.Brian Beedham, foreign editor of The Economist for a quarter of a century, died this week, aged 87 F or nearly all the 25 years leading up to the collapse of communism in 1989, two intellects dominated the pages of The Econ- omist. They were Norman Macrae, as dep- uty editor, and Brian Beedham, as foreign editor. Their marks were influential, endur- ing-and quite different. Norman, who died in 2010, relished iconoclasm, and orig- inal ideas sprang like a fountain from his ef- fervescent mind. Brian, bearded, tweed- jacketed and pipe-smoking (or pipe-pok- ing), held ideas that were more considered. It was he who provided the paper’s atti- tude to the post-war world. In that world, nothing was as important as seeing off communism, which in turn could be achieved only by the unyielding exercise of American strength. This view was not in itself unusual. What made it re- markable, and formidable, were the clarity, elegance and intellectual power with which it was propounded. No issue demanded the exercise of these qualities more than the Vietnam war, and probably none caused Brian more an- guish. A man of great kindness, and with- out a hint of vanity or pretension, he was far from being either a heartless ideologue or a primitive anti-communist (though he never visited either Russia or Vietnam to put his opinions to the test). But his unwa- vering defence of American policy drew criticism from both colleagues and readers. Why did he persist in pounding such a lonely trail, even after it had become clear that the American venture in South-East Asia was doomed? The short answer was conviction. His anti-communism was born of a love affair with America. As a young man, at Leeds Grammar School and Oxford, his politics had been leftish. They might have stayed that way. But in 1955 ambition bore him from the Yorkshire Post to The Economist where, after a few months, he won a Commonwealth Fund fellowship and with it a year study- ing local politics in the South and the West of the United States. In America Brian dis- covered a national ideology based on indi- vidualism, bottom-up democracy and an active belief in liberty that meant pro- blems could be solved at home and na- tions could be freed abroad. This was ex- actly in tune with his own emerging ideas. The dispassionate romantic Coming from drab, class-ridden, 1950s Brit- ain, Brian might have stayed. But he felt in- dubitably British. The Suez crisis was be- ginning just as he left for America in August 1956; he so strongly backed the in- vasion of Egypt that he volunteered his ser- vice to the British military attache in Wash- ington, ready even to give up his new American adventure to fight for this hopeless cause. And though he later became enthusiastic about direct democracy (an en- thusiasm, like that for homeopathic pills, which was fostered by his links with Swit- zerland through Barbara, his wife), he was a monarchist to the end. Suspicious of intellectuals, Brian rel- ished exposing the soft, less-than-rigorous- ly-thought-out (he was fond of hyphens) orthodoxies of the liberal left. As foreign editor, he liked to draw unsparing compar- isons between the Soviet Union and the Nationalist regime in South Africa: to deny freedom on the basis of ideological convic- tions, he argued, was no less objectionable than denying it on the basis of colour. It was no doubt Brian’s command of words that helped to make him our Washington correspondent in 1958 and then, in 1963, foreign editor. In this role he wrote leaders on all manner of topics, often argu- ing a difficult case: for nuclear weapons, say; for supporting Israel (another of his unshakable causes) when sentiment was running otherwise; or indeed for the do- mino theory itself, which was never so ringingly defended. Brian was equally skilled as a sub-edi- tor. Articles that arrived on his desk with no clear beginning, end or theme were turned, apparently effortlessly, into some- thing perfectly sharp and coherent. More annoyingly for authors, articles that were perfectly coherent were sometimes turned with a few tweaks, deft as a paw-dab from one of his beloved cats, into pieces that said something quite different from what had been intended. A statement of fact might be qualified by “it is said” or the American invasion of Cambodia would become a “counter-attack”. These intrusions could be difficult to square with The Economist's tradition of open-mindedness; especially as Brian’s own mind was more contradictory than it seemed. His favourite conversation-part- ners were men like Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Richard Perle, hawkish intervention- ists; but he also had an acquaintance, al- most friendship, with at least one kgb man at the Soviet embassy in the 1980s. Away from work, the world he was analysing weekly was kept at bay. He did not own a television set, and found the best use of computers was to listen to American civil-war songs. Some of his pieces were pounded out on an ancient Ol- ivetti in a turret of Barbara’s family castle in the Alps, surrounded by peaks and clouds. Deep down he was a romantic, capable of great human feeling, whose head con- stantly seemed to remind him to keep a rein on his heart. He wrote sympathetical- ly and perceptively about Islam, and mov- ingly about refugees-especially boat peo- ple, and especially if they were Vietnam- ese. They were making his point for him....The Economist May l6th 2015

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

blum berkeley - one of sustaianabilitytech top 3 epicenters in usa




Four weeks left until the pre-proposal deadline!

Upcoming UC Campus Info Sessions
This year, each UC campus is hosting in person Big Ideas info sessions! For the full list of events, check our Big Ideas calendar (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/events/)  and get in touch with your Innovation Ambassador (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/team/) !

* UC Irvine: Every Mon & Tues | 3pm | Beall Center, Suite 2300, SB1
* UC Berkeley: Wed, Oct 18 | 6pm | B100 Blum Center
* UC Santa Barbara: Thu, Oct 19 | 7pm | Girvetz Hall 2320
* UC San Diego: Fri, Oct 20 | 5pm | Atkinson Hall/Calit2, 4th Fl Conf Rm
* UC Merced: Mon, Oct 23 | 5pm | COB1 102
* UC Santa Cruz: Tue, Oct 24 | 5pm | Hum 1-210 Conference Room
* UC Riverside: Wed, Oct 25 | 7pm | Winston Chung Hall (WCH) 205/206
* UC San Diego: Thu, Oct 26 | 5pm | Atkinson Hall/Calit2, 4th Fl Conf Rm
* UC Santa Barbara: Thu, Oct 26 | 7pm | Girvetz Hall 2320
* UC Davis: Thu, Oct 26 | 7pm | Cruess 208


Mon, Oct 30 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | B100 Blum Center
All students are invited to attend this workshop in person or stream the event (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/workshops/) on our workshops page! Receive guidance and feedback about how to effectively craft a Big Ideas pre-proposal. Sign up for an appointment (https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/erewy) after the presentation to have a Big Ideas advisor review a draft of your proposal.


Sign up for in-person or Skype office hours (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/advising/)  to speak with an advisor or have your pre-proposal reviewed!

The one-on-one PIR consultation program connects students with experts from industry, non-profits, government, and social enterprises. Sign up to receive feedback on your Big Idea, mentoring, and career advice from the experts below!

Leila Makarechi | Head of Government Partnerships at Coursera (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/practitioners-in-residence/)
Wednesday, October 18 | 2:30 pm slot open | 120B Blum Hall | RSVP Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practitioner-in-residence-leila-makarechi-tickets-38084391440)
Areas of Expertise: Global health, strategic partnerships, public-private partnerships, scaling businesses, workforce education & development.

Naomi Baer | Stanford Center for Social Innovation and Partners in Scale (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/practitioners-in-residence/)
Monday, November 6 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 100B Blum Hall | RSVP Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practitioner-in-residence-naomi-baer-tickets-38088614070)
Areas of Expertise: Financial inclusion, international development, technology for emerging economies, scaling organizations.

Other Opportunities

Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator (https://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/accelerator-1/)
Open to all. GSBI makes social entrepreneurship easier by helping social entrepreneurs along their journey with mentorship, practical tools, and rigorous programs that help them find the answers to the questions keeping them awake at night, and answers to questions they didn’t know they had. Apply here (https://scu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e375AxMZZgKWkqF) by October 20, 2017.

Open to all. Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact. Start your application for a 2018 Fellowship today. Learn more here (http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/apply) and apply (http://echoinggreen.org/apply) by October 24, 2017.

CITRIS Foundry Accelerator (http://citrisfoundry.org/)
Open to UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF communities. Founding a deep technology startup is hard.Headquartered at UC Berkeley, the CITRIS Foundry accelerator supports entrepreneurs who are working to commercialize cutting-edge technology within their scientific field. Each selected startup receives funding, deep tech mentorship, and access to University of California laboratories. Apply here (http://citrisfoundry.org/apply/) by October 27, 2017.

Open to entrepreneurial scientists and engineers. Every year, Cyclotron Road recruits a Cohort of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers from around the world. For two years, their innovators are embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem and provided funding, access to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley, and a program of intensive mentorship, education, and networking. Apply here (http://www.cyclotronroad.org/apply) by October 31, 2017.

Open to UC Berkeley undergraduates. The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies.  Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. Apply by November 13, 2017.

Open to all UC Berkeley students. The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts, made possible by the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation, is a new student grant program that provides an avenue for ambitious student innovators to unlock further potential in their design projects. Selected grantees will work on their projects with the support of resources from the Jacobs Institute (http://jacobsinstitute.berkeley.edu/)  and CITRIS Invention Lab (http://invent.citris-uc.org/) , and as part of a cohort of fellow student innovators. Grants of $2,000 and $500 will be awarded. Apply by December 20, 2017.
Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research & Scholarships Fair (https://www.facebook.com/events/213589105842635/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A972964169458860%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A972964169458860%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D)
October 17 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
The annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair is a great opportunity to learn about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities available on campus. Additionally, throughout the afternoon there will be thematic breakout sessions where one can listen to staff and students talk about specific topics of interest.

November 6 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Blum Center For Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
With support from the Autodesk Foundation, the Blum Center for Developing Economies will host an Impact Design Education Summit to bring together educators and practitioners to discuss the state of university-based impact design education.

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