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
Students at THINK Global School will have the opportunity to hear and interact with two very prominent public figures this week as Sunil Gulati and Noam Chomsky are both scheduled to appear as guest speakers.
Sunil Gulati, a senior lecturer at Columbia University, will provide students with an introductory look into the social science known as economics. Drawing upon his previous experience at the World Bank and his work as a country economist for the developing nation of Moldova, Mr. Gulati will articulate the importance of economics in our increasingly global society. During his engagement, Mr. Gulati will also briefly discuss his role as the president of U.S. soccer, and how the sport has risen to new heights stateside over the last 30 years. Mr. Gulati is scheduled to speak on Thursday, March 7th.
Our second speaker, Noam Chomsky, has also been the subject of great acclaim during his lengthy career. Once referred to by Paul Robinson of the New York Times Book Review as “possibly our greatest intellectual alive,” Mr. Chomsky is best known for his contributions as a linguist, writer and political activist. As the author of over 100 books and countless columns and essays, Mr. Chomsky’s writings have focused largely on the politics of power and what we as individuals can do to bring about social change. During his Question-and-Answer session with TGS students, Mr. Chomsky will field questions pertaining to his perspectives on war, politics and mass media. He is scheduled to speak with students on Friday, March 8th.
By participating in our continuing speaker series focused on innovators, luminaries such as Mr. Gulati and Mr. Chomsky do an excellent job providing our students with a sense of the world in which they are living. We look forward to sharing with you a variety of media following the events, including student reflections. These reflections will allow our students to provide their valuable insights and takeaways from the talks.