Thomas Ponniah

Thomas Ponniah, Ph.D, was a Lecturer on Social Studies, Assistant Director of Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He taught courses on modern social and political thought, the philosophy and methods of the social sciences, globalization and global justice. He is currently an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

His rabble column offers commentary on contemporary social, political and cultural ideas, issues and events.

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Jun 25, 2019
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Our emerging civilization

We are beginning to build a form of knowledge that amalgamates numerous perspectives rather than leaning on Newtonian science alone -- and this is an initial step towards a new global civilization.
Columnists
Apr 3, 2019
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Inequality in the 21st century

Our age's disruptive technological innovations have brought a rise in the importance of the ownership of information. How do we resist the development of an information-oriented hierarchy?
Blog
Nov 7, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Why we strike

Thomas Ponniah
The Ontario colleges strike presents all of us with a fundamental question: what kind of society do we want to live in?

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