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The Falcon School District 49 Board of Education unanimously approved all its action items and held extensive discussions Sept. 13 during its September meeting. The board members discussed several business and policy issues at the district’s newly opened Falcon Virtual Academy in Colorado Springs. The venue offered district staff and community members an opportunity to tour FVA’s new facility.+ More details
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February 16, 2010 http://www.waterpolicy.ca/beta/webinar.php#w8 SPEAKERS: 1. Mathieu Lebel, Freshwater Management Specialist, World Wildlife Fund (Canada) 2. Tony Maas, Freshwater Director, World Wildlife Fund (Canada) WEBINAR SUMMARY: This webinar examines if and how environmental flows are being adequately met in Canadian rivers. Environmental flows, also known as in-stream flow needs, refers to the quantity, timing and quality of water required to sustain freshwater ecosystem- and the livelihoods and well-being of people dependent on them. The speakers provide an introduction to the scientific principles of environmental flows, and then discuss the policy frameworks and decision-making processes that govern the protection and restoration of environmental flows in Canada.+ More details
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The triumphant return of a Bharatiya Janata Party government in India after a contentious campaign season has raised questions about revising India's nuclear posture, India-Pakistan relations, and regional stability with the draw-down of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Two panels of distinguished experts will discuss the potential for changes to India’s historically minimalist approach to nuclear doctrine, as well as the regional security challenges facing India. Short presentations by the invited speakers will be followed by a question-and-answer period for each panel. Introduction: Modi’s Moment Lieutenant General (ret’d) P.K. Singh Director, United Service Institution of India Mr. Michael Krepon Director for South Asia, The Stimson Center India’s Nuclear Future: Continuity and Change Vice Admiral (ret’d) A.K. Singh Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, India Lieutenant General (ret’d) Vinay Shankar Former Director General of Artillery, Indian Army Mr. Michael Krepon Director for South Asia, The Stimson Center Regional Stability and the Nuclear Dimension Ambassador Jayant Prasad Former Indian Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament Mr. Vikram Singh Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress Dr. Joshua T. White Deputy Director for South Asia, The Stimson Center+ More details
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Estelle Richman, former Secretary of PA's Department of Public Welfare and former Chief Operating Officer of the US Dept Of HUD, speaks at Temple's School of Social Work. Panelists include four commissioners and directors from Philadelphia human services and CBOs.+ More details
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openDemocracy & The Tedworth Charitable Trust...in association with Exile Nation Media...presents The Exile Nation Project An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System A film by Charles Shaw The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind." The United States has only 5% of the world's population, yet a full 25% of the world's prisoners. At 2.5 million, the US has more prisoners than even China does with five times the population of the United States. 8 million Americans (1 in every 31) languish under some form of state monitoring known as "correctional supervision." On top of that, the security and livelihood of over 13 million more has been forever altered by a felony conviction. The American use of punishment is so pervasive, and so disproportionate, that even the conservative magazine The Economist declared in 2010, "never in the civilized world have so many been locked up for so little." The project will unfold over a two year period, beginning with the release of this feature-length documentary and then continuing on with the release of short films and complete interviews from each of the 100 participants in the project, meant to represent the 1 in 100 Americans that are currently sitting behind bars. The Exile Nation Project is made possible by a generous grant from the Tedworth Charitable Trust and the openDemocracy group, in association with Exile Nation Media. All content produced is non-commercial and available for free distribution under a Creative Commons license. BONUS FEATURE: "Friday the 13th" a poem by John Sinclair, follows the credits. Written, Produced and Directed by Charles Shaw Director of Photography - Charles Shaw Edited by Charles Shaw & Dustin Edwards Motion Graphics - Dustin Edwards, Brodie Sullivan Music by Random Rab, Junior Boys, Cloud Cult, Four Tet, The War on Drugs, SearchLite. Production Assistants - Erin Shaw, Michael Garfield, Baza Novic Technical Advisor - Taylor Cahill Featuring... Christian Parenti Eric Sterling Mark Kleiman, Ph.D Sanho Tree Judge James P. Gray Ethan Nadelmann Anthony Papa John Sinclair Nora Callahan Chuck Armsbury Amy Povah Ralston Lynette Shaw Scott Imler Kyle Kazan Julie Holland, M.D. Robert Manor Aaron Blackledge, M.D. Randolph Hencken Stephen Dubov Chris Bava Steve Costello Dorothy Johnson-Speight Ryan Keesling Alexis Wilson Briggs Malakkar Vohryzek AJ Lovewins Debi Campbell Julie Falco Allison Moore Jean Marlowe Rebecca Forbes Stephani Conyers Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis Audra DeLuca Nicole Benisch Anthony Reed Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality, and Director of the documentary film, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System. Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust. Charles' work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES!, and Znet. He was a Contributing Author to the 2008 Shift Report from the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and in Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning (2007, Island Press). In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism. LINKS http://ExileNation.org opendemocracy.net/exile-nation-project realitysandwich.com/exile_nation_drugs_prisons_politics_spirituality realitysandwich.com/blog/1265 opendemocracy.net/editorial-tags/drug-policy-forum+ More details
To view Part 1 click here: https://vimeo.com/67403824 The far-reaching conversation between architects, public officials, and civic activists will focus on design and policy initiatives that have shaped New York City's role as a global metropolis during the last decade, along with the ideas that will influence the next mayoral administration. This program is linked to the Center for Architecture’s Future of the City exhibition, which highlights the connection between design and public policy. Recommendations of the interdisciplinary Post-Sandy Initiative will also animate part of the discussion. 2:30 PM Post-Sandy Panel - Housing Work Group: Mark Ginsberg, FAIA - Transportation & Urban Work Group: James Wright, AIA - Critical & Commercial Buildings: Raymond Skorupa, AIA - Waterfront: Denisha Williams, ASLA Moderator: Ernie Hutton, FAICP, Assoc. AIA 3:30 PM Next Steps Illya Azaroff, AIA 3:45 PM Closing Remarks Lance Jay Brown, FAIA Organized by: AIA NY Chapter+ More details
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As part of our effort to develop a greenhouse gas emission reduction offset quantification protocol for biochar projects, Biochar Protocol Develoment held a webinar with members of the biochar community June 8, 2010, titled Carbon Policy/Markets, Project Design and Implications for Biochar Protocols. For more information, visit www.biocharprotocol.org+ More details
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