United Nations Human Rights Council
Website of the UN Human Rights Council an inter-governmental organisation created by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as the successor body to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The UNHRC is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The site gives details of membership of the HRC, its rules of procedure, advisory committees and working groups and details of meetings and other events. There is information on the Universal Periodic
Priv-War is a collaborative project being undertaken by a consortium of seven European academic institutions including the University of Sheffield in the UK. The project is being coordinated and hosted by the European University Institute in Italy. The aim of Priv-War is to look at the use of private military companies and security companies in situations of armed conflict and will examine the regulatory framework at national, European and international levels, with a view to ensuring improved
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
MetaBase Bibliografía en red
MetaBase Bibliografía en red is a searchable database of the holdings of a number of leading academic libraries, national libraries and research centres in Central America. Countries participating include: Mexico Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama Entries include bibliographic references for books, journals, reports, legal documents and multimedia materials held by the libraries. All topics from the humanities, social sciences and law are covered. Many materials relate t
University of Liverpool : Sports archive and book collections
From the University of Liverpool, this section contains details of sporting manuscripts held in their Special Collections and Archives. This includes archives of the University of Liverpool Athletic Union, the records of the Physical Education Association, the Universities Athletic Association, the Leeds Athletic Institute, the English Table tennis Association, and papers of Lord Aberdare.
Global Terrorism Database
The Global Terrorism Database is a free open access database on terrorism which is maintained by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a center associated with the US government Department of Homeland Security. It provides information on terrorist attacks, bombings and incidents worldwide from 1970-2007 (with planned future annual updates). It is possible to search the database for incidents in specific geographical regions, by particular groups o
Women in the United States Congress 1917-2009
This site provides free access to the full text of a report published by Congressional Research Service as RL30261 in December 2009. The 107 page report contains detailed statistics on women in the US Congress. It includes lists of women office holders, data on offices held, length of service, party and ethnic group.
Gender and land rights database
The Gender and land rights database is maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization. It offer free access to statistics and information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities and land rights worldwide. It is possible to view recent reports by country or topic. Topics covered include international conventions on land rights, national land laws, customary law, land ownership statistics. It is possible to construct some comparative graphs of dat
Fast-Tracked unfairness: detention and denial of women asylum seekers in the UK
This report was published by Amnesty International in February 2010. ISBN: 1-56432-603-9. The 69 page document details poor treatment of female asylum seekers and refugees by the British authorities. It includes details of detention.
Election 2010- what about women?
This site was created by the Fawcett Society during the 2010 U.K general election. The project brings together the main political parties along with other organisations and women voters to ask questions about political policies relating to women. The site includes the questions asked, the responses from the parties and voters.
Power, voice and rights: a turning point for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific
This site provides free access to the full text of a report by UN Development Programme (UNDP) which was published in March 2010. The report examines gender inequality in the Asia-Pacific area, focusing on 3 specific areas: The report focuses on 3 areas economic power, political decision-making and legal rights― It analyses the problems women face, and how policies and attitudes can be changed to encourage gender equality. In addition to the full text of the report, the website also offe
Women of four wars: stories from the veteran's history project
This site is maintained by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. It provides free access to online materials relating to the experience of women service personnel in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan conflict and the Gulf war. The site includes online oral histories with video webcasts or podcasts of interviews with the women in whom they detail their experiences of fighting and warfare. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
Boston University's Kevin Gallagher - Facilitating Foreign Investment for Strategic Resources: Evide
Part of the 2nd Joint Boston/Warwick Politics and International Studies Workshop on Aspects of the Post Financial Crisis.
Listen: VU competes in EPA Game Day recycling challenge
Vanderbilt is one of 89 colleges and universities taking the EPA Game Day recycling challenge for Homecoming. Volunteers will assist the Commodore Nation in scoring off the field in the challenge that is taking place across the country.
LBR412 Fall 2010 Session 9
LBR412 Labor Law Session Nine 11/06/10 David Sackman
Keynote address: Research Agenda and Policy Perspectives on Agriculture for Development
The keynote address of the conference, by Justin Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, focuses on future research priorities and the process of implementing the policy objectives of the 2008 World Development Report, "Agriculture for Development." Justin Lin is the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Julius Caesar: Caesar's Death Scene
Presented by the University of Richmond's Department of Theatre and Dance, September 30, 2010. Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most gripping political thrillers and one of the theatre's greatest explorations of the intoxicating lust for power and violent change that can lead to the rending of ambitions, friendships, and a nation. Centered around three of Shakespeare's most memorable charactersâCaesar, Brutus, and the young Mark Antonyâthe play contrasts a vast historical canvas
21L.460 Medieval Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer (MIT)
The course explores the literary masterworks of three of the most celebrated authors of the Middle Ages in their original literary and historical contexts. The various themes they take up - the importance of writing in the vernacular; the discourse of love as a form of discipline practised upon the self; the personal and political aspirations of the self in society; the constitution of ideal forms of social organization; the role of religion in the life and works of lay authors - transformed the
A Bird's-Eye View, studying forests from above
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Spartan Sagas: Joyce French Rogers
Alumna Joyce French Rogers loves everything about MSU's College of Nursing. The most memorable thing she did at MSU was travel to England to study about the history of nursing and English nurse Florence Nightingale. After graduation, she interned at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. She's retired but now does research involving caregivers and people with dementia. "They saw to it that we saw the whole original history of nursing. And MSU did that as much as they could-real, live experienc