The competitive advantage and catching-up of nations
At a time when the global economic slowdown is encouraging countries and companies to introduce neo-protectionist policies - including possible moves by the new US President-elect to penalise American firms who relocate jobs outside the US - we should not ignore the efforts of smaller developing countries to catch-up, says Judge Business School's Dr Christos Pitelis.
NSS Week 2014 - Dr. Craig Nation, Russian perspectives
Dr. Craig Nation, Army War College Professor of Strategy since 1996 is the director of the College's Russia/ Eurasia program. He is fluent in Russian, and holds a PhD from Duke University. "What does the Ukrainian crisis tell us about how Russia sees the world in the 21stcentury world order?" Nation asked.
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
Global emission pathways
Keynote address from session 10 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: Global emission pathways: balancing Annex 1 mitigation with non-Annex 1 development.
11 - Purgatory V, VI, IX, X
This lecture covers Purgatorio 5, 6, 9 and 10. The purgatorial theme of freedom introduced in the previous lecture is revisted in the context of canto 5, where Buonconte da Montefeltro’s appearance among the last minute penitents is read as a critique of the genealogical bonds of natural necessity. The poet passes from natural to civic ancestry in Purgatorio 6, where the mutual affection of Virgil and Sordello, a former citizen of the classical poet’s native Mantua, sparks an invective aga
Brush Your Teeth
This video helps children see the importance of brushing your teeth. The children will be able to relate to the video and their daily routine. The music and voices are clear but the video is poor quality (blurry).
A Midsummer Night's Dream teachers' guide
Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, this guide has easy to use tools to bring the play to life in your classroom. Guide includes a plot summary, visual character map, a breakdown of Shakespeare's language, an overview of Elizabethan culture and many play related classroom activities.
Episode Nine: July 2007
Singing bus drivers inspired by paintings and beaming Dutch men by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Plus English aristrocrats in African dress - explore the Gallery's links to the slave trade
Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Work effectively in the organisation
Defines work repated competencies and how an employee should monitor their competencies and have them recognised. Also the importance of knowing the organisation's structure, culture, written and unwritten rules and being able to manage time effictively and set goals.
Indigenous Spiritual Wellbeing - Our history - Land and sea
An animation providing information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional culture including pre European lifestyle and relationship to land and sea. This resource also includes information on the impacts of European settlement on Indigenous traditional lifestyles, food, land and animals.
Manipulate stock culture environment
This unit covers a broad spectrum of issues related to manipulating stock culture environments in the aquaculture industry. Activity 1 covers the selecting of equipment, checking that it is functioning, recognising problems or malfunctions and if necessary repairing equipment. Also covers calibrating equipment to manufacturer's guidelines. Activity 2 covers emergency/contingency plans. It guides the student through an emergency and looks at solutions and crisis management
Maintain stock culture and other aquaculture
This unit deals with the routine and basic maintenance of structures, fixtures and equipment found in an aquaculture facility. Activity 1 focuses on checking culture and farm structures and carrying out maintenance on these structures as required. These structures include paths, tracks, roadways, fences, building cladding, structural finishes, fixtures and fittings. It also incorporates selection of appropriate tools for the maintenance task, and following up maintenance
SP.721 D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery (MIT)
D-Lab is a year-long series of courses and field trips. The fall class provides a basic background in international development and appropriate technology through guest speakers, case studies and hands-on exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an IAP field trip to Haiti, India, Brazil, Honduras, Zambia, Samoa, or Lesotho and continue their work in a spring term design class. As part of the fall class, students will partner with community organizations in these count
The effect of the war on terrorism on civil liberties in the European Union - Tony Bunyan
Tony Bunyan (Statewatch). This talk will examine the nature of the terrorist threat posed after 11 September 2001, considering the claims that demands for security have been balanced by respect for rights and civil liberties and that this terrorism threatens to destroy "our way life" - by asking whose way of life? I will contend that there are at least two world views on what has happened and that the threat to "our way of life" comes more from the reactions of EU governments to the threat of te
Part II: The Trucking Industry: Transition from Diesel to Natural Gas Is on Deck
The U.S. trucking industry faces major technological disruption – a switch from diesel fuel to natural gas products. This means new – and more expensive – engines and other infrastructure investments. But after a relatively short payback period, substantial fuel savings and environmental advantages offer significant incentives to plunge ahead.
Inequities In Health: A Global Perspective
Inequalities in health are: “Differences in the prevalence or incidence of health problems between individual people of higher and lower socio-economic status”. Inequities in health are these differences but articulated as being preventable, unjust and wrong. This presentation gives a global perspective of these inequalities.
Externalities and health
48 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Externalities & Health, covering: What are 'externalities'; Positive externalities and health; Negative externalities and health; 'Global' externalities and health; Externalities and public goods
Public goods and health
41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health