The Dragon’s dilemmas
When will China overtake the West? Economist Dalia Marin and sinologist Hans van Ess discuss the limits to growth in a country with 1.3 billion inhabitants and the serious problems China now faces.
Echoes of Hogwarts at LMU
He spent his early years with gorillas in the jungle, then he and his friend Harry Potter battled Lord Voldemort, and he lost Bella, the love of his life, to a vampire. LMU student Max Felder has inhabited all of these characters, giving each his own distinctive voice.
What medical students take for a mind altering experience
With the goal of producing physicians capable of handling challenges posed by globalization, social change and scientific development, LMU is immersing medical students into Brazilian classrooms and hospitals.
Growing up on a farm reduces the risk of asthma and allergies. Allergy specialist Erika von Mutius is studying why this is so, as the answer could suggest new ways of preventing such disorders.
What is the secret of China’s success? What makes the Chinese economic model so effective? Will the economic progress lead to something akin to real democracy? In the new edition of insightLMU, LMU's international newsletter, economist Dalia Marin and sinologist Hans van Ess discuss the limits to growth in a country with 1.3 billion inhabitants and the serious problems China now faces.
In this 03/2013 issue, insight LMU also accompanies twenty-five budding experts in Holocaust studies from Europe, the US and Israel in their search of Munich’s archives for previously untapped documents bearing on the Nazi persecution of Jews. It also includes features on a New York-based software start-up executive, whose career led him from a UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone via the production of documentary films to Harvard University, and on the German voice of the young Tarzan, the werewolf Jacob Black, and Harry Potter’s best friend Ron Weasley – and it reveals how both are connected with LMU.
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