Gisela Hausmann, an active environmentalist and award-winning non-fiction author, sent Impakter her proposal to make Earth Day 2020 = No-Idling Day. A nonviolent protest to help cut back on fossil fuel use by shutting down for one day needless idling

The average African farmer’s age is nearly 60. Stakeholders come together to brainstorm pathways to draw young people into a rural way of life and climate-smart and digital agriculture is the best bet. Article in collaboration with: CGIAR Research Program on

Nobel winner, economist and philosopher Amartya Sen has repeatedly argued that the focus of development should be on “advancing the richness of human life” rather than endlessly growing GDP. The aim should be instead to grow people’s capabilities so that

The language of diplomacy is shifting with the problems of our day. International actors are applying different methods of communicating, negotiating, and problem solving. Due to the growing impact of global warming in every corner of the world over the

Every time I explain the research I do, I inevitably frame it as “soccer and politics,” or even more broadly, “sports and politics.” I have learned that absolutely everyone will have an opinion on these topics. Some might mention the

From paintings and centuries-old legends to a brief punchline in a modern cartoon series, stereotypes and prejudices on Jewish culture and Judaism have been very strong, with most of them surrounding money or the supposed Jewish craving for it. A few

Between May 2007 and May 2008, two animated feature films each falling under the guise of the animated documentary genre placed front and centre the representation of conflict in the Middle East. Animation of conflicts and war was new and

When we began writing “Rest in My Shade, a poem about roots,” my co-author Danna Masad and I thought about illustrating it, or using photographs, to bring the words to life. Instead, we decided to use existing Palestinian art to

Two books that changed the world: David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth, like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, makes it impossible to ignore the issue You are concerned with climate change but the avalanche of news numbs you. Don’t feel guilty, you are

For the five science fiction films I focus on here ("Ex Machina," "Never Let Me Go," "Moon," "Sleep Dealer," and "Children of Men"), these affective progressive films strikingly interrogate the self/other dynamic that is at the heart of our human

“It was only with the spread of Judeo-Christian monotheism that most traces of the ancient Palaeolithic world view disappeared in the West and that nature, instead of being sacred and intricately animate, came to be seen as a backdrop, a

What is the role of pain in our lives?  Pain, we can all agree, is unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Pain acts as an alarm when faced with danger. Pain can be excruciating, tragic, the forerunner of death. In short,

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