News and Blogs
Here at the OSP, we’re always interested in seeing how others are tackling the complex problem of open curriculum sharing. So we were really excited to hear about this “small open syllabus” project spearheaded by Sherif Mansour after attending Wikimania 2014. Here’s his guest blog post introducing his project to open Egypt’s educational system:
Most histories of copyright discuss Dickens’ frustration with the lack of protection for international copyright in the 19th century US. This I didn’t know:
It is with considerable sadness that The American Assembly announces the passing of William H. Sullivan (Oct. 12, 1922—Oct 11, 2013), who served as our President from 1979 to 1986. After a distinguished career as a diplomat and a scholar, Bill brought great prestige to our institution, stabilizing The Assembly’s finances and developing innovative projects. He was held in high esteem by all who had the privilege to work with him, especially The Assembly’s trustees and staff, who extend their condolences to his family.
The American Assembly's Nick Hamilton was honored to join 42 urban policy experts from thirty cities at the June 10-12 Next City's Vanguard 2013. The "Vanguards" compared experiments in building upon a city's unique set of assets and exchanged new civic engagement strategies. Young leaders from around the nation drew from the many examples of innovation in the legacy city of Cleveland, Ohio, including urban agriculture (pictured, on the right).
During the week of February 1st, American Assembly Vice President Joe Karaganis appeared on NPR's "On Media" program to talk about the newly released volume "Copy Culture in the U.S. and Germany," a comparative study of habits around media consumption and acquisition. Listen to that interview here.
American Assembly VP Joe Karaganis spoke at O'Reilly's "Tools of Change for Publishing" conference February 14th in New York City. Karaganis, editor of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, spoke about opposition to SOPA in the United States and ACTA in Europe.
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