Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund is growing steadily. In September 2017 it hit the 1 trillion USD mark for the first time.
I visited the crusader castle in Sidon, Lebanon. It made me think about the havoc done in the name of religion, here in the Levant, and around the world. There was even a Norwegian crusade to the Holy Land!
Why do we travel for recreation? Do we travel _to_ something? Or do we travel to get _away_ from something? We all want to be travelers, but are in reality tourists.
We think of Facebook as a free tool and forget that we share enormous amounts of personal data that Facebook uses in marketing. We have to understand what "surveillance capitalism" is.
International tourism has a downside to it, one that is of growing concern. This is the impact it has on local cultures and local environments. The case of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico s presented.
The woman performing in this video is Olena Uutai, from the Sakha Republic in Russia. She calls herself an "ethnic musician". Maybe so. It can certainly be understood a case of cultural appropriation.
Review of a video titled "You can't help falling in love with her at first sight." It was produced in connection with Bulgaria being the President of the Council of the European Union, in the period January-June 2018.
At UNCCD COP 11 (Windhoek, Botswana, September 2013) I presented a technical paper at the Sustainable Land Management Business Forum (SLMBF) which addressed the role of the private sector in engaging with civil society. In this connection an interview was made.
The role of death, burial, and cemeteries in culture. Elements of a cross-cultural analysis, with examples from India, Norway, and USA.
Our ability to empatize with the world's poor and with hunger appear to decrease. What are the causes for this, and what to do about it?