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“Robot Ethics” Is Not an Oxymoron

8 days ago

Robots are changing the way we live, work, and interact with one another. It’s important to consider the ethical implications of new technologies before they are implemented, if we want to insure that they work to the good of society.

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Cheap Sex

21 days ago

This provocatively-titled new book by Mark Regnerus has stirred up some controversy. The author, a sociologist from the University of Texas at Austin, expounds on the work and addresses some criticisms of it in this interview with STI.

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Investing in Investigation

27 days ago

Three of the eight young researchers embarking this fall on the Master’s in Social Science Research at UNAV have received a grant from the Social Trends Institute. And one of last year’s grant recipients has won an academic prize for her work.

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International Relations: Anarchy or Hierarchy?

one month ago

In academia, the world of international relations has long been understood as anarchical. But mightn't it be more heirarchical? Ayşe Zarakol's book "Heirarchies in World Politics" makes that case.

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A New Way of Working for Sustainable Development Goals

one month ago

Two years into the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG-Fund director, Paloma Durán, assesses progress and what can be learned from early programs to insure future success. To achieve the 2030 Agenda, she says, we have to find new ways to collaborate.

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Parents Need Teachers, Too

2 months ago

Parental education contributes to family well-being. Family policies should help parents to fulfill their role in the development of children by teaching parenting to both adolescents and adults.

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Media Literacy Helps People Make Smart Choices

2 months ago

Media are important players in society – the proverbial ‘fourth estate’. Renee Hobbs has dedicated her career to promoting media literacy, “in the hopes of transforming passive consumers into critical users and active citizens.”

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Democracy Depends on Robust Journalism

3 months ago

While much of the news on social media is produced by non-professional (citizen) journalists, we still need professional journalism to make sense of it. Peter Dahlgren considers how the two can learn from each other.

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The Thousand Words behind a Picture

4 months ago

Photographs are powerful storytellers. But what stories do they tell? In the image-heavy modern environment, it’s ever more important to choose photographs’ proverbial ‘thousand words’ carefully.

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