"If we are to have peace on earth… we must develop a world perspective."
Visiting the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, I was struck by how many of the quotes on its inscription wall touch on international affairs. "We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace." "Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies." more »
While it remains an open question when iPads or other tablet devices will become standard diplomatic equipment, the Patterson School's iPad trial has already shown the considerable benefits this transformative technology may provide one of the world's most traditional professions.
After more than two years with all of our students, faculty, and staff using iPads, the device has become a must have item. And, in our context, "must have" has actually meant "must have with you" at any given moment. Students almost always bring their iPads to class, but where the device has had the greatest impact is everywhere else: in the corridor, on a bus, at lunch, waiting for a plane. more »