Stiglitz on Credit Crunch - Global Financial Debacle: Meeting the Challenges of Global Governance in
The global financial crisis reflects a failure of global economic governance. The failure of America's regulatory system has not only ramifications for the American economy, but for the global economy. It is clear that the banks' risk management systems could not even protect their own shareholders, let alone the well-being of the global economy. What went wrong? Where did the global financial regulators fail? What can we do to minimize the downturn? And what, if anything, can we do to prevent a
Repairing Economic Governance
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and internationally renowned economic advisor, talks about the need to take a systematic long view in repairing international economic governance structures. Professor Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 t
The End of Business as Usual
Distinguished Public Lecture: The end of business as usual by Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO. In the wake of last year's financial crisis, businesses, economists, policy makers and analysts around the world are asking if the events of 2008 mean the end of business as usual for the global financial system. Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO, the world's biggest bond fund, and one of the world's most respected economic analysts, certainly thinks that it does.
Bottom billion or bottom zero? Policies for international poverty reduction
Some developing countries have achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction while others have stagnated. This talk will review the determinants of success and the prospects for lagging regions to improve performance and eliminate poverty. Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Yet, in a century of globalization, when the life of
A New Approach to Nuclear Disarmament: Learning from International Humanitarian Law Success
Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Few issues are more appropriate subjects of humanitarian concern and international humanitarian law than the choice, possession, use and misuse of weapons. A body of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Disarmament Treaty Law has been built up over the last century to control and prohibit a ra
The Cork in the Bottle: The Changing Climate of U.S. Politics
Professor David Orr discusses US climate policy and in particular the President's Climate Action Project which he helped to launch and fund. This project aims at the initial climate actions in the first 100 days of the next US administration.
Nick Perkins speaking at the conference 'Globalising Development Studies'
This clip is from a discussion event in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which is part of a project being coordinated by the Institute of Development Studies in the UK and funded by the Ford Foundation, entitled ‘Globalising Development Studies’. The project aims to investigate the barriers that prevent local and alternative voices being heard in global development debates, drawing on examples of ‘counter practice’ and innovation in development to see how these can inform international
Simulation Center Ribbon Cutting
Media Coverage from the opening of the IISC on the Health Science Campus
Episode 88: Tuberculosis Resurgent Infectious diseases expert Prof Graham Brown gives the facts on tuberculosis (TB) and explains why the danger of "the neglected disease" is anything but diminished in the 21st century. We also speak with public health physician Dr Abuchahama Saifodine on site in Mozambique, where he is researching TB's prevalence and devastating effects. With host Jen Cook. Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition 1.5 The problem of power: policy as political 21M.351 Music Composition (MIT) Acknowledgements Using a Solar Still: Juice The Price of Privacy: Re-Evaluating the NSA Anatomy of a meltdown The GFC Forum: Cause, effect and recovery George Baird, Writings on Architecture and the City Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking [Audio] Eye-tracking wheelchair helps the severely disabled steer new course Virtual Maths - Numbers, Find the angle quiz
The most distressing fact about public awareness of evolution is not that roughly 50% of Americans don't believe the theory but that nearly 100% worldwide don't appreciate its tremendous relevance to human affairs. I will show how evolutionary theory can (Running Time 101:54)
Much literature on the public policy process focusses narrowly on the policy-making part. This unit widens the focus to examine the implementation phase, and how change happens as a result of new policies: that is, policy – action relationship. It does this by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work through examples from varying fields. The unit will be of interest to public sector managers, their staff and the general reader.
This course features directed composition of larger forms of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. It includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work, performed in public, by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied.
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid solution, this time using colored sugar water in one solar still and orange juice in another. The basic still design they employ traps water vapor that is created when the Sun's heat causes water to evaporate. As the vapor cools, it condenses and trickles down to a collection container. Were they successful in their experiment this time? A final taste test reveals all. This video
Major Garrett, CBS News chief White House correspondent, moderates a riveting debate between Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, and Dr. David Cole, a Constitutional law professor at Georgetown. The event is organized by the Johns Hopkins University Foreign Affairs Symposium, a student-run organization, and the live stream is produced by the Office of Communications. The event was on April 1, 2014, at Shriver Hall on the Hopkins Homewood campus. - Captured Live on Ustream at
Few public events are significant enough to justify their own acronym. In even fewer instances are those acronyms readily understood worldwide. Clearly the global financial crisis, or GFC, is one such event. Much has been said and done about it already. But how accurate or effective has this been? Are fingers being fairly pointed? Can the cracks be repaired, or do we need a whole new system?
The Conversation between Timothy Hyde and George Baird focuses on the collection of essays across the span of Baird’s academic career, that are included in his new publication. Regarding two of those essays, Christophe van Gerrewey of the journal OASE recently observed that “’la dimension amoureuse” and “Criticality and Its Discontents” are two articles that summarize a decade and a timeless problematic at the same time.
Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Dennett | In this lecture, one of the world's most original thinkers will show how he designs, uses, and dismantles the thinking tools that have illuminated his theories of meaning, mind, and evolution. The big difference between human minds and the minds of other animals is our equipping ourselves with literally hundreds of thinking tools-cultural software that we install in our brains much the way we download Java applets to our laptops and smart phones. Some of th
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Scientists in London have developed an algorithm-based decoder system that enables wheelchair users to move around simply by looking to where they wish to travel. The researchers at Imperial College London say the system is inexpensive and easy to use and could transform the lives of people who are unable to use their limbs. Jim Drury has more. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters
Interactive simulation quiz, 8 questions, Find the Angle using the simulation and enter the answers
Infectious diseases expert Prof Graham Brown gives the facts on tuberculosis (TB) and explains why the danger of "the neglected disease" is anything but diminished in the 21st century. We also speak with public health physician Dr Abuchahama Saifodine on site in Mozambique, where he is researching TB's prevalence and devastating effects. With host Jen Cook.
Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition
1.5 The problem of power: policy as political
21M.351 Music Composition (MIT)
Using a Solar Still: Juice
The Price of Privacy: Re-Evaluating the NSA
Anatomy of a meltdown The GFC Forum: Cause, effect and recovery
George Baird, Writings on Architecture and the City
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking [Audio]
Eye-tracking wheelchair helps the severely disabled steer new course
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Find the angle quiz