A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror
Today's Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused chronic poverty, pervasive corruption and the rise of extremism in Arab societies. A wasted decade of war on terror has reinforced widely held perceptions that the West is waging a crusade against Islam and Muslims. Fawaz Gerges is a professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at LSE.
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Living in an era of global terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glob
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Disrupting the Single Use Disposable Cup Industry
Thanks to a team of researchers led by Vipin Kumar, UW associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the UW Microcellular Consortium, innovative UW start-up MicroGreen Polymers has secured deals with several airlines to provide in-flight hot beverage cups that are environmentally friendly: cups made from plastic that can be recycled repeatedly. Kumar's research focuses on microcellular composites, a family of novel cellular materials expected to be used in a variety of applicat
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William Shakespeare Profile
Baptized on April 26th, 1564 (with his actual birth date unknown), William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. The Bard is often considered the English language's greatest writer and was definitely one of the most influential. Many of his plays have been translated into all the world's major languages and the most notable of these include "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth". In this WatchMojo.com video, William Shakespeare is profiled. (0:50)
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Middle School Florida All-State Major Scales -- Xylophone
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege John Shaw of the Florida Orchestra gives tips and demonstration for Florida All-State Ensemble Audition preparation. Film Location: St. Petersburg College www.spcollege.edu/music www.floridaorchestra.com Percussionist: John Shaw Audio/Video: Nathan Muehl www.nathanmuehl.com About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of
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Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
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What About Women?
Women’s votes will determine the result of this closely fought election and all the parties have mounted a media charm offensive to win their support. But is there any policy substance behind their spin? What would the parties' policies in key areas such as the economy, the family, crime and reforming politics mean for women’s lives and which party would best progress women’s equality and human rights?
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David Simon
From crime beat reporter for the BAlTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today.
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17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT)
This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future co
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Beirut Normal.
Is there anything to say about Beirut beyond the obvious, and by now exhausted, lessons of post-war reconstruction and identity politics? What is a "Beirut normal"? Is it worth examining? The lecture puts forward these questions not in order to diminish the city's architectural output but to reveal aspects of the city that have been overwhelmed by the discourses of war and politics. Through a series of specific architectural and urban analyses, the lecture proposes that a certain urbanism could
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Digital Library Object - Relevancy of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe in the post Cold-War era.
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"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis"
japan protest posterA talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. 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, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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Ratio, proportion and percentages
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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Politics of the NHS
Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
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UW|360 March 2014 - New Baseball Stadium
The boys of summer at the University of Washington get a new state of the art baseball stadium.
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OpenLearn Scotland
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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Perspectives Chinoises
Perspectives Chinoises (Chinese Perspectives) is a French language quarterly revue of modern Chinese politics, economics, society and culture published by The French Centre For Contemporary China (CEFC). From a menu bar on the main page, users can access the mission statement of the publication, along with links to full text online versions of articles from the journal from 2003 to 2005. Summaries of articles from 2006 to 2008 are also provided, with plans to publish full text versions of more r
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10.3 Further study
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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10.2 Links to external resources
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Citizenship DRC Researchers Discuss the Impact of Their Work
Speaking on the sidelines of the DFID-hosted event, The Politics of Poverty, researchers from the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, Participation and Accountability discuss the impact they have had after 10 years of exploring the different ways around that world that citizens are taking action to shape their states and societies.
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