Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVI, Issue 1
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Scholar in Focus: James M. Robinson, Update on Computerized Nag Hammadi Library, Scholarly Societies to Hold Meetings in Claremont, Silva Delivers Lectures in Claremont, Contexts No. 11--"In Quest of the Rhetorical Jesus", Notes and News, New SAC Volume Now Available
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Social movements and global justice
 Dr Sara Motta

In this podcast we hear about an international conference which brings together academics and social movement activists from around the world.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume X, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, The Roots of Egyptian Christianity Conference, New Project Launched, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "Q: A Lost Collection of Jesus' Sayings," "Great Cities of the Ancient Near East," "The Emergence of Christian Visual Arts," "Ancient Near Eastern Influences on New Testament Conceptions of Christ," and "Adventures With Manuscripts: The Original Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls", IAC S
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The Hubris Syndrome: the intoxication of power
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Is Democracy in Crisis? Lessons from the Greek Experience
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The Russian Elections
After two terms in office, President Putin is constitutionally bound to step down in March 2008, but how stable will the succession be? Stephen Dalziel is executive director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Richard Sakwa is professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent.
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The New Politics of Identity
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A Critical Defense of Secularism
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. C├ęcile Laborde, reader in political theory, School of Public Policy, University College London.
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The War for Wealth: The true story of globalization and how Western society can survive
Globalization is the defining force of our lifetime, but most politicians have not understood the complexity of the process. Thus argues Gabor Steingart, in his controversial and thought-provoking new book The War for Wealth: The True Story of Globalization (McGraw-Hill, June 2008) which he will present for the first time in the UK.
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China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
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