This program outlines a concise three-step process for understanding and retaining information. The steps include exposure, review, and practice. Class attendance is stressed for maximum exposure to material. Valuable advice is provided on how to distill weekly lecture notes into a meaningful study guide. Methods for retrieving information learned include recitation and group study. View Video.
This program looks at attitudes and beliefs and cultural patterns that affect cross-cultural communication. It discusses the work of E. T. Hall and the idea of high-context and low-context cultures; considers differing cultural perceptions of time; and examines such barriers to cross-cultural communication as prejudice, ethnocentricity, and stereotyping. View Video.
A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. A panelist asserts that individuals change environmentally harmful behaviors when their activities have personal financial costs. View Video.
Global Exchange, an international human rights organization, promotes environmental, political, and social justice through world-wide partnerships. Global Exchange's Green Festivals serve as both a conference and a green economy trade show. View Video.
Humans are destroying the only home the species knows--Earth. Global decisions are based on shareholder profits instead of planetary and generational sustainability. Most of the problems today are linked to colonial exploitation around the world. View Video.
Suburban design segregating housing from commercial and industrial areas led to U.S. car dependency. Planners are starting to consider environmentally and socially sustainable development options. View Video.
Many companies such as Rousseau, Sauve, and Warren practice environmentally responsible strategies in a hydroelectric project in Costa Rica. They approach all business decisions with strategic vision that refle
Globalization finds us at a historic moral crossroads. Philosopher Charles Taylor calls for recognizing the value in learning from the "other" and teaching societies to be open to newcomers—otherwise xenophobia will result in conflict and disaster. View Video.
This episode of the Green Interview features Jan van de Venis, an extraordinary Dutch lawyer who lives at the intersection of human rights and sustainable development. He’s deeply concerned about the human right to drinkable water for instance but industrial developments often use vast quantities of water and leave it totally contaminated. View Video.
What kind of god do you believe in? Can human beings get in touch with a higher power? In this program we look at some core beliefs across the three religions of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Viewers are introduced to the Buddhist, Islamic and Christian conceptions of a supreme being in this thought-provoking program. View Video.