The Americans and imperialism
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the political leaders, interested in the issue of expansion? Was such interest evident only among certain sections of the community? Was it predominantly an enthusiasm for empire or not? We shall also try to identify some of the reasons underlying the nature of the response. And we shall be interested in how far politicians found it worth their while to â
Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality â€“ why we need a fair society. Will Hutton is the executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation and senior visiting fellow at LSE Global Governance.
A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Fred Halliday â€“ an intellectual appreciation
This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science for more than 20 years and who sadly passed away in April 2010. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. Howard Davies is director of LSE. Fawaz Gerges is professor of middle eastern politics and international relations at LSE. Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge. Margot
Three More For The Road
In a trio of mini-talks, Arnold Barnett applies statistical analysis to some of societyâ€™s most confounding challenges. He first takes up the minority achievement gap -- the apparent under-performance of black and Hispanic students on standardized tests in comparison to white and Asian students.
In his own work i
An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the â€ścuriously forgotten James Hadley Chase,â€ť Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandraâ€™s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Criminal Law and Cyber Crime Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 6 00:03 - Civil v. Criminal Law 01:05 - Criminal Liability 02:25 - Corporate Criminal Liability 03:02 - Violent v. Property Crimes 03:52 - White Collar Crime 04:16 - Organized Crime 05:06 - Classification of Crimes 05:34 - Defenses to Criminal Liability 07:41 - Fourth Amendment Protection 08:31 - Fifth Amendment Protections 09:27 - Sixth and Eighth Amendments 09:46 - Exclusionary Rule and Miranda Rule 11:46 - Cyber Crimes 12:21 - C
Performance and Breach of Sales Contracts Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 11 00:03 - Introduction 00:22 - Seller's Obligations 01:13 - Perfect Tender Rule 01:40 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 02:45 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:24 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:45 - Obligations of Buyer 04:23 - Anticipatory Repudiation 05:21 - Remedies of Seller 05:49 - Remedies of Seller 06:19 - Remedies of Buyer 06:49 - Remedies of Buyer 07:19 - Limitation of Remedies
LISA: LittĂ©ratures, Histoire des IdĂ©es, Images, SociĂ©tĂ©s du Monde Anglophone
LISA e-journal is produced by the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines (Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Caen, France. Revue LISA / LISA e-journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication, including cultural studies, literature, philosophy, the history of ideas, the visual arts, music, media studies, sociology, history and anthropology. Articles are in French and English and can be accessed by keywords, by a thematic
French Lesson - Dans la Ville (In the City), Part 9
Learn French by learning vocabulary words for buildings in the city. As the native French speaker recites the words, the words and the appropriate images appear. There is no English spoken. Each French phrase is spoken once. For beginning to intermediate learners. This video features a picture within the picture, so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' to see the smaller image
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of November 7, 2010
This week in Duke on Demand, during a session in Duke's Baldwin Auditorium, Duke alumnus Yizheng He gets a "Master Class" lesson from concert pianist and visiting artist Awadagin Pratt. Professor Misha Angrist discusses the science behind -- and experience of -- having his entire genome sequenced. A conversation at Duke's John Hope Franklin Center on the local food movement in Durham. And, an "Office Hours" webcast conversation on prison and African-American literature.
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
Chinaâ€™s quiet confidence
Chinaâ€™s premier, Wen Jiabao, has said that 2010 will be a very difficult year for the countryâ€™s economy, yet in Q1 its performance was remarkable. Chinaâ€™s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 11.9 per cent in Q1 2010, outstripping the 8.7 per cent annual GDP growth achieved in 2009 and the 10.7 per cent growth of Q4 2009. The growth for Q1 was the fastest in almost three years. There are indeed areas of concern, most notably the threat of a bubble forming in the property market and potenti
Political Science 61A: Minority Politics
Political Science 61A, Minority Politics, also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 64, Minority Politics. The courseâ€™s focus is the politics and experiences of specific groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. This examination and analysis will not only enhance our understanding of these groupsâ€™ political roles, but will demonstrate that the U.S. political system cannot be adequately understood without understanding the political dynamics of ethnicity a
UO Today #457: James Harper / James Tice
James Harper, Art History, and James Tice, Architecture, discuss the exhibit they co-curated entitled â€śGiuseppe Vasiâ€™s Rome: Lasting Impressions From The Age Of The Grand Tourâ€ť in an interview conducted in the exhibit hall at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Centerâ€™s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the [...]