"The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power" (video)
Writer, film-maker, and leading figure of the international left Tariq Ali speaks about Pakistan, Afghanistan and the future of U.S. involvement in the region. Ali's new book, "The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power", weighs the prospects of those contending for power in the aftermath of Benazir Bhutto's assassination, and demonstrates Pakistan
"Tropicality, Tropicalism: Forest Resurgence and the Politics of Latin American Conservation" (video
Susanna Hecht, Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, delivers a lecture entitled, "Tropicality, Tropicalism: Forest Resurgence and the Politics of Latin American Conservation"
“Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty” (video)
A talk by journalist and author Roger Thurow. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as
How to Make a Compost Worm Bin for under $5
Compost, the ultimate recycling, is creating one of the worlds best fertilizers with your leftovers. You will be able to raise worms, keep your kitchen scraps and junk mail out of the landfill, and create rich compost for you plants. This video gives step-by-step instructions for setting up a basic Rubbermaid worm bin. The video also briefly addresses the importance of compost. Run time 05:30
FEED the worms small pieces of fruits, veggies, coffee grinds, paper, c
Toward India 2020: Challenges and Opportunities
People sometimes ask Montek Singh Ahluwalia questions loaded with “aspirational objectives,” such as when India will “get rid of poverty.” Few are as well equipped to respond as Ahluwalia, one of the architects of India’s breathtaking economic transformation.
The current income of an average Indian cit
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
'Visual Directions' is a website designed to assist students in producing sketchbooks and engage in reflective writing
The Big Sleep (1946, Trailer) - In cinemas 31 December
A taut and famously opaque thriller, The Big Sleep reveals treachery and deceit at every turn, as private detective Philip Marlowe, played by Humphrey Bogart, discovers there is no-one he can trust when he investigates the messy lives of the Sternwood family and their seductive daughter Vivien, played by Lauren Bacall. Howard Hawks' masterful take on Raymond Chandler's hardboiled novel will leave you aching with suspense... Visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/releases for more information and venues.
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Death Row and the Criminal Justice System
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Death Row and the Criminal Justice System
Reenactment : fans performing movie scenes from the stage to YouTube
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor Barbara Klinger from Indiana University discusses her research on the phenomenon of fan recreations. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor Barbara Klinger, Indiana University Professor Barbara Klinger's research and teaching focus on U.S. cinema, film exhibition and reception, fan studies, cinema and new med
Politics in 60 seconds. Passive revolution
Dr Adam Morton defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on passive revolution as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Adam Morton, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Adam Morton is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) in the School of Politic
The two-year MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering at TU Delft is based on a long history of training and research within three collaborating faculties: Applied Sciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering. BME know-how in these has led to a broad BME programme. Clinically driven research is also a central theme in the programme. There is close collaboration with clinical partners at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC
The Science Behind Appetite
This video segment, adapted from NOVA, documents a ballerina's experience with a potentially deadly eating disorder: anorexia nervosa. Research suggests that a brain chemical called serotonin plays a prominent role in regulating appetite—a key factor in eating disorders. The disruption of serotonin levels by dietary changes can lead to a vicious cycle that prolongs the disorder. By restoring nutrition to her diet, however, the dancer in the video is tackling her eating disorder and resuming he
The Window Observational Research Facility on the International Space Station (PART 1)
This is part 1 of 2 of a video that describes the remote sensing capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) utilizing the United States Laboratory "Destiny" module science window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF). The Lab Window is the highest optical quality window ever installed on a manned space vehicle and permits the use of high resolution cameras and multi and hyper-spectral Earth science remote sensing instruments from within the pressurized volume of the IS
Jumping about in applied probability
Professor Andreas Kyprianou from the Department of Mathematical Sciences gives a gentle introduction to probability theory and its pivotal role in current mathematics research.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Old Testament Form-Critical Project Report, Team of Scholars Deciphers Coptic Pages at Institute, Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Awards Grant to lAC, The Fall Public Lecture Series of the lAC: "Sex, Sin and Woman: The Social History of a Theological Idea," "Ancient Egyptian Ceremonial Masks," "In Quest of the Rhetorical Jesus," "The Alexandrian Library: The Beloved Pagans," and Nag Hammadi Revisited", Texts and Mystery Religions
M As: Not necessarily the best way to grow your company
There are several good ways to grow a company, but only about a third of firms actively use all the methods available to them, and this narrow focus widens the corporate gap between success and failure significantly.
That’s according to a 10-year global study of 162 telecom companies conducted by Laurence Capron, INSEAD strategy professor, and Will Mitchell, a professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Swiss banking secrecy remains intact despite US authorities winning tax battle with UBS
Switzerland’s banking industry is firmly against “indiscriminate and unwarranted trawling” through bank accounts to uncover tax frauds, says Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.