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 second 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 second topic, How the United States government works and how it has changed since 1789, Greg Simon explains how the United States government works with the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the executive branch head, the President of the United States. Greg mentions four things that have changed since the constitutional government was put in place in 1789: communication, economy, geography, and the role of international politics.
View part 2 of Greg Simon’s lecture below: