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Wade Davis on the Wonder of Culture in

a Time of Enormous Change


Professor of Anthropology Wade Davis discusses what can be done to preserve cultures at risk as part of the national Research2Reality initiative. Claiming that humanity is at a literal cusp of history, Davis explores the potential for humans to become facilitators of cultural survival during a time of rapid social and spiritual change. Davis discourages thinking in dichotomous terms of traditional vs. modern and emphasizes the agency of humanity to choose the components of their lives and ask ourselves what kind of world we want to move into in the future.

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A major oil spill could cost the Vancouver economy $1.2 billion
The report, by the University of B.C.'s Fisheries Economics Research Unit, examined the potentia...
22 May 2015
Call for Donations to the Nepal Region Earthquake Fund
The Liu Institute for Global Issues community wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to all tho...
20 May 2015
Liu Institute / One Earth Opening Reception, Disruptive Imaginings: Bridging Arts, Futures, and Sustainability
The reception includes a welcome, public presentations and reception / dinner for the Disruptive Imaginings community and the Liu Institute community, by in...
29 May 2015 5:30 PM

Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership
Hosted by UBC Continuing Studies, in partnership with the Liu Institute for Global Issues, on behalf of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program
20 Jul 2015 9:00 AM

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Effects of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Household Welfare in Namibia

20 May 2015

Consequences of Corruption at the Sector Level and Implications for Economic Growth and Development OECD Report
Professor Philippe Le Billon co-authored the extractive sector section of this cross-sectoral st...
1 April 2015

Effects of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Household Welfare in Namibia
Assistant Professor, Hisham Zerriffi explores the development of a widespread community-based na...
20 May 2015

Making sure there are plenty more fish in the sea
Closing the high seas to fishing could improve the distribution of catches globally according to...
19 February 2015

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