The award winning films of Ellen Bruno focus on homelessness, Burmese prostitution, Tibetan nuns, health care in Cambodia, and other issues on the forefront of human rights.
Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia documents the Cambodian's efforts to reconstruct a shattered society in a climate of war, bringing a humanistic perspective to a country in deep political turmoil.
Satya: A Prayer for the Enemy documents human rights abuses in Tibet, focusing on the non-violent activism of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in the struggle for basic human rights and religious freedom.
The World Bank today approved a US$81 million interest-free (International Development Association) IDA credit to Bangladesh, designed to improve the quality and relevance of teaching and research in the country’s higher education institutions.
The project is named Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project and will support both innovation and accountability within universities. Gross primary school enrolment rate in Bangladesh is around 90%, and secondary school enrolment has more than doubled since independence. Gender parity has been achieved at both levels.
It has just been published AJISS-Commentary no. 62, “The Financial Crisis: Address Structural Problems Immediately“, by Toyoo Gyohten.
The AJISS-Commentary seeks to inform world opinion of Japanese ideas on Japan and international affairs. It is an occasional op-ed type publication of The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) consisting of three leading Japanese think tanks: Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), and Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS).
The Department of Classical Indology at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, announces two courses, the Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit (August 3rd - 21st, 2009), and the Nepali Intensive Course (August 3rd - 28th, 2009).
For more info please ask Dr. Axel Michaels (Leiter der Abteilung), axel.michaels_at_urz.uni-heidelberg.de
[Zi.314] [Tel.+49 6221 - 54 89 17]
On March 10, 2009 Buddhists and Tibetans all over the world will celebrate the Tibetan uprising, when an anti-Chinese and anti-Communist revolt erupted in Lhasa. To commemorate the event we want to point out out the beautiful site British Photographers in Tibet: British Photography in Central Tibet 1920 - 1950. You will enjoy pitctures of a country, which is now partly China, partly dead.
The collections are preserved in the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and the British Museum (London). The exceptional photographers are Charles Bell (1870-1945), Frederick Spencer Chapman (1907-1971), Arthur Hopkinson (1894-1953), Rabden Lepcha, Evan Nepean (1909-2002), Hugh Richardson (1905-2000), Harry Staunton (1908-1945). You will also enjoy photographies taken in the expeditions, included in books, and Spencer Chapman’s film rolls.