Lecture 32 - 11/17/2010
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Breakingviews: French tax protests pointless
Sept. 27 - Even though the proposed 75% tax rate in the French budget is economic and intellectual nonsense, the protests against it are clumsy and pointless say Breakingviews
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Literary Festival 2013: A Life in Politics – leading London from the left [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ken Livingstone | Ken Livingstone has for almost 40 years been a controversial but highly effective politician who has dominated London politics. He championed low fares for public transport, fought the abolition of the GLC, defeated Labour to become mayor of London in 2000, re-joined Labour and then presided over eight years of pro-development, market-led policy in the capital. He has brought a distinctive point of view to many issues, always dividing opinion. He has continued his l
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Patrick Morgan - Why are nuclear weapons so persistent? - Nuclear disarmament forum
Why are nuclear weapons so persistent? Speaker: Patrick Morgan Tierney Chair, Peace & Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Maybe someday we will outgrow nuclear weapons. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Nuclear weapons persist because of broad security reasons; psychological; political; military and f
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Quarry Vision: Coal, Climate Change and the End of the Resources Boom
In this lecture Dr Guy Pearse will spoke about the mindset that sees Australia's greatest asset as its mineral and energy resources - coal especially, asking how has this distorted our national politics and our response to climate change and what happens now that our coal-fired resources boom has gone bust? He also discussed the future of the coal industry and argued with the current economic orthodoxy. He looks at the shadowy world of greenhouse lobbyists; how they thin
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500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
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Bescherming tegen warmte en koude : Experiment
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Dit experiment werd opgesteld volgens de OVUR-methode. Het laat leerlingen toe om zelf te onderzoeken wat de invloed is van warmte en koude of beter hoe ze zich ertegen kunnen beschermen. 


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4.1 Background to Vue
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are designed and managed well. This course taster uses case studies and models to illustrate the importance of effective operations management and outlines the steps to preparing your own operations proposal.
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also c
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God Bless Cowboys on Vimeo
This is a digital postcard of a ghost town in Calico, California.  This short video consists of footage of a town that looks like how old western towns looked during the Wild West era.  This would be good to give students a visual of what these small towns looked like. (01:18)
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17.541 Japanese Politics and Society (MIT)
This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.
Author(s): Gercik, Patricia,Samuels, Richard J.

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Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen | James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank. Amartya Sen is professor of economics at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is an honorary fellow of LSE.
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Euro crisis to hit jobs in powerhouse Germany
Sept. 27 - The job market in Europe's biggest economy shows little sign of suffering from the euro zone crisis so far. But that could change as Chancellor Merkel heads for an election year.
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11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT)
The history, policy, and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class. Also covered are the role of the federal government, the "highway revolt" and public transit in the auto era, using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis. The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change, land use and transportation interactions, together with issues with bicycles, pedestrians, and traffic calming. Examples used in the clas
Author(s): Salvucci, Frederick,Antos, Justin,Murga, Mikel

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Lecture 04 - 4/7/2010
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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
Author(s): Lawrence Bailey,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Absolute Beginner S2 #3 - A Japanese Introduction
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You like meeting new people, so you’re excited to join a new club now that you’ve started to adjust to your life in Japan. But when the leader tells everyone to introduce themselves in Japanese by sharing three interesting facts, you’re stumped. What would this diverse group of Japanese people find [...]
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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed? The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their constituents, whilst Face
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#280: Deferring dementia: Research efforts to keep Alzheimer’s at bay

Neurobiologist Prof Colin Masters explains current medical understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and discusses ongoing research efforts towards delaying onset of this as yet incurable condition. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

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Space Station Live: Measuring Body Changes During Spaceflight
NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Sudhakar Rajulu, principal investigator for the Body Measures experiment taking place aboard the International Space Station. This study collects anthropometric data to help researchers understand the magnitude and variability of the changes to body measurements during spaceflight. Predicting these changes will maximize crew performance, prevent injury and reduce time spent altering or adjusting spacesuits and workstations. The investigation
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