“People who are nothing” – A French lesson.

On June 29, 2017, the newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurated a 34,000 square-meter facility named Station F, a former railway depot, on the banks of the Seine river in the XIIIe district in Paris designed to become the biggest tech start-up incubator. During his speech, Macron who compared his rise to victory to that Read more about “People who are nothing” – A French lesson.[…]

CAAR Statement on Global Political Climate.

This year has been wrought with conflicts, protests, civil unrest, and a growing global climate of xenophobia and nativism. Last summer, the United Kingdom signaled its exit from the European Union citing economic issues and a growing immigration crisis as grounds for its departure. While British hatred was directed at all groups of immigrants, such Read more about CAAR Statement on Global Political Climate.[…]

September 2014

“No Writer’s House for James Baldwin” This editorial has been inspired by some thoughts and writing I have been chasing following my return visit, last June, to James Baldwin’s house, Chez Baldwin, in St. Paul-de-Vence in the south of France. Baldwin wrote about his last abode in a short piece published in the Architectural Digest Read more about September 2014[…]

August 2014

For many colleagues at German universities, the month of July brings the end of our teaching and presence in our classrooms because our summer term is over. July includes also the subsequent marathon of grading papers and exams. I am sure that many of you can relate to the thoughts that go through one’s mind Read more about August 2014[…]