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Scholars’ Circle-Living-off-Grid-/-Sixth-Extinction-/-Terrorism-a-Political-Violence-May 17th, 2015

First, Living Off the Grid? A look inside the movement to live with total freedom and independence. Who is doing it? How and why? We speak with Nick Rosen.[ dur: 15 mins. ]

  • Nick Rosen. author of, Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America.

Then, planet earth is facing a sixth extinction. Can humanity rescue the planet that it has imperiled? [ dur: 25mins. ]

  • Annalee Newitz is journalist and author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She is the founding editor of the science and science fiction website i09.com.
  • Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff member at The New Yorker. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, and her latest book The Sixth Extinction.

Finally, What exactly is terrorism? Where should it fall on the continuum of political violence? Prof. Dekmejian is the foremost expert of terrorism and genocide. He is the author of Spectrum of Terror. [ dur: 18mins. ]

  • Richard Dekmejian, is professor of Political Science, University of Southern California. He is author of Multicultural Societies in Conflict and Coexistence, Spectrum of Terror

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Aug. 4th, 2013

First, has our society created a “charitable industrial complex?” We speak with Peter Buffet, Emmy winning musician, author and philanthropist.

For a transcript of this interview, please visit: TheBigQ

  • Peter Buffett is Emmy award winning musician, composer, philanthropist and author. He is the author of Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment. NY Times op-ed titled, The Charitable Industrial Complex.

Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, the long term effects of bullying on victims, bullies and society at large.

  • Joyce T. Heames is Chair and professor in the department of management and industrial relations in the College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University. She is the co-author of numerous publications including, “A bully as an archetypal destructive leader,” “Bullying: From the Playground to the Boardroom,” and “The Occurrence of Bullying in Global Organizations: A Model and Issues Associated With Social/Emotional Contagion.”
  • Catherine Bradshaw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is the Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence and the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. She is the co-author of many studies including, Bullies, gangs, drugs, and school: Understanding the overlap and the role of ethnicity and urbanicity; Risk factors for bullying among children with autism spectrum disorders. And Teachers’ and education support professionals’ perspectives on bullying and prevention: Findings from a National Education Association (NEA) survey.
  • Jaana Juvonen is professor of developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. She is the author of (book), Peer Harassment in School: The Plight of the Vulnerable and Victimized, The rejected and the bullied: Lessons about social misfits from developmental psychology, and Ethnic diversity and perceptions of safety in urban middle schools.

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