William Powers, "New Slow City" | Talks At Google
Author William Powers visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss "New Slow City: living simply in the world's fastest city". Burned out after years of doing development work globally, William Powers spent a season in a 12’ x 12’ cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir, "Twelve by Twelve". Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of NYC? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80% of their stuff, left their 2000 sq. ft. Queens t
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Winyo: Benga & Traditional Music from Kenya
Winyo performs traditional Luo songs infused with witty storylines, Afro fusion, Afro jazz, and Benga (a mix of contemporary music with traditional Kenyan Luo music in which the guitar is played to mimic a Luo eight-string lyre called a nyatiti). Winyo sings in Dholuo, Swahili and English. Speaker Biography: Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted the artistic name "Winyo," which is a Luo word for "bird." The Luo are a tribe from the Lake Victoria region of Western Kenya. He says that he derives
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Ready for Hillary? Portrait of a President in Waiting [Audio]
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RoseLee Goldberg on Performance Art
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The Spanish-American War
This video is accompanied by text. "The beginning of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented American prosperity and power. The economic and social environment was perfect for the rise of the International Darwinism movement. Followers of this movement applied some of the fundamental views of Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) to international politics. They believed that the earth belonged to the strong, and with America quickly growing in strength, there was a strong surge of supp
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Professor Jack Miles of the University of California at Irvine gives this lecture entitled 'America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque'' at The Australian National University on 9 September 2010. Plans to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 bombing have become a flashpoint for debate over the nature of America's relations with Islam. Eminent American religion scholar and journalist Professor Jack Miles argues that the conservative critics of the "ground zero mosque" are Osama bin
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Thomas Jefferson, Scientist
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21H.126 America in Depression and War (MIT)
The Great Depression and World War II permanently changed American politics and society. Topics include: the Great Crash, the New Deal, Roosevelt, the home front, the Normandy Invasion, and the atomic bomb. Explores those events through film, novels, newspapers, and other historical documents.
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVI, Issue 1
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Social movements and global justice
 Dr Sara Motta

In this podcast we hear about an international conference which brings together academics and social movement activists from around the world.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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The Government of Uncertainty: how to follow the politics of oil
This lecture explores the politics of oil and how we can seek to understand it, at a time when uncertainty is presenting new challenges to the claims of objective knowledge. Tim Mitchell is professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, New York. Sam Ashenden is managing editor of Economy and Society and senior lecturer in Sociology, Birkbeck College.
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Is Democracy in Crisis? Lessons from the Greek Experience
This lecture will cover aspects of politics and policy in contemporary Greece in relation to recent developments in Europe. Costas Simitis, an alumnus of LSE, was prime minister of Greece from 1996-2004.
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The Russian Elections
After two terms in office, President Putin is constitutionally bound to step down in March 2008, but how stable will the succession be? Stephen Dalziel is executive director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Richard Sakwa is professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent.
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The New Politics of Identity
The panel will discuss Bhikhu Parekh's new book, A New Politics of Identity (Palgrave, March 2008) covering the impact of globalisation on ethnic, religious and national identities. David Goodhart is editor of Prospect. John Keane is professor of politics at the University of Westminster and at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. Bhikhu Parekh is professor of political philosophy, University of Westminster.
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