Trouble in Kashmir
Faced with new violence from increasingly militant youths in Kashmir, can India calm tensions before it gets any worse?
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UN convoy attacked in Ivory Coast
A UN peacekeeper is wounded in a convoy attack; West African leaders say more talks needed to resolve Ivory Coast conflict.
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Why Are People So Forgiving of Government Failure?

Once upon a time, I developed a theory that we have much lower expectations for public-sector performance than we do for private-sector performance.[1] We saw this in accounting standards that — when applied to Enron — resulted in market forces shutting that firm down, while the Department of Defense l
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Religious Freedom and National Security Policy: Keynote Address
Through the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs held a symposium on October 28, 2010 on religious freedom and US national security policy. Questions addressed include: Why should national security specialists be concerned about religious freedom? Under what conditions might greater US support for religious liberty abroad help to reduce political instability, religious radicalism and terrorist violence?
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Summary of the Shakespearean Play 'Othello'
This video gives a synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play Othello. This video can be used as a great review and discussion started for a high school English class. This is a very helpful video.

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“Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy”
Deborah Brautigam book coverA talk by Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz. The current global financial crisis carries a "made in America" label. In "Freefall", Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when
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Online Migration of Newspapers
Two seasoned media observers map out shifting terrain in the news industry, as digital forces shake up print journalism. They also predict some likely survivors and casualties of this upheaval.

David Carr now sees a porous border, if not a great deal of overlap, between once-segregated domains of traditional and online

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GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 11, Part 2 "Local Engagement Games"
In Episode 11, Part 2. LOCAL ENGAGEMENT GAMES.. Steven Schirra, from the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College, talks abouttheir latest project, Community PlanIt, which is in development. CommunityPlanIt is a location-based mobile game platform, designed to engage neighborhoods in official planning processes, while forging geographically-based communities and advocacy groups around local issues. Founded in 2006, the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab sets itself apart by emphasizing the creation o
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Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine
Dr. John Bundrick, a consultant in medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine," ( Available at: http://tinyurl.com/2ex2evx ) which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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A Study on Genetics about Autism
A study has found a genetic link to autism. There are interviews with scientists and parents.
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NY Times Lesson Plan: The Future Is Now: Analyzing and Making Predictions

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Overview | What did historical figures imagine our lives would look like today? How can we make informed predictions about the future? In this lesson, students consider and discuss predictions abo
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Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree"
A video reading of Shel Silverstein's classic The Giving Tree. (4:53)
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Negotiating the Gulf Disaster
The Gulf Oil spill hurt many individuals and businesses, and there is broad agreement that they deserve compensation. But working out the nuances of damage payment is no simple matter, as Lawrence Susskind describes in conversation with an MIT Museum audience.

The $20 billion Oil Spill Compensation Fund, created

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EU Competitiveness: Are we on the right track?
In January 2007, Alexandr Vondra was appointed the Czech Republic's Deputy Prime Minister for European affairs. He is responsible for preparing the agenda for the Czech EU Presidency. Prior to this position he was the Foreign Minister (2006-2007), Special Representative for the NATO Summit in Prague (2001-2002), Ambassador to the USA (1997-2001) and foreign policy advisor to former President Vaclav Havel (1990-1992). Alexandr Vondra played a central role in leading the Czech Republic to EU and N
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Flooding worsens in Brazil
Aabout 60 miles north of Rio de Janeiro - torrents of mud and water set off by heavy rains left a trail of destruction - toppling houses, buckling roads and burying entire families. Jon Decker reports.
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Carpe diem
Taking over the second largest bank in Africa led to death threats but now it's a business success story. Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, explains his belief in setting sights high and seizing every opportunity
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Green growth: the transition to a sustainable economy
In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of recession. He will argue that the need to urgently renew and decarbonise our energy supply, and to upgrade our ageing and inefficient buildings, will not just provide an economic boost but also help to create a more balanced, resilient and sustainable British economy. Chris Huhne is Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Ea
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Notre Dame Remembers Haiti Earthquake
Members of the University of Notre Dame community gathered at the Grotto for a prayer service on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Learn more about Notre Dame's commitment to Haiti: http://committedtohaiti.nd.edu.
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