by David Held and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Ten years have passed since the explosion of violence in the heartlands of the West on September 11, 2001. The attacks of 9/11 posed fundamental questions about the principles, rules and means by which we live, conduct foreign policy, and manage relations with others. More >>
by Dena Plemmons and Robert Albro
One of the first signs under which the Obama administration was placed was that of a “new era of responsibility.” We assume that he meant “social responsibility.” And this has been accompanied by regular calls for increased transparency in government and for the revitalization of ethics as much more a part of our public life, in government, business, religion, and science. More >>
by Daniel P. Aldrich
At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, known as the Higashi Nihon Daishinsai (Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster), struck roughly fifty miles off the coast of Japan’s mainland. More >>
by Andrew Lakoff
The eerie timing of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, only a month after the Obama administration announced plans to expand offshore drilling, has been widely noted. But a second coincidence is equally striking. More >>
by Humeira Iqtidar
The intertwining of local and international, political and economic interests is sidelined by blaming nature for the extent of the devastation caused by these floods. More >>
by Scott Frickel and M. Bess Vincent
In the wake of widespread physical destruction, states of knowledge tip toward ignorance. Questions multiply and answers evaporate. Certainty recedes like a tidal surge.
by Mark J. VanLandingham
We should not expect the rapid rebound of the Vietnamese fishermen affected by the BP catastrophe that we witnessed among the urban Vietnamese community post-Katrina.
by William O’Neill
The middle class is crucial to Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. The real potential for growth and job creation lies in helping small and medium-sized businesses and members of the liberal professions. More >>