Nobody can deny that university professors are good academics or experienced professionals. However, even leading experts in a field can make poor teachers if they don’t know how to convey their detailed knowledge in a clear and engaging way.
Online voting has a lot of potential to make voting much more convenient. However, while it would significantly lower the individual cost of casting a ballot, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it would boost voter turnout or increase accessibility. There’s muddled evidence about whether turnout would increase or not, and we can only expect small gains.
Adding messages that most people find reprehensible may make viewing, reading or listening to a piece of art less entertaining. This could also reduce the money its creators make from it. Whatever the case, this view suggests that art should be socially responsible only insofar as this helps the artist achieve the aims for which the piece was created.
Discussions on sustainability still revolve around green growth, making it easy to assume that it is possible and desirable. However, this assumption is increasingly being challenged by the degrowth movement and even some economists. Is green growth a useful paradigm for the 21st century, or is it time to update our ideas about sustainable development?
Ukraine's integration into the European Union is not a mere political process but a pure expression of Ukraine’s commitment to a future defined by freedom, democracy, and shared European values. Last week, alongside Stanislav Vynnytskyi and Anastasiia Pustovarova, outstanding students at IE University, and Francisco De Lasheras Borja, who helped organize this meeting, I was honored to talk with several esteemed experts on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.
The social aspects of today's society can be incredibly frustrating and may even feel demanding to some extent. With self-esteem being a delicate subject for every individual, designer brands do an excellent job of targeting such fragile insecurities for their own gains. Luxury brands including Burberry, Givenchy, and Dior present ridiculously priced goods in the market.
I know for myself that it is not easy to let go when relying on others, especially when it is a project that affects your whole degree or is very dear to you. But I appeal to everyone, including myself, to at least put your mind to it.
In a world as uncertain and challenging as we are living in right now, we need leaders who can not only talk but listen, leaders who are secure in their facts just like their mistakes, and leaders who can trust in themselves just like in others.