There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
– Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3
As your professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy you would have thought that I might at least have sat you down at the beginning of the seminar and given you a clear understanding of that oft-repeated rarely-questioned phrase “sustainable development”.
This Nathalie Nomblot brought most embarrassingly to my attention yesterday when we were struggling to find a good topic for her Quick Report, which I had usefully (!) suggested she might write on “sustainable development” and “something else” (her choice). To which she energetically wrote back: “In one sentence, could you please give me your definition of Sustainable Development? That would help!”
“Big Data” is a term referring to all the massive amount of information with which people can work in this 21st Century. It is fundamentally different from the casual denomination of “simple” or “historic” data because there is such a huge mass of information generated with Big Data that normal tools of treatment cannot deal with it. This change in the data itself is due to the technological revolution we call “digitalization”.
Ms. Poliukhovych is the first person from this year’s promotion to submit her term pepper in fulfillment of the condition of the course. Her title: Feminism and Sustainable Development in the Ukraine. Below you will find an excerpt from an early section of the report which deals with the history of the women’s movement in her country. The full report will be available here at the same time the others are finalized (by or before 9 July)
|my name is Hichem Ballaaj, 31 years old, I am from Tunisia, I never lived in Tunisia, I lived my last 9 years in Dubai and last two years in France, I am an aerospace engineer, and I am working in a family company for now, We work in the food industry. I speak Arabic, English and French but my French not that good.
what I expect from the course, I think this is one of the most important topic in this era, and we face a real problems in the world because of the pollutions, and I am very interesting in this topic, and I am very interesting in the renewable energy and how we can make clean energy and more efficient ways than what we have in the market now.
My name is Simon Lehelley. I’m 25 years old and come from France. I have done my bachelor degree in political science in Versailles University in 2014. I also studied two years in communication before.
Last year, I decided to go in Los Angeles to have an international experience in an English language school and discover a new culture. I stayed six months in a host family to live completely the American culture and share experience with people who comes from all over the world.
It has to say it was also a great experience to discover what I always wanted to do: entrepreneurship. Indeed, there is a different culture where people like to create something new and take risk which is much less the case in Europe.
Also, I’m involved in a non profit organization for finding funds in the medical field.