An imperfect man

In rekindling my interest in the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, I recently re-read the Introduction to The Second Sex: Woman as Other. The whole book is a marvelous piece of non-fiction literature that I first read in my early 20s. It had a great influence on me. Now, perhaps in parts slightly […]

Food vs Fuel

  The world turned towards the US on the topic of food vs energy, a debate that is going strong as a primary cereal for food, feed and fuel production is growing thin. The FT reports [registering may be required to view in full]: UN urges US to cut ethanol production Some highlights: Corn, soyabean […]

Climate change gone hiding

In an attempt to buoy the climate change agenda, Chris Rapley and co-author write in the FT: The risks of climate disaster demand straight talking Chris Rapley is professor of climate science at University College London.

Work-life balance from a teen mother’s perpective in FT – too good to pass!

One of my all-time favourite topics, and one that will never have a right answer. How to combine work and motherhood successfully? The topic was visited by one of my favourite columnists, Lucy Kellaway, on Financial Times: Jobs, motherhood and varieties of wrong [You need to register with FT to read the full article] One […]

Future of open access

The academe is battling with a similar issue as the rest of the society: information overflow. At the same time as increasing volumes of academic work are published in numerous forms and platforms, still primary focus of research funders and excellence rankings are on so-called top journals. These are the ones that reap the benefits: […]