Why Care About the Environment?
Prof. Bob White : Course
Mexico's Fight for Security: Actions and Achievements [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alejandro Poiré | Alejandro Poiré is the National Security Spokesman, Presidencia de la República.
The International Insertion of Uruguay in the world [Audio]
Speaker(s): Luis Almagro | Editor's note: There is a very short gap in the podcast recording at 51:58 owing to a technical fault. Foreign Minister Almagro will outline the Uruguayan Government's Policies on International Relations, focusing on the Southern Cone sub-region, Latin America and the world. Dr Almagro will highlight the positive outcome already achieved by the current Government, with regard to the country's attractive investor-friendly policies, its strategic geographical location as
Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Eichengreen | The dollar, the world's international reserve currency for over eighty years, has been a pillar of American economic hegemony. In the words of one critic, the dollar possessed an "exorbitant privilege" in international finance that reinforced U.S. economic power. In Exorbitant Privilege, eminent economist Barry Eichengreen explains how the dollar rose to the top of the monetary order before turning to the current situation. Barry Eichengreen is Professor
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Tracking the Birth of a Hurricane
UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science assistant professor Sharan Majumdar discusses hurricane science and the 2010 NSF PREDICT field experiment to track the birth of a hurricane in the Atlantic.
Waiters balance speed and service
June 27 - Waiters from across Jerusalem show off their balancing skills in a bid to qualify for the Paris annual waiters' race. Tara Cleary reports.
China premier gets military honors
June 28 - China's Wen Jiabao is greeted in Berlin with military honours by Angela Merkel ahead of the first inter-governmental talks between the two countries. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
Intervenant : Arnaud BEDIN (Industrie pharmaceutique, Laboratoire Roche).
Résumé : Rappel de l’histoire du traitement du cancer bronchique. Apparition des lignes de traitements chimiothérapiques. Nouvelles approches en cours ou à venir : émergence des thérapies ciblées. Importance du diagnostic pour l’approche thérapeutique et en particulier du typage cellulaire précis.
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Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
American Policy Toward Israel: the power and limits of beliefs [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Thomas | Most scholars explain America's nearly unconditional support of Israel either as a result of inordinate influence by a small pro-Israel lobby or as the product of strategic choices by presidents. Studies of the Reagan and first Bush administrations demonstrate a more useful way to understand American policy and to predict when it might change. That method involves analysing how policy advocates redefine, institutionally embed, and enforce versions of long-standing
Energy Crisis: Resource Scarcity Oil Wars and Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Kaldor, Yahia Said; George Soros; Professor Sir Nicholas Stern | This event seeks to encourage a more holistic approach towards thinking about energy security, and will mark the launch of the publication Oil Wars, edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Karl and Yahia Said.
Macedonia - tests passed and the challenges ahead [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray | The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Antonio Miloaoski, will present a picture of the political and economic situation in this small but fascinating Balkan country, of the relations in the region, as well as of the impending challenges on its road to full-fledged membership of the European and Euro-Atlantic family.
Field Notes: Human rights defenders speak [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mandira Sharma, Arnold Tsunga | In this seventh 'Field notes' event held in conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK, frontline human rights defenders will discuss monitoring human rights violations in Nepal and Zimbabwe: their different personal experiences, methods of collecting and evaluating information and the ways in which they develop advocacy campaigns both locally and at an international level.
The Modern Commonwealth: challenges in the 21st century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Don McKinnon | On the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kampala at end-November 2007, Secretary-General Don McKinnon will set the 53-nation family of nations in the context of the challenges facing a fast-changing, interdependent world - above all in entrenching a genuine culture of democracy and in bringing the benefits of economic and social development to the world's poor, with 800 million Commonwealth citizens living in official poverty.
[limited access] or the open city? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kees Christiaanse | The idea of the open city as a place of social integration, cultural diversity and collective identity is perceived as an irreversible achievement of modernity, and fuels our visions for a sustainable urban future. Nevertheless, we are witnessing increasing fragmentation and seclusion, which threatens the existence of the open city. Suburban compounds, gated communities, university campuses, covered shopping malls, urban entertainment areas, airport secu
Can Democracy Be Bought? Democracy Promotion After 1989 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Daniele Archibugi, Armine Ishkanian; Dr Iain King | Democracy promotion became a key foreign policy issue pursued by Western governments after 1989. To what extent are external democracy promotion efforts effective?
Russia after Putin: revisionism or reform, isolation or integration [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Roderic Lyne | Under Vladimir Putin, Russia's relations with many Western states has become increasingly edgy. What are the prospects for policy developments after Putin? Roderic Lyne was UK ambassador in Moscow in 2000-04.
Re-Writing the History of the Constitution: from the miraculous to the political [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Carol Berkin | Was the US constitution the work of confident demigods and innovators or the handiwork of anxious political leaders who relied on longstanding Anglo-American political traditions to save a republican in crisis? Carol Berkin is presidential distinguished professor of history at Baruch College and The Graduate Centre, CUNY.
The Global Company of 2020- what does the future hold? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dominic Casserley | Dominic Casserley will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing global companies in 2020. Will they be similar to the multinational of today? If not, how will they differ? Will they have to be large? How will they relate to investors? How will they interact with consumers? How will they manage their talent pools? How will they interact with society more broadly? Drawing on his extensive experience of advising major multi-national organisations across the wo
Stelios on Brands, Serial Entrepreneurship, the Environment and Giving Something Back! [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou | Stelios Haji-Ioannou, LSE alumnus, is founder of the easyGroup companies and has given £2 million to LSE for the Stelios Scholars programme.