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Historian Amir Duranović obtained his degree in history at the University of Sarajevo in 2007. Now holding a PhD in Modern Bosnian History, his main focus has been Church – State relations in Former Yugoslavia, especially Islam under Communism. So far Duranović has actively participated in dozen of conferences on modern Balkan history including history of political elites, nation building, religious communities etc. He has been involved as guest speaker at several European universities...

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Read Theory of Knowledge teacher Russell Cailey’s reflection about his visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Jacqueline was born on April 23, 1935 in Paris, France. Her father, Frits, ran a food import-export business and her mother, Ellen, took care of Jacqueline and her older sister, Manuela. Jacqueline had a normal childhood before the outbreak of the war in 1939, but everything changed in May 1940 when Germany invaded France....

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Watch the talk: William Lindesay is an authoritative voice on Great Wall conservation issues. Described by the World Monuments Fund as “the world’s leading advocate for the Great Wall’s protection,” the UK native is a prolific author and speaker, and a frequent media commentator and contributor. Lindesay studied geography and geology at Liverpool University and in 1987 made what China’s official news agency described as “the most successful foreign exploration...

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Watch Urbi's talk on transgenerational prostitution: Read our guest speaker spotlight on Urmi Basu Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light: a non-profit community development project and charitable trust based in Kalighat, Kolkata — one of the oldest red-light districts of the city. Since 2000, New Light has provided shelter, educational opportunities, recreational facilities, healthcare, and legal aid for the children, girls and women in the Kalighat community. There...

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Tan Le co-founded and ran SASme and in 2003 co-founded Emotiv Systems, Inc. She helped grow SASme from its humble beginnings to a thriving company with 35 employees and multiple locations worldwide. She served as Director of Emotiv Systems, Inc and has also worked with one of Australia’s leading law firms, Freehills. She was a Special Visitor to the United Kingdom as a guest of the British High Commission and...

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Listen to the talk: Dr. Oliver Rothschild is a social entrepreneur focused on creating innovative solutions to challenges in global health and education. He currently works as a co-founder of Kepler, an initiative to reinvent college in the developing world. Prior to Kepler, Dr. Rothschild worked in rural Rwanda as Deputy Director of Partners in Health-Rwanda under Dr. Paul Farmer, helping to manage a network of hospitals providing care to...

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Listen to the talk: Dilip Simeon is a well-known labour historian and public intellectual in India. He is chairperson of the Aman Trust. He was senior research fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library between 2005 and 2008. A wide range of commentary and writing by Dilip Simeon has been distributed on the South Asia Citizens Wire. Among his earlier articles on sacw.net are: The Politics of the Labour Movement:...

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Alice studied acting at the Film School Vienna and at the Vienna University of Business and Administration. During acting school she joined an improv group where she also gained her first experience with teaching improv to children. After winning a comedy competition in Austria in 2006, she started performing at such famous clubs as Quatsch Comedy Club, Kulisse, and Theater Akzent. In 2010 she moved to London where she now...

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About Yong Zhao Yong Zhao is currently Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education, College of Education at the University of Oregon, where he also serves as the director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE). He is a fellow of the International Academy for Education. Until December, 2010, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University (MSU), where he also...

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Sara not only knows Sweden, she knows what it’s like to grow up and live in cultures other than her own, which helps her identify with the students at THINK Global School. Sara is currently the Vision Holder and manager of Mjuka Flytten, a Swedish-based consultancy working with and for so–called Third Culture Kids—those who’ve lived in one or more cultures other than their own and integrate facets of those...

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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...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must say, each time I plan an activity involving traditional dress I get a mixed bag of looks and reactions from my colleagues and students on whether donning cultural dress is acceptable or disrespectful. Hopefully through this blog I can clarify my opinions on the...

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