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Bridging, Bonding & Social Media Preserving Democracy


Bridging, Bonding & Social Media Preserving Democracy

Asha Rangappa is the Director of Admissions and a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. A lawyer and national security specialist, she explains the impact that social media has had on the institutions and laws of our world. Hosted by the World Affairs Forum at the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, on 3/13/19. For more information, visit

SAGE Ocean Speaker Series #4: Digital Power with Carl Miller

Carl Miller, author of The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos delivers a fascinating talk about the new centres of power and control in the twenty-first century.

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The old gods are dying. Giant corporations collapse overnight. Newspapers are being swallowed. Stock prices plummet with a tweet. Governments are losing control. The old familiarities are tumbling down and a strange new social order is rising in their place. More crime now happens online than offline. Facebook has grown bigger than any state, bots battle elections, technologists have re-invented democracy and information wars are breaking out around us. New mines produce crypto-currencies, coders write policy, and algorithms shape our lives in more ways than we can imagine. What is going on?

For centuries, writers and thinkers have used power as a prism through which to view and understand the world at moments of seismic change. In this talk, we'll hear Carl discuss his journey to find the reality of power today. From a cyber-crime raid in suburbia to the engine rooms of Silicon Valley, and from the digital soldiers of Berkshire to the hackers of Las Vegas, he will explain how power – the most important currency of all – is being transformed, fought over, won and lost. As power escapes from its old bonds, he shows us where it has gone, the shape it now takes and how it touches each of our lives.

The SAGE Ocean Speaker Series was launched in 2018 to explore the intersection of social science, big data and technology.

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Rick Perlstein – Jimmy Carter and the Origins of the Democratic Party Cult of Austerity

The Democratic Party's retreat from its New Deal and Great Society identity as a party eager to use the federal treasury to spend in the public interest to create a broadly shared prosperity is usually associated with the Clinton administration in the 1990s. It actually dates to the Carter administration. This talk will narrate this shift, and explained two political consequences that flowed from it: its failure to placate the Democratic Party's critics on the right, who consistently refused to recognize the shift, even as it attenuated the trust that had formerly reposed in the party among its traditional white working class constituencies.

RICK PERLSTEIN is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan [ Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008)[ a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus [ winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for the New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications. Politico called him the “chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism,” who “offers a hint of how interesting the political and intellectual dialogue might be if he could attract some mimics.” The Nation called him the “hyper caffeinated Herodotus of the American century.”

Listen to Mark Blyth and Rick further the conversation on The Rhodes Center Podcast:

Money as a Democratic Medium | The Color of Money: Banking and Racial Inequality (with Slides)

In the American tradition, commercial banking claimed public support in exchange for delivering public services. It has become increasingly clear that those services are both failing the poor and distributing resources, including access, authority, profits, and credit, along lines of race.

Senior Loeb Scholar lecture: David Harvey

3/28/16 It is David Harvey’s contention that the production of space, especially the distribution and organization of the territory, constitutes a principal aspect of capitalist economies. His writings on this theme have contributed to the ongoing political debate on globalization and on the different spatial strategies associated to global processes. A foundation of Harvey’s intellectual project is his “close reading” and interpretation of Karl Marx’s Capital, which he has taught and read for decades and documented in his Companion to Marx’s Capital (2010). But Harvey’s work is distinguished by the way he has brought Marxism together with geography with productive results for each discipline. For instance, he has approached the overaccumulation of capital by way of its reflection in spatial expansion in order to demonstrate its causative role. His book Limits to Capital (1982), which traces this argument, is a mainstay of the contemporary understanding of capitalism’s perennial economic crises (among others are Ernest Mandel’s Late Capitalism (1972), Giovanni Arrighi’s Long 20th Century (1994) and Robert Brenner’s Economics of Global Turbulence (2006)). Among other ideas, Harvey is known for his critical interpretation of the ideas of Henri Lefebvre and his own formulation of the “right to the city.” His book Spaces of Hope (2000) explores a role for architecture in bridging between the human body and the uneven development that is characteristic of globalization. Asked to single out a favorite of Harvey’s books, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi refers to Harvey’s book Social Justice and the City (1973) as “an important articulation of the relationship between the city as a physical artifact and its social consequences. His writings have provided an acute analysis of our society and provide an indispensable framework for new forms of spatial imagination. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), is the 2015–2016 Senior Loeb Scholar.

SACR 2011 - Catalin Stoica - Social Ties, Trust, and Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Romania

The Material Culture (Re)Turn in Anthropology: Promises and Dead-ends
8th conference of the Society for Cultural Anthropology from
22-25 September 2011,

Social Ties, Trust, and Entrepreneurship in Post-Communist Romania

Cătălin Augustin Stoica, SNSPA / University of Bucharest

In this paper I address the current debates about the growing (or declining) significance of communist-era social relations in post-socialism.
Employing ethnographic data (i.e., in-depth interviews with 35 current and former entrepreneurs), I discuss the role played by social networks and trust in entrepreneurship in post-socialist Romania. For some scholars, the communist-era social ties have not
only survived the transition but they have become the backbone of successful economic transactions in reforming economies. Other scholars have claimed that, because a market economy tends to reward an individual‟s skills and merits (or her human capital), the significance of such ties has decreased and will decrease during transition. I contend that the debate over the declining or continuing significance of communist-era ties during transition has lacked conceptual clarity. This is because these so-called communist-era ties included
a wide range of phenomena (from party clientelism to blat to corruption). Second, previous debates about the significance of communist network ties during transition have also failed to address changes in the content of such ties in terms of trust. My analyses show that, in a context where shortages/in/goods have been replaced by financial/ shortages, an individual‟s social capital has been the key resource in the former communist politicos transition to private market activities.

How To Survive The Aftermath? - Robert Kiyosaki and Jim Rickards [Full Radio Show]


The increasing intersection of geopolitics and economics presents new challenges to investors. Jim Rickards joins Robert & Kim to discuss his latest work into predictive analytics. Find out the real risks to your wealth and separate the hype from what’s important.

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Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller – Election 2016: What Happened and Why?

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The result is in - but does it really matter and for whom does it matter? Will the U.S. p​resident-elect be able to address the problems faced by the voters that put them in charge, or will we ​ be here again in four years time. Join Professors Wendy Schiller and Mark Blyth to discuss what happened and why, and perhaps, what happens next.

Co-sponsored by the International Relations, Political Science, and Public Policy Departmental Undergraduate Groups.

Polarization and Political Discourse in the U.S.

David C. Barker and Lilliana Mason, nationally recognized experts on the roots and manifestations of political polarization, discuss how political discourse has become so degraded and what to look for in the future with John Haskell.

-  David C. Barker is director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and professor of government at American University, as well as the author of One Nation, Two Realities with Morgan Marietta.

-  Lilliana Mason is professor of government at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement.

-  John Haskell is director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller ─ Election 2016: Impact At Home and Abroad

Its often said outside of the U.S. that the American presidential election is the most important election for everyone outside of the US. This year is different. The Republican Party was unable to get a mainstream Republican through its primary process, with the result that Donald Trump is now the GOP candidate. The Democratic Party has in turn nominated a candidate with some of the highest negatives ever. Trump promises trade protection and migrant exclusion. Clinton promises college expansion and economic inclusion. But are these the policies America, and the world, needs? And what impact, at home and abroad, will the election of either of these candidates have both locally and globally. Professors Wendy Schiller and Mark Blyth discuss these issues in this forum.

Co-sponsored by the International Relations, Political Science, and Public Policy Departmental Undergraduate Groups.

Religious Belief and the Enlightenment with Ben Shapiro

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Ben Shapiro really needs no introduction, given that he is now one of the most recognized individuals on the American political/journalism scene. In any case, he is an American lawyer, writer, journalist and political commentator. He has written ten books, the latest of which is The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.
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He became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at age 17. He’s one of the most recognized current commentator on the new media, YouTube and Podcasts. He serves as editor in chief for the Daily Wire ( which he founded, and is the host of the Ben Shapiro Show, which runs daily on podcast and radio. It can be found, for example, on Soundcloud at



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Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in Politics

On February 19, U.S. presidential candidate, spiritual lecturer, and number one New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson spoke at HDS on the topic Reparations for Slavery: The Role of Repentance in Politics. The event featured an opening talk by HDS student Kassi Underwood, MDiv '19.

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Pharmakeia - Channeling Familiar Spirits Through Sorcery

Content mirrored from - Truth Happens: | Please support these Truther channels. It won't be long before they take all real truth off the web for good. Share, Share, Share! Time Is Very Short Now!

(SMHP Testimonial & why I posted this video.)
I was imprisoned by heavy drug and alcohol addiction for 30 years and had many encounters with demonic spirits. I hung around people in dark places. This stuff is no joke. It gets darker and darker. Please wake up people. The demonic entities just want to use you as host bodies and take your souls.

I went to drug rehab when I was 15 for 45 days but started using again within a week of leaving. I was diagnosed with manic bipolar in my twenties and went on and off of antidepressants. No man could give me a solution to my problems. Life kept getting darker and the demonic attacks more frequent. Satan told me I was no good and that Lord God did not love me.

Near the end, I knew I would die high as I could not go without using all day. I prayed out to Abba Father. Please Lord save me from these evil addictions. I would blackout every time I used and didn't know if I would end up at the bottom of a pool or run over by a car. Jesus reached down and pulled me from this hell. He is my everything!

You can break free from these addictions. Jesus is the chain breaker. It wasn't man that took away my chains but Jesus Christ. He supernaturally shook me to my core over a period of several weeks and my addictions were gone for good.

I had a dream that I died and went before Lord God and could not speak to him because I was high on drugs. No one should have to think about this. This is a stronghold over you and people who love you. - SMHP

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert. Luke 8:29

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces. Psalm 107:13-14

This applies to all addictions, not just drugs and alcohol.
2010 Pharmakeia Interview with Dr Future (SMHP is not promoting this channel. Just want to get the info out about Pharmakeia in these last days.) Do the background on Dr Future for yourselves please.
As always, pray and use discernment when educating yourselves on this content and any other on the internet for that matter. Take everything back to Gods Word for confirmation.
Watch How To Break Spiritual Strongholds - Full Armor of God . The beast system is here. Don't become part of it. They'll just use you and throw you away. It's all a lie.

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Howard Rheingold: "Net Smart: How to Thrive Online" | Talks at Google

On April 11, 2012 Howard Rheingold joined Mamie Rheingold in a conversation about his latest book, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.

Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking basket cases? In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully.

Making Your Message Media Friendly

This presentation will demonstrate written and oral communication tips when interacting with the media. There are three key factors to explore: Repeat, Relevant and Message. (Group members: David Carlson, MBA ’15; Alizae Charania, MBA ’15; Rebekah Garcia, BS ’16; Cheol Huh, MBA ’15)

Social capital

In sociology, social capital is the expected collective or economic benefits derived from the preferential treatment and cooperation between individuals and groups. Although different social sciences emphasize different aspects of social capital, they tend to share the core idea that social networks have value. Just as a screwdriver (physical capital) or a university education (cultural capital or human capital) can increase productivity (both individual and collective), so do social contacts affect the productivity of individuals and groups.

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HLS in the World | Negotiation for Lawyers: Bird's Eye View of Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

During the bicentennial session, “Negotiations for Lawyers: Bird’s-Eye View of Negotiations and Dispute Resolution,” hosted by Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin ’68, panelists Sheila Heen ’93 and David Hoffman ’84, both HLS Lecturers on Law; J. Mark Iwry ’75, fellow of the Brookings Institute; Jennifer Reynolds ’07, associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, discussed negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution. Each panelist showcased a brief story, styled on the popular NPR Radio program, Stories from the Moth, and shared a unique perspective on negotiation and conflict management.

Their talk was part of the HLS in the World bicentennial summit which took place at Harvard Law School on Friday, October 27, 2017. Read more:

Political Liberalism, Indigenous Unreasonability and Post-liberal Democracy

The Clough Center hosted this lecture, titled Political Liberalism, Indigenous Unreasonability and Post-liberal Democracy with Alessandro Ferrara, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and former President of the Italian Association for Political Philosophy.



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