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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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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
  Steven Fielding

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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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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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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Lewis and Clark Animated Movie
In this animated video, students will learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark. The narrator tells of their expedition as they discover animals, rivers. Good illustrations of maps, forts, rivers, etc. are shown. Lewis and Clark had discovered important information about the new United States territory and the people who lived in it, as well as its rivers and mountains, plants and animals. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on United States History. Content is appropri
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17.524 Nationalism (MIT)
This course provides a broad overview of the theories of and approaches to the study of nationalist thought and practice. It also explores the related phenomena termed nationalism: national consciousness and identity, nations, nation-states, and nationalist ideologies and nationalist movements. The course analyzes nationalism's emergence and endurance as a factor in modern politics and society. Topics include: nationalism and state-building, nationalism and economic modernization, nationalism an
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Gerald Tuskan at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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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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ISS Update: Flight Surgeon Keeps Astronauts Healthy
NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer talks with NASA Medical Flight Officer Steve Gilmore about the role of a flight surgeon in tracking astronaut health and coordinating crew medical experiments before, during and after spaceflight. Flight surgeons are involved in all phases of a human spaceflight mission, including walking the crew members through the process of becoming medically cleared for flight, coordinating the medical experiments the astronauts perform aboard the station, mainta
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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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Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 3 of 9)
Discovery Channel video. Secret History of the Freemasons (2007) Part 3.
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1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
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China Lecture Series: "Elections and Chinese Understanding of Democracy"
Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University, Tianjian Shi specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on political culture and political participation in Chinese politics. He is the author of Political Participation in Beijing (Harvard University Press, 1997).
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Polio pt2
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
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Kinematics Review for AP Physics 1
Review of all of the Kinematics topics covered in the AP Physics 1 curriculum.  Plus some bonus introductory stuff.

Content Times:
0:26 Vector vs. Scalar
1:22 Component Vectors
2:04 Distance vs. Displacement
2:41 Speed vs. Velocity
3:04 Acceleration
3:26 Motion Graphs
4:29 Free Fall Graphs
6:31 Uniformly Accelerated Motion (UAM)
7:52 How to UAM
8:18 Projectile Motion
9:28 Relative Motion
10:00 Center of Mas

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Jokes and Humour
This video deals with telling jokes and different types of humour. There is presentation of vocabulary and expressions and there are explanations and examples. At the beginningthe presenter acts out as a comedian and you can read his script all through the video.
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Britain hosts first state visit of Irish President
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe April 8 - Irish President Michael Higgins becomes Ireland's first president to make a state visit to Britain. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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, nationa
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Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Motoshige Itoh | Editor's note: The question and answer session has been removed from this podcast. Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded as providing a good case study for other industrial countries suffering from inadequate capital investment and what has been termed ‘secular stagnation’. This lecture explains the nature of the ‘Abenomics’ introduced by Japan’s Prime Minister, Sh
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