LSE Literary Weekend - I Shall Die by Inches: Contemporary Approaches to Death and Dying [Audio]
Speaker(s): Will Self | "All but death" wrote Emily Dickinson "can be adjusted", and yet, the cold fact that bodies must eventually die only serves to hide the reality of death as a contested cultural domain, where competing notions of public and private, tradition and innovation, individual and collective, are played out, and discourses within literature, art, jurisprudence, medicine, religion, and politics all stake their claim to knowledge of the great unknown. This talk will illuminate the
Do Tax Havens Cause Poverty? [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Christensen, Felicity Lawrence; Nick Mathiason; Dr Attiya Waris | Defenders of tax havens argue they provide vital financial services for international trade, and that most comply with money-laundering regulations and have juridical co-operation treaties. This panel will explore the issues surrounding tax havens, in particular their impacts on poor people.
In Search of Islam's Civilization [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ali A. Allawi | The increasing religiosity of Muslim societies and the spectacular rise of political Islam have served to mask the seeping of vitality from Islamic civilization. If Muslims do not muster the inner resources of their faith to fashion a civilising outer presence, then Islam as a civilisation may indeed disappear. Ali A. Allawi has served as Minister of Defence and Minister of Finance in the Iraqi postwar governments. A graduate of Harvard University and MIT, he is Senio
Obama and the Arabs: the historical context [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eugene Rogan | Barack Obama came to office determined to change America's relations with the Arab and Islamic worlds. The Arab world has responded to his message of "mutual interest and mutual respect" with enthusiasm and conviction. Part of the success of Obama as a communicator lies in the sensitivity he shows to recent Arab history. This lecture will examine the Obama factor in addressing the many challenges facing US policy towards the Mid East, and Arab relations with the wor
Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for Christmas [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Joel Waldfogel | Christmas is a time of seasonal cheer, family get-togethers, holiday parties, and-gift giving. BUT - How many of us get gifts we like? How many of us give gifts not knowing what recipients want? Waldfogel illustrates how our consumer spending generates vast amounts of economic waste - over £50 billion each winter. He provides solid explanations to show us why it's time to stop the madness and think twice before we start on our Christmas shopping extravagan
Living in the End Times [Audio]
Speaker(s): Slavoj Zizek | There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book, Living in the End Times, Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western soci
Wealth Creation in Developing Countries [Audio]
Speaker(s): Andrew Mitchell, Professor Paul Collier | This event marks the launch of a new DFID approach to private sector investment in developing countries and is the Department's first high profile outreach to the business community since the formation of the new coalition government. The event is presented in partnership with the Financial Times magazines The Banker and This is Africa. Andrew Mitchell is Secretary of State for International Development. Paul Collier is Professor of Economics
China's Stimulus: path to sustainable growth or bubble machine? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Lardy | Nicholas Lardy will address charges that China's recent stimulus program was flawed by, among other things, a massive increase in bank lending; the creation of a property bubble, and the weakening of market forces. Nicholas Lardy is the Anthony M Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. This event is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Controlled Freedom
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship, discusses his book "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (McGraw-Hill). http://www.thunderbird.edu
Learn About the Explorer Christopher Columbus
Learn about the famous explorer and voyages of Christopher Columbus in this two minute video. It is an overview using art work and narration to tell about the exploration and subsequent ones.
Paws Thank You Video
Thank you Husky fans for voting me the best college mascot in Boston!
5.7.2 Elimination of pathogens through solar disinfection
Without it we are dead! Water is essential, but what processes must it go through to become fit for human consumption? This unit will guide you through the continuous cycling of water between land, open water surfaces and the sea before moving on to an overview of the water treatment and supply process.
Aerosols from Earth Probe TOMS: Indonesia from 6-29-97 to 1-13-98 (3 times @ 6 days-sec)
Aerosol concentrations over Indonesia from April 29, 1997 to January 13, 1998, from Earth Probe TOMS
Spastic Paraplegia - Coordination Exam - Upper Extremities Sub-exam - Patient 5
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Clinical history: Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred t
EurekaFest 2011 - Pike Central High School InvenTeam
Pike Central High School InvenTeam students present their lightweight, portable emergency shelter at EurekaFest 2011 at MIT.
ICSE 2011: Conversation with Baris Aktemur Barış Aktemur is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Özyeğin University. His research interests include runtime program generation, programming language design and semantics, static program analysis and transformation, software engineering and type theory. [source] Here, Wolfram Schulte interviews Barış at ICSE 2011. Th
Barış Aktemur is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Özyeğin University. His research interests include runtime program generation, programming language design and semantics, static program analysis and transformation, software engineering and type theory. [source]
Here, Wolfram Schulte interviews Barış at ICSE 2011. Th
Bend, Twist and Break: Beyond the Laboratory
Dr. Chris Muhlstein explains that when scientists study fracture surfaces from controlled experiments to understand the resulting shapes and features, they can use their understanding to deduce what happened when they were not around to see the material fail or break. Further they can predict what will have to a larger or smaller piece of material under stress. This process is how scientists and engineers translate a lab experiment into a design for an airplane, bridge or even a bike frame.
Asia: Week ahead
July 8 - China's inflation, economic data and Asian central bank meetings dominate, with Australia's carbon tax also in focus. Cathy Yang reports.