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AHEC: The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War
Dr. Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe Greer Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University presents The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War" as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series presented by the Army Heritage and Education Center. Abraham Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate. Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Fate of Liberty", Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned
Origins of the Berlin Wall
This is a short video about the origins of the Berlin Wall. It shows what the political situation was like in Germany when the leaders of East Berlin decide to build the wall.
The Election of 1892
This video is accompanied by text. "Determined to curtail the growing number of corporate monopolies that threatened their livelihood, discontented agrarians joined together to propel the Populist Party to national prominence. Members of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Grange, and the Greenback Party elected their own Populist representatives to cut through the political rhetoric and remedy farmers’ problems. On July 4, 1892, Populists gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, to nominate former Greenbacker J
Palestine 1930-1948 - 6 of 14 (The Holocaust)
This video begins showing images of WWII. There is reference to the way the war result affected Palestine. There was propaganda showing apparent Jew's well being which was not true. The Jews in Palestine learnt the truth. This caused violence and revolts. There is an account of the Political places that took place. There are images of WWII bombing and a description of the disastrous results in Europe. There are images of the concentration camps and of the dead bodies found (rather shocking image
The State Constitutions and the Articles of Confederation (1776)
In 1776, members of Congress believed a formal plan was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and formally declare America's break from England. Thomas Jefferson prepared the formal Declaration of Independence, after which Congress called the colonies to draft new state constitutions. Although the Articles of Confederation left the central government weak, it empowered the states, which expanded political participation through their individual charters.
Prescription for Change at the FDA: A View from the Other Washington, Part 1
Professors at the University of Washington ask: Does the Food and Drug Administration need more rigorous reviews and trials before approving drugs and devices? Should the agency change the process for evaluating safety and effectiveness after products hit the market? What are the political and scientific forces that shape the context for FDA decision-making and how can the clinical and public health communities be included in the discussion?
17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT)
In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations
Talk: Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
Ari Berman, political correspondent for The Nation, talks to the Shorenstein Center about the challenge of rebuilding the Democratic Party
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
The Will of the People
What did the founders really intend for our democracy? Political Science Professor Quentin Kidd talks about how the government was built and how Americans have adapted it.Author(s):
Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
Bobby Seale interview
Excerpt from program dealing with the impact of Malcolm X on African American political and intellectual leadership in the United States. Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, talks about the impact of the murder of Malcolm X on the Black Panther movement.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington
Dr. Virgil Wood, board member of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with host Mel Moore about the political impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, August 28th, 1963.
Feelings of exclusion from the political process in the African American Community. Program analyzes why African American candidates were unable to win appointment to either Boston's School Committee or City Council in the 1975 elections. Guest host James Rowe of WILD Radio News speaks with Clarence ...
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson ...
What Are Americans Voting For?
What Are Americans Voting For? This panel examines where political ideas arise, how they are framed in political dialogue, and the part they play in determining what happens in November. Panelists: Joan Blades, mediator and author of several books, including coauthor of The Motherhood Manifesto; cofounder ...