"Q&A with Director Hitomi Kamanaka" (video)
japan protest poster A discussion with the director of the film Rokkashomura Rhapsody: A Plutonium Plant Comes to Northern Japan. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, the Center for International Studies, the Committee on Cinema and Med
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"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq" (video)
japan protest posterA 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
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"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange" (vide
conference poster Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face

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"Human Rights in Mexico: Inside the Labyrinth of Drugs, Elections and Billionaires" (video)
aguayo book coverA talk by Sergio Aguayo, professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico. Aguayo has been one of Mexico's leading public intellectuals and human rights advocates for the past three decades. He has been a professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico since 1977 and was a founder of the Mexican Academy for Human Rights, the electoral reform organization Alianza C
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Subroto Bagchi of MindTree Consulting: Physical Size Does Not Guarantee Success; What Matters Is Men
Subroto Bagchi is the chief operating officer of Bangalore-based MindTree Consulting, an IT and global services firm that went public in February 2007. In the second of a two-part interview with India Knowledge@Wharton based on his book, The High Performance Entrepreneur: Golden Rules for Success in Today's World, Bagchi discusses the challenges entrepreneurs face in building their ventures. These range from competing with larger competitors to setting in motion the right processes for growth.
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04 Oct 2010: The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Examining the Legal Battle Behind the Science
The Science and Technology Policy Program of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy invites you to attend a presentation on The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. At this event, experts will address recent court rulings that reinterpret the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the creation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines from destroyed embryos. Federal funding currently is allowed for research using existing lines, all of which were created with private funds, but th
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Analysis of Motivation and Demographic Factors that Influence Physical Therapists’ Decisions to At
Education for physical therapists has evolved to the doctorate of physical therapy degree and it is the vision of the American Physical Therapy Association that all physical therapists will be doctoral prepared by the year 2020. Most physical therapists do not have the DPT and prior studies have revealed that interest in the DPT is low for practicing physical therapists. This study examined the motivation of physical therapists to attain the DPT, by examining three areas of interest. What effect
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The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students
The present study aimed to compare the effects of semantic and thematic clustering on learning English vocabulary by Saudi students. It investigated whether thematic grouping or the use of meaningful context facilitates vocabulary learning. It was also conducted to shed light on how the use of context might be combined with clustering in order to facilitate learning. The study consisted of two parts. In the first part, the quantitative stage, 160 participants studied four lists of English words
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La gestion des personnes et le pouvoir dans l'entreprise, la loyauté dans l'entreprise (audio)

"À "nouvelle économie", nouveaux modes de relations et de gestion interpersonnelles. Le pouvoir dans l'entreprise.

- Les représentations du pouvoir La hiérarchie / l'autorité ; La prise de décision / la responsabilité ; La carrière

- Les attributs du pouvoir : Symboles du pouvoir ; Rémunérations ; Stock options

- Les variations culturelles Individualisme et ""power distance"", Modèles anglo-saxon, latin et communa
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Democratic Reason : The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (video)

La sagesse collective : principes et mécanismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.
Intervention de Hélène Landemore.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel “democratic reason,” or the distributed intelligence of the many—a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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Joel Andreas: ""Dismantling Participatory Paternalism in Chinese Factories""
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Korean History in English
Tourism encompasses broad range of spectrum of one country, and Tourism English mainly deals with culture and society and transfers them to the international tourists relating to cultural heritages and historical sites. As a professional on Tourism, historical knowledge of Korea is necessary to have national identity, read the current situation from the objective perspectives, and to understand trends of tourism. As a pre-requisite to understand the Korean culture and society as well as historic
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Modern Grammar
The goals of this course is to help English learners or teachers (including prospective teachers of EFL) enhance their understanding of English, expand their skills in linguistic analysis, and develop a pedagogical approach to teaching English Students who successfully finish this course will be able to apply their understanding of grammar structure to its better usages as well as to the EFL classroom. The course consists of two class hours as a unit. We will cover the contents of one chapter i
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"Sites of Conflict: Identity and Insurgency in Postcolonial Northeast India"
Suryasikha Pathak, Fulbright Fellow at SUNY-Oswego, discusses militant groups, movements and responses in Northeast India.
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"International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras"
Rodolfo Pastor photoRodolfo Pastor is Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras, and, since the coup of June 28 that overthrew the government of President Manuel Zelaya, he has also been Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming electi
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Using a Mobile Hoist. Part 2. Positioning Sling (Mobile Version)
This and related video clips demonstrate how to use a mobile sling and have been optimised for delivery on a mobile device.
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Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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