An event co-hosted by UNU-MERIT at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva on 10 November marked ‘World Science Day for Peace & Development’ and celebrating the first anniversary of the ‘UNU Jargon Buster App’.
No matter who wins, the 2016 American presidential election will be defined by its rejection of establishment candidates and the electorate’s embrace of insurgents, who openly waged war on their own parties, argues dr. Roberta Haar, an American national teaching at UCM, whose area of research includes investigating U.S. foreign policy.
On the day before the U.S. presidential election, there are still plenty of unknowns concerning the foreign policies of Democratic and Republican candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — a fact that can be troubling for Europeans. This lack of clear foreign policy is one of many questions that Professor Ruud Janssens will raise during a lecture tonight, 7 November, the eve of Election Day.
Thomas Reuters has released its predictions for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics Science award, to be announced 10 October. Who do you think should win?
The dissenting voice of the “tenth man” in the boardroom could potentially curb unethical behaviour in business, former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow said to a group of students, professors and businesspeople on 18 May during his lecture ”Rules versus Principles,” organised by RSM Nederland and in cooperation with the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE).
The 2016 edition of the Innovator Challenge was supported by representatives of Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers (COA), which helped bring current asylum seekers to the Challenge to assist the students in understanding the issue, as well as non-profit organisation Enactus Maastricht.
The global outlook was set right from the start at this year’s edition of Maastricht Business Days, which took place on 8-9 March. The event was launched with the keynote speech of Ms. Sau Kwan, President of the Guangzhou-based E Fund Management Co.
Watch Dr. Jamie Shea’s February Studium Generale lecture, “A Changing NATO for a Changing World,” and Dr. Shea’s conversation with Talkin’ Business that followed.
Philipp Blom speaks with us about, among other topics, how religion forms the mentality of a society, life for everyday people in the inter-war years and the sometimes destructive effects of rapid technological advancement.
Today, technology companies promise us a seemingly genuine path towards social mobility. So they are more than happy to provide the public with free services in exchange for our data. But what are the moral, political, and social consequences of accepting this free bargain? And why are our existing governments so eager to go along with Silicon Valley’s plans? Evgeny Morozov addressed these issues this week in his Studium Generale lecture, which can you watch here.