Saturday, May 23, 2009

America is...

John Updike wrote, “America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.”

Woodrow Wilson called America, “the only idealistic nation in the world.”

Israel Zangwill said, “America is God’s crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming.”

Barack Obama observed, “America is an unlikely place – a country built on defiance of the odds; on a belief in the impossible.”

And, Hunter S. Thompson suggested, “America … just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.”

Monday, May 18, 2009

Se Murio Benedetti

Tengo una soledad
tan concurrida
tan llena de nostalgias
y de rostros de vos
de adioses hace tiempo
y besos bienvenidos
de primeras de cambio
y de último vagón.
.
Tengo una soledad
tan concurrida
que puedo organizarla
como una procesión
por colores
tamaños
y promesas
por época
por tacto y por sabor.
.
sin un temblor de más,
me abrazo a tus ausencias
que asisten y me asisten
con mi rostro de vos.
.
Estoy lleno de sombras
de noches y deseos
de risas y de alguna maldición
.
Mis huéspedes concurren,
concurren como sueños
con sus rencores nuevos
su falta de candor.
yo les pongo una escoba
tras la puerta
porque quiero estar solo
con mi rostro de vos.
.
Pero el rostro de vos
mira a otra parte
con sus ojos de amor
que ya no aman
como víveres
que buscan a su hambre
miran y miran
y apagan la jornada.
.
Las paredes se van
queda la noche
las nostalgias se van,
no queda nada.
.
Ya mi rostro de vos
cierra los ojos.
.
Y es una soledad
tan desolada.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My first Wiki

International public administration

There are several organizations that are active. The oldest is the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). Based in Brussels, Belgium, IASIA is an association of organizations and individuals whose activities and interests focus on public administration and management. The activities of its members include education and training of administrators and managers. It is the only worldwide scholarly association in the field of public management. Visit their Web site at www.iiasiisa.be/schools/aeacc.htm.

Also the International Committee of the US-based National Association of School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) has developed a number of relationships around the world. They include sub regional and National forums like CLAD, INPAE and NISPAcee, APSA, ASPA. For general information about these regional networks, visit www.GlobalMPA.net.

The Center for Latin American Administration for Development (CLAD), based in Caracas, Venezuela, this regional network of schools of public administration set up by the governments in Latin America is the oldest in the region. Information about CLAD is accessible at www.clad.org.ve.

The Institute is a founding member and played a central role in organizing the Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education (INPAE). Created in 2000, this regional network of schools is unique in that it is the only organization to be composed of institutions from North and Latin America and the Caribbean working in public administration and policy analysis. It has more than 49 members from top research schools in various countries throughout the hemisphere, www.ebape.fgv.br/inpae.

NISPAcee is a network of experts, scholars and practitioners who work in the field of public administration in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Russian Federation and the Caucasus and Central Asia. Their English Web site is located at www.nispa.sk/_portal/homepage.php.

The US public administration and political science associations like NASPA, APSA and ASPA. These organizations have helped to create the fundamental establishment of modern public administration. For more information visit the Web sites of American Political Science Association, www.apsanet.org, and the American Society of Public Administration www.aspanet.org.

Nietzsche

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. -- Nietzsche

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