Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
The following post is the third in a series of four highlighting guest speaker Greg Simon. You can view Mr. Simon’s lecture in its entirety on YouTube.
On February 15th, THINK Global School visited the campus of George Washington University for a lecture provided by politician Greg Simon, who had agreed to share his time by participating in our ongoing guest speaker series. The series, which has included Hans Rosling and Tony Wagner, is designed to provide our students and faculty with unique perspectives related to the current term’s curriculum. In his role as a guest speaker, Mr. Simon used the knowledge gained during his time in both chambers of the United States Congress and the White House to provide our students and faculty members with an enthralling take on the U.S. Government.
The talk covered four main topics, and each one will be highlighted on our blog in a separate update. The four topics covered include:
- How psycho-analysis can explain the United States Government
- How the United States government works and how its changed since 1789
- Can the form of the U.S. government continue to survive without compromise?
- Can oppressed people oust their governments without the USA?
In the third topic, which questions whether the U.S. government can survive without compromise, Greg Simon describes the current state of divided American politics and explains that the government is built to move slower than its people and ideas. Greg recognizes the need for change in the form of new people. At the conclusion of this lecture, students hear their call to action when Greg declares that they are already leaders today.
View part 3 of Greg Simon’s lecture below: