Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
Emory University primatologist Frans de Waal investigates the extent to which our moral judgements can be extended to other animals.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett on how harnessing theory of knowledge can deepen one’s understanding of emotions.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.
Personal Perspectives offers candid glimpses of the motivations, passions and frustrations of a variety of researchers at the front lines of knowledge.
Communicating Concepts focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with the communication of knowledge.
UC San Diego linguist Carol Padden describes how Bill Stokoe’s pioneering work on ASL helped shed vital light on the nature of all languages.
Princeton University cosmologist Paul Steinhardt describes how many physicists stubbornly refuse to abandon a theory of the universe he helped develop.
UNC Chapel Hill social psychologist Barbara Fredrickson describes how positive emotions help us to better understand and adapt to the world around us.
University of Cambridge political scientist John Dunn’s insights on the role of etymology in his research.
University of Oxford historian John Elliott on the key role of imagination when historians examine historical records since they are usually written from only one perspective.
Psychologist Diana Deutsch, UC San Diego, and her investigations into how we experience sound and music.
Princeton University historian of science Michael Gordin on falsification and science vs. pseudoscience.
A decade later, a friend of mine mentioned in passing that, given my interests in education, I should check out the IB’s Diploma Programme.