Thomas Ponniah

Thomas Ponniah was a Lecturer on Social Studies and Assistant Director of Studies at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He remains an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and an Associate of the Department of African and African-American Studies.

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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:28am
Venezuela's New Labour Law: The Best Mother's Day Gift
Here is some news that the conservative critics of Venezuela's leftist government will not publicize. The Chavistas announced that a new labour law , part of which will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women, will come into effect this week. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:10am
The Global State of Humanity
The United States has a higher level of human development than Canada. The latest United Nations Human Development Report compiles statistics on life expectancy, education and access to human resources in order to compose the Human Development Index (HDI). The U.S. ranked third in the world in terms of human development while Canada ranked eleventh.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:14pm
Time for a Paradigm Revolution
"It is not so easy to ask our young scientists to think outside the box when a significant portion of their salary (and mortgage payments) depends on guaranteeing a steady source of funding. Consequently, professors become highly attuned to the institutional priorities of various funding agencies -- often at a cost to their own creativity and desired research directions." — New York Times, 2/11/09
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