Robin Cook

December 17, 2013
Doha City Center

The High Price of Bacon in Qatar: Art and Freedom

Reported as the most expensive artwork sold at auction, Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for a record $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York on November 12th. A few immediate questions come to mind, some more pressing than others. Why would someone pay such an […]
November 27, 2013
Homeschooling in the military

New Models of Education for Military Families

Education is getting its fair share of attention in the news, although not as much as the healthcare industry these days. The economic underpinning of education is never far from most stories. We can look at the transformation of the higher education through free online initiatives. Will the traditional university […]
November 14, 2013
Chao Family

Elaine, May, Grace and Angela Chao: Signs of Positive Feminist Change at Harvard

Angela Chao is a corporate executive, philanthropist, and graduate of the Harvard Business School, like her sisters, three of whom also attended Harvard Business School. Harvard University and the Harvard Business School recently made history thanks to the generosity of her family. The University will for the first time in […]
September 29, 2013
Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity

Biodiversity’s Balance with Economic Growth

Economic growth and environmental conservation mix like oil and water, or so the conventional thinking goes. The Economist recently complicated this picture with a special report on biodiversity. The report concludes that middle-income economies take better care of their environments than struggling nations. What’s the tipping point for “middle income”? […]