In his article “Reductionist Medicine and its Cultural Authority,” Joseph E. Davis describes how society developed from a holistic approach to health to first a reductionist and now even a medicalized one.
Aug, 17 '17
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.
May, 22 '17
The United Nations approved in 2005 the doctrine Responsibility to Protect, with the aim of protecting civilians in the case of conflicts that put their lives at risk. Why isn't it being applied in Syria?
Oct, 24 '16
Global finance is a world unto itself, with its own rules, practices, norms, expectations, pressures, risks and rewards. Can it be regulated from the outside or modified from within to heal its many disfunctionalities, which effect everyone?
Sep, 30 '16
Nine students from Spain, Puerto Rico and El Salvador have been admitted to this new program. Four of them received Social Trends Institute grants, which promote research on fashion, globalization, family policies, or care professions.
Sep, 19 '16
Philosopher Ana Marta González, recently appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, expands in this interview on her latest book: "La articulación ética de la vida social."
Jul, 18 '16
Associate Professor Christine Mahoney of the University of Virginia has just published a new book 'Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced'. She participated in STI’s “Globalization and the Common Good” Experts Meeting.
May, 17 '16
Ethicist and professor of law and medicine Margaret Somerville expands on her latest book "Bird on an Ethics Wire: Battles about Values in the Culture Wars" for STI, with whom she collaborated in 'Construction of New Realities in Medicine.'
Apr, 20 '16
La Vanguardia interviewed Brian D. Earp following his participation as an expert in STI's "Technology and the Good Society". At the meeting Earp discussed love drugs and why scientists should study their effects on romantic relationships.
Apr, 11 '16
'The Thriving Society: On the Social Conditions of Human Flourishing' is a newly published collection of essays aimed at demystifying the key economic, social, and moral foundations of successful societies.
Sep, 28 '15
Lucy Küng, Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and Professor of Media Innovation at the University of Oslo, shares the keys to digital news’ success in a recently published book.
Jul, 13 '15
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Journalism Professor Daniel Kreiss (Crisis of Journalism) investigates a new breed of election worker – knowledgeable in digital strategies. His new study considers how campaigns are affected.
Jul, 13 '15
Dr. Nielsen is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (Oxford University). We discussed some of the findings of the "2015 Reuters Institute Digital News Report" with him.
Jun, 08 '15
George Washington University professor of International Affairs & Political Science Michael Barnett (Understanding Modern Humanitarianism) gave this talk on “Paternalism Beyond Borders” at the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) last April 7th, 2015.
Apr, 28 '15
Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Dr. Pugh has recently published "The Tumbleweed Society" (Oxford University Press, 2015). She participated in STI's "Being Human in a Consumer Society" Experts Meeting.
Apr, 21 '15
David Thunder seeks to rehabilitate the ethical standpoint in political philosophy in his book 'Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life' (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He discusses the work with STI.
Mar, 31 '15
Dr. Griffiths is Professor of Gambling Studies at the International Gaming Research Unit of Nottingham Trent University. He participated in STI's "Communication Technologies and Lifestyles" Experts Meeting, held in Barcelona in May, 2013.
Mar, 10 '15
A professor of Biomedical Humanities at the University of Navarra, Luis Echarte has recently authored “Hábitos emocionales en torno a la salud y la belleza” (Emotional habits surrounding health and beauty), published by EUNSA.
Feb, 25 '15
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered) participates with this article on NiemanLab's Predictions for Journalism 2015. He is director of research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford.
Nov, 25 '14
Understanding Modern Humanitarianism: Conditions, Consequences and Critical Concerns will be held in Barcelona from January 8-10, 2015 under STI’s Culture and Lifestyles Branch, with the academic leadership of Kent sociologist Iain Wilkinson.
Nov, 11 '14
“Reimagining a Global Ethic” by Michael Ignatieff, was recently published in the journal Ethics and International Affairs. Ignatieff opened STI’s “Globalization and the Common Good” meeting with the similarly themed lecture “Imagining a Global Ethic"
Oct, 06 '14
Glasgow Political Theory Professor Christopher J. Berry reflects on the growth of Asian burgeoning consumerism. He participated in the STI experts meeting Fashion, Image and Identity in 2004. He has been spending time in Asia lately.
Jun, 11 '14
Interview on occasion of an STI experts meeting that took place in Barcelona last May 3 to 6. Yale media sociologist Jeffrey C. Alexander reflects on journalism today. This is an English translation of an interview in La Vanguardia.
May, 02 '14
Some 20 journalists and sociologists have gathered in Barcelona to debate 'the crisis of journalism reconsidered: cultural power.' Academic Leader Jeffrey Alexander of Yale University offers a window into the discussion.
May, 02 '14
This project brings a dramatically different perspective to bear on the contemporary "crisis of journalism". It draws attention to the role played by the cultural commitments of journalism itself.
Apr, 03 '14
The Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Navarra hosted an international graduate seminar titled "Late Modernity and Emotions: Reframing Risk? on march 1-2, 2013 in Pamplona.
Dec, 14 '12
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