Conquest, Slave Trade and Knowledge: Reflections on Reclaiming our Futures

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Over the past several months, I travelled to Central and South America, visits which reminded me of the conquests that destroyed much of what was indigenous in these regions: Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean islands (now Bahamas) in 1492 under sponsorship of the Spanish king. Within the next 50 years, Spanish conquest […]

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Out of the Frying Pan, Into Democracy: How War, Youth and Religion Contributed to the South Korea We See Today

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In Part 2 of the three-part series on democracy in Asia and scope for youth in sustaining it, Dhruba Basu discusses the history of South Korea‚Äôs democracy movement, based on the presentations by a former Korean Human Rights Ambassador at Large and the Professor of Peace Studies at SungKongHoe University at the Asia Youth Leadership […]

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