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The Nuts and Bolts of Empire
All great empires have required a sophisticated logistical system, and a secure communications system to sustain themselves. In a world of endless challenges imperial ambitions soon collapse. This lecture will examine the hard, infrastructural underpinnings of the Roman, Spanish and British Empires, and reflect on how the USA compares in this regard. Paul Kennedy is J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University and Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE.
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The Pivot of the 20th Century
Winston Churchill said in 1945 that 'the United States stands at this moment at the summit of the world'. Yet just five years earlier America had been an economic catastrophe and an isolationist bastion. How that transformation came about, and its consequences, will be the subject of this lecture. David M Kennedy is Donald J McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University.
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Hot, Flat and Crowded
Thomas L Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of our biggest challenges - the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9-11 - and shows how they're linked. He argues that we need American commitment and leadership in a green revolution, a revolution that will be the biggest innovation project in history, one that will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our grea
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In Sickness and In Power
The course of world history has been critically shaped by the physical and mental illnesses of heads of state, sometimes in the public eye but usually in secrecy. Long fascinated with the inter-relationship between politics and medicine, David Owen uses his deep knowledge of both to undertake a unique study of illness in Heads of Government during the last 100 years. Owen expertly scrutinises such diverse political personalities as Sir Anthony Eden at the time of Suez in 1956; John F. Kennedy an
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Black Panther, the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas
Emory Douglas, ex Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party, will speak about the history behind the art of the party, and take a look at some more recent works. Emory Douglas was born May 24th, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Douglas attended City College of San Francisco where he majored in commercial art. He was politically involved as Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party in Oakland, CA from February, 1967 until its discontinuance in the Early
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Kosovo's Independence and the Balkans: regional implications and challenges
Uncertainty over the status of Kosovo had undermined stability in the Balkans since the early 1990s. The panel of experts discusses Kosovo's declaration of independence and its political, economic and security impact on the Balkans. Jelena Bjelica is the editor-in-chief of the weekly Gradjanski Glasnik, Kosovo. Anna Di Lellio is the editor of the book The Case for Kosova: passage to independence. Enver Hoxhaj is the current minister of education, science and technology of the Republic of Kosovo.
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Keeping Score: new approaches to the standard of living
Measuring social performance is an important task in the social sciences, and the complexity of the problem has given rise to numerous approaches. In this lecture, Professor Steckel will discuss the use of anthropomorphic measures in this field, and explain the advantages of height as a measure of standard of living. Richard H Steckel is SBS Distinguished Professor of Economics, Anthropology and History at Ohio State University. The Space for Thought Lecture series celebrates the completion of t
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The Islamic Republic of Iran After 30 Years
Thirty years after the fall of the Shah of Iran and the advent of Ayatollah Khomeini to power, the Iranian revolution continues to exert a dynamic ideological and political influence across the Middle East. In a retrospective analysis of the revolutionary period itself, some of whose decisive moments he witnessed at first hand, and of the subsequent development of the Islamic Republic Professor Fred Halliday will attempt to set these dramatic events in context, as much that of the comparative st
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Friedrich Engels: the man who made Marxism
With capitalism in crisis, the shadow of Karl Marx is looming large. But what about the co-author of The Communist Manifesto? In advance of a major new biography, The Frock-Coated Communist, Tristram Hunt explores the life and work, the personal contradictions and ideological breakthroughs, of Friedrich Engels. Cotton-lord and communist, Engels was the man who turned Marxism into a political force - and whose vision was then brutally betrayed in the 20th century. Tristram Hunt is an historian,
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Voodoo Histories: from the Protocols to 9-11
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.
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LSE Director's Dialogue with Stephen Green
As the world's financial order is in a state of flux, how do we align our desire to improve material human wealth, and capitalism, with our spiritual and psychological needs? Do businesses and banks in particular have a duty to society that goes beyond the creation of profit? Does open market capitalism remain our best hope for creating wealth that benefits all of society? Green and Davies discuss history, politics, religion and economics. This event marks the launch of Stephen Green's book Goo
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXVI, Summer 1999
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Robinson Retires, Asgeirsson Appointed Full Professor, Shein's Design, New IAC Co-Director, Public Lecture Series, Videotaping at the IAC, Brownlee Lecture 1999, New Projects, Book Review
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Within These Walls
Within These Walls...tells the stories of five families who lived in this house over 200 years and made history in their kitchens and parlors, through everyday choices and personal acts of courage and sacrifice. In this online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students will learn how the Smithsonian acquired the house at 16 Elm Street Ipswich, Massachusetts and saved more than a dozen family stories and 200 years of American social history. They will also lea
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Science Infos 07/12/2009

9e numéro de Science infos.

Science Infos est le premier journal scientifique du web, produit et réalisé par des scientifiques de Bio-TV.

Zoologie :

  • Le génome du cheval vient d'être publié dans la revue Science

Espace

  • Nouveau sattelite SMOS

Dossier : La fête de la Science - UPMC - Le robot Domeo

Médecine : INSERM Lille, équipe de Nathalie Cartier et Pa
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The mechanisms of boiling (video)

Boiling is an effective way to remove heat. It is used as cooling medium in many industrial power such as power plants. The mechanisms governing the different regimes occurring during the boiling of a liquid usually are complex and often intertwined. It is important to know them and identify them in the laboratory. In particular, the detailed understanding of the boiling crisis, well known and feared for the damage that can result in practice is of primary importance. (For the boiling of a s
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Using a Mobile Hoist. Part 4. Positioning Hoist (Mobile Version)
This and related video clips demonstrate how to use a mobile sling and have been optimised for delivery on a mobile device.
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Facilitating Movement 3 (Mobile Version)
This and related video clips were originally part of a powerpoint presentation learning resource, developed by Maria Parks, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (YSJU) and ALPS Fellow, for her OT ergonomics module. The entire original resource package has been repurposed for mobile and VLE delivery.
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University of Warwick's Ben Clift - French Responses to the Global Economic Crisis: The global econo
Part of the 2nd Joint Boston/Warwick Politics and International Studies Workshop on Aspects of the Post Financial Crisis.
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AIR: Apprendere Insieme in Rete
Una scuola online per lo sviluppo continuo della professionalità dei docenti pionieri,An online school for the continuing development of teachers' professionalism pioneers,Istituzione universitaria di secondo e terzo livello (ciclo II e III) per la formazione degli insegnanti e/o dei formatori,Spiegare,Illustrare,Alta formazione universitaria (secondo e terzo livello),Educazione,Formazione degli insegnanti e scienze della formazione,Didattica,Misto (blended),Interazione con il tutor/docente,Mis
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Jews and Christians throughout History
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Jews and Christians throughout History" in the Department of Theology. This course will explore a number of issues which emerge from the history of Christian theology: How did a negative image of Judaism develop within Christianity? In what ways did these unfavorable teachings contribute toward violence against the Jews over the centuries? What is the relationship between Christian anti-Jewish teachings and Anti-
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