November 15, 2012
What if Australia’s Asia-connected schools were nestled in local communities and cities that were also well connected? Well connected, that is, both internally via social media, and internationally as hubs between Asian, US, and developing nation cities?
November 10, 2012
This blog has sought to demonstrate how diversities in a country like New Zealand can connect creatively from the grass roots to much more effectively address economic, ecological and other issues facing villages, nations and the wider world.
November 7, 2012
Countries previously considered prosperous find themselves mired in debt they cannot repay. The Antipodean Village Blogger argues that understanding some of the basic causes of this problem should help with the identification of realistic proposals to deal with it. The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Australian strategy for the Asian Century is seen as an instructive example of such proposals.
October 7, 2012
The greatest value of the visit by United States’ Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta may to be to sharpen New Zealand’s appreciation of the need for coherent and constructive Asia-Pacific policy-making
September 1, 2012
We could start by reducing time and energy focused on we don’t want and focus instead on what we do want. If enough of us do this, then media and politicians will take an interest and follow.
August 24, 2012
John Key showed exceptional skill and expertise in managing international data flows to make his substantial fortune. Can he now help New Zealand do well, and position it to help others to do well, from the management of such flows?
June 13, 2012
“I see the core challenge as being similar in both the Middle East and in the West. That is, to clarify and implement more genuinely democratic forms of participation from local levels upwards and to create relations based on mutual respect.”
June 12, 2012
Questions my students asked: Isn’t a world of good lives in reflexive communities too utopian?.. how does what you are saying...what do you mean by...do you have examples of...?
May 28, 2012
Instead of looking to science to stop our world from ending, we need to look at ourselves and learn to imagine and create a new world… Slavoj Zizek
May 15, 2012
One lesson learnt was the unstoppable value of people power, armed with knowledge and purpose. Don and Rose Craig
May 10, 2012
Larry created a structure that “reached and motivated ordinary grassroots people around the country to feel they could do something and to act together.” Jenny Lineham
May 5, 2012
Could New Zealand and Turkey build on their historically-grounded ANZAC relationship to help prevent (potentially nuclear) war breaking out in the present? Could they begin conversations in antipodean Wellington?