Pakistan: Timber, Rock and Stone | The Shigar and Khaplu projects has improved the life of residents — AKDN Video

Something remarkable is taking place around the Shigar and Khaplu forts of Baltistan. Immersed in the breathtaking scenery of the Karakoram Mountains – some of the highest in the world – and steeped in four centuries of folklore and legends, community heritage and culture are being revitalised.  Remote communities are reviving ancient construction techniques. Buildings…

Tatarstan: Four Videos; Treasures of Tatarstan, Tatarstan brings in skills and investors, Tatars try to save their language and Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019 cycle

Treasures of Tatarstan (7 min, english version) — Elena Pechko Source: Elena Pechko 16 Oct 2014 brings in skills and investors — Euro News Video As Kazan hosts the WorldSkills competition, Euronews takes a closer look at this eclectic city and visits Innopolis, a satellite development outside Kazan known as the Silicon Valley of Tatarstan.……

Artificial Futures Intelligent Robots in Science and Society — Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield’s Public Lecture at University of Central Asia

Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics (University of the West of England), Visiting Professor (University of York), and Associate Fellow (Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence), delivered a UCA public lecture on “Artificial Futures Intelligent Robots in Science and Society” on November 19th. In this talk Prof. Dr. Alan Winfield presented the…

Climate Change: A concerted worldwide effort needs to be launched to mitigate a global calamity — Lecture by Dr. Tariq Banuri at University of Central Asia

Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan, delivered a lecture on climate change at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek on 18 November 2019. Dr. Banuri highlighted that climate change is here to stay, and while some changes are irreversible, a concerted worldwide effort needs to be…

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development — By Seth Schindler & Juan Miguel Kanai on the Conversation com

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China’s Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America. Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya. Michael Edward Walsh/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The scramble to build infrastructure…

Videos: Trump Facing Live Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC and Republicans, Losing Impeachment Fight, Call Democrats "Dumb": A Closer Look

Trump Facing Live Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC Trump calls the impeachment investigation a hoax but it’s about to get very real as the first witnesses testify under oath, on the record and in public next week. Aired on 11/08/19. Source: MSNBC Republicans, Losing Impeachment Fight, Call Democrats “Dumb”: A Closer Look…

Ismaili Imamat donates medical equipment to University Hospital in Lisbon, News , Photos and Video

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa attended a special ceremony in Lisbon today, 8 November, to inaugurate the Ismaili Imamat’s donation of a Da Vinci surgical system to the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central. The Da Vinci surgical equipment introduces cutting-edge, robotics-assisted technology for performing advanced operations on patients. Surgical robots…

Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today | The 3-kilometer corridor provides visa-free access to Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan | Watch Video

  (Click Guru Nanak to watch video) Tribune com Pakistan writes: LAHORE: Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today In a landmark peace move, the Pakistan government opens the Kartarpur Corridor today, for the followers of Guru Nanak, allowing them to visit the revered Sikh Guru’s final resting place without a visa. The 3-kilometer corridor provides…

University of Central Asia (UCA) Videos: UCA Scholarships for Young Scholars Central Asian Faculty Development Programme | Badakhshan TV: UCA Students Host Model UN Conference in Khorog

The University of Central Asia (UCA) offers opportunities for Central Asian scholars to pursue an academic career internationally through its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP). Following their studies, CAFDP scholars return to UCA to teach or conduct research. The programme is designed to ensure that scholars from the region are strongly represented in UCA’s…

Video: Stanley B Greenberg – President Trump’s Tea Party Revolution and the End of America’s Polarization — Reset DOC

America is very exceptional in ways we are already watching it push back against the kind of polarization extremism that gave us Donald Trump. People are really engaged, and they got engaged almost immediately. They have enough of anti-government, anti-immigration, and polarization extremism that block democratic governance. Statistics and pollings confirm this, says Stanley Greenberg….