The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Some of the most fascinating life on the planet can be found in the forests, streams and wetlands around your community. Run time 06:55.
Poppies and the politics of remembrance.
With the 100th anniversary of the war drawing ever closer now and having entered November I wanted to use this post to discuss the modern memorial process of the war. To be clear from the start this isn’t intended to … Continue reading
"Growth, Poverty and Economic Development" - Session 2 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin Am
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Standing Out: Is it Selfish?
Your unusual trait may be acceptable, even endearing, in some contexts, but in others it could place you at professional risk.
"Q&A with Director Hitomi Kamanaka"
A discussion with the director of the film Rokkashomura Rhapsody: A Plutonium Plant Comes to Northern Japan. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, the Center for International Studies, the Committee on Cinema and Med
Jean-Christophe Bedos GLS 2010 interview
Jean-Christophe Bedos (SLN2000), CEO Boucheron, on what we can learn from emerging markets
Virtual Maths Shapes, Space and Measure, Levelling Survey - Rugby pitch
Interactive simulation using a level to take measurements to calculate the volume of earth to be excavated to create a flat rugby pitch.
Edison - New York City "ghetto" fish market - 1903
The view photographed from an elevated camera position looks down on a very crowded New York City street market Rows of pushcarts and street vendors vehicles can be seen The precise location is difficult to ascertain but it is certainly on the Lower East Side probably on or near Hester Street which at the turn of the century was the center of commerce for New Yorks Jewish ghetto Located south of Houston Street and east of the Bowery the ghetto population was predominantly Russian but included im
Making a Living, Creatively: The Role of Intellectual Property
Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley
T4 Tips Podcast #20 - Beginning PowerPoint
This is the first of several beginning PowerPoint podcasts. It covers a few basics such as the Project Gallery, the Help menu, the various templates available, preferences, and a few basic PowerPoint 'how-to's'.
T4 Tips Podcast #33 - Beginning iWeb (Mac)
This is an actual working version of the podcast. A look at Apple's iWeb.
Unveiling Latin America's economic success
A lot of attention has been focused on the remarkable economic success of China, India and other Asian countries. So much so that the rise of Latin American companies as major players on the international economic scene has almost gone unnoticed.
The upside of hard times
This could be the best year of your life; a year of discovery, correction, clearance, and enlightenment. 2009 could be the year that started all wrong and ended so right. The year things came right. Twenty years from now, when sharing life's lessons over a bottle of wine with friends, you might reflect on 2009 as your year of real change; that barrier year between who you were and who you became.
Hard times for a talent hub
Like many countries around the world, Singapore's economy has been hit by the global downturn. It will be a stern test for the city-state's government as the recession bites and more Singaporeans lose their jobs, especially as the authorities have been encouraging foreign 'talent' to come to live in the city-state.
Aviation facing strong headwinds, reshapes industry
Falling demand, collapsing yields, low consumer confidence and fears of a pandemic have thrust the aviation industry into survival mode. Airlines are expected to post losses of US$9 billion this year, with an unprecedented drop in revenue of 15 per cent, that will see industry revenues shrink by US$80 billion to US$448 billion.
The unreal estate
For many people around the world, property rights are not well defined, enforced or monitored; resulting in over half of the world’s population living and working on ‘unreal estate’, i.e. without the security of property ownership.
In her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust, INSEAD alumna Elena Panaritis presents a holistic approach to combating this lack of formal rights, arguing that a new thinking process, combined with successful diagnosis a
Global crisis forces corporations to look beyond quarterly earnings
With the US economy in turmoil, Wal-Mart, the nation's leading retailer boasting more than 144 million customers per week, is taking on a new leadership role. In a country where about one person in three is considered obese and 47 million people are without healthcare, the company is taking a unique stand in educating both its consumers and suppliers.
Will India still be a land of opportunity in the face of global economic slowdown?
As the economic downturn takes hold in the United States and Europe, the Indian government is frantically trying to keep its economy from stalling, while trying to calm the nerves of foreign investors following the Mumbai terror attacks.
A general election must be held by May, and the government had been hoping that the nation would be insulated from the problems of the global economy.
Australian banks well positioned to weather the financial crisis
In comparison to the battered banks elsewhere, Australia’s ‘big four’ banks have been “holding up very well” relative to their counterparts in the US and Europe, which have either filed for bankruptcy or have sought government bailouts, says John Schubert, chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the country’s biggest lender by market capitalisation.