Andrew McInerney, Said Business School, MBA graduate, 2007, Australia
Before coming up to Oxford, Andrew McInerney was International Marketing Manager with Sara Lee in The Netherlands. Andrew decided to study for an MBA because he wanted to move from the fast-moving consumer goods sector into management consultancy. On-campus presentations and networking opportunities with leading consulting firms, mock interviews with sector consultants and contact with alumni in relevant organisations, helped Andrew to make the transition, and after graduating he took up a posit
A Conversation with Ambassador Joseph Wilson, IV
Called by President George H. W. Bush - a true American hero, Ambassador Joe Wilson has been involved in international politics for more than twenty years. As the acting U.S. ambassador in Iraq during Operation Desert Shield, the massive U.S. buildup in Saudi Arabia after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, Wilson was responsible for freeing 150 American hostages seized by Iraq. He was the last American official to meet with Hussein before the first Gulf War. During his highly-decorated career, Wilso
Art a GoGo Podcast #27 - David Smith, Guggenheim and MoMA Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski. Thanks for listening! Kathleen &
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski.
Thanks for listening!
NASA CONNECT PSA - The Astronaut's Helper
In NASA CONNECT PSA: The Astronaut's Helper, students will be introduced to the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA), a small, spherical robot that assists astronauts with their chores on space-based vehicles. Students will learn about different types of robots and the mechanical systems on the PSA that must work together for the PSA to function. In the web activity, students interact with a simulation of the PSA and learn how forces affect motion in a low-friction, microgravity environment. Stude
Stop 9: Robert Arneson
INNOVATION AND CHANGE: Great Ceramics from the Ceramics Research Center This exhibition highlights 75 masterworks by many of the leading international ceramic artists of our day, offering a...
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What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees?
Second presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? The importance of cumulative emissions
Beyond 4 degrees: should we reconsider our options?
Third presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference
China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west and
Students examine images of galaxies and learn to recognize the various shapes used in the Hubble classification system. They can follow the site independently, using a worksheet that prompts them to answer questions in the text, then take a java "quiz" that requires them to place various galaxies in their correct positions on the Hubble "tuning fork." There is some supplemental material about galaxies and Hubble's observations.
Clean Energy: Converting Light to Energy
This unit explores the issue of energy production as a pressing global issue and how nanoscience could enable important breakthroughs in energy generation and conversion. In particular, traditional and newer "nano" solar technologies are introduced and explored. Upon completing this unit, students will understand: Clean alternative energy technologies must be developed to provide sufficient energy to meet growing global demand, and must be sustainable both environmentally and economically; Nanos
London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT)
This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental governance. We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development, social movement mobilization, and the relations that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have with governments and corporations. During the course of the semester, particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs. Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues
11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning (MIT)
This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to effectively manage growth and land use change. While primarily focused on the planning practice in the United States, the principles and techniques reviewed and presented may have international application. This course is not for bystanders; it is designed for those who wish to become actively involved or exposed to the planning discipline and profession as it is practiced today, and as it may need
15.677J Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy (MIT)
This subject discusses the broader trends in the labor market, how urban labor markets function, public and private training policy, other labor market programs, the link between labor market policy and economic development, and the organization of work within firms.
5.1 Common sense revisited It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society. First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society.
First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Graph Models of the Internet
The general appeal of abstracting real-world networks to simple graphs is understandable and has been partly responsible for fueling the new field of "network science". However, as the Internet application has demonstrated, such abstractions that ignore much of what engineers consider as critical come at a price. For example, they can lead to the study of graph models that have little in common with the real-world networks that motivated these models in the first place. In turn, they tend to foc
End of Bank Secrecy
William M. Sharp, an international tax law attorney at Sharp Kemm, talks Oct. 20, 2010, at the Thunderbird Global Wealth Management Summit. http://www.thunderbird.edu
This site traces the origins of technological and medical advances. Learn about the genetics of ear wax, a vaccine to control malaria, DNA barcoding, aging and the human brain, a genetic classification of dog breeds, the discovery of the first speech and language gene, how living organisms tune in to the time of day, and more.
Public Bailout of Bank's Recklessness
In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap bank's seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labour's popularity with the electorate.
Musharraf on the rural-urban clash in developing nations
Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf talked about the qualities of leadership, the conflict in the Middle East and many other topics during an intense one-hour class session with International Relations students on Oct. 13. 2010