The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?
Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. (10:59)
Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran's 'twitter revolution' fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the act
science experiment with acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate
Science experiment with acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda and vinegar) giving off carbon dioxide among other things
Shovel-nosed snake hatching out of an egg
The snake embryo has matured within the "egg" coat and a young snake hatches. Think of this as a young plant sprouting out of a seed coat.
Lumbriculus blood vessels and blood flow in several segments
Blood flow in individual body segments of Lumbriculus variegates - note how each body segments contracts to move the blood toward the anterior end of the worm.
Lesgeven met Digitale Borden Waarom kiezen voor een digitaal bord? Onderzoeksresultaten. Alles op een rijtje gezet door de Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg. De digitale lessen (bordlessen) die je in deze website kan opzoeken en downloaden, worden door het departement Education …
Waarom kiezen voor een digitaal bord? Onderzoeksresultaten. Alles op een rijtje gezet door de Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg. De digitale lessen (bordlessen) die je in deze website kan opzoeken en downloaden, worden door het departement Education …
Ethical Issues in Public Policy
Prof. Derek Burke : Course
How Does Parliament Handle the Ethical Issues Raised by Scientific Advances?
Rt Hon John Gummer : Course
Models for Relating Science and Religion
Prof. Mikael Stenmark : Course
The Fallacy of Scientism as a Worldview
Prof. Mikael Stenmark : Course
Gay Liberation Now: global movements and transformations [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sonia Corrêa | Since the late 1970s, Sonia Corrêa has been involved in research and advocacy activities related to gender equality, health and sexuality. She is the founder of various non-governmental initiatives in Brazil. Between 1992 and 2009 she has been the research coordinator for sexual and reproductive health and rights at DAWN – Development Alternatives with Women for a new Era – a Southern Hemisphere feminist network. In that capacity, she closely followed United Na
IDS May 2010 Podcast
5 May 2010
Each month we speak to two people working on development issues across the world, finding out a bit about their work and asking them 'What do you think is the big question that Development Studies needs to answer?'
Following the UK elections this May politicians and civil servants will be considering new directions across government policy. But to what extent will any new policies be informed by solid research evidence?
In this programme
The Divergence of the Bottom Billion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier | The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which track poverty among 5 billion people, miss the key future challenge for development policy. This is that around 50 countries, now at the bottom of the world economy, are economically stagnant and so are diverging from the rest of mankind at an accelerating rate. The lecture analyzes why these countries, with around a billion people, are diverging - why globalization generates both convergence for most of the deve
Cyprus Enters the 'Euro-zone': challenges and implications [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Christopher Pissarides, Michalis Sarris | In January 2008, Cyprus will adopt the euro currency. This discussion will focus on the implications of entry for Cyprus and the possible lessons for and from other entrants.
Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Stuart Corbridge [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Stuart Corbridge | In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.Stuart Corbridge is professor of human geography at LSE.
Bringing Transatlantic Security into the 21st Century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ambassador Victoria Nuland | Bringing the transatlantic relationship into the 21st Century requires a stronger NATO, a stronger European Union and a stronger relationship between them. NATO continues to contribute to global security and peace in vital operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the Mediterranean, and to serve as a consultative forum for issues important to North American and European allies, while also transforming to meet the challenges of this century. Meeting these obje
The War for Wealth: The true story of globalization and how Western society can survive [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gabor Steingart | Globalization is the defining force of our lifetime, but most politicians have not understood the complexity of the process. Thus argues Gabor Steingart, in his controversial and thought-provoking new book The War for Wealth: The True Story of Globalization (McGraw-Hill, June 2008) which he will present for the first time in the UK.
The International Criminal Court ten years on: An appraisal [Audio]
Speaker(s): Luis Moreno-Ocampo | The Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted in Rome on 17 July 1998 by 120 States. The first prosecutor of the ICC, Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, took office on 21 April 2003. His mandate is to investigate and prosecute the most serious crimes, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The Incompatibility of Science and Religion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Worrall | Richard Dawkins and others claim that science and religion are incompatible. Others argue that on a more sophisticated view there is only the appearance of a clash. Who is right? John Worrall is professor of philosophy of science at LSE.
Hecklers to Power? The Waning Tools of Liberal Rights and Challenges to Feminist Activism in South A
Speaker(s): Professor Ratna Kapur | rofessor Kapur examines the specific challenges that have faced feminist activism in South Asia, and discusses how it might forge a new political direction.
Prosperity without Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Tim Jackson | This lecture will discuss a new vision of shared prosperity. It will consider the capability of human beings to flourish within the ecological limits of a finite planet. Tim Jackson is professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey and economics commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission.