21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)
"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we
17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)
The aim of this lecture course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. During the Cold War, East Asia witnessed intense competition and conflict between the superpowers and among the states in the region. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while unde
17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT)
How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy
21H.311 The Renaissance, 1300-1600 (MIT)
The "Renaissance" as a phenomenon in European history is best understood as a series of social, political, and cultural responses to an intellectual trend which began in Italy in the fourteenth century. This intellectual tendency, known as humanism, or the studia humanitatis, was at the heart of developments in literature, the arts, the sciences, religion, and government for almost three hundred years. In this class, we will highlight the history of humanism, but we will also study rel
17.918 New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Techn
This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century. Students will explore how advances in information technology are changing international relations and global governance through opening new channels of communication, creating new methods of education, and new potentials for democratization. We will consider the positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies. Students will be encouraged t
SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addi
17.541 Japanese Politics and Society (MIT)
This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.
Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos
Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fo
Media and Politics - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones has spent forty years chronicling the media’s relationship with politicians, trade union leaders and other prominent personalities. He is an active campaigner in groups promoting high journalistic standards and the widest possible spread of media ownership. In this Coventry Conversation, Nick talks about spin and government. More information can be found on Nicholas’ blog http://www.nicholasjones.org.uk/
Blocking Investigation or Ensuring Truth for Clients? John Stonborough
John Stonborough specialises in media relations, providing an authoritative and discreet media management service to corporate and private clients world-wide. He is the MD of Stonborough Media Group. Here he discusses his role in helping clients to ensure that they are represented fairly.
Thailand in Crisis vodcast series: Episode 01
Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
Politics in 60 seconds. War
Dr Lucy Sargisson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on War as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Lucy Sargisson, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Lucy Sargisson is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. She is an active member of the profession, serving on th
Politics in 60 seconds. The Labour Party
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the labour party. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at The University of Notti
Politics in 60 seconds. Property
Professor Christopher Pierson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on property as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Christopher Pierson, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham, director of teaching and lea
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Technology and Society
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciat
Miranda July interview about Joanie 4 Jackie
This informative interview with Miranda July talks about the Joanie 4 Jackie video chainletter of the mid 90's.
History of Women's Right to Vote in the U.S.
A narrated slideshow that outlines the movement that granted women the right to vote. It covers the years from 1848 through 1920.
Superspace: One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry
We introduce superfields in chapter 2 for the simpler world of three spacetime dimensions, where superfields are very similar to ordinary fields. We skip the discussion of nonsuperspace topics (background fields, gravity, etc.) which are covered in following chapters, and concentrate on a pedagogical treatment of superspace. We return to four dimensions in chapter 3, where we describe how supersymmetry is represented on superfields, and discuss all general properties of free superfields (and the
RMIT research into hydrogen fuel
RMIT research into hydrogen fuel