Israel and the Middle Eastern Mud - Part 2
Point of View Seminars on International Conflict February 12, 2008 Ian S. Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania POV Seminar Series hosted by Nadim Rouhana, ICAR Faculty
The Israeli/Jewish Historical Memory regarding the Causes for the 1948 Palestinian Refugee Problem -
Rafi Nets-Zehngut, speaking at ICAR on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 about the research for his dissertation examining Israeli Jewish perceptions of the 1948 exodus of Palestinians from what is now Israel. Nets-Zehngut finds that changes in the social and political environment in Israel have accompanied a shift from Zionist to critical interpretations of the origins of the refugee problem.
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
How to Fix Run-ons and Fragments
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Shaping Higher Education Fifty Years After Robbins: what views to the future? - What Views to the Fu
Speaker(s): Dr Bahram Bekhradnia, Rajay Naik, David Willetts MP | The panel will discuss different views about the future of higher education. This event concludes a one-day conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Robbins Report. Bahram Bekhradnia is director of the Higher Education Policy Institute. Rajay Naik is director of Government and External Affairs at the Open University. David Willetts MP is minister for Universities & Science. The conference is supported
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
14.772 Development Economics: Macroeconomics (MIT)
This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and, banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets. This course contributes to the fulfillment of requirements for the
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
The devil's in the details - regulating financial innovation
With elections in India in a few months, the war on terror must be squarely at the centre of the political agenda. Not far away will be regulation of finance. As Sonia Gandhi put it, the poor had nothing to do with fancy sounding financial instruments. The livelihoods of the poor are at great risk now that financial globalisation has spread the damaging effects of some types of innovative finance across the world. Dr Paul Kattuman looks at the unintended consequences of complex, unproven financi
Health Reform and Innovation: The Policy Challenge (Darius Lakdawalla)
The USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics hosted a conference Oct. 22, 2010, titled, "Health Reform and the Economy: Are They Good for Each Other?" Conference panels examined critical reform issues related to reducing costs, improving quality, ensuring innovation and changing health care delivery. The assembly of renowned speakers from government, academia and industry presented different views -- some were concerned that health reform will not control costs, while others believed
Human-Artificial Ecosystems: Searching for a Language
The most recent advances of artificial life scientific research are opening up a new frontier: the creation of simulated life environments populated by autonomous agents. In these environments artificial beings can interact, reproduce and evolve [4, 6, 15], and can be seen as laboratories toexplore the emergence of social behaviors like competition, cooperation, relationships and communication [3, 5, 7] . It is still not possible to approach a reasonable simulation of the incredible complexity o
24 - Retreat from Reconstruction: the Grant Era and Paths to "Southern Redemption"
This lecture opens with a discussion of the myriad moments at which historians have declared an "end" to Reconstruction, before shifting to the myth and reality of "Carpetbag rule" in the Reconstruction South. Popularized by Lost Cause apologists and biased historians, this myth suggests that the southern governments of the Reconstruction era were dominated by unscrupulous and criminal Yankees who relied on the ignorant black vote to rob and despoil the innocent South. The reality, of course, di
12 - "And the War Came," 1861: The Sumter Crisis, Comparative Strategies
After finishing with his survey of the manner in which historians have explained the coming of the Civil War, Professor Blight focuses on Fort Sumter. After months of political maneuvering, the Civil War began when Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, in the harbor outside Charleston, SC. The declaration of hostilities prompted four more states--Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas--to secede. Professor Blight closes the lecture with a brief discussion of some of the forces that motiv
Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs
This edited collection sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, methods and tools. Through their accounts of projects, leading researchers present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
Apply principles of game design to a media product
This learning object encompasses the competency involved in developing and implementing skills and knowledge required to design games and document the process for developing them. It involves identifying project requirements, researching and generating ideas, selecting a game genre, drafting and finalising design documents.
Apply principles of instructional design to a multimedia product
This learning object encompasses the competency involved in developing and implementing skills and knowledge required to apply the principles of instructional design to a multimedia product. It involves interpreting a brief, conducting research, generating ideas, selecting a model, composing and evaluating the product.
Originate and develop the concept
This learning object encompasses the competency required to originate a project in film, television, radio or multimedia and develop the concept to that stage where it becomes the basis of a creative and effective production. It involves clarifying creative ideas, investigating and evaluating possible approaches, then developing the concept.
Preparing and undertaking a photo shoot
Practical exercise designed to develop skills in planning for a photo shoot around a predetermined theme. Practical learning includes understanding the client brief, preparing for a photo shoot, checking equipment, understanding framing for different situations and lighting, lighting, shooting images outdoors, tips for controlling images, and some ideas for photo shoots.
U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony - Dalai Lama
On October 17, 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the Congress and the President of the United States of America. Following the ceremony, the Dalai Lama spoke. (07:50)
Day 1. The 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education, Tuesday July 8, 2014
The 9th International Conference on Holocaust Education: Through Our Own Lens: Reflecting on the Holocaust from Generation to Generation, Schedule: Tuesday July 8, 2014 27:30 Opening Remarks Chairperson: Dorit Novak, Director General, Yad Vashem 35:54 Dr. Eyal Kaminka, Lily Safra Chair of Holocaust Education,Director, ISHS, Yad Vashem 49:50 Topic: Passing the Legacy on from Generation to Generation Avner Shalev, Chairman, Yad Vashem Directorate 02:09:40 Topic: The 1st Generation: From Testimo