Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor

Stanford Law & Political Science professor Francis Fukuyama discusses the ways in which the institutions of the 20th century Churches, Political Parties & Corporations have lost the trust of the general public. Recognizing the significance of technology, Fukuyama argues this has made the malpractices from institutions more visible and accessible to the public. He further ponders the consequences of instant media on societal cohesion. Can … Continue reading Why Public Confidence in Institutions is Eroding – Stanford Professor

Economist who Predicted Trump & Brexit Explains What Happens Now

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qxBzcynHGEE In this clip Scottish Economist & Professor at Brown University, Mark Blyth discusses the state of global politics post The U.S election.  Arguing that this giant shift has an economic source and the demise of Greece and rise of Podemos should have been the wake up call that the world needed: “The global economy has boomed in the last 30 years yet for most, their standard … Continue reading Economist who Predicted Trump & Brexit Explains What Happens Now

When The Truth Becomes Boring

“The People of this country.. have had enough of experts” The stunning words of Conservative MP and poster boy of the Vote Leave campaign Michael Gove when pressed on why organizations and governments were bashing his promises of a prosperous Post-Brexit Britain. His comment, while dramatic was certainly not surprising. The entire mantra of the Leave Campaign was not about facts or data but about … Continue reading When The Truth Becomes Boring

Questioning War, Conflict & Violence

  Author: Haile Lagi Note: this posts covers some heavy topics, but I think you can handle it 🙂 It’s sometime around 6.00 pm, my dad just bought a new phone, my brother & I somehow simultaneously came to an epiphany of sorts, there’s an “unclaimed item” present in the home (it’s the free accessories that comes with every phone and our parents never use), see … Continue reading Questioning War, Conflict & Violence

Appreciating Milestones And Saying Thank You.

  It’s important to appreciate the little things. That’s why I wanted to take a brief moment to thank everyone who is engaging, commenting and contributing to The Conversation Room. In a short space of time, we’ve had some incredible articles on some really interesting topics and sparked real, mannerly debate without descending into anger and trolling which is unfortunately so common in media these … Continue reading Appreciating Milestones And Saying Thank You.

Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism

Kuwaiti activist Nasser Dashti confronts the hypocrisy of Salafi/Wahhabi critiques of ISIS and its ideology live on Kuwaiti television. Further, he has the bravery to call for the removal of religion from public life in a country where leaving Islam is punishable by death. Many Reports have documented the growing undercurrent of disillusionment with Theocracy in the Gulf States. And with the rise of social media, … Continue reading Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism

Battle of the Ages: Stuck in Reverse

Author: Revels In Pakistan, one’s life revolves around what is socially acceptable or unacceptable. Growing up, a person is expected to agree to whatever he is being told, to comply with whatever decisions are made for him, to silently nod at what the ‘elders’ of the family think is right. Before I start, I’d like to make clear that though the situation is improving somewhat, we … Continue reading Battle of the Ages: Stuck in Reverse