Monthly Archives: December 2008

A pew more 2009 religion predictions

Following in the footsteps of Brother LeBlanc (or at a respectful distance behind him), here are a few semi-serious, and semi-safe, predictions for the New Year. * President-elect Barack Obama, who currently spends about an hour and a half each day working out at a gym, but hasn’t attended Sunday services since the campaign end, will worship in a D.C. church — on at least one Sunday of the New Year. *Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams has been giving Labor Party ... Read More »

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke delivers Oliver Schreiner lecture

THE BIENNIAL Oliver Schreiner Memorial Lecture honours the memory of Oliver Deneys Schreiner, a distinguished judge and a former Chancellor of Wits University. The 11th lecture in the series was delivered at the School of Law on 23 October 2008 by the Hon Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa and the current Chancellor of the University. Justice Moseneke spoke on the topic ‘Separation of Powers, Democratic Ethos and Judicial Read More »

The European Superpower

The European Superpower, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 Του Philip Gordon, Ερευνητή στο Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Book Review / Η αντίληψη που συνηγορεί υπέρ της άποψης ότι η Ευρώπη αναδύεται σε νέα υπερδύναμη έχει ευρέως διαδοθεί, αλλά σε επιστημονικό επίπεδο η πρώτη σοβαρή και συστηματική παρουσίαση και ανάλυση αυτής της υπόθεσης γίνεται με το βιβλίο του καθηγητή πολιτικής επιστήμης στο πανεπιστήμιο της Ιντιάνα, Τζον Μακόρμικ, «The European Superpower». Το βασικό επιχείρημα του Μακόρμικ είναι ότι η Ευρώπη αποτελεί ένα είδος υπερδύναμης ... Read More »

Violence against women

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [on the report of the Third Committee (A/63/425)] 63/156. Trafficking in women and girls The General Assembly, Recalling all international conventions that deal specifically with the problem of trafficking in women and girls, such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women1 and the Optional Protocol thereto,2 the Convention on the Read More »