Social Science and the Middle East: myths, pitfalls and opportunities
No area of the globe so challenges the contemporary social scientist or the ordinary citizen as do the twenty-five countries of the Middle East. At the same time, none generates as much public controversy and unease. From its multiple wars and inter-ethnic conflicts, and the rise of religiously defined ideologies, to the enduring place it occupies in world energy markets this region is of central concern to all who seek to analyse, or formulate policies for, the world of today. In this lecture,
Highlights from Lord's Resistance Army Event
On January 13, more than 300 people attended the Pulitzer Center and Human Rights Watch's special presentation on the Lord's Resistance Army and the atrocities the group has committed in central Africa. With powerful photos, videos and other materials, Pulitzer Center journalists Joe Bavier and Marcus Bleasdale and Human Rights Watch researcher Ida Sawyer and senior researcher Anneke Van Woudenberg described their findings and evaluated whether President Obama's new strategy to tackle the LRA co
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Spartan Sagas: Michele Payn-Knoper, Shaking the hand that feeds you
Michele Payn-Knoper is a champion for agriculture. The certified speaking professional travels the United States and internationally, helping farmers communicate more effectively about the agrifood industry, while helping consumers understand what's happening with food production. The Spartan alumna knows firsthand the realities and risks of farm life. In addition to now living on a farm in Indiana, she grew up on a family farm in Michigan that was eventually lost. Since earning degrees in an
The water cycle is more than a diagram it has significant impacts on our daily lives, local and global ecosystems and even economic systems. The resources in this collection can help teachers take students beyond just a minimal knowledge of a simple diagram of the cycle. This collection provides real-time and historic data sources that track and measure the water in different portions of the water cycle; satellite images shows water vapor in the atmosphere, interactive maps can be searched to sh
English as Second Language Vocabulary Lessons-Vegetables
This video is to help to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is vegetables (carrots, mushrooms, tomato, etc.). A matching picture is shown as the commentator repeats the word twice. This is a good teaching resource for our English as Second Language learners, our youngest learners, and for our special education students (2:10).
Germany raises 2011 growth forecast
Europe's strongest economy is positive on growth, but reduces its forecasts for imports and exports as concerns about the euro zone persist.
The Nightmare of 1923 and Its Cause [When Money Dies: Lessons from the Great German Hyperinflation of 1923 • By Adam Fergusson • London: William Kimber & Company, 1975 • 256 pages] Feel the need for a good, old-fashion
[When Money Dies: Lessons from the Great German Hyperinflation of 1923 • By Adam Fergusson • London: William Kimber & Company, 1975 • 256 pages]
Feel the need for a good, old-fashion
China readies for Year of the Rabbit
Chinese prepare to usher in the Year of the Rabbit, with all forms of the zodiac animal - from live and solid gold rabbits, to stuffed toys and cutboard cutaways.
Baby Doc back for Haiti 'rebirth'
Former exiled Haitian leader Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier is back in Haiti, and he's facing charges of corruption, theft, and abuses of power.
UMMC Physician Profile: Rolf Barth, M.D.
This short video introduces viewers to Rolf Barth, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and transplant surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Some of Dr. Barth's special interests include kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation and single-incision laparoscopic kidney removal. Watch this video to learn more about his practice at UMMC. Related Links: UMMC Division of Transplantation http://www.umm.edu/transplant/index.htm UMMC
MaiMwana Project, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and UCL Centre for International Health and Development was established in Malawi in 2003 and is funded by Saving Newborn Lives and the Wellcome Trust. Umodzi (Together), a visual anthropology film, explores the power of community mobilisation through women's groups to improve mother and child health and reduce mortality in Mchinji District, rural Malawi. Women, chiefs and health workers discuss the transformations in their
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Italian Subject Pronouns
This video features a teacher stating the subject pronouns in both English and Italian. The pronouns appear on the screen in both languages. ( 1:24)
Blast in Pakistan
A teenage suicide bomber blows himself in Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The Transcontinental Railroad- Workers Welfare
This video is about the hardship the rail workers had to endure, the lack of welfare they had the cuts to their wages and increased cost resulted in violence. This resulted in the use of federal troops and the end of the strike. This deals with the Sacramento, California area. It also shows how large railroad owners used child labor as well. A vivid example of what may be one of the first major strikes in US history. A good video to show why unions were formed.
Exporter joins Ivory Coast cocoa ban
US company Cargill suspends its Ivory Coast cocoa exports after president-elect Alassane Ouattara calls for the ban.
Japan eyes for vending machine gold
Japan, selling everything from fresh fruit to used lingerie in its vending machines, is mining a precious new market - gold.
Hubble Space Telescope - Chapter 3
These are a series of videos produced by the ESA for public distribution about the Hubble Space Telescope. This video is copyright-free material with some restrictions. This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (8:34)
Hubble Space Telescope Chapter 4
These are a series of videos produced by the ESA for public distribution about the Hubble Space Telescope. This video is copyright-free material with some restrictions. This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (10:01)