education

Education

A Belgian campus puts out a welcome mat for refugees

When Mohammed Salman moved to Belgium to pursue a PhD in political science in 2010, he had every intention of returning home to Syria. But the war intervened, and now the newly-minted Ph.D. is helping start up a program for refugees at the Free University of Brussels.

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Arts, Culture & Media

New age Judaism

Dozens of new Jewish spiritual communities are popping up in Israel. But as Linda Gradstein reports, they're not connected to any of the major Jewish movements.

Global Politics

International spelling bee

There was an unusual spelling bee in New York today. None of the participants was a native English speaker. Earlier today, anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with three of the participants in the Global SpellEvent Championship.

Arts, Culture & Media

LEGO profits beat recession

In spite of the global recession and tough competition from the computer gaming world, profits for the toymaker LEGO jumped 23 percent during the first half of this year. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lego's CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp.

Arts, Culture & Media

Singapore's science dreams

Singapore is laying the foundation for a future economy based on science. It's sending its own citizens abroad for a top education, and enticing some the world's best minds in science to its shores. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

When Freud went to Worcester

100 years ago this weekend, Sigmund Freud made his first and only trip to the United States to deliver a series of lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks to Clark University archivist Mott Linn about the visit.

Conflict & Justice

Global impact of porn industry

The idea of corporate responsibility is not exclusive to big corporations. Some small business affect lives around the world. Tim Samuels produced a series for BBC-TV about the impact of porn films in countries where those films are very successful.

Global Politics

Harsh realities in children's books

The BBC's Mark Coles reports on the rise of so-called ?misery literature' for children, books that depict real-life tragedy, including events such as the Iraq war. Are trauma and despair the right stuff for kids' books?