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What’s New at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media?
Based on this roster of speakers, the MIT Center for Future Civic Media exists in a constant state of productive ferment, if not adrenaline rush. In a series of brief, timed talks, 13 (!) researchers describe projects to help communities leverage self-knowledge into useful change or even transformation.

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Power Shift in the Global Economy
The 2008 Oxford University Society Lecture in which Professor Woods talks about the shift in Global Economic Power from private companies in the developed world to national companies in developing countries
Author(s): Ngaire Woods

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China, US, global imbalances and the 2008 financial crisis
Dr Yueh presents on China's position in the global economy, the indirect role played by China in the global financial crisis, and the implications of the crisis going forward.
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China, US, global imbalances and the 2008 financial crisis
Dr Yueh presents on China's position in the global economy, the indirect role played by China in the global financial crisis, and the implications of the crisis going forward.
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Input prices soar in China
China's PMI hits 7-month high as factories ramped up production in November, but input prices post biggest gain, showing inflationary pressures.
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Power Relations in the Fair Trade Coffee Global Value Chain
This presentation uses methodological insights from Global Value Chain theory to assess how Fair Trade affects opportunities for producer empowerment.
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Global warming
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
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Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis: Plenary 2
This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis conference. This podcast was recorded at the second plenary session of the Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World conference, which was held by the Refugee Studies Centre (in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group) on Wednesday 23rd September 2009 at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Presented by Dr Zonke Majodina, M
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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2010 (MP3 audio)
This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. Professor Saskia Sassen of Columbia University gave the lecture on the subject of 'The complexity of Powerlessness'. This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. The Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emeritus
Author(s): Dawn Chatty, Saskia Sassen

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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2010 (iTunes Enhanced version)
This podcast was recorded on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. Professor Saskia Sassen of Columbia University gave the lecture on the subject of 'The complexity of Powerlessness'. This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture which was on Wednesday 26th May 2010 at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. The Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Elizabeth Colson, Professor Emeritus
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6 Everyone's interests

So far we have seen that the MMR debate has been far from neutral, with collective and individual values playing a part in decision making – by scientists, policy makers and parents. One angle of the debate has been a preoccupation with conflicts of interest. With researchers increasingly reliant on funding from sources that have clear interests in the outcome, openness and transparency about who funds what research is deemed essential so that reviewers can take this into account when asses
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Lesson #8 - Using English to Your Advantage in Vietnamese
Learn Vietnamese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Vietnamese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SurvivalPhrases.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson, we cover a high frequency Vietnamese phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Vietnam. In [...]
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The UN's role in Overcoming Development Challenges
Special Lecture given by former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Program the Rt Hon. Helen Clark. She is introduced by Director of the Global Economic Governance Program, Professor Ngaire Woods
Author(s): Helen Clark, Ngaire Woods

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Laurence Whitehead; Haiti after the Earthquake
Laurence Whitehead talks about the extent of the damage done in Haiti by the earthquake of last year and how the people of Haiti are coping with living after the disaster
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Living with Jane Harrison
A talk given by Cambridge classicist Mary Beard entitled "Living with Jane Harrison". Presented as part of the Lives and Works series of College Lectures. The speaker is introduced by College President Prof. Hermione Lee.
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4.105 Geometric Disciplines and Architecture Skills: Reciprocal Methodologies (MIT)
This course is an intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, and is taught through a series of short exercises. The conceptual basis of each exercise is in the interrogation of the geometric principles that lie at the core of each skill. Skills covered in this course range from techniques of hand drafting, to generation of 3D computer models, physical model-building, sketching, and diagramming. Weekly lectures and pin-ups address the conventions associated with modes of ar
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1.3.1 Evergreen plants
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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1.4.1 Deciduous trees
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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1.6 Conclusion
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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U.S government releases video of air operations in the Gulf
New video released by the U.S. Navy shows F/A-18 fighter jets landing on the USS George H. W. Bush in the Gulf. Rough cut. (No reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For ove
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