2020 June

How Nepal can make its cities smart

  • Jun 29, 2020

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://starscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AK.mp4"][/video] How Nepal can make its cities smart. Contributed column penned by our STAR Fellows Dr. Ambika Prasad Adhikari and Dr. Keshav Bhattarai in Republica (national English daily in Nepal, a sister publication of The New York Times), There are benefits of moving towards smart cities even if it is partial and applied only to selected servi...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 13 JUNE 22 – 26, 2020

  • Jun 27, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 13 JUNE 22 – 26, 2020 “Major crisis have major consequences, usually unforeseen.” Francis Fukugama, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University THE REIMAGINED UNIVERSITY - ADMISSIONS I am currently conducting research for a monograph I plan to publish on the Reimagined University. Information will include my vis...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 12 JUNE 15-19, 2020

  • Jun 20, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 12 JUNE 15-19, 2020 “Moonshot thinking starts with picking a big problem: something huge, long-existing, or on a global scale. Next, it involves articulating a radical solution.” Astro Teller, director, Google X AUTHOR’S Note: I think you would agree with me that Mr. Teller’s quote could apply to how the pandemic has impacted the world and the future of highe...

The Birth of A Virtual Nation

  • Jun 19, 2020

A CALL FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ARCHITECTS TO COLLABORATE IN BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AFRICAN DIASPORA ECOSYSTEM “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” -  Dr. Martin Luther King J...

A Higher Education Response to the Death of Floyd

  • Jun 15, 2020

Another black man needlessly died under the yoke of Law enforcement in Minneapolis in the last few weeks and ignited a firestorm around the globe. It conjured up images of the civil rights movement of the 60s but with a fervor, portrayed by media as being different. For the African American Community, it served as a continuous and painful reminder that as US citizens, they do not enjoy equally the rights of citizenship afforded to whites. At...

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity

  • Jun 13, 2020

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity. Contributed column penned by STAR Fellow Dr. Purna B. Nepali   According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, about 113 million people worldwide were suffering from severe acute food insecurity even before the COVID-19 crisis started. The United Nations World Food Programme estimates about 265 million people worldwide could face acute food insecurity by the end of 2020. These depressing figures...

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION – BULLETIN # 11 JUNE 8-12, 2020

  • Jun 13, 2020

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HIGHER EDUCATION MARGUERITE J. DENNIS BULLETIN # 11 JUNE 8-12, 2020 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Welcome back and greetings from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I trust all of you reading this week’s bulletin are in good health. Going forward I will attempt to balance my weekly exhortations on student declines and higher education negatives with good news and share examples of higher education institutions around the world t...

COVID-19 and the Economics of Education

  • Jun 5, 2020

STAR webinar on COVID-19 and the Economics of Education Key Question: What can policymakers do now to mitigate the negative effects of crises? When: June 30, 2020 Time: 10 am (Eastern time) Speaker Bios     Harry A. Patrinos is the Practice Manager for the Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank's education global practice. He specializes ...

Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions

  • Jun 4, 2020

Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions https://impactinternationalstudentscorona.wordpress.com/ A One-Day Conference @ RMIT University (Melbourne), 10 February 2021 Conveners: Catherine Gomes (RMIT) and Helen Forbes-Mewett (Monash University) The year 2020 will go down in history as the year that got canceled due to a global pandemic that disrupted global...