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.
Weed Science Society of America A 2020 Vision of the Middle East: The Inaugural International Lecture (by Dr. Mehran Kamrava) 10.391J Sustainable Energy (MIT) Satisfying Victims and Healing Societies: The Promises of Justice after Extreme Violence - Vision Se Restorative Justice and Conflict Communication Theory Preventing Genocide - Vision Series Lecture Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between Barro on Disasters Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation Boettke on the Austrian Perspective on Business Cycles and Monetary Policy Acemoglu on the Financial Crisis Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy Wolfe on Liberalism Main Production Area 'High Alps'
The Weed Science Society of America promotes research and dissemination of information and fosters awareness of the impact of weeds on managed and natural ecosystems. Access to the contents and abstracts of its publications Weed Technology, Invasive Plant Science
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.
This course assesses current and potential future energy systems, covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, and emphasizes meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented including biomass energy, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen fuel, and fusion energy and their attributes described within a framework that aids in evaluat
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
Susan J. Szmania (Ph.D, Communication Studies. University of Texas at Austin) conducts research about conflict and discourse. She is trained as a victim offender mediator and writes about restorative justice theory and practice. After teaching at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for five years, she is currently serving as a political assistant with the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a visiting Faculty at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
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
Tyler Cowen, co-blogger (with Alex Tabarrok) at MarginalRevolution.com, talks about liberty, global warming, using the courts vs. regulation to protect people, the challenges of leading a country out of poverty, the political economy of cuisine, and a quick overview of the Washington, DC. art museum scene.
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
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
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of credit default swaps and counterparty risks in the current financial mess. The conversation opens with the logistics of credit default swaps and counterparty risks and moves on to their role in the financial collapse. The conversation closes with a discussion of the political economy of pending financial regulation.
Peter Boettke, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Austrian perspective on business cycles, monetary policy and the current state of the economy.
Daron Acemoglu, of MIT, talks with EconTalk Russ Roberts about the financial crisis and the lessons that need to be learned from the crisis. He argues that economists overestimated the stability of self-interest and ignored the institutional context of financial decision-making. He makes the case for new regulation and worries that political decisions will neglect the importance of growth.
Amar Bhide, of Columbia University and author of The Venturesome Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global economy. Bhide argues that the worries about outsourcing and America's alleged declining leadership in technology are misplaced. He argues that the source of prosperity is not technology per se but the application of technology to actual products that improve our lives and that the American venture system and labor market ar
Alan Wolfe, Professor of Political Science at Boston College and author of The Future of Liberalism, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about liberalism. Wolfe argues that the essence of liberalism is giving as many people as possible control over their own lives. Wolfe traces the evolution of liberalism through Western civilization. He rejects the distinction between modern liberalism and classical liberalism seeing Adam Smith as a liberal but not F. A. Hayek. The conversation closes with a
A 2020 Vision of the Middle East: The Inaugural International Lecture (by Dr. Mehran Kamrava)
10.391J Sustainable Energy (MIT)
Satisfying Victims and Healing Societies: The Promises of Justice after Extreme Violence - Vision Se
Restorative Justice and Conflict Communication Theory
Preventing Genocide - Vision Series Lecture
Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between
Barro on Disasters
Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors
Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation
Boettke on the Austrian Perspective on Business Cycles and Monetary Policy
Acemoglu on the Financial Crisis
Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy
Wolfe on Liberalism
Main Production Area 'High Alps'