The Role of Inter-governmental, State and Non-governmental Players in Conflict Resolution
Martti Ahtisaari will draw attention to both challenges and opportunities of multi-stakeholder co-operation in conflict resolution. Mr. Ahtisaari's lecture is based on his extensive experience as a peace mediator, civil servant and board member of a number of non-governmental organisations.
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Predictioneer: How to predict the future with game-theory
Hailed as 'the new Nostradamus', Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been shaking the world of political science to its foundations with his predictions of world events. His systems based on game theory have an astonishing 90%+ ratio of accuracy and are frequently used to shape US foreign-policy decisions on issues such as the terrorist threat to America to the peace process in Northern Ireland. Considered by many to be the most important foreign-policy analyst there is, it is no surprise that he is reg
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Sudan in Transition? Symposium Opening remarks
Opening remarks from the Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Culture and Reconciliation symposium held in Oxford in January 2011
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IDS Members Seminar, 26 January 2011. Robin Mansel , LSE
IDS Members Seminar Series on 26 January 2011

Professor Mansell presents 'Information Technologies: Universal, Objective and Neutral?'

The emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has created a certain belief that investing in it can create miracles. It’s weightless and intangible travelling effortlessly around the world, enlightening the lives of people everywhere. LSE’s Professor Robin Mansell, argues that the truth is much more comp

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Episode 128: Light before the Dark: Life, Death and Art in Early Modern Nuremberg

Historians Prof Charles Zika and Prof Joel Harrington discuss the highs and lows of the culturally rich German city of Nuremberg in the 16th century. With host Jennifer Cook.

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Common Values and Federalism in Europe
David Hannay, Peter Sutherland and Peter Luff participate in a discussion on Common Values and Federalism in Europe. Part of the Europaeum Conference recorded at St Anthony's College in September 2010.
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The Referendum and the Future of Sudan
Part 1 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 1 of The Political, Social and Economic Consequences of the Referendum.
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The Economics of Southern Sudan's Referendum: Oil, Water and Agriculture in North and South
Part 3 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 3 of The Political, Social and Economic Consequences of the Referendum.
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MSc in Strategic Marketing -- Student Experience
Donald Hopper and Barbara Schless share their experience studying for a full-time MSc programme at Cranfield, and their reasons for choosing the MSc in Strategic Marketing.
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Understanding the Trigger Tool
To give an overview of how and why the Trigger Tool is used to measure the rate of harm within a healthcare organisation
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Mentoring: Shaping practice
Mentoring is an umbrella term which encompasses the activity of developing the learning of others. This RLO aims to support mentors develop and review their knowledge, understanding and skill base. It can also be used by students to develop their understanding of the mentoring role.
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US to remove Sudan from terror list
Hours after South Sudan voted to declare independence, the U.S. State Department said it's initiating the process to remove Sudan from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list. Jon Decker reports.
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Réduction de la mortalité maternelle – Discussion finale.

réduction de la mortalité maternelle, Dakar 2010 - Discussion finale


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Joy in Service to Others - Episode 6 of "Discovering Your Mission"
One of the greatest indicators of a fulfilling life is the depth of purpose we find in our every day. In this program we hear the story of one Notre Dame graduate who sought out Mother Teresa to answer his nagging question:"How will I be judged at my death?" You will also learn many tangible ideas to not only helping yourself deepen your meaning in life but also to assist others on this journey. Moderator: Monsignor Michael Heintz '08 Ph.D, Director of Notre Dame's Master of Divinity program P
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No ‘Off’ switch - Radio presenter Andy Kershaw
Andy presented his Radio 1 show for 15 years and joined Radio 3 in 2001. A journalist at heart, he has often reinvented himself as a foreign correspondent for BBC radio news and occasionally made travel documentaries for Channel 4. He reported for the BBC from the midst of a volcanic eruption at Montserrat.
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Absolute beginners: behavioural economics and human happiness
In Absolute Beginners by The Jam, Paul Weller sang "I need the strength to go and get what I want". The problem is that we often want things that do not improve our wellbeing. Or at least that is what we think the evidence is telling us. This lecture explores the sources of our mistakes and the robustness of the evidence. It considers the implications for public policy of us being absolute beginners about the sources of our wellbeing. Paul Dolan is a Professor in the Department of Social Policy,
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Politics 2.0: How Campaigns are Changing
effective is microtargeting? Did Citizens United make a difference? Moderator: Susan Rasky, UC-Berkeley Panelists: Rick Claussen, Goddard-Claussen Gale Kaufman, Kaufman Campaign Consultants Chris Lehane, Fabiani and Lehane Ray McNally, McNally Temple
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Ryan Beedie - On the 22 Million Gift and His SFU Education
Ryan and Keith Beedie have donated $22 million to Ryan's alma mater—SFU Business, which will now be named the Beedie School of Business. This is the largest gift that Simon Fraser University has ever received. SFU will use the gift to create an endowment supporting students, professorships and research chairs. More info at : http://at.sfu.ca/mhYPBl
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Swords and Ploughshares
In this lecture Lord Paddy Ashdown discusses his new book - Swords and Ploughshares: Bringing Peace to the 21st Century. There have been 15 UN-led interventions since 1946, and there are at least 74 wars in progress today. From his perspective as a former Royal Marine officer in the 1960s to the High Representative in Bosnia from 2002-6, Lord Ashdown discusses the successes and failures of peace-keeping operations, questions what lessons have been learned - and what lessons keep being forgotten.
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