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Steve Hammons
March 23, 2015

Read any good books lately? How about a compelling TV drama or movie? We all like a good story, and good stories can affect us in significant ways.

As a result, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been researching how storytelling affects you, me and other people around the world.

Throughout human history we have been telling and listening to stories. Ancient humans sat around the nighttime campfire and shared tales with the clan and tribe. Oral histories were passed on to the next generations, often in story form. And, of course, human societies...

DLNSEO Culture Team
August 5, 2014

The Social, Humanitarian Cultural Commitee (Third Committee) of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly, is chaired by H.E. Stephan Tafrov of Bulgaria. The General Assembly allocates to its Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, commonly referred to as the "Third Committee", agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.  As in previous sessions, an important part of the work of the Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special...