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Here are some reading materials from past events!

Pulchrum, The Power of Beauty

Opening Speech for UNIV congress 2011

In an atmosphere dominated by empiricism and rationalism, is beauty too subjective an element to be taken seriously? Unquantifiable, unqualitative, when many of our contemporaries seem more concerned with technology, productivity, and utility?

The Crisis of Freedom

by Cormac Burke

Free for what?

A large part of the present-day confusion about freedom is because we think of freedom as being free from external restrictions; and we forget that it is much more a matter of being free from internal restraints, from self-imposed or self-sought restrictions which hinder our development as true personalities.

Donna Karan's Entrepreneurship

by Maria Speed, Success Magazine

Donna Karan, whose wrap dress is now a staple in any woman's closet, revolutionized the fashion world  by doing what a smart business person would do: focusing on the customer.

The Flight from Conversation

by Sherry Turkle, The New York Times

Sherry Turkle is a psychologist and an MIT professor. She recently published the book "Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other".

Hope, Saved on a Laptop

by Dan Barry, The New York Times

For a long time, Ann Nelson's laptop computer remained dark. It had been returned to her family in North Dakota, along with the other belongings she left behind in that great city 1,750 miles to the east. She was 30, lively, working near the very top of the World Trade Center, and — you already know. 

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