Asia Week Ahead: China leadership, Indonesia data in focus
Sept. 28 - A possible announcement on the 18th Party Congress in China and Indonesian economic data are on the mind of Breakingviews Asia Editor Peter Thal Larsen as he discusses the week ahead in Asia.
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The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
2007 may be the year in which climate change has hit the headlines and the environment has become the political issue, but how much do we know really know about the backroom deals, lobbying and power players who influence environmental policy? Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? Which are the fossil-fuel lobby groups that still set the policy agenda? In this lecture Clive Hamilton, best-selling author of Scorcher, the Dirty Politics of Climate Change , reveals the real influences
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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Anatomy: Central Nervous System
This video, from StudyBeat.com, is for older middle school students and high school students. The central nervous system is told through animation.
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Marketing and neuroscience
Tim Ambler discusses the benefits and pitfalls for marketers of using neuroscience research to understand how the mind works and how companies can take advantage of it

MSU 360.24 Documentary: A Day in the Lives of Spartans
On November 6, 2013, hundreds of Michigan State University Spartans around the world captured their world in videos and photos. For 24 hours, they recorded ordinary and extraordinary moments. Together, these moments tell the story of a single day in the lives of Spartans. Original music: The Bard Owls -- "No Tracks." For more about this production, go to: http://msu.edu/24.
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John Sexton
Bill Moyers sits down with NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton for a wide-ranging conversation about God, baseball, and the importance of thoughtful discourse in society. Previously a champion debate coach and scholar of religion and law, Sexton discusses his unique take on theology, contemporary politics, and the evolving role of universities throughout the world. Born to a struggling Catholic family in Brooklyn, John Sexton still teaches undergraduates in addition to his wor
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Men, Women & Health - New approaches to research and theory for improving health and health care
Men’s and women’s health have tended to be treated in rather stereotypical ways – as if all men are careless about their health, simply by virtue of their masculinity; and women’s health, when it comes down to it, is all about their gynaecology. This lecture will introduce the radically new approaches to gender and health being taken by the Centre for Men’s Health and the Feminism and Health Research Group at Leeds Metropolitan University. Their work acknowledges that, even in these
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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Parliamentary Crisis: 1832 and 2009
In the current Parliamentary crisis commentators are invoking the historical context and calling for a new 'Great Reform Act' to clean up politics. But what was Parliament like before 1832? Is the discussion on the behaviour of MPs unprecedented?
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
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In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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"Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath" (video)
A panel discussion with Steven Wilkinson, Martha Nussbaum, Tarini Bedi, Robert Pape, and Manan Ahmed. On November 26, 2008, the world watched while terror attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city. Mumbai bounced back, but the bold, new strategies of the attacks shifted the discourse of the global war on terror. The panelists discuss the consequences of terror in Mumbai for the region and the world. Introductory
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White House monitoring arrest of German accused of spying for US
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the administration is aware of the arrest of a German citizen purportedly working with U.S. intelligence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, n
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"The U.S. and R.O.C.: A Fresh Start" (video)
taiwan posterKeynote speech by Deputy Representative Ta-tung Jacob Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States. Part of a free conference sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, and International House.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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Change and a New Administration
A Bill Moyers essay on change and the new administration. And, Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia University professor Eric Foner, who specializes in political and African-American history, and Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University. And, does Barack Obama's victory mean a new and permanent political alignment in American politics? Bill Moyers speaks with Kevin Phillips about how America has changed since Phillips penned THE EMERGING REPUBlICAN MAJORITY 40 years ago. A
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On Responsibility and Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan | Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the currently impoverished conception of responsibility within theories of justice. Emily McTernan is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
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STS.005 Disease and Society in America (MIT)
This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the biomedical research industry, and the ethics of health care in America.
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Researching Bacteria's Virulence in Space
NASA is partnering with Universities and other businesses in scientific research aboard the International Space Station. A scientist from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has partnered with NASA to investigate the effect of spaceflight on the genetic responses and disease-causing potential of microbial pathogens. Explore this research in this NASA episode of Spark 101.
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