Author: James Smith

Success Is NOT an Accident! – Student Motivational Video

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Re: Where Do Human Rights Come From?

Where do human rights come from? Question: Where do human rights come from? Mary Robinson: It’s an old idea, but the modern roots are in the French Constitution, the Constitution of the United States.  But from an international point of view, the great document is the universal declaration of human rights.  And that was the work of a small team of lawyers who came from China, the Netherlands, from France, from Canada under the chairmanship of Eleanor Roosevelt.  At the time she was already the widow of President Roosevelt.  And she was quite bossy.  She wasn’t herself a lawyer,...

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Higher Education Is Not About Getting a Job | Fred D’Agostino

Many people think the point of higher education is economic: graduates get better paying jobs and the economy gets the knowledge-workers it needs. But, there is another story. There is a role for higher education in skilling-up citizens so they can play an active and effective role in a democratic society. Hear from political philosopher, Professor Fred D’Agostino as he shares numerous examples of this alternative story. Fred D’Agostino is Professor of Humanities at The University of Queensland and was Executive Dean of Arts and Associate Dean of Arts (Academic) during his ten-year stint at UQ. He is a...

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