Collective intelligence at a time of global crisis - Tom Atlee
Tom Atlee's research and thought innovations span from the conscious evolution of social systems to collaborative dynamics to a host of other ideas centering on group, social and political dynamics.
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
Modern Life and Fashion
Clothing is a tool for expressing one's individuality and self-image in the pursuit of stylishness. It is an important medium in our interaction with others. This course improves overall understanding of modern life and fashion so that students can equip themselves with good taste, insight and knowledge of garments.
An original podcast and Bluegrass too!
More podcast channels have been added to the directory. The first is a relatively new podcast channel SG Show where seven year old Sam and his dad Steve - from California - talk about books, fun places for families to go, movies and creativity. The second is The Bluegrass Radio Show of homegrown Appalachian Bluegr
Ethics and Climate Change
Andrew Light, director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University and associate professor of philosophy and environmental policy; senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Iran and the Nuclear Dynamic
Edwin Black, investigative author
The Challenges of the Saddam Hussein Trial
Judge Raid Juhi al-Saedi, Former Chief investigative Judge; Iraqi High Tribunal; Visiting Jurist in Residence, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center LL.M. Candidate, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and the Human Right to Health: Pt 3
Interference with Reproductive Autonomy – at the hands of “the State,” including Statutory Restrictions and Part B: Sexual Violence – State and Quasi-State Interference with Reproductive and Physical Autonomy
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2 Albert S. Willner, Director of the China Security Affairs Group at CNA in Alexandria, Virginia Pt 2: China: A Security Perspective China's security perceptions, requirements and priorities are changing in response to a host of internal and external drivers. The People's Liberation Army in particular is undergoing a transition to address these changing dynamics which present new opportunities and potential challenges. How are China's security priorities ch
US economy may plunge into depression if banking sector bailout fails
The US economy may plunge into a depression if the $700 billion rescue package fails to revive the ailing banking sector, says Ilian Mihov, INSEAD Professor of Economics.
“The Great Depression (this time) is still unlikely but it is not impossible anymore. This is quite sad,” Mihov says.
Sustainability: a business opportunity
By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centred on emerging markets can be both financially profitable and socially responsible, says Barbara Kux of the Dutch multinational Royal Philips Electronics.
"Developing countries are a fantastic source of opportunities for companies," says Kux,
Coping with Copenhagen: the business implications
The Copenhagen Climate Summit (COP 15) began on December 7, 2009, on the heels of the pirating of the East Anglia University Climatic Research Unit's email exchanges, and calls of climate sceptics to re-examine the scientific basis for undertaking actions to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions originating from human activity.
Political Science 61A: Minority Politics
Political Science 61A, Minority Politics, also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 64, Minority Politics. The course’s focus is the politics and experiences of specific groups: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans. This examination and analysis will not only enhance our understanding of these groups’ political roles, but will demonstrate that the U.S. political system cannot be adequately understood without understanding the political dynamics of ethnicity a
"The Persistence of the 'Mythological' in Popular Hindi Cinema"
A talk by Philip Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, University of Iowa. From the South Asia Seminar.
How LG Electronics reinvented itself in the US
It took three attempts in four years for Korean electronics giant LG Electronics (LGE) to launch its brand in the US market in 2002. Five years later, it became the top seller of refrigerators and washing machines, and has since been successfully maintaining its lead in the two home appliance categories with current respective market shares of about 24 per cent.
Combating malaria: How an oil company is helping to tackle the problem
For Marathon Oil Corporation, its project to tackle malaria on an island off Equatorial Guinea is paying off. It reckons that for every dollar invested, the economic return is around four dollars.