Why Civilisations Can't Climb Hills: a political history of statelessness in Southeast Asia
Professor Scott argues that the hill peoples of mainland Southeast Asia are fugitive, runaway populations, practising 'escape agriculture', 'escape social structure' and 'escape culture'. Jim Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University.
Convocation Corner: What will they do next?
On their convocation day, SFU students talk about their experience at SFU, what they're planning to do next and how SFU prepared them.
Muhammad Yunus: Talking Management
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus talks about his latest thinking on social and environmental sustainability.
Coaches Corner Mid-Season Update
Coach Damaine Powell Talks about the Men's Basketball journey through the second half of the 2010-2011 season.
State Department's Anne-Marie Slaughter Spoke at SAIS on January 27
Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State, spoke about "Leading Through Civilian Power: The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review" on Thursday, January 27.
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Mark Spelman, Global Head of Strategy, Accenture, on Davos 2011 - 3
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Best of web video: This month's top picks
Our monthly roundup of the best science videos on the web. For more great science videos, visit our blog: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/
Helicopter spins like a maple seed
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20045-spinning-seeds-inspire-singlebladed-helicopters.html See a new helicopter design that copies a maple seed
UW Gymnastics Rewind - 01/15/2011
Highlights from the UW Women's Gymnastic Meet on 01/15/2011.
Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?
Northeastern Men's Hockey Postgame • vs. Massachusetts • Jan. 28, 2011
Northeastern head hockey coach Greg Cronin addresses the media after defeating Massachusetts, 3-0, on Jan. 28, 2011, at Matthews Arena in Boston.
Egypt wakes up to devastation
Egyptians wake up to see widespread wreckage, ransacked shops and burned-out buildings, the day after violent clashes between protesters and police.
The Ignorance of New York Magazine [Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode "The Ignorance of 'New York Magazine.'"] On Boxing Day, December 26, New York magazine ran an article — "The Trouble with
[Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode "The Ignorance of 'New York Magazine.'"]
On Boxing Day, December 26, New York magazine ran an article — "The Trouble with
Logaritmische schalen : Kennismaking In deze les maken de leerlingen kennis met het gebruik van logaritmische schalen. Aan de hand van de les leren leerlingen voornamelijk welke functies op geschikt logaritmisch papier rechten worden.
In deze les maken de leerlingen kennis met het gebruik van logaritmische schalen. Aan de hand van de les leren leerlingen voornamelijk welke functies op geschikt logaritmisch papier rechten worden.
Perceptive Mobile Robots Working Safely Alongside Humans
Although we are still far from the moment of singularity, or even Star Wars ‘droids, we can anticipate robot colleagues in the near future, believes Seth Teller. He is developing ‘situationally aware’ machines to help out humans in those “unstructured environments…where we live, work and recreate.”
The Power of Competition: How to Focus the World’s Brains on your Innovation Challenges
Cooperation may be making us “a little bit too nice” when it comes to innovation, suggests Fiona Murray. She believes there’s nothing like competition for injecting energy into the process of solving key innovation problems, whether in business or society.
Murray is convinced competition make ventures “more ef
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
While their ventures couldn’t be more dissimilar -- engineering high tech defense gear for soldiers, and running an exclusive online boutique -- this panel’s entrepreneurs share some common experiences and lessons.
Moderator David Fialkow would “love to tell you I’m wicked brilliant, analytical, clairv
An Engineering Career - 50 Years Out
Returning to his freshman physics classroom after half a century, Kent Kresa still feels passionate about MIT: “It’s a place I love; I feel good when I come back, and it’s been very much a part of my life for the past 50 years.” In his talk, Kresa describes how an MIT education helped shape his professional path, leadi