It was inevitable that a complex, globe-spanning conflict like World War II would inspire a genre of combat movies as wide-ranging in origin, focus, and viewpoint as the nations and cultures which fought the war. The resulting films run the gamut from heroic to reflexive to bitterly sardonic, underscoring the oft-repeated observation war offers a microcosm of human endeavor and experience distilled to its brutal essence. As proven by the success of such works as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, war continues to exert a powerful attraction for filmmakers and audiences alike.
This new series from UC San Diego features discussions with distinguished academic and industry experts on the nature of design in a real-world context, from transportation to housing to the future of work.
Climate change is here. How we respond to it is what matters next. Climate Now, a multimedia resource for information on climate science, policy, economics and technology, features a series of discussions to help the public, policymakers, business leaders and investors make informed decisions about how to mitigate climate change and create a better, sustainable world for generations to come.
At the biological level, aging results from the impact of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of disease and ultimately death. The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging is not just an issue of individual decline – it […]
China is a complex country, and so is the U.S. relationship with it. For Kevin Rudd, a China expert and former Australian prime minister, his vantage point allows him to step back and see that relationship from a different perspective. Rudd’s insights into President Xi Jinping’s ideological worldview have drawn the attention of governments across...