Media Manipulation and the Great Game in Africa

This week, The Rising Tide Foundation’s Nicholas Jones was invited to speak on Ethiopian TV’s Oromia Broadcasting Network in order to share his expertise as an African analyst shedding light on the manipulation of media narratives surrounding the events in Ethiopia and Africa more broadly. Nicholas discusses the value of China’s Belt and Road Initiative…

Statecraft in Modern China: From Sun Yat-sen to the New Silk Road

Many citizens in both the west and east still find themselves trapped under a set of assumptions that presumes Chinese and American cultures arise from two opposing and incompatible worlds of politics, economics and culture. In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. Quan Le shatters that belief by introducing the history, philosophy and political economic…

China and the Founding of the United States

It has become too easy for people to presume that no two cultures could be so far removed as the United States from China. However, in this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. David Wang debunks that popular belief by showcasing the fruits of many years of research into a dimension of American history too often…

Kennedy and the New Frontier

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture delivered as a sequel to last week’s Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design, historian Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of John F. Kennedy from several valuable frames of reference: His family traditions, his experience in the military during WW2, the geopolitical world in which he lived, his anti-imperial vision and…

Optical Biophysics, Galaxy Formation and You

Is the universe living or dead? Is living matter just an isolated cased of anti-entropy within an otherwise entropic universe, slowly dying a heat death? Is space empty or saturated with an animating principle? Are the laws of the macro domain truly separate from the atomic domain or are there unifying principles that unite both…

Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture (the first of a two part series), Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from multiple dimensions: Family history, childhood, his philosophy of statecraft, his entry into politics, battles with polio and his emergence as a world leader who fought a multi level war with powerful…

A City on a Hill: Winthrop’s Grand Design

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Sam Labrier introduces the international geopolitical environment during a time of global upheaval in the early 17th century as platonic humanists in Europe sought more fertile soil far removed from the corruption of the old world wherein a new type of society could be founded upon republican principles of…