Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shell at FORTUNE Brainstorm: Green

“Nine Billion People—Business Opportunity or Armageddon?” Curtis Frasier (Shell Oil Company Executive Vice President — General Counsel, Upstream Americas) participated in a Shell-sponsored plenary panel, “Nine Billion People—Business Opportunity or Armageddon?” at Fortune’s Brainstorm: GREEN conference on April 14 in Laguna Niguel, California. Frasier, along with three esteemed panelists and’s anchor, Poppy Harlow, discussed how to deal with the world’s population increasing by 3 billion in 2050, and the role business will play during that time.
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Slavoj Žižek. The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism. 2012

Slavoj Žižek. The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism. 2012 Slavoj Žižek, contemporary philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis, bodhisattva, samsara, enlightenment, kharma, nirvana, war, Thomas Metzinger, free will, Benjamin Libet, Martin Heidegger, Patricia and Paul Churchland, and The Lion King.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland. 2012 Slavoj Žižek. Slavoj Žižek is the International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, a professor of philosophy and psychoanalysis at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the London School of Economics, Princeton University, The New School for Social research and the University of California, Irvine. He has published over forty books and been the subject of two movies, Žižek! and The Perverts Guide To Cinema. In 1990 he ran unsuccessfully for president in Slovenia’s first democratic elections and he has been a consistently powerful voice in the world since then. His essays are regularly published in the New York Times, Lacanian Ink, the New Left Review and the London Review of Books. There is little in contemporary thought that Žižek has not explored on some level. From communism to Maoism, film studies to literature, and
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TTS Easy Journey to Other Planets 1972 – 2 – Varieties of Planetary Systems

PLAYLIST: AUDIO: CK’s Text-to-Speech to MP3 for Mac (Apple VoiceOver Alex): TEXT: The original 1972 edition of “Easy Journey to Other Planets”: IMAGES To clearly read the captions, click “CC,” “Other Settings” then select the “Segoe UI” font. You can download it here:

Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the “Transformational Trends 2013” Forum

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the Foreign Policy Group’s “Transformational Trends 2013” Forum at the Newseum in Washington, DC on November 29, 2012. A text transcript can be found at
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