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Global Challenges & cross cultural dynamics

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Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents for the Last 13,000 Years?

The biggest question that Jared Diamond is asking himself is how to turn the study of history into a science.

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Jared Diamond: “Upheaval”

Jared Diamond discusses his book, “Upheaval,” at a Politics and Prose event at George Washington University. His new book looks at trauma and considers the reasons why some nations recover and others collapse.

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Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Healing Shared Trauma What can you do when you carry scars not on your body, but within your soul? And what happens when those spiritual wounds exist not just in you, but in everyone in your family, community, and even beyond? Spiritual teacher Thomas...

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Culture, Crisis & Creativity

The great Hindu holy man, Sri Ramana Maharshi, demanded of all those who came to him for spiritual guidance that they ask of themselves what he considered the most basic question: "Who am I."

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Jared Diamond: How Societies Can Grow Old Better

There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds.

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face.

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Author Jared Diamond on the 'Breakdown' of American Democracy

Award-winning writer and historian Jared Diamond has spent his career studying the rise and fall of civilizations. In his latest book, “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis,” he examines major geopolitical events of recent decades, in search of lessons to navigate an uncertain future.

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Revised Edition)

Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives.

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Jared Diamond - What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jared Diamond takes you on an epic journey into our rapidly receding past, opening a window on tribal societies and how they can provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature.

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Is Nationalism Ever a Force for Good? | Jared Diamond | Big Think

Nationalism isn't always a bad thing. When a country doesn't have self-confidence, and a collective sense of identity, that is also a problem. The optimal situation, in the case of nationalism, is that a nation's citizens have a healthy amount of it.

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