Understanding markets key to globalisation
Even as some multinationals are still mulling over their China strategy, others like Siemens had been laying the groundwork in China a long time ago.
The future of Chinese capitalism
China's emerging economy is an enormous success story and it’s remarkable, say two INSEAD professors, because it's really one big experiment.
In their book, The Future Of Chinese Capitalism, Gordon Redding and Michael Witt say that different parts of China are trying different things to find the best formula. "China does not have a grand plan for developing itself. It's very conscious that it's running the society as a series of experiments," Redding says.
"The 'Urban' in International Economic Development: Lessons from a Colombian City"
Lecture by Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota; response by Ronald Grzywinski, President of South Shore Bank; discussion with Luis Medina and Alicia Mendez, University of Chicago; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
"Dying to Win: On the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism"
Robert Pape is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. Presented in collaboration with the 2nd Annual Joint Threat Anticipation Center Workshop. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"Growth, Poverty and Economic Development" - Session 2 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin Am
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq"
A talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
World War 2 NewsReel and Footage Planes
This brief clip shows actual footage from World War - showing children the environment of the war. No audio. Run time 01:25.
Mobl21 - Introduction
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones introduces the power of mobile learning by using the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 01:03.
Mobl21 - Groups and Users
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones explains how to set-up Groups and Users within the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 04:18.
Mobl21 - Behind the Scenes of the Mini-module
Take a peek at the making of the videos for the Mobl21 Mini-module by our intrepid 21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones. You'll be amazed at how a home set-up resulted in his great work. Run time 01:00.
Metamorphosis: Change of Plans
Every butterfly you've ever seen was at one time, early in its life, a very hungry caterpillar. Frogs, too, go through life stages during which they look nothing like the leggy creatures they ultimately become. This video segment explores the developmental process called metamorphosis, in which an animal's body changes form dramatically on its way to becoming an adult. Run time 04:45.
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Richard Dawkins #1 Bestseller Available Now
#1 Bestseller in Britain! #1 Bestseller in Australia! #1 Bestseller in Ireland! #1 Bestseller in Canada! Richard Dawkins gives an introduction to his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." He explains why this book was necessary, and what readers can expect from this highly-anticipated work. The book is available now in the UK, and will be released in the US on September 22nd! Read the first chapter of "The Greatest Show" at http://richarddawkins.net/thegreatests
"Yesterday" by W S Merwin (poetry reading)
"Yesterday" is a word more often used in a figurative rather than a literal sense. My three-year-old daughter avoids ambiguity with her own word "lasterday" which means any day from the past. There are few things that we cherish more than the neologisms of our children, their comic misapprehensions and their astonishing insights. My son when three years old came in from playing outside and said " Hey Dad, there's a great big catalogue in the garage" I thought maybe the postman had left it an
"A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed" by Jonathan Swift (poetry reading)
Cosmetic treatments in the 18th century were less permanent than they are today. Apart from that, there's not much difference. There was a Victorian story told to me by a wonderful old geezer who had a wealth of such stories. A man married a famous opera singer. On the wedding night she removed her clothes and all her curves came off with them. Then she took out her false teeth and her glass eye. As she was unscrewing her wooden leg he could contain himself no longer and shouted "Sing! F
Trailer: Passport to the Universe (Narrated by Tom Hanks)
The American Museum of Natural History is launching a double feature of the Museum's space shows as part of the year-long celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. The double feature includes the Museum's first two space shows: "Passport to the Universe" (narrated by Tom Hanks), which launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time; and "The Search For Life: Are We Alone?" (narrated by H
SciCafe: Life the Universe and Everything with Neil deGrasse Tyson
American Museum of Natural History's Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, hosted "Life the Universe and Everything: A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson" at the Museum on June 2, 2010 as part of the ongoing free SciCafe series. Tyson hosted the casual conversation about stars, planets, the universe, and beyond in the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. The popular SciCafe series takes place at the American Museum of Natural History. For m
Video about the Mayflower
Letters, Numbers, Shapes, and Colors
This video is designed to teach letter, number, shape, and color recognition and pronunciation to preschool children without overstimulating them. Letters, numbers (1-20), shapes (circle, triangle, square, diamond, pentegon, hexegon, octogon, star, and arrow), and colors are shown a dark screen while the pronunciation is heard in a slow, calm voice. Run time 08:00.
Making a Bumble Bee
Instruction on how to make a paper bumblee with the use of paper, markers, a glue stick and other miscillaneous crafts materials. Ideal for ages 7 or older.