Happy New Year Linkage

Jan 1, 2014

Greetings readers! And apologies for my slap-happy blogging record of late. Among my several resolutions this year is a return to blogging at the rate of at minimum one substantive post per week, in addition to my bi-weekly linkage posts. We’ll see whether I can sustain or (more hopefully) exceed this while managing the transition of a teen from home to college, just as we’ll see whether I can keep up my regimen of 7-minute workouts, my plan to learn tango and get scuba certified, and my pledge to send one random thank-you note to some individual every week this year. (If you’re looking for other New Year’s Resolution ideas see this and this; for the science on how to stick with changes that work, see this.) Anyway, let’s start off some overdue linkage – the best of things I’ve read or glanced at over the last hectic weeks of grading/holiday travel/college application stress: Predictioneering 2014

Human Rights:

Academica

Geekotica:

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.