologically advanced society in the world -- Jonathan Cole, provost and professor of sociology, who wrote on the issue in The Two Cultures Revisited, The Bridge, Fall/Winter 1996.
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Robert Thurman discusses Buddhism
(Nov. 30, 1999)
Buddhism is unlike most other religions in the West or East, and it is often misunderstood. -- Robert Thurman, Professor of Religion
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Lewis Cole discusses the state of movies in America
(Nov. 23, 1999)
Movies have never been more popular or influential, but they are paradoxically becoming more limited in content and style. -- Lewis Cole, Professor of Film
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Don Melnick on Brazil's Role in World Ecology
(Nov. 12, 1999)
Brazil contains much of the world's plant and animal life, and plays a key role in the ecology of the planet -- Don Melnick, professor of anthropology and biological sciences and executive director of CERC (Center for Environmental Research and Conservation).
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John Pavlik on the Impact of the Internet on Newspapers
(Nov. 08, 1999)
John Pavlik, professor of Journalism and director of the Center for New Media, discusses the impact that the Internet is having on traditional newspapers.
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Manning Marable on Race in the 21st Century
(Nov. 01, 1999)
If racial division stands as America's most important unfinished business, then the 21st century holds out the prospect that the country's views on race will undergo a meaningful transformation. Because more Americans come from multi-racial backgrounds, the country will be challenged to address essential questions about the meaning of race in America. -- Historian Manning Marable, Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.
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The New Middle East
(Oct. 26, 1999)
There is a new generation of leaders in the Middle East, and their cooperative efforts may bring a lasting peace to the region. If so, that peace may come at a steep price for the populations of some Arab countries. -- Lisa Anderson, Dean of SIPA, Professor of Political Science
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