Quote of the week

In the current crisis another shark has been on people’s minds. In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak quite a few commentators compared Trump to the fictional mayor in Jaws. Steven Spielberg’s mayor refuses at first to accept that a shark is responsible for the fatal attacks – he claims the first was a boating accident. When the evidence becomes hard to refute he still declines to shut the resort. Only when another swimmer gets chewed up on 4 July does he finally accept that he needs to call in the professionals. It’s all rather Trumpian. But only one politician has actually cited the actions of the mayor from Jaws as a model of crisis management, and it isn’t Trump. Boris Johnson used to tease audiences by suggesting that ‘the real hero of Jaws was the mayor, a wonderful politician.

David Runciman
London Review of Books
12 May 2010

Proposals, Grants and Awards

Proposals, Grants & Awards

  • London South Bank University invites applications for the 2010 African Commonwealth Scholarship. Only 15 scholarships are available. The submission deadline is 17 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • The Australian Government is calling for proposals for the AusAID Human Rights Grants. The grants support NGOs and human rights institutions to conduct human rights projects with direct and tangible benefits for at-risk populations. The submission deadline is 15 June 2010. For more information, click here.
  • Entries are invited from young designers, e-content creators, writers and bloggers for the World Summit Youth Award. The projects should aim at using the Internet and mobiles to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into Action. The submission deadline is 20 June 2010. For more information, click here.
  • To view other opportunities, click here.
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