The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Stephane Lacroix | Since the events of 9/11, Saudi Islamists have attracted considerable attention. However, given the opacity of the Saudi Kingdom, very little is known about them. Who are those activists who challenge in the name of Islam a regime whose claims to legitimacy are based on religion? Stephane Lacroix is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po. In 2008-2009, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. His work focuses on Islam and politic
Equality, growth and sustainability – an impossible combination? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sigbjørn Johnsen | Equality and growth are often considered to be conflicting goals. Welfare cuts in order to achieve fiscal sustainability are now on the agenda in a number of European countries. In Norway, an abundance of natural resources has offered a favourable starting point. Yet its management presents policymakers with a number of new dilemmas. Can the experience of a small country like Norway hold some larger lessons? Sigbjørn Johnsen is serving his second term as Norwegia
Can China's Political System Sustain its Peaceful Rise? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Susan Shirk | What are the features of Chinese politics that could derail its peaceful rise? And how should other countries respond? Susan Shirk is director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Ho Miu Lam professor of China and Pacific Relations, UC San Diego.
Arbitration and Financial Markets Disputes [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Golden, Professor Jan Paulsson | Jeffrey Golden, the principal author of ISDA's Master agreements (FT: "Mr. Derivatives") and the driving force behind the efforts of setting up an international financial court will be challenged by Jan Paulsson on the suitability of arbitration for financial markets disputes. Jeffrey Golden was the founding partner of the US law practice of Allen & Overy LLP and a senior partner in the firm's global derivatives practice and is now a visiting
The Architecture of Governance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug | Professor Frug looks at the fragmentation of current urban governance and how it undermines the authority of elected representatives. Gerald Frug is the Louis D Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and winner of the James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City Competition. The Stirling Lectures competition is a collaboration between LSE Cities and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: an interagency approach [Audio]
Speaker(s): Major General John Lorimer, Moazzam Malik, Sheelagh Stewart, Nick Williams | This event will examine the challenges faced by those responsible for overseeing the transfer of state power from external organisations to domestic institutions in conflict affected states. Major General John Lorimer, Chief of Defence Staff's Strategic Communication Officer and Ministry of Defence spokesman on military operations. Moazzam Malik is director of the Western Asia and Stabilisation Division, Dep
Beyond a Global Deal? A UN+ Approach to Climate Governance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Robert Falkner, Professor Lord Giddens, Thomas Hale, André Lieber, Scott Moore, Professor Michael Jacobs | How can we make progress on climate change in the face of gridlock? Global Governance 2020 is a group of young academics, policymakers and business people from China, the United States and Europe. Robert Falkner is senior lecturer in international relations at LSE and a leading expert on global environmental politics. Anthony Giddens is former director of LSE and the author,
Following the trail of Islamism and the Veil across time and borders [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Leila Ahmed | Professor Ahmed asks why the wearing of veils or headscarves has become a growing phenomenon in America – and across the world. Having almost vanished from many Muslim majority cities, why in the 1970s did veiling (or covering) suddenly begin to grow more common and rapidly spread first across Muslim majority societies and then later in the West? Following this trail Professor Ahmed explores the forces which brought about this "rebirth" of veiling, and how
Can single individuals still shape history? The Case of Osama bin Laden [Audio]
Speaker(s): Michael Scheuer | Osama bin Laden was one of America's most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious assessment of his influence over world events in the last decade. Michael Scheuer; a former head of CIA's Osama bin Laden Unit provides an objective and authoritative portrait of bin Laden. Michael Scheuer was the chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004. He is the author of many books, includ
Health Care Reform in the US [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Peter Orszag | Spiralling health care costs are currently threatening the future of the US economy. Peter Orszag offers insight on possible approaches to reduce health care costs over time without impairing the quality of medical care or outcomes. LSE alumnus Peter Orszag (MSc, PhD Economics, 1992, 1997) is vice chairman of Global Banking at CitiGroup. He recently served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under president Barack Obama.
Africa's Disease Burden [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins, Dr Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Dr Francis Dodoo | LSE Health and the LSE Africa Initiative in collaboration with The British Academy invites you to an event on Africa’s disease burden. Chronic non-communicable diseases have become major causes of adult disability and death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chronic disease deaths in men and women as a whole are higher in sub-Saharan African than in virtually all other regions of the world and co-exist with a high burden of infe
The Outsider Inside: Palestinian Citizens of Israel, their Context and Contest [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Tilde Rosmer | This lecture examines the role of Palestinians citizens of Israel in Israeli politics and their place in a conflict in which they are often caught between the state of their citizenship and the nationality of their people. In addition to looking at tensions between these non-Jewish citizens and the Jewish state and Jewish Israelis, the lecture will examine tensions within this group of Palestinians. Dr Tilde Rosmer is a Researcher at the Department of Culture Studie
Writing exercise: A tidy neighbourhood
After this chapter you will be able to explain to a friend in a short note what happens in your area.
The Lamar Corridor Project at the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.
The Lamar Corridor Project at the University of Memphis' Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.
Dr. M. Boyd Gillespie Physician Profile
Meet Dr. M. Boyd Gillespie, Associate Professor at MUSC. His specialities include head and neck cancer, thyroid and parthyroid tumors, voice and swallowing disorders, snoring and sleep apena.
President Obama: It Gets Better: Bullying
As part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shares his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied. These is a speech by the president imploring Ameicans to not tolerate bullying in any manner.
Differentiated Instruction- Scaffolding Model
Meet Michelle Rainey. A 10-year veteran who is NCATE Board Certified, she teaches 9th through 12th-grade English at Lawndale High School and also serves as one of the school's instructional coaches helping with aspects of curriculum professional development. Here Michelle speaks about the importance of differentiated instruction. (02:40)
Video of Robin's next with eggs hatching
This four minute video shows the birth and hatching of feeding and maturing of Robins from hatching until they leave the nest. There is no narration. It appears one does no survive so students may need to understand the survival of the fittest aspects.
1.2.5 Thinking through diagrams One of the features that characterises complex situations is the interconnectedness of the components within them. Understanding such situations can defeat our descriptive abilities. Words alone either confuse still further or misrepresent the situation altogether. For this reason, diagrams are a characteristic feature of systems approaches to understanding complex situations. Diagrams allow the relationships between parts of the situation to be seen at the same time as the parts themselves.
One of the features that characterises complex situations is the interconnectedness of the components within them. Understanding such situations can defeat our descriptive abilities. Words alone either confuse still further or misrepresent the situation altogether. For this reason, diagrams are a characteristic feature of systems approaches to understanding complex situations. Diagrams allow the relationships between parts of the situation to be seen at the same time as the parts themselves.
2011 Archaeological Field School Underway -- Charleston, South Carolina
The College of Charleston's Archaeological Field School, done in conjunction with The Charleston Museum, is again in session with students excavating at three sites in Charleston County. During the intensive seven-week course, students learn the skills and techniques that will prepare them for work after graduation as archaeological technicians in the contract archaeology field and/or graduate school in archaeology, historic preservation, or other related fields. This season, 16 students have s