The Global Information Technology Reports: Lessons in Technology, Development and Competitiveness
Professor Soumitra Dutta discusses the Global Information Technology Reports: the world's most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICTs on the development process and the competitiveness of nations. Over the last decade, the Global Information Technology Reports have created a useful benchmark in evaluating and understanding the inter-relationships between technology, innovation and competitiveness. Published each year in collaboration with the World Econom
Relationships and the Internet
This forum looks at the state of the art of academic research on relationships and the Internet and how this research informs research on the social aspects of the Internet in general, such as issues of trust and identity. Research on the role of the Internet in meeting new people is an increasingly vital area of inquiry, and is illustrated by a burgeoning literature on such topics as online dating. However, the Internet may shape many other aspects of relationships beyond introducing individual
Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads
A discussion of how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment. From its inception, many have recognized the Internet's potential as a liberating, decentralizing, and, yes, destabilizing technology but also its counter-potential as a controlling and centralizing technology. Over the last two decades, predictions abo
When Credit Becomes Debt: Foreclosure and Forbearance in Subprime Mortgages
Paul Langley discusses the impact - both political and economic - of major US Federal Government programmes in support for forbearance by lenders of mortgage debt within the US subprime sector.
Asset-Based Welfare and the Financialisation of the Citizen
Alan Finlayson discusses the ethics and political theory of response to the subprime crisis, situating his analysis with respect to the UK Government's attempts to create a 'financially literate' population suited to undertaking the move to an asset-based system of welfare.
Embedded Liberalism is Dead, Long Live Embedded Liberalism: National Welfare Concerns and Internatio
Leonard Seabrooke looks at how the subprime crisis and resulting international credit crunch demonstrates how uniquely national welfare and financial systems can blend into broader world economy structures, in different ways providing both sources of stability and sources of instability for global finance.
Wildfire in a 4 degrees plus world
First presentation of session six (Vulnerable people and places 2) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference
One two three more: challenges to describing a warmer world
First presentation of session 8 (Adaptation) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference
The role of international transportation sectors in climate stabilization
Fourth presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference
Whigs and Tories 1780-1832
The fall of Pitt in 1801 after his failure to carry through a measure of Catholic Emancipation brought the Foxites back to Westminster. The political stalemate that had characterised the years 1794-1801 was evaporating with the fall of Pitt. A new opposition group emerged after the loss of Pitt based around Lord Grenville and William Windham opposed to Addington, the new leader, and the peace negotiations. It was a small group, only 20-30 strong in the Commons and 12-15 in the Lords but contai
Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
Indiscriminate Disproportionality: Another Attempt at Rules with Teeth
Prof. Henry Shue (Oxford) provides a moral reflection on international law by looking at the concept of proportional conduct in armed conflict. The discussant is Janina Dill (Oxford).
Ethical Competence and Understanding War in International Relations
Prof. Mervyn Frost (King's College, London) presents a seminar in which he explores the relationship between ethics and international relations within the context of armed conflict. The discussant is Dr. Christopher Bickerton (Oxford).
The Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory
Over 60 years ago the USA agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the UN Charter. Prof. Hurd uses this case study to better understand how states use international rules and how that use remakes both the rules and the states. Over 60 years ago the United States agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the United Nations Charter, which includes a ban on war in Article 2(4). The willing self-limit by a Great Power of its sovereignty over war decisions
Alan Milburn on Cancer in Africa
In this podcast, Alan Milburn, MP for Darlington and former Secretary of State for Health, explains the importance of international support to help improve cancer care in Africa, and talks about the challenges that must to be overcome.
The State, Education and Economy
The State, Education and Economy
League of Nations; Minority Regime as Anthropological Object
Jane K Cowan (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Sussex) on rethinking minority, nationality, the international and international governance through history in an effort to understand the League of Nations in terms of anthropology.
Introduction to Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
How to please donors, fight enemies and strengthen constituencies
Lydiah Kemunto Bosire givers her talk for the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice conference entitled: How to please donors, fight enemies and strengthen constituencies; appropriation of the international criminal court in Uganda
How to thrive in challenging times
Can the financial system, as we know it, continue? Over the coming decade, how is the political and economic framework of economic policy likely to change, and how is this likely to impact on business and industry?