Memories of Taiwan

Now that some months have gone by, I feel the need to recollect some scattered memories, beginning with my very first days in Taipei, just to give you a hint of that experience: The fun times have ranged through each day, especially during the marvelous trip I took in April with some friends. For instance, … Continue reading Memories of Taiwan

Random links #4

1 - [RICHARD BRANSON] The Entrepreneurial Approach to Climate Change: Businesses and Sustainability (also WATCH THIS) 2 - [TED] Why Democracy Still Wins. A critique of Eric X. Li's "A tale of two political systems" 3 - [FINANCIAL TIMES] Snowden Leaks Hurt US-China Relations 4 - [FORBES] Some Food For Thought: Transforming Our Global Food System 5 - [MIDDLE EAST … Continue reading Random links #4

Random links # 3

1 - Should Southern Europe Really Be More German? 2 - Can China Give BRICS Their Own Bank? 3 - China-Africa Trade: The Oriental Allure 4 - Confucianism as a World Religion 5 - Africa's Cowboy Capitalists 6 -  Obama Launches Action Plan To Address Emissions and Battle Climate Change 7 - Mediobanca to Sell Stakes in Big … Continue reading Random links # 3

Random links #2

1 - Hire Economics: Why Applying to Jobs Is a Waste of Time 2 - How to Get From Distraction to Satisfaction 3 - Try Africapitalism 4 - Forget Poverty. Let's Talk About Business 5 - Tesla: Electric Cars Are The Future 6 - China's Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Millions Into Cities 7 - Why … Continue reading Random links #2

Random links #1

Here's a weekly review of the most interesting articles I happened to read online. I invite you to choose the best one and share some thoughts on it: 1- China is giving Europe a harsh lesson in geopolitics 2 - Sustainability is unhelpful: we need to think about regeneration 3 - Missing Mahmoud 4 - Female … Continue reading Random links #1

A Harsh Reality: The Best Hope for Italy’s Youth Today Lies Abroad

  by Alberto Forchielli More and more young Italians are heading to China to find employment, or at least just to have an occupation and gain experience, even without pay. The chance to learn and to add to one’s curriculum vitae in the hopes of a better chance of employment in the future is enough. … Continue reading A Harsh Reality: The Best Hope for Italy’s Youth Today Lies Abroad

The Unstoppable Force vs. the Immovable Object

Finally, I've found a good and in-depth article about US-China relations. No wonder why the key word is: contradiction.  From Foreign Policy Could the United States really go to war with China? BY NOAH FELDMAN - MAY 16, 2013 re we on the brink of a new Cold War? The question isn't as outlandish as it … Continue reading The Unstoppable Force vs. the Immovable Object

Il mio personale buen vivir

Un paio di video fai-da-te basteranno per darvi una vaga idea di cosa sto facendo esattamente qui. Il primo riguarda un progetto di green mapping; trattasi in sintesi di indagini in loco sui livelli d'inquinamento, workshop di educazione ambientale sui temi della sostenibilità e del buen vivir, con la comunità di uno dei quartieri a nord … Continue reading Il mio personale buen vivir

Non è strano?

Non è strano...che qui non si dorma mai, che il tempo passi tanto velocemente, che ci sia sempre una cappa di smog mista a nebbia, che il Tamsui sembri il purgatorio in Terra; che non si trovino secchi dell'immondizia da nessuna parte, che tutto sia così pulito; che la gente sia così accogliente e disponibile, … Continue reading Non è strano?


Metto a disposizione un paio di brevi tesine scritte per un recente esame sulle dinamiche demografiche nei paesi più e meno sviluppati. Il primo è un sunto dal Rapporto 2009 dell'ONU sull'invecchiamento:  L’invecchiamento è un fenomeno senza precedenti, un processo senza paralleli nella storia dell’umanità. Una popolazione invecchia quando gli incrementi nella proporzione di persone … Continue reading DEMOGRAFIA E SVILUPPO