Cuba's Favorite National Pastimes: Baseball and Politics
Was a young Fidel Castro scouted by a major leage baseball team? Find out as Allen Wells, Roger Howell, Jr. Professor of History, regales an audience of Bowdoin Trustees with an animated tale of baseball's intriguing, politically charged history in Cuba.
The Virtues of Mendacity: On lying in politics
Inaugural event: The Virtues of Mendacity: On lying in politics Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley in conversation with Dirk Moses, University of Sydney Monday 1 March, 2010, 6 pm (Running Time 57:38)
Feelings of exclusion from the political process in the African American Community. Program analyzes why African American candidates were unable to win appointment to either Boston's School Committee or City Council in the 1975 elections. Guest host James Rowe of WILD Radio News speaks with Clarence ...
Environmental Planning and Politics in New York State
Susan Riha discusses environmental issues and the role of politics in climate change and gas drilling in New York State.
Politics of the NHS
Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
2 Decline as a key to postwar politics
Decline as a Key to Post-War Politics - Politics in the UK
Professor Wyn Grant Discusses UK Election Politics
In the year of a General Election, Professor Wyn Grant from the Department of Politics and International Studies discusses the complexities of UK election politics
Chris Patten on Politics and Public Health
Lord Patten, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, discusses his political perceptions of epidemiology in the UK, and in developing and emerging countries.
Ethics and politics
Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?
CIS: Canada and NATO: Mr Justin Massie, PhD Candidate - The Domestic Politics of the Afghan Engageme
Oxford Pearson Seminar 1: Canada, NATO and Transatlanticism
53 Years of Media and Politics
Dr. David Butler brings his legendary Friday evening Media and Politics seminar to a final conclusion by answering questions instead of asking them. Dr Butler's well-worn armchair was occupied by John Lloyd (of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), who assumed the role of the questioner, together with Baroness Margaret Jay, a former student of Dr Butler. Also for the first time in 53 years, the Chatham House Rule did not apply. The last seminar of David Butler was, uniquely, on-th
The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.
The British Constitution
The fundamentals of British law reside in the American Constitution. Historian Nancy Milton describes the English influence.
Irene Natividad: Talking Politics with a Political “Mama”
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Irene Natividad, longtime leader in the advancement of women's political participation and economic empowerment, about the legacy of the women's movement in the United States that has led women to run for high office in unprecedented numbers today.
John James Ingalls: Fast Track. . .from Law to Politics
John James Ingalls came to Kansas Territory as a young man. He was raised in Massachusetts and trained as a lawyer. He first settled in Sumner, Atchison County. The letters home to his father in this podcast describe his growing success as a lawyer. He also becomes involved in territorial politics as part of the free state movement. His letters are articulate and humorous. Ingalls became a prominent Kansan, ultimately serving as one of the state's U.S. Senators. The text for this podcast
John Denham MP - Annual Politics Lecture with Q&A
John Denham MP - Annual Politics Lecture with Q&A
Changing the World - Why Politics Matters
Guest lecture by Hilary Benn, MP
British Literature: Neoclassical and Romantic
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Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy, Fall 2004
This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policymaking process. It investigates the methods scientists use to learn about the natural world and the way scientific knowledge accumulates, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of science in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It considers how other political systems use science, in an effort to put the US approach in comparative perspective.