Marianne Hanson - Challenging the myth that we need nuclear weapons - Nuclear disarmament forum
Challenging the myth that we need nuclear weapons Speaker: Marianne Hanson Reader in International Relations, University of Queensland Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. The possession of nuclear weapons does not make a state secure. A human tendancy towards inertia. It is easier to do nothing than to take real steps to make change. A sense of complancy
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. 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
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. 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
The Reality of the Tax Deal Economists and other pundits have been discussing the deal struck between Obama and the Republicans. It is an interesting topic because it showcases the enormous gulf between what makes good political sense and what policies are economically beneficial.
Paging Orwell: Baseline Budget
Economists and other pundits have been discussing the deal struck between Obama and the Republicans. It is an interesting topic because it showcases the enormous gulf between what makes good political sense and what policies are economically beneficial.
Integration of Foreign-Born Faculty in Academia: Foreignness as an Asset
Each year, the U.S. invites thousands of foreign-born and foreign-educated professionals as immigrants and on temporary visas, including academicians. In some academic programs such as science, […]
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.
Money talks: January 3rd 2011
In this week's programme - the FCC's ruling on net neutrality, China's king of e-commerce and the mining industry's scramble for Africa
Suresh–Lesson 47: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA
Lesson 47: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA – भारत में सामुदायिक विकास (See all the lesson from Suresh; See the First Lesson from Suresh; Build Your Vocabulary By Mastering 4 Words [...]
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 03.01.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. ALEXANDRIA: In der ägyptischen Hafenstadt ist es nach dem Bombenanschlag auf eine Kirche zu neuen Zusammenstößen zwischen Kopten und der Polizei gekommen. Diese setzte Tränengas ein. Die Demonstranten in Alexandria und der Hauptstadt Kairo forderten mehr Schutz für Christen in Ägypten. Auch in der Stadt Assiut
Absolute Beginner #1 - Say Hello in Japanese No Matter the Time of Day
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you visit Japan, you’ll no doubt run into many friendly Japanese people who will all want to greet you. And of course, being the polite person you are, you’ll want to greet them right back in Japanese. But did you know that there are different Japanese greetings you’ll need to [...]
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Best of 2010: Professor Wolff on Grit TV
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U.S. factories gather steam
Summary of business headlines: US factory expansion continues; Bank of America settles bad home loan dispute; Facebook gets $500 million investment -NY Times
Hyundai sees 10 pct sales rise
Hyundai expects to boost car sales 10 percent this year, after a 24 percent jump in 2010.
The flood drama in Brazil A plea for Cuba's prisoners Simon Winchester on The Man Who Loved China GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 11, Part 2 "Local Engagement Games" High oil prices could crimp recovery Violence as Victory - Why we Fight Conference Lecture 7
Brazil is in mourning. The flood tragedies have already taken more than 300 lives in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais. Click on the link below to read about it in Portuguese...
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Cuba's dissident group the Ladies in White demand the release of political prisoners in Cuba. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Journalist, broadcaster, and bestselling author, Simon Winchester, tells the remarkable story of Joseph Needham, an eccentric English chemist who wrote a vast book on Chinese science which remains the longest book about China ever written in the English language. Winchester 19s lecture on The Man Who Loved China was delivered at the Royal Ontario Museum on October 14, 2010.
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
Oil prices are on course to head higher thanks to an expected rebound in global crude demand, but the price spike could have a significant impact on the economic rebound.
Part of the Why we Fight Conference held in Nuffield College October 2010. Professor of Law and Jurisprudence at UC Berkeley gives his paper followed by a discussion.
A plea for Cuba's prisoners
Simon Winchester on The Man Who Loved China
GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 11, Part 2 "Local Engagement Games"
High oil prices could crimp recovery
Violence as Victory - Why we Fight Conference Lecture 7