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Georges Van Den Abbeele

Georges Van Den Abbeele

Georges Van Den Abbeele is Dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. He has previously served as dean at Northeastern University in Boston and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at Berkeley, Davis, Miami and Harvard universities. A native of Belgium, he earned a bachelor's degree from Reed College and the Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is the author of Travel as Metaphor, co-editor of Community at Loose Ends, A World of Fables and French Civilization and its Discontents. He has also published over fifty articles on travel narrative, critical theory, and Renaissance literature. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and recipient of the Blaise Pascal medal.

2016 Brussels Bombings

Belgium has divided and decentralized itself almost out of existence

Mar 26, 2016 06:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Only days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, one of the Belgian-based organizers of the Paris attacks in November 2015, Brussels was rocked by two suicide attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured more than...

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Economy

UK gilts rally after EU leaders agree to Article 50 deadline extension to avoid no-deal Brexit next week

The United Kingdoms gilts rallied during Fridays afternoon session, after the European Union leaders have finally agreed to an extension of the Article 50 deadline to avoid a no-deal Brexit next week. If the House of...

German bunds jump following lower-than-expected March manufacturing PMI

The German bunds jumped during European session Friday after the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of March came in lower than market expectations. This mornings European dataflow has added new downwards pressure to...

Germany manufacturing PMI for March registers lowest reading in over six-and-half years

Germanys manufacturing PMI for the month of March, released by IHS Markit, registered 44.7 in March, down from 47.6 in February and its lowest reading in over six-and-half years. The index has now fallen in 14 of the past...

JGB 10-year yield slump to over 2-year low tracking global peers after Fed delivers dovish stance

The Japanese 10-year government bond yield slumped to over 2-year low Friday tracking a buying in the global debt market after the Federal Reserve delivered a dovish stance at its monetary policy meeting held on...

Australian 10-year bond yield dips to 2-1/2 year low as global central banks adopt dovish stance; focus on Brexit uncertainty

Australian government bonds gained during Asian trading session Friday as investors moved towards safe-haven assets amid end of monetary-policy normalization by major global central banks. Market attention was largely...

Politics

Melania Trump Did Not Let Ivanka Trump Take Over the White House East Wing, 'Kushner, Inc.' Author Alleges

Since United States President Donald Trump and his family occupied the White House, there have been several books released allegedly exposing the behind-the-scenes interactions among the first family and other Presidential...

Donald Trump 2019: Nancy Pelosi is Surprisingly Against His Impeachment and Here’s Why

The Democrats want Donald Trump to be impeached as soon as possible. They have been calling for the Congress to start the impeachment proceedings now but it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not for it. In a...

Vladimir Putin 2019: Activist Jailed for Putting Up Russian President’s Gravestone

Vladimir Putins hater set up a fake gravestone in the middle of the Russian city, Naberezhnye Chelny, and the act landed him in jail. The fake gravestone featured the presidents picture and the year 1952-2019 was written...

Melania Trump’s #FakeMelania Conspiracy Theory Resurfaced; People Think There Is Someone Pretending to be the FLOTUS

Melania Trump is being accused of casting someone to fill in for her in events like visits to states. The FLOTUS is said to be using a body double so it will appear that she is present on occasions that she should...

Vladimir Putin Claims Russia Stopped 600 Spies in 2018, Passes Law that Will Imprison People Who Will Disrespect Government

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, alleged that the foreign intelligence services stepped up activities after discovering that hundreds of spies attempted to carry out their works in the country. The president claimed...

Science

Cancer Cure 2019: Possible Treatment for Cancer Caused by Severe Skin Disease Is Being Developed

A group of researchers is recently focused on coming up with a cure for skin cancer that developed from a severe skin disease called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). This medical progress is especially...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Advancements in Treatments and Therapies Continue Now Help Patients Return to ‘Non-Frail State’

For decades, scientists and researchers have been working hard in finding the complete cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). While the ultimate cure for HIV/AIDS is not...

Cancer Cure 2019: University of Colorado Research Sparks Hope as AML Patient Marks 2nd Anniversary of Remission

Despite the advancement of science and technology that the world has seen through the past decades, cancer diagnoses remains a piece of very heavy news to whoever receives it. Humanity has yet to find the ultimate cure for...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Hopes Are Up for Potential Cure as 2nd Patient Goes on HIV Remission

The whole world is still on the lookout for the ultimate cure for patients infected with human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A recent development sparked hope as one patient...

Mining the Moon

If you were transported to the Moon this very instant, you would surely and rapidly die. Thats because theres no atmosphere, the surface temperature varies from a roasting 130 degrees Celsius (266 F) to a bone-chilling...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Updates: DLCs Are Finally Confirmed; It Starts With the Addition of Critical Mode ‘Soon’

Kingdom Hearts 3 is the final installment of the popular video game series, so gaming fans are hoping that they could get more of it through post-launch downloadable contents. Luckily, directors Tetsuya Nomura and Tai...

iPhone X Mini Is Not Included in Apple's iPhone 2019 Lineup

One of the rumored Apple projects was a device dubbed in reports as the iPhone X Mini. However, tech fans can still expect the Cupertino, California-based company to unveil a lineup of all-new iPhones in 2019. Early...

Torrent Site Admins Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Releasing Sylvester Stallone Movie Before Official Premiere

Four administrators of a torrent website were recently sentenced of up to four and a half years in the United Kingdom. They are known for releasing torrents for a number of movies even before it is officially out in the...

‘Borderlands 3’ Release Date, Latest News: Game’s Official Announcement Happens Next Week

Borderlands 3 has been on many gaming fans radar for years now. They would be delighted to know that Gearbox Software recently dropped a major hint at a big announcement about the franchise. Earlier this month, Gearboxs...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Game to be Released in 2021, per CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out in 2021 as has been reiterated by CD Projekt Red. This new title is one if not the most anticipated game by the community, given the reputation of the studio that is creating it, Tech...
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