11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations (MIT)
This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
IPL: Michael Albert "How to shuffle badly"
Professor Michael Albert explains complex permutation work in terms of card shuffles, good and bad. He demonstrates these kinds of good or bad shuffles, explaining how these deliver good or bad randomisation of a deck of cards. This is Professor Albert's inaugural professorial lecture, delivered on the 16th of April 2013.
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
11.467J Property Rights in Transition (MIT)
This course examines the theories and policy debates over who can own real property, how to communicate and enforce property rights, and the range of liberties that they confer. It explores alternative economic, political, and sociological perspectives of property rights and their policy and planning implications.
Work in the World: A Teachers' Guide to Work Issues
This teachers’ resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens. It is not prescriptive but aims to provide teachers with a practical and flexible resource. The book is made up of text, activities, glossary boxes, case studies and a list of resources
James T. Demetrion Lecture: Simon Schama on The Beast in Contemporary Art
If all figurative art approaches taxidermy in its crafty fixing of vitality, British contemporary artists have taken on board the conceit with striking compulsiveness. From Damien Hirst's sharks and sheep to Mark Wallinger's pedigree racehorses, sleekness and slaughter seem to be their thing. So what are they getting at and why should we care? Simon Schama, professor of art history and history at Columbia Univers
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case ...
"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
"Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008"
" This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Presidential Campaign: I Like Ike
Television animation political ad.
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Map Lesson for Primary Grades
This is a great slide show for students to learn about maps and the different kinds of maps (political, relief). The words are large and can easily be seen if using a projector in a classroom. (Only pictures, no narration or music)
Civil Rights Legislation
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson mournfully assumed the role of the nation's leader. Johnson, a former senator from Texas, served as the Senate Democratic Leader for most of his congressional career. His political role model was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Johnson openly followed Roosevelt's push for social welfare reform.
Dorothy I. Height, last filmed interview, 98 years old
A founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights Movement. President of the American Council of Negro Women for 40 years. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
John Adams: A Life in Letters
In celebration of the HBO Films miniseries John Adams, the Massachusetts Historical Society is mounting the exhibition "John Adams: A Life in Letters" through May 31, 2008. Join Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian, on a tour of the exhibition's highlights, including examples of Adams's extraordinary correspondence with his "Dearest Friend," soul mate, and closest political adviser, Abigail Adams. These letters were the basis for David McCullough's Pulitzer prize-winning biography of Adams.
The Alien and Sedition Act, 1798
This video is accompanied by text. "The feud with France created bad blood between the political parties in America. Democratic-Republicans and Federalists took advantage of every opportunity to undermine each other. In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress exploited the anti-French sentiment sweeping through the colonies to pass a series of laws that, on the surface, promoted American safety but actually were designed to quiet their Democratic-Republican counterparts. The Alien and Sedition