Sir Ken Robinson’s Wikipedia Biography Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. ‘All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education’ (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.
Roots of Empathy has been called Canada’s olive branch to the world.
Roots of Empathy is a powerful idea whose time has come. An evidence-based charitable organization, its mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Its vision is to change the world – child by child.
From www.viewchange.org website:“Problems arise when people simply do not understand one another. At the community school in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam—named in both Hebrew and Arabic—children learn both languages at a very young age, thus cultivating a spirit of communication and mutual understanding. The village is a true rarity, as Jews and Palestinian Arabs live together in cooperation and respect.”
A seemingly simple traffic jams extends to a complex system of exploitation, environmental degradation, and cultural injustices.
1. Coal from Inner Mongolia,
2. automobile pollution in China,
3. an expressway from Tibet, where cultural injustice proliferates
Something needs to change, fast!
Vehicles, mostly lorries bound for Beijing, are backed up for about 100km (62 miles) because of heavy traffic, road works and break-downs.
The drivers have complained that locals are over-charging them for food and drink while they are stuck.
There has been a boom in road building in China in recent years but vehicle use has soared at the same time.
The stalled traffic stretches between Jining in Inner Mongolia and Huai’an in Hebei province, north-west of Beijing, said the Global Times.
The road works which are obstructing traffic are necessary to repair damage caused by an increase in cargo lorries using the highway, the state-run newspaper said.
They are not expected to be finished until mid-September.
The motorway, part of the Beijing-Tibet expressway, is heavily used by lorries carrying coal from Inner Mongolia.
This short film is shot in the Netherlands by Nick Petten on a visit to see his Oma (‘grandmother’ in Dutch), also known as Carolina van den Broek. The exercise was to see how quickly I can produce a video and upload it to the interweb. Not the final product.
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.