Food shortage could drive CAR deeper into crisis
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Feb. 11 - An exodus of food traders from the Central African Republic is affecting the food supply for millions of people. Nathan Frandino reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years
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Brand Aid? Development finance and African agriculture (Inaugural Lecture Series)
In a global system that seems to be remorselessly concentrating capital into fewer hands, this lecture will examine efforts to move money the other way in order to promote food security, with particular reference to Ethiopia. In this lecture, Professor James Copestake will highlight the growing business-orientation of aid and explore scope for being more transparent about its impact.
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Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community
recounts British efforts to establish Georgia as a utopia in the American wilderness (1730s) and to fortify the colony against Spanish encroachment, in part through the creation of a fort and military town on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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Under the Redcoat
The Revolutionary War wasn't always a winning proposition for the colonists, explains Tim Sutphin. "Under the Redcoat" recalls the British occupation of Williamsburg.Author(s): No creator set

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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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The British Constitution
The fundamentals of British law reside in the American Constitution. Historian Nancy Milton describes the English influence.
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Repercussions of the Sub Prime Crisis
Viral Acharya, Professor of Finance, talks about the repercussions of the sub prime crisis.

Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control
These seminars were run by the Oxford Martin School (formerly the James Martin 21st Century School) in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Three intersecting considerations will be examined for their relevance in assessing the wisdom of adopting 'zero' as the goal for an international initiative: 1) Tactics: Whether and how framing an issue in terms of getting to zero can be a successful technique for issue advocates? 2) Diplomatic strategy: What is the wisd
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Red Rover Robotics
This lesson will start with a brief history of robotics and explain how robots are beneficial to science and society. The lesson then will explore how robots have been used in recent space exploration efforts. The engineering design of the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, will be used as prime examples. Finally, the maneuverability of their robotic arms and the functionality of their tools will be discussed.
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Former undergraduate Michael Crouch discusses his life with Pamela
Former undergraduate Michael Crouch discusses his life with Pamela Jane Smith. Michael was a member of the Department of Archaeology's expedition to Libya under the direction of Dr C.R. McBurney in 1955; he discusses memories of McBurney as well as a long life in service to the British Government.
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Reframing Human Rights in the Global Era:a tribute to Sérgio Vieira de Mello
"Reframing Human Rights in the Global Era: a tribute to Sírgio Vieira de Mello", delivered by the former president of Brazil, Dr Fernando Henrique Cardoso as part of the British Council's series of lectures on "Raising Human Rights Awareness".
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Art a GoGo Podcast #9 - AAG on Tour in London!
Art a GoGo on tour in London! On day one of our visit to London, we do a soundseeing tour of the British Museum and talk about the Parthenon Marbles. Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Thanks for listening! Kathleen & Doug
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2.2 Photographs as primary sources

As a primary source of historical evidence the still photograph remains largely unexamined and unexplored. Many academic historians remain wedded to the written word and are often mistrustful or dismissive of the still image. Photographs continue to be used merely to prettify or to provide necessary breathing space in dense texts. In fact, the task of finding ‘illustrations’ is often only considered after a book is written. What could indicate more clearly that the photograph has n
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1.3 Wilberforce’s ‘Conversion’ to Evangelicalism
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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1.2 Upbringing; MP for Yorkshire
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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Introduction
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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First Invasion War of 1812 Part 3
First Invasion War of 1812 History Channel Documentary. Talks about the British marching west to Wshington, DC, a defenseless city. (10:00)
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Donaldson, M. (1978) Children's Minds, London, Fontana.
O'Connell, B. and Bretherton, I. (1984) ‘Toddlers’ play alone and with mother: the role of maternal guidance’, in Bretherton, I. (ed.) Symbolic Play: the development of social understanding, London, Academic Press.
Rogoff, B. (1990) Apprenticeship in Thinking: cognitive development in social
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Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Martin Abegg
Dr. Martin Abegg (Ben Zion Wacholder Professor of Dead Sea Scroll Studies, religious Studies Department, Trinity western University, Langley British Columbia, and Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute) discusses the stories of the Scrolls that made their way to Toronto.
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Introduction
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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