Principles before profit and pull out

Davos in the desert: businesses are right to put principles before profit and pull out of Saudi investment conference Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock.com Haridimos Tsoukas, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Siemens chief, Joe Kaeser has pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, amid outrage at the […]

‘Bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings

Audiovisual Heritage of the UN News came up with this call to action for all to try and ‘bring to life’ any audio-visual recordings of their life, be it private or public, all presumably for posterity’s sake.   ‘Bring to life’ precious moments caught on film or tape, UN agency urges on World Day 26 […]

Without democratic and moral institutions, no development

Economists and politicians, during this inevitable global society transition phase, must rethink the links between ethics and development because without democratic and moral institutions, no development would seriously be even envisaged. As we have learned from the founders of economics science, e.g. political economics, that since natural resources are only an ancillary means of creating […]

Importance of Youth Engagement in the MENA Region

Mariam Al Hammadi, director of The Big Heart Foundation, discusses the importance of youth engagement in the MENA region. The interview is reported in a post of CommsMEA dated 16 October 2018. Comment: why investing in our youth is a prerequisite for a peaceful, progressive and sustainable future Here’s a question that keeps me awake […]

The dam that threatens a country’s water supply

Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]

Impact of Social Media on Traditional Tribal Justice

Facebook and feuds – the impact of social media on traditional tribal justice in Jordan Geoffrey Hughes, University of Exeter There is a saying among Jordan’s Bedouin tribesmen that “prison is loss”. Victims of violence in rural Jordan have told me that they do not want the perpetrator to face prison – but rather the […]