The White House
All about the White House where the most critical decisions of our history are made. This video give information about the history behind the White House.
China’s quiet confidence
China’s premier, Wen Jiabao, has said that 2010 will be a very difficult year for the country’s economy, yet in Q1 its performance was remarkable. China’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
Where Grameen Bank meets e-Bay in an African marketplace (and everyone wins)
While share prices have been falling and banks have been offering measly interest rates, MYC4 investors have been earning an average gross interest rate of 12.9 per cent a year from investments made from the comfort of their home. Too good to be true? According to Mads Kjaer, CEO of the online marketplace MYC4, “investors set the interest rate themselves and bid for it, and many hard-core investors realise even much higher yields.”
Alexander the Great, Part 2 - Greek Macedonians
This is an excellent BBC documentary about Alexander III of Macedon, whom we know as Alexander the Great, considered one of the most successful military leaders in history. (Greek translation of English narration at bottom of screen.) run time 5:41
UO Faculty Senate Meeting
The agenda includes many important issues including an overview by President Lariviere of the New Partnership proposal and an extended conversation with Rob Mullens and Jamie Moffitt, our new athletic director and senior associate athletic director for finances and administration, respectively. Share This
UO Today #458: Maxine Burkett
Maxine Burkett, 2010 Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics; Law, University of Hawaii; director, Island Climate Center: Center for Climate Adaptation and Policy. Burkett’s work focuses on climate justice, the disparate impact of climate change on poor and of-color communities, and our moral and legal obligation to these communities. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s [...]
UO Today #459: William Toll / Ellen Eisenberg
William Toll, History, and Ellen Eisenberg, History, Willamette University, discuss their book Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge (2010). They each gave talks at the UO on May 23, 2010 as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s [...]
UO Today #461: Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, discusses her advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. She spoke at the UO on October 19, 2010. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the heart of the [...]
The Story of India- Beginnings (pt. 4)
This documentary is about the history of India. It traces the roots of
the social, religious, and historical roots of the civilization there.
The series contains many interviews with Indian citizens of all sorts.
Ancient China Developed Advanced Tech (Pt. 2)
Recent researchers have found out that China had
pioneered the development of some of the most advaced technology in the
world in the most concentrated and upward directed technological
development in history until the 17th century... But it accomplished
this over a thousand years ago. Pumps, wheelbarrows, canals, and single-arch bridges are all mentioned.
Viral marketing: tell a woman?
Traditional marketing wisdom has it that if you want to use “word of mouth” you’d better be sure the people doing the talking are knowledgeable about the product. But a new large-scale field experiment on viral marketing by INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing, Andrew Stephen, puts paid to that age-old concept.
Valley of the Kings Cemetery 1550 BC Egypt
Video showing the present day Valley of the Kings Cemetery with narration describing the history of the cemetery.
The Story of India- The Power of Ideas (pt. 6)
This documentary traces the history of India through the great thinkers
and doers of the past.
United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate Briefing
Law School Speaker Series United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate Briefing October 21, 2010 In this podcast, Major Pete Houtz, SJA United States Marine Corps, talks about the opportunities to serve as a judge advocate for the United States Marine Corps. While serving as a Marine Corp Judge Advocate, you will have the opportunity to [...]
Fred Donner: "Iraq Before Saddam Hussein"
A talk by Fred Donner, Oriental Institute and Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Salim Yaqub: "Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq"
A talk by Salim Yaqub, Assistant Professor, Department of History. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Alexander Petri: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
A talk by Alexander Petri, Consul General of Germany. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Yosef Gorny: "The Road Map to Peace? The War and its Impact on Israelis and Palestinians"
A talk by Yosef Gorny, Tel Aviv University and Visiting Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Committee on Jewish Studies. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
"The Making of Chechen Terrorists: The Clash of Forces and Discourses"
A talk by Georgi Derluguian, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University; introduced by Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of Political Science and History, U. of Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran, and Syria"
A talk by Bruce Cumings, Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History, U. of Chicago; moderated by Stephen Kinzer, New York Times. Cosponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.