The Tsar Liberates Europe? Russia against Napoleon, 1807-1814
In 1812-14 Alexander I defeated Napoleon's invasion of Russia and then created and led a European alliance all the way to Paris. This lecture explains why and how he did this. It discusses Russian grand strategy, diplomacy and espionage, as well as the tsarist military machine, and the mobilisation of the home front. In both Western and Russian historiography the Russian achievement in 1813-14 is greatly underestimated, which seriously distorts understanding of European power politics and the ca
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Terrorism: How to Respond
Drawing on a wide range of case studies, Richard English argues that we have as yet failed to understand terrorism properly, and that this is at the root of our disastrous failure to respond effectively to terrorism in the post 9-11 crisis.Richard English is professor of politics, director of research and chair of the Irish Studies International Research Initiative at Queens University Belfast. His latest book is entitled Terrorism: how to respond.
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Agriculture and Climate Change

A lecture by Univ. Prof. Josef Eitzinger, Institute of Meteorology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
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Climate Change - Global Context

A lecture by Univ. Prof. Dr. Helga Kolb Kromp, Department of Meteorology, at the seminar "Humus - the Missed Opportunity for Global Climate?
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Protests in Libya
Amateur footage of supposed protests in Libya on YouTube uploaded day after deadly clashes.
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Smuggled Ivorian cocoa enters Ghana
The increased traffic of contraband Ivorian cocoa beans following the country's export ban is starting to impact neighbour Ghana's cocoa industry.
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MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.

Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had

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Stateless protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs in Kuwait come under fire as security forces use flares to disburse crowds, as they demonstrate for citizenship. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Global Challenges for Europe and America
Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in summer 2008.
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People Power and the End of the Cold War
Was the end of the Cold War a victory for power politics, or for people power? Twenty years after the opening of the Berlin Wall, debate continues about what factors sealed the fate of the Soviet system in eastern and central Europe, and eventually in the Soviet Union itself. Non-violent popular movements -- especially in Poland, East Germany and Czechoslovakia -- played a significant part in the events. How did they relate to other forms of power, and what was their effect on the shaping of the
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L'embryon humain sujet de savoir, objet de passions - René FRYDMAN (audio)

Conférence du 23 janvier 2000 par René Frydman.

La maîtrise de la reproduction est centrée sur l'embryon humain. Elle est l'objet de nombreux investissements passionnels, aussi bien lorsqu'il s'agit d'espacer les naissances et d'éviter les conceptions non désirées, que lorsqu'il s'agit d'essayer d'obtenir un enfant. Dans une première partie, un rappel historique permet d'exposer les concepts aboutissant à la définition de la "personne humaine". Dans une seconde
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Korea: The Unfinished War
To fully grasp the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, it is important to understand the war that ended fifty years ago this summer. John Biewen and Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks examine the often-overlooked war that helped define global politics and American life for the second half of the 20th century.
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Advertisement for Midwest Crushed Stone Company
This advertisement appeared in A History of the Columbia Club. It illustrates the variety of businesses located in the Traction Terminal Building. [1925]
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Sample and test coagulation and flocculation processes
This learning object contains resources and activities that focus on sampling and testing during the coagulation and flocculation processes in a water treatment plant. The key areas are: sample water and test water. The task is to sample the water and test the water quality to confirm the values on the SCADA and inline instruments.
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Hug by Jez Alborough-Read Aloud
In this brief video, Jez Alborough's book Hug is read aloud. This wonderfully drawn tail tells the story of a little monkey looking for one simple thing -- a hug. How can it be that a book with only one word-hug-repeated throughout, can be so good? This book shows a baby chimpanzee on the hunt for his mum and a cuddle. Our little friend wanders through
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Big Ideas Fest Interviews
Fest 2011 in Half Moon Bay. This conference was help in December 2011 and hosted by the Institute of Knowledge Management in Education. There were participants form K-12, Higher Ed, educational non-profits, foundations and start-up companies. The keynote speaker was Dr. Sugata Mitra.
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American Experience: The Panama Canal
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race. (01:22:11)
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Lucy, la pionnière (audio)

A l’occasion du colloque « Les sciences dans les années 70 », Yves Coppens revient sur son activité de paléontologiste et sur les nombreuses campagnes de fouilles menées dès les années 1920 dans le cadre de la recherche sur les origines de l’homme. Il retrace en particulier les prémices et la découverte dans les années 70 de l’Australopithecus afarensis, la célèbre Lucy.

Très médiatisée lors de sa découverte car elle détenait le record du plus vieil hominid
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Political Science 126C: US Immigration Policy
Political Science 126C, US Immigration Policy, also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 163, US immigration Policy. The United States is in the middle of a national debate over immigration policy and the outcomes of immigrant incorporation. The debate is not just taking place in the U.S. Congress, which has the power and responsibility to shape policy, but also in national politics, in state legislatures, and in community organizing. In some form, the current debate began in the early 1990s
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Entretien avec André Deprad (audio)

Entretien extrait de la série "politique publique" - Mémoires Croisées

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