Interpreting the Middle East 'Against the Grain': An interview with Michael Oren
International historian Michael Oren discusses what it means to interpret the Middle East for Westerners in a manner that deliberately goes 'against the grain.'
The Jewish Response to Nostra Aetate: A Nostra Aetate Lecture
Rabbi David Rosen, President of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations speaks about the Jewish response to Nostra Aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.
A Common Word: Panel Four: Where Do We Go from Here?
A summary and wrap-up discussion of the previous four panels, the moderators invite participants to reflect on the issues explored and the future of inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Water, Energy and Climate Change in the Gulf: A panel of experts discusses energy and climate concer
Chaired by the interim dean of SFS-Q, Mehran Kamrava, panelists include Professor Tim Beach of Georgetown University, Professor Sharif Elmusa of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, and Mari Luomi, a researcher at The Finnish Institute for International Affairs.
Financing the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Expert commentary by William McGreevey
William McGreevey, Ph.D., associate professor of international health at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, discusses the costs associated with the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Renewable Energy in China: Expert commentary by Joanna Lewis
Joanna Lewis, an assistant professor of science, technology and international affairs, discusses renewable energy and policy development in China.
Intl Law and Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Lecture by Dr. Victor Kattan, School of Oriental
Dr. Kattan explores how international law in the late 19th and early 20th century brought about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
14.381 Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
The course introduces statistical theory to prepare students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence. The emphasis of the course is to understand the basic principles of statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given; however, this material is assumed knowledge. The course also covers basic regression analysis. Topics covered include probability, random samples, asymptotic methods, point estimation, evaluation of estimators, Cramer-Rao theorem, hypothesis tests, Neyman Pe
Open-Sea Piracy in the Modern World: Perils and Prospects
A panel of experts convened by the Center for International and Regional Studies explores the historical, economic and political foundations of sea piracy and the ways to address the issue.
A 2020 Vision of the Middle East: The Inaugural International Lecture (by Dr. Mehran Kamrava)
Kamrava is Interim Dean of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies. He introduced and analyzed several key trends he sees that have the ability to shape the future of the Middle East over the next ten years.
Satisfying Victims and Healing Societies: The Promises of Justice after Extreme Violence - Vision Se
Susan Hirsch, Director of the undergraduate Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution program Justice meted out in domestic courts is assumed to promote social healing and quell the desire for revenge felt by victims of violence. Mass atrocity, genocide, terrorism and other types of extreme violence have spawned new approaches to justice, such as extrajudicial proceedings and international tribunals. Drawing from personal experience as a survivor of a terror attack and anthropological resea
Preventing Genocide - Vision Series Lecture
Andrea Bartoli, Drucie French Cumbie Chair at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and ResolutionSixty years after the signing of the International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, we are still struggling to understand genocidal trends and to respond to threats appropriately. Too many times, signs of impending genocides were not identified, appreciated, and acted upon, which created conditions for a re-emergence of new forms. Preventing genocide is a collectiv
Barro on Disasters
Robert Barro of Harvard University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks about disasters--significant national and international catastrophes such as the Great Depression, war, and the flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century. What do we know about these disasters? What is the likelihood of a catastrophic financial crisis in the United States? How serious is the current economic situation in the United States? The conversation also includes discussions of economic stimulus
Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors
Published by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the 600-page manual covers practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture. Units contain lecture outlines for instructors and detailed lecture outlines for students, field and laboratory demonstrations, assessment questions, and annotated resource lists. Although much of the material has been developed for field or garden demonstrations
Munger on Middlemen
Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the often-vilified middleman--someone who buys cheap, sells dear and does nothing to improve the product. Munger explains the economic function of arbitrage using a classic article about how prices emerged in a POW camp during World War II. Munger then applies the analysis to the financial crisis.
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