Looking across the Yalu River into North Korea, it is striking how much borders continue to profoundly shape our world. Borders set the patterns of most human movement and trade, separate the haves from the have-nots, and provide the spark for many conflicts. At the same time, they’ve proven no match for some of today’s greatest international concerns. 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 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 »