Security: Present and Future Challenges [Audio]
Speaker(s): Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Professor Mary Kaldor | The inter-relationship between global and national security is a feature of our connected world. Rapid change and uncertainty in the global strategic environment is bringing new security challenges. Emerging powers are morphing into future strategic competitors, competition for resources is increasing, non state actors are challenging state assumptions about security and the effectiveness of supranational institutions is being ques
Harry Potter fans attend moviethon.
Potter fans attend special marathon screening of all seven movies ahead of the release of the final installment.
Gaga's message of support to Japan
June 27 - Lady Gaga tells quake and tsunami-hit Japanese fans "never give up on the dream of Japan". Doug MacLaurin reports.
IDS April 2010 Podcast
1 April 2010
Each month we speak to two people working on development issues across the world, finding out a bit about their work and asking them 'What do you think is the big question that Development Studies needs to answer?'
Over the past year support has been growing for the idea of imposing a financial transaction tax - for example through the The Robin Hood Tax campaign in the UK. This April the International Monetary Fund will publish the results of their consultation
The Civil War Through Contemporary Accounts: The Diary of Alexander Hobbs
Using the wartime diary of Alexander Hobbs, this module explores how teachers and scholars can approach the Civil War on the Gulf Coast.
JACOTES 2011 – Accueil : Introduction
Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Accueil : Introduction
Intervenant : Bernard SIMON (Pneumologue, CHG de Chaumont).
Résumé : Discours d’introduction
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la référence citée.
Conférence enregistrée lors des 2ème Journées d’Actualité en Oncologie Thoracique de l’Est (JACOTES) - 13 et 14 mai Mémorial Charles de Gaulle Colombey les 2 Eglises.
Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Accueil : Introduction
Sostenibilidad y urbanismo. Experiencias
Esta asignatura pretende esbozar una metodología de acercamiento al hecho de la ciudad desde unas pautas de análisis y actuación ordenadas y jerarquizadas que permitan abordar los problemas complejos poco a poco.
Is the 'Rule of Law' Good for Cities? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug | There is a widespread consensus that, everywhere in the world, urban development has to be based on the rule of law. But what is 'the rule of law'? Does any formal legal system qualify - or must it have specific requirements? If there are specific requirements, who says what they are? Does the rule of law inhibit - or does it encourage - the extent of privatisation of urban space? Does it require the abolition of informal settlements and businesses or allow th
The Logic of Life [Audio]
Speaker(s): Tim Harford | From teenage sex to the scourge of racism, Tim Harford explains why economics can provide the answers other disciplines cannot reach.Tim Harford is the author of The Undercover Economist, is a member of the Financial Times editorial board and writes a regular column for the FT magazine.
What is Wrong with Secularism of all Sorts? Priority for Democracy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Veit Bader | The lecture presents a contextualised criticism of first and second order myths of secularisms and of the conflation of liberal-democratic institutions with secular ones, and argues for the priority of liberal democracy. Veit Bader holds chairs in sociology, and social and political philosophy, both at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Can the EU make a difference in the Middle East? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jean-Pierre Filiu | European forces make up most of the international force in south Lebanon. The EU is the main donor to the Palestinian territories, a member of the Quartet and the initiator of the new Union for the Mediterranean. But how is all this activity to translate into a strategy for promoting peaceful co-existence in that troubled region?
The Winning Side of an Image [Audio]
Speaker(s): Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin | Documentary photography is problematic. Without a witness, a victim is alone and de-humanised. We also know that victims are made for, or even by, the camera. In presenting their work produced in Afghanistan, while embedded with the British Army last June, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin attempt to highlight and compensate for these blind spots. In addition to showing The Day Nobody Died, they also present extracts from The Red House, produced in
Optimal Financial Structure and Economic Development [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Justin Yifu Lin | The Optimal Financial Structure of a specific stage of development in an economy is determined by the structures of industries and firm sizes in the economy. These, in turn, are determined by the economy's factor endowments at that stage. This lecture will discuss the existence on an endogenously determined optimal composition of various financial arrangements, that is, optimal financial structure, for an economy at different stages of development.
Cities and the Environment [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Head | By changing patterns of urban behaviour, cities can meet the challenges of climate change. How can advanced technologies help create sustainable cities and self-sufficient urban form?
The Situation in the Middle East: the view from Israel [Audio]
Speaker(s): Daniel Ayalon | Daniel Ayalon is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel. He was born in Israel in 1955. He completed his army service in the Armoured Corps with the rank of Captain (res.). He has a B.A. degree in Economics as well as an M.B.A. Daniel Ayalon served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, from March 2001 through July 2002, and as Israel's Ambassador to the United States, from July 2002 through November 2006. He has also served as a Member of
The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Schlesinger | Media and cultural policies are shaped by the few with access to political power. What role can academics play in current policy debates? Philip Schlesinger is director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow.
LSE Literary Festival - Reading London [Audio]
Speaker(s): Will Alsop, Professor Rosemary Ashton, Leo Hollis, Hans Ulrich Obrist | How do we attempt to understand the sprawling "modern Babylon" that is London, with its layers of social, political and cultural history? Can art, architecture and literature help us to 'read' this complex city?
Barack Obama and the Muslim World [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Gilles Kepel | This lecture will assess how successful President Obama's engagement with the Muslim world has been. Gilles Kepel is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS.
The Importance of Alternative Financing: global perspectives on Islamic finance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen Green, Dr. M. Umer Chapra | This lecture discusses the growing role alternative financing arrangements, such as Islamic finance, have on the global financial markets. It explains how morality or faith based forms of finance can continue to enhance modern finance in the future.