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Dr. Toni Neubauer from Myths & Mountains takes us to Bhutan and Myanmar. Travel through your five senses with us to these two exotic countries.
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Keeping to our motto we will report on both the earthquakes in Guatemala and in the Myanmar. No victim forgotten and no communities left behind. " Burma also known as Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most populous country in the world with over 60.28 million people. it is the 40th largest country in the world and the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is a resource-rich country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma
You are invited to the ICERM Radio Book Review Program.
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm in EST, New York.
Host: Chavie Brumer.
Guest and Author: Dr Koh Kim Seng.
We are happy to announce the review of "Misunderstood Myanmar – An Introspective Study Of A Southeast Asian State In Transition".
Join us to listen to the untold stories about Myanmar as Dr. Koh Seng talks about his extensive field work in Myanmar, and reports on his close encounters with the military Junta, and with business and bureaucratic elites.
“This book argues that to understand the vicissitudes of Myanmar’s recent history and the behavior of its generals one has to grasp the dynamic interaction (struggle even) between, on one hand, its external environment (milieu exterieur), including the disgruntled diaspora alongside the U.S. led international community, and on the other, the internal environment (milieu interieur) consisting of the generals’ ideological orientation in politics and economics which , the author argues, exceptionally , still draws from a well of adverse colonial experiences and betrayals, as well as from religion and culture. ‘Exceptionally’ because unlike other developing states Myanmar has been isolated from the international world for so long that those same internal factors have crystallized and come to take on a significance which, arguably, exceeds the role played by history, culture and religion in other parts of the world."
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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), it is the 40th largest country in the world and the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most populous country in the world with over 60.28 million people. Read more www.avtravel.org
Okay, here's what I'm thinking about:
Geoengineering and in particular Solar Radiation Management. [Yes. Again.]
Lyme Disease and biological warfare. [Un-huh. Yep.]
Instead of asking What is the Meaning of Life? could we be asking Where is the Meaning of Life? as suggested in Carl Safina's book.
Homeless Families Face Squalor, Inquiry Finds (NY Times article) [Really? What a surprise!]
Buddha with Headset image sends 3 to jail in Myanmar. [Do not, I repeat, do NOT be funny EVER EVER EVER AGAIN.]
Death of Poet and Activist, Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, in Egypt. [Poet/Activist! I take that personally!]
Who owns your newborn's DNA? [Of course they are well-motivated, right? Is this how the CDC maintains CDControl?]
Dr. Donald MacArthur and the invention of HIV-AIDS, June 9, 1969 Senate testimony. [Hey, let's make a disease for which the human immune system has no defense. That sounds like fun. (Stop it! you bastards!!!)]
and Jeff wants to talk about objective and subjective things...
Scott S. Smith is a freelance journalist, 1,200 articles have appeared in 175 publications, such as Success, Entrepreneur & Los Angeles Times. He currently contributes 8 times a month to the “Leaders & Success” at Investor’s Business Daily
On today’s show he will give us an in depth view on Russian Empress Catherine The Great, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Democracy Pioneer. His book, Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success looks at 21 famous people.
Last week, terrorists shot up the offices of a satirical French magazine that has run pieces perceived as being critical of Islam and Mohammad. Conservative Christians have of late returned to their book burning tactics of old, and are themselves far from innocent in the "killing people we can't get to comply" category. Buddhist monks in Myanmar have become violent and attacked Muslims, despite belonging to a tradition that expressly prohibits violence. It's to the point where you almost couldn't blame somebody for thinking that religion does more to increase violence than to work for peace. The problem is that the only way to hold such a belief is to work very hard to ignore the teachings of the founders of the great religious traditions and instead focus only on a subgroup of practitioners of those traditions.
The problem is that fundamentalists of all stripes care very little about the historic teachings of their tradition and prefer instead to focus on the teachings of modern day leaders who distort the original teachings of their tradition beyond recognition. Why and how that happens - and how such practices feed into the same kind of nonsense on the Atheist side - are the focus of today's program.
Sree Sreenivasan is the Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of New York. He was previously an academic administrator and professor at Columbia Graduate school of Journalism before becoming overall chief digital officer of Columbia University.
Born in Tokyo, Sree was raised in Manhattan, Bhutan, the former Soviet Union, Myanmar, and Fiji. He received his B.A. in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Sree joined the Met in August 2013 where he is is responsible for managing and producing digital content. On this show he will talk to MR about the scope of his work.
He has been named as Poynter’s 35 social media influencers, Newsweek’s 20 most influential South Asians in America, Huff Posts 50 media people on Facebook Subscribe and has many more accolades.
He appears on WCBS-TV to discuss technology trends and tips and has had over 40 published articles in the New York Times. He is also a co-founder, past president, and current board member of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, comprising more than one thousand journalists of South Asian origin, based in the U.S. and Canada
Sree lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte is a researcher and story-teller on humanitarian aid, with a focus on empowerment, gender equality and sustainability. Her work is increasingly focussed on mentoring and personal development, and she is particularly interested in facilitated transformation processes (transpersonal coaching, shamanic visioning, gender reconciliation).
Marianne is a lawyer by training, and formerly worked as an Australian Government aid worker, including in Myanmar and Chile. She was a resident of San Francisco Zen Centre (2008 - 2009) where she undertook extended zen practice periods. Marianne moonlights as a refugee activist, singer/songwriter, & aspiring memoirist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This show discusses extremism within Buddhism in Myanmar. Why are Buddhists fighting Muslims? Do you think the Buddhist lynch mobs had good reasons to kill "more than 200 Muslims?" Why are religions still in conflict in the modern world? Tell us what you think! Discussion is based on the following New Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/world/asia/extremism-rises-among-myanmar-buddhists-wary-of-muslim-minority.html?src=xps
Patrick's work is with those who understand that their success is for the sake of the world. His clients aim to reach beyond themselves to create dynamic and purpose-driven legacies. Patrick leads Wisdom Circles and teaches Awakened Wisdom in San Quentin prison.
Patrick has traveled the world speaking, coaching and leading retreats and workshops in 15 different countries to thousands of people and worked with audiences on the importance of creating and leading with positive impact.
As a former Buddhist monk in Burma (now Myanmar), Patrick practiced the path of awakened living. He has written two best sellers based on his life, business and learning experiences. He has studied with several indigenous teachers in a variety of wisdoms. He is an entrepreneur, creating and leading his own small business inspirations.
Patrick works with professionals, executives and entrepreneurs, focusing on questions of personal effectiveness, development and leadership. Powerfully integrating ancient teachings and modern applications to more deeply understand and integrate all life experiences and wisdom to propel you to your highest callings and goals.
More to come about Patrick and this program!
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