Benjamin Barber

Benjamin Barber appears in the following:

A Meeting of the Mayoral Minds

Monday, February 15, 2016

For the first time ever, The Hague will host a meeting of mayors from cities all over the world this fall. Hear what they plan to accomplish.

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If Mayors Ruled The World

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Benjamin Barber, CUNY senior research scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, talks with Brian Lehrer about how cities are responding to global issues.

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Listen: Benjamin Barber on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, March 09, 2012

Political theorist and distinguished senior fellow at Demos, Benjamin Barber, responded to Brian's question which is at the center of the show's End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Occupy Rousseau

Friday, March 09, 2012

Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, discusses the relevance of Rousseau's political and social ideas today and the Occupy Rousseau event happening tonight. 

EVENT: Benjamin Barber participates in the Occupy Rousseau event at the New York Public Library on Friday, March 9 at 7 P.M.

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Libya Update

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Benjamin Barberpolitical theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, discusses reports that former Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi died of injuries sustained during his capture this morning in Sirte.

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The End of Gadhafi?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The question is now – can Libya make good on the promise of the insurgency? —  Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, on Th...

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Interdependence Day

Monday, September 12, 2011

Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, talks about the 9th annual observation of September 12th as "Interdependence Day" with a focus on global unity.

EVENT: "World café"-style community discussions today at 3LD ART & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 80 Greenwich St.

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Democracy in Libya?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Benjamin Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former member of the International Board of the Saif Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation - until he resigned in protest at start of the uprising - discusses the prospects for democracy in a potential post- Qaddafi Libya.

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Is Saif Gadhafi Libya's Hope?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Talks are underway in Qatar to try to establish a way forward for Libya, where fighting continues. Col. Gadhafi continues his attacks, while NATO has stepped in to help the rebel forces. NATO will remain in the country until the departure of Gadhafi. However, who will lead the country? Benjamin Barber is a senior fellow at Demos in New York and author of "Strong Democracy" and "Jihad vs. McWorld." He says that Gadhafi's son, Saif Gadhafi may need to play a role in the government. The BBC's Nick Childs reports on the meeting in Qatar.

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First Principles: Freedom

Monday, April 04, 2011

Benjamin Barber, distinguished senior fellow at the New York think tank Demos and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Rutgers University, and Harry Binswanger, a longtime associate of Ayn Rand and a board member at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, talk about the principle of freedom, who it's for and from what, in advance of the First Principles debate.

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Why a No-Fly Zone Could Undermine the Opposition in Libya

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

As protests in Libya advance to wrestle power away from Moammar Gadhafi, attacks on demonstrators from helicopters and planes also continue. This has the international community left pondering what it can do. Many lawmakers are calling for a no-fly zone to be declared in Libya, but that may be easier said then done. To help us learn what exactly is a "no-fly zone," and if it actually works, is Joshua Keating, associate editor for Foreign Policy.

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Democracy Prospects in Libya

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Benjamin Barber, internationally renowned political theorist and Distinguished Fellow at the policy center Demos, and a former member of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, discusses his resignation from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation and his take on the prospects for democracy in Libya.

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Advice for Egypt

Friday, February 11, 2011

Guests today include: 

As well as Shinasi A. Rama, deputy director of the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy and one of the leaders of the Albanian student movement; Suketu Mehta, New York City-based journalist, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and FoundNeferti Tadiar, professor and chair of women's studies at Barnard College; Anne Nelson, adjunct associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University who's covered revolutions as a journalist in Central America; Omar Cheta, PhD candidate in the departments of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at NYU; Shiva Sarram, who was eight years old during the 1979 revolution in Iran and the founder of the Blossom Hill Foundation, which works with children affected by conflict.; Gladys Carbo-Flower, recording artist and witness to Cuba's revolution; Didi Ogude, a recent NYU graduate who was ten years old during South Africa's regime change in the nineties; Hesham El-Meligy, a Muslim-American community organizer from Staten Island; and Ali Al Sayed, Egyptian New Yorker and owner of Kabab Café in Little Egypt, Astoria, Queens.

The Dark Side of Black Friday

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Benjamin Barber, distinguished senior fellow at the New York think tank Demos and author of Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole (Norton, 2007) discusses hyper-consumerism and the need to return to basic civic values.

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It's Official

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

December 2, 2008
We're officially in a recession and the holiday shopping season is underway. Hear why economist Benjamin Barber argues that hyper-consumerism led to the current financial crisis and that restoring faith in democracy is the way out of economic ruin. Plus, Alex Kuczynski on having a child ...

...But Was It Good For Democracy? Parsing Super Duper Tuesday

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Robert George, New York Post editorial writer and Ragged Thots blogger, David Epstein, professor of political science at Columbia University, and Benjamin Barber, professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, senior fellow at the think tank Demos and author of ...

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But Was It Good For Democracy?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Super Tuesday saw heavy turnout at the polls, but revealed a patchwork of primaries, caucuses, and confusing delegate counts. Robert George, Benjamin Barber, and David Epstein join us to discuss whether our primary system is damaging our Democracy. Plus: A new series celebrating black history month, and Fred Kaplan discusses ...

Democracy in Libya

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Benjamin Barber, professor of civil society at the University of Maryland, senior fellow at Demos and the author of Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole (Norton, 2007), discusses the democratization of Libya.

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Rating the Housing Market

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Fed just cut interest rates to counteract the sub prime mortgage crisis. We look at how much it might help the New York housing market, in our weekly look at real estate for the month of September. Also, Benjamin Barber on the state of Libya’s democratization; the MTA moves ...