The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences. Its goal is to support the free exchange of ideas and thus to help overcome dividing lines and mechanisms of exclusion within and between our societies.
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Saad Eddin Ibrahim is Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo and Chairman of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Dr. Ibrahim gained global attention after he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at a trial Amnesty International described as politically motivated to punish him for his human rights activism. His conviction was overturned in 2003.
John P.A. Ioannidis is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece and adjunct Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, USA.
The OpenAI saga – in which founder and CEO Sam Altman was suddenly fired and then reinstated, together with a new governing board – may have been enthralling, but it was neither novel nor surprising. Historically, capital usually wins out when there are competing visions for the future of an innovative product or business model.
shows why OpenAI’s efforts to preserve its founding non-profit mission never stood any chance.
Climate change is expected to displace tens of millions of people by mid-century, especially in the Global South. By enhancing international cooperation, we could improve the lives and livelihoods of the displaced and develop sustainable solutions that enable affected communities to rebuild.
urge leaders to take a holistic approach to addressing the sharp increase in weather-related displacement.