Zak Leonard

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  • August 24th, 2010
    Parachute Radio on the Global Conversation has been dropping small packages of India down for our readers over the summer. As Radio Open Source host Christopher Lydon and colleague Paul McCarthy traversed India, they filed vivid shorts, vividly...
  • | August 11th, 2010
    Being in the business of new media, I have a particular interest in the journalistic representation of events and issues for public consumption. The role of the media in modern India is an issue worthy of a blog discussion, given the often...
  • | June 30th, 2010
    It is a lamentable fact that the Brown's Year of India has concluded. And yet, this news should not be overly distressing, for Brown University libraries boast a myriad of materials on Indian arts and culture. I recently stumbled upon the Minassian...
  • | June 29th, 2010
    Location: Providence, RI, U.S.A. Climate change is a hot topic these days, to put it mildly: innumerable resources and researchers in both the academic and governmental sectors are engaged in an international movement to reduce emissions. Yet this...
  • | June 23rd, 2010
    The Watson Institute is certainly aflutter with activity this summer, what with hosting the BIARI conferences and initiating the Global Conversation. Another week-long event, the Teaching American History Summer Institute of the Choices Program,...
  • | June 22nd, 2010
    Location: Providence, RI, U.S.A. The second week of the Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management BIARI began yesterday with a number of lectures on economic development and start-up growth. While I anticipated attending a lecture on technology...
  • | June 18th, 2010
    Since the partition of British India in 1947, India and Pakistan have been locked in a struggle for dominance. The two countries continue to vie for control of the Kashmir region, an area long embroiled in territorial disputes. Religious differences...
  • | June 17th, 2010
     Location: Providence, RI, U.S.A. To the general public, the international move to “go green” may seem fairly straightforward: recycle, conserve electricity, and consider purchasing fuel efficient automobiles. Yet the techniques that...
  • | June 16th, 2010
    Here at the Global Conversation, we are expanding the partnership between India and Brown established this past year through the Year of India initiative. In the upcoming month, the Year of India website will be converted into an archive, while this...
  • | June 10th, 2010
    Location: Providence, RI, U.S.A. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, with matches beginning on June 11th in South Africa and continuing until July 11. The decision to host this event in South Africa has been a contentious one, spurring a...