Tag Archives: democracy and human rights

  1. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea

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    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

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    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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  2. Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz & National Identity

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    October 1, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz and National Identity (47 – 67) Blues and swing, 48 – 51 Blues-Based jazz, 51 – …
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  3. Facebook, Jazz & the Possibilities of Global Scale

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    May 21, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

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    It seems to me that Facebook aspires towards the same openness and global reach as jazz. Moreover, it seems these trajectories converge …
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  4. Six-part Harmony

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    March 26, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Recently, I’ve written about seemingly disparate but related conversations. As if these conversations are individual musical notes, they fill my …
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  5. No Rhythm, No Rhyme

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    March 22, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    I participate in a lot of Blogs on Business, Education and International Relations. What’s always surprising to me is that …
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  6. Engage the Struggle, Let’s Swing!

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    March 12, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Francis Fukuyama is an incredibly smart guy. I enjoy reading his work because he is thoughtful and insightful and makes …
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  7. Jazz Ensembles, Diplomacy and Emerging Markets

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    March 5, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Collaboration is all the rage. As we figure out how to exist in our increasingly interconnected world, thought leaders have …
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  8. Jazz, Billy Preston and Global Governance: the song that ain’t got no melody

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    February 29, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

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    There’s a standard seating arrangement in a jazz ensemble; reeds up front, brass in back, rhythm to the side. The …
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  9. Education, Testing and the Problem with PISA

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    February 22, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    In her March 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review, “Rethinking School” Stacey Childress makes several observations and suggestions for …
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  10. What happens when we change a standard?

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    February 19, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Last night I had the pleasure, once again, of hearing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform in Rose theatre. …
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