Voodoo Histories: from the Protocols to 9-11 [Audio]
Speaker(s): David Aaronovitch | Why are people attracted to conspiracy theories and why are those theories are so damaging? David Aaronovitch is an award-winning journalist, who has worked in radio, television and newspapers in the UK since the early 1980s. This event marks the launch of his new book 'Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History'.
Bulls or Bears in the China Shop? Global Crises, Global Linkages and Asian Manufacturing [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Bernard | This annual Sir Patrick Gillam Lecture examines the impact of the global economic downturn on East Asia and the prospects for East Asian manufacturing in its aftermath. Andrew Bernard is Jack Byrne Professor of International Economics and director of the Center for International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA.
What Next? Surviving the 21st Century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor David Held; Lord Patten | The list of challenges facing the world is proliferating rapidly from climate change to nuclear proliferation and nobody seems to have much of a grip on what is going on. In this public dialogue hosted by Global Policy, a new innovative and interdisciplinary journal, Chris Patten and Professor David Held will discuss what we know in each of these areas and how progress can be made.
LSE Literary Festival - How Would a Robot Read a Novel? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Kavita Abraham, Dr Jon Adams, Dr Robert Hudson | Don't judge a book by its cover? Don't be ridiculous. We constantly make judgements on books - from where it appears in a shop, its pretty cover, its heft or subject matter, the praise and criticism we hear about it. Reviewers are even more prejudiced. They know the author, or hate the publisher or, even worse, are a meticulous and lucid expert on the subject. All human readings are subjective. Is there another way? Would an objecti
Kinetic City: Designing For Informality In Mumbai [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Rahul Mehrotra. | Mumbai, a Kinetic City, presents a compelling vision that potentially allows us to better understand the blurred lines of contemporary urbanism and the changing roles of people and spaces in urban society. An architecture or urbanism of equality in an increasingly inequitable economic condition requires looking deeper to find a wide range of places to mark and commemorate the cultures of those excluded from the spaces of global flows. These don't necessari
Cities Under Siege [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen Graham | Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces how political violence now operates through the sites, spaces, infrastructures and symbols of the world's rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Graham shows how Western and Israeli militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a r
Getting More [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Diamond | You're always negotiating. Whether making a business deal, talking to friends or even driving a car, negotiation is going on. And most of us are terrible at it. Experts tell us to negotiate as if we live in a rational world. But people can be angry, fearful and irrational. To achieve your goals you have to be able to deal with the unpredictable. Negotiation expert Stuart Diamond reveals the real secrets behind getting more in any negotiation - whatever 'mor
Freedom and Agency [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Patrick Haggard, Dr Amber Jacobs, Professor Thomas Pink | Is freedom part of human nature? And how can freedom be both a human power and a human right? Patrick Haggard is a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and in the Department of Psychology, UCL. Amber Jacobs is a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Thomas Pink is a professor of philosophy at King's College London.
U.S. day ahead: Service sector slowdown seen for June-IFR
July 5 - IFR Associate Economist Theo Littleton says the ISM non-manufacturing index in June should show a modest drop to 53.5 on weak consumer confidence, down from May's reading of 54.6.
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
Music lovers tune in to Spotify
July 14 - Spotify steps into the crowded digital music business in the U.S., which includes iCloud, Google and Amazon, with a lot of fanfare and praise from industry watchers. Jill Bennett reports.
A taste of the Staffordshire Way
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1.1 Assessing your current level of knowledge
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.
Lower the Debt Ceiling [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.] Currently, the big show in Washington, DC, centers around raising the debt ceiling. Congress began setting this ceiling in
[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.]
Currently, the big show in Washington, DC, centers around raising the debt ceiling. Congress began setting this ceiling in
Inside the News: Trade BSkyB as call option, Muller says
Investors wanting a slice of BSkyB should treat the stock as a call option and take a long term view as it looks expensive following News Corp hacking scandal, says Reuters Analyst Richard Muller.
Cuba & Florida: Exploration on a Historical Connection, 1539-1991
Miguel Bretos looks at the Cuban presence in "La Florida" from the time of Ponce de Leon, almost 500 years ago, through the late 20th century. Speaker Biography: Historian Miguel Bretos was born in Cuba and received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He is currently senior scholar at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.
Global Business Dialogue
Thunderbird School of Global Management President Angel Cabrera and other faculty discuss the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue, which will be Nov. 10-11, 2011, in Glendale, Arizona. http://www.thunderbird.edu/dialogue
Problem-Solving, Metrics, and Tools for Sustainability - Chapter Introduction
This chapter is devoted to a special collection of methods, measurements, tools, indicators, and indices that are used to illustrate the meaning of sustainability, to assess the comparative […]
Jacquin Niles, Professor of Biological Engineering, with a main focus on Malaria research presents his work. Malaria, an asexual parasite infecting disease usually transferred by insects and animals, contributes a high mortality rate in Africa and South Asia especially within children. Based on this disease, Niles work gives precedence to finding out how Malaria works using RNA aptamers, equalized heme, and cellular networks.
1.5 Organising information
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or