The Nuts and Bolts of Empire
All great empires have required a sophisticated logistical system, and a secure communications system to sustain themselves. In a world of endless challenges imperial ambitions soon collapse. This lecture will examine the hard, infrastructural underpinnings of the Roman, Spanish and British Empires, and reflect on how the USA compares in this regard. Paul Kennedy is J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University and Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE.
The Global Financial Crisis: Will Hutton and Martin Wolf in conversation with Professor David Held
Will Hutton is chief executive of the Work Foundation. Prior to this, he spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer and continues to write a weekly column for the paper. He is also a governor of LSE. Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 "for services to financial journalism". He is also an honorary graduate of LSE.
A Boy in Munich Murdered by the Jews.
A nude boy on a low table, his blood streaming from a cut in the shoulder into a dish.,Cross-Reference: Anti-Semitism,Plate unnumbered, from a series Ritual Murder in Bavarian localities.,A nude boy on a low table, his blood streaming from a cut in the shoulder into a dish.,Cross-Reference: Anti-Semitism,Plate unnumbered, from a series Ritual Murder in Bavarian localities.
Friedrich Engels: the man who made Marxism
With capitalism in crisis, the shadow of Karl Marx is looming large. But what about the co-author of The Communist Manifesto? In advance of a major new biography, The Frock-Coated Communist, Tristram Hunt explores the life and work, the personal contradictions and ideological breakthroughs, of Friedrich Engels. Cotton-lord and communist, Engels was the man who turned Marxism into a political force - and whose vision was then brutally betrayed in the 20th century. Tristram Hunt is an historian,
Gillian Tett takes us inside the shadowy world of complex finance and derivatives and explains how the business of slicing and dicing debt led us to the devastating global credit crunch. Gillian Tett has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times for fifteen years. In 2008 she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. This event marks the publication of her latest book Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a
The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession
Professor Andrew Gamble made his early reputation writing on British decline, the theory of Marxism and the rise and fall of that long-debated and most controversial political phenomenon in Britain: Margaret Thatcher and 'Thatcherism'. One of the most incisive analysts of British politics with over twenty books - and a raft of prizes to his name - he reflects here on the deeper causes of the current world economic crisis and why the crisis has been especially acute in the Anglo-American world. T
2010: Marking a New Beginning - Bosnia & Herzegovina and South East Europe
Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija is leader of the Social Democratic Party and a former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
New Labour, Xenophobia and Immigration
With immigration issues increasingly taking centre-stage during New Labour's tenure in government, and with the electoral success of the BNP and the rise of the Right arguably signalling a resurgence of racism and xenophobia in British society, this event will discuss the relationship between these two contentious developments.
Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis presents: Value for money in health care
Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis gives this public lecture entitled 'Value for money in health care: Why it's so hard to achieve and what to do about it' at The Australian National University on 11 November 2010. There is abundant evidence that in conventional economic terms, health care in prosperous nations delivers very little additional benefit at the margins of spending. This presentation explores the reasons why diminishing marginal returns are the norm in health care. It examines how scie
Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
Florida Folklife from the WPS Collections, 1937-1942
Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections is a multiformat ethnographic field collection documenting African-American, Arabic, Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures throughout Florida. Recorded by Robert Cook, Herbert Halpert, Zora Neale Hurston, Stetson Kennedy, Alton Morris, and others in conjunction with the Florida Federal Writers' Project, the Florida Music Project, and the Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the Work Projects Administration,
Learn About the Maya and the Inca Tribes
The history of these two tribes that moves very rapidly. Best used if the students have a map of whre they are located and to realize the differences. Run time 06:04.
All About #15 - JP and Fernando’s 5 Favorite Phrases
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Today is your first day of class at the Spanish university. Very nervously, you pull up a chair (on the first row no doubt, where all the suck-ups sit!) and prepare for your first day of lessons at the Spanish university. In walks your Spanish professor, with a smile on her [...]
The listening room and stairwell (untitled) within the exhibition Sounding Spaces, ICC, Tokyo
There are two installations in ICC, both in non-gallery spaces, the Lounge area and Stairwell. The basic technology consists of a system of microphone, noise gate, amplifier and speakers in the room, arranged in such a way that when the microphone and loudspeaker begin to feed back the amplitude of the sound causes the noise gate to cut off the signal. The feedback notes resonate through the space accentuated by the reverberation time of the space. As the sound falls below the threshold of t
This publication provides an overview of the MoLeNET initiative, the UK's largest and most diverse implementation of mobile learning. The Learning and Skills Council and consortia led by Further Educa...