Archive: November 2006

New 'Global Power Barometer'

The Global Power Barometer, a tool that measures and displays the success of nations, ideologies and movements at influencing world events, is now live on PostGlobal, washingtonpost.com and Newsweek's panel blog on international issues. Developed and updated by Denver Research Group, Inc. (DRGI) based on documents collected from thousands of media, academic, government and other sources around the world, the Global Power Barometer offers a non-partisan indication of which countries and ideologies are successfully achieving their goals on a given day and over the past two to three months. "We need new tools to help us make sense of the world around us. With our partners at Denver Research Group, we have created an intelligent information aggregator that analyses global trends," said David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist who, with Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria, is co-moderator of PostGlobal. "The Global Power Barometer offers a clear daily snapshot of what...

By Hal Straus | November 28, 2006; 7:37 AM ET | Comments (15)

Meacham, Quinn Launch Religion Feature

More than 50 prominent religious leaders, scholars and activists will participate in On Faith, an online discussion of religion and its impact. Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham and Washington Post writer Sally Quinn are the moderators of the new feature, which launched this morning. Nobel Prize winners Desmond Tutu and Elie Wiesel, former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, and Elaine Pagels, author of The Gnostic Gospels, are among the members of On Faith's extraodinary panel of contributors. Each week, Quinn and Meacham will pose a question on a religious or spiritual topic, and panel members as well as readers will be encouraged to weigh in. Religious faith is "perhaps the most pervasive and least understood force in human affairs:", said Meacham and Quinn in welcoming readers to the new feature. "...we think that the online world, with its limitless space, offers us a unique...

By Hal Straus | November 15, 2006; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (33)

 

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