China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Linda Yueh | What drives China's impressive growth and will it continue? Parsing the evidence leads to some surprising conclusions and also points to needed reforms to sustain development in the coming decades. Linda Yueh is director of the China Growth Centre and fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. She is also adjunct professor of economics at the London Business School. Linda's new book is entitled China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower.
Talks at Google presents The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the Broadway musical of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS visits GOOGLE! See performances from award-winning members of the Broadway touring cast and meet members of the visionary force behind this stunning and stirring new staging, including Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks and Trustee of Ira and Leonore Gershwin estate, Michael Strunsky.
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21H.105 American Classics (MIT)
"What then is the American, this new man?" asked J. Hector St-John de Crèvecoeur in his Letters from an American Farmer in 1782. This subject takes Crèvecoeur's question as the starting point for an examination of the changing meanings of national identity in the American past. We will consider a diverse collection of classic texts in American history to see how Americans have defined themselves and their nation in politics, literature, art, and popular culture. As a communications
Trading at Noon: Nasdaq drops 2 percent
Dec. 14 - U.S. stocks fell, led lower by energy and technology stocks, with the Nasdaq down 2 percent as a sliding euro and rising Italian bond yields reflected persistent concerns about Europe's debt crisis.
"A Dream on Buckskin"
Creative Writing student Alexandra Hesbrook performs a piece on making a traditional buckskin dress, a coming-of-age process for Lakota women in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Warwick and Boston Partnership
Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant and Boston University's Professor Graham Wilson discuss Politics and the Financial Crisis along with the research collaboration and partnership between the two institutions.
"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (video)
A talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
Sexual Politics and Revolution: Emma Goldman's Passion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Clare Hemmings | This paper charts the significance of Emma Goldman's revolutionary thought for a contemporary analysis of sexuality, gender and revolt. Throughout her life (1869-1940) and work Goldman centred sexuality as both key to how capitalism functions (particularly for women) and as a privileged site for political transformation. Connecting sexuality to labour, Goldman's analyses of reproduction, prostitution, homosexuality and free love provide a helpful challenge
(GRAPHIC IMAGES) Panic on the streets of Gaza
Israeli air strike kills three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip as wounded are rushed to the hospital. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. 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, national, and international news. For over 160 yea
Implementing Mobile and e-learning in Health and Social Care
As part of a submission for the IMS Global Award, this film discusses the outputs of the ALPS CETL and demonstrates the impact that they have had on learning and assessment in practice settings, particularly focussing on the development of competency maps, 360degree multiprofessional asessment tools and the use of mobile technology to deliver these innovative assessment processes to the Health and Social Care students on placement.
Métodos Estadísticos para la Empresa (2011-2012)
El objetivo central de esta asignatura consiste en proporcionar al alumno un conjunto de instrumentos que le permitan desarrollar una serie de competencias y habilidades encaminadas a abordar la resolución de problemas económico-empresariales en condiciones de incertidumbre. En concreto, se analizarán los modelos probabilísticos más habituales en el ámbito económico y se estudiarán las principales herramientas inferenciales para poder llevar a cabo estimaciones y contrastes de hipótesis
Healthy African Cities [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson | Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities? Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana. Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and he
UOToday #588 guest Gerri Ondrizek
Geraldine Ondrizek, professor of Art, Reed College, discusses her installation “Shades of White” in the Artist Project Space at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT)
This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century, it explores the politicization of the natural environment, the role of science in this process, and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate "nature". Two general thrusts of climate-politics connections are pursued, namely those related to (a) conflict – focusing on threats to security due to envir
No. 74: : Germs
The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. This episode is available in audio format. This page recounts the contributions af various persons to the eventual development of the germ theory of disease.
From subjects to citizens : society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964
This is the website for an AHRC-funded research project which is studying the interaction between state and citizen immediately before and in the two decades following India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. To date, research has concentrated on the politics high levels of government, and little work has been done on the impact of independence and partition on everyday life. The project aims to focus on “citizen experiences” in the former British Indian provinces of Uttar Pr
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Political Science Director, Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University discusses the emergence of China as an actor in the global political economy
17.265 Public Opinion and American Democracy (MIT)
This course will examine public opinion and assess its place in the American political system. The course will emphasize both how citizens' thinking about politics is shaped and the role of public opinion in political campaigns, elections, and government.