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Chega ao Brasil no próximo dia 20 de janeiro a missão do diretor de arte e artista plástico japonês Sebastian Masuda. Denominada Time After Time Capsule, a cápsula do tempo tem viajado pelo mundo desde 2014, com o objetivo de difundir a cultura japonesa, em especial a chamada cultura kawaii.


Time after time capsule - a cápsula do tempo de Sebastian Masuda viaja pelo mundo

20 de janeiro de 2018 (sábado)

• Palestra: das 11h às 13h
(A palestra em japonês, com tradução consecutiva, tem vagas limitadas. As senhas para participação serão distribuídas uma hora antes, no local.)

• Workshop: das 15h às 18h

Av. Paulista, 52 | Bela Vista | São Paulo-SP


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  1. JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 8 January - 15 January

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 8 January - 15 January

by Franz Metcalf
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 8 January 2018 to 15 January 2018. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism. See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

University of Chicago - Assistant Professor specializing in rural or urban Africa

Angelo State University - Assistant Professor of Asian History

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University - Gilder Lehrman Center Fellowship Applications due March 1st

Bucknell University - Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Language

Bucknell University - Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Language

University of Hong Kong - Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Japanese Studies)

Xavier University - Besl Family Chair in Ethics/Religion and Society

Bennington College - Faculty Position in Sound Design / Recording

Lakeside School - Upper School History Teacher

University of Illinois at Chicago - Fellowship

York University - Full Professor, Black Diaspora Studies

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What Is Congress Good For? Not Declaring War

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A history refresher: The framers of the U.S. Constitution decided 230 years ago to divide the nation’s war powers between the president and the Congress, making the president the commander in chief of the armed forces and giving the lawmakers the exclusive power to declare war.

Yet, as 2018 gets underway, the executive branch continues a multiyear military campaign against ISIS, even though the Congress has not exercised its power to declare war against that target.

We asked Bob Eatingerformer CIA Senior Deputy General Counsel, to break down how the U.S. declares war — from James Madison’s notes of the debates during the 1787 Constitutional Convention, to how the Authorization for Use of Military Force passed to hunt al Qaeda after 9/11 is used to hunt ISIS now:
  • "Today, the Congress exercises its power to declare war through a process established by the War Powers Resolution of 1973. Under that congressional resolution, the executive must submit a report to the Congress for any case in which U.S. armed forces “are introduced into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances,” and to “terminate any use of United States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be submitted), unless the Congress … has declared war or has enacted a specific authorization for such use of United States Armed Forces.”
  • "The last declared war was World War II. Since then, the Congress has “declared war” through legislation called an authorization to use military force, or AUMF. Yet currently, the executive makes war against ISIS even though the Congress has not declared war against ISIS."
Read Eatinger's analysis of AUMFs and congressional war powers.

Commentary: North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Could Turn Into Torrent
In this week's Fine Print column, Walter Pincus comments on the state of diplomacy with North Korea, offering a realist view of the United States' options:
“We have to deal with North Korea as it is, not as we wish it to be.”
  • "Does President Trump understand those words? They were spoken less than two months ago by former Defense Secretary William Perry, who twice conducted negotiations with the North Koreans nearly 20 years ago."
  • "In the 1990s, Perry believed the key to dealing with North Koreawould be diplomatic negotiations backed by open preparation for military action against the North’s then-startup nuclear production facilities. Now that Pyongyang has shown that it has nuclear weapons, his view has changed."
  • "Perry worries that some people are proposing what recently has been described in leaks from the Trump White House as the “bloody nose” approach — a conventional attack on some North Korea facility associated with its nuclear or missile programs."
Read Pincus' column, and discussion of the "bloody nose" approach to North Korea.

Listen to this...

The latest episode of Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell features retired U.S. Navy Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, speaking about a national security threat and public health crisis that has affected him personally: Winnefeld recently lost his own son Jonathan to opioid addiction.

Hear Adm. Winnefeld, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discuss the opioid crisis with Morell. Website / iTunes

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lunes, 15 de enero de 2018

New post on Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Laughter and Transmission of the Dharma

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 25, 2018

Language, Reality, Emptiness, Laughs

Soraj Hongladarom
Chulalongkorn University
Laughter, especially in connection with philosophy, reality, or language, is not much discussed in the vast literature of Buddhism. In the few places where it is discussed, however, there are two strands. On the one hand, laughter is frowned upon when it is seen as an attraction that leads one astray from the path. This is evident in the Tālapuṭa Sūtra, where the Buddha says that actors and comedians would find it very difficult to enter the Path. It is also found in the Vinaya, where the emphasis is on the proper behavior of monks. The Buddha often rebukes monks who laugh out loud in the villages where householders can see them. The other strand views laughter more positively. This strand is found more in the Mahāyāna literature, where the Buddha laughs when he realizes emptiness, that nothing is substantial. The attitude of Buddhism toward laughter is conditional. Laughter and playfulness have a soteriological role to play as a skillful means, and Buddhism is not always serious.

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