China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
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LSE Literary Weekend - The Financial Crisis, Climate Change and Energy
Political action and intervention, on local, national and international levels, is going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming, as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. At the moment, however, Anthony Giddens argues controversially, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change.
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LSE Literary Weekend - I Shall Die by Inches: Contemporary Approaches to Death and Dying
'All but death' wrote Emily Dickinson 'can be adjusted', and yet, the cold fact that bodies must eventually die only serves to hide the reality of death as a contested cultural domain, where competing notions of public and private, tradition and innovation, individual and collective, are played out, and discourses within literature, art, jurisprudence, medicine, religion, and politics all stake their claim to knowledge of the great unknown. This talk will illuminate the social aspects of death
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Howard Davies in Conversation with Lord Goldsmith QC
The separation of powers idea is at the heart of all legal democracies. Yet within those democracies there will often be positions of high office which require their holders to perform functions which are both legal and political. In this series of events senior figures who hold or have held positions of this type talk about their lives in the law, the nature of their office, the institutions which they serve, their roles and responsibilities within those institutions, the role of lawyers in gov
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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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Impact of the budget on HE
 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix reacts to reports of suggestions that the Higher Education sector should make its savings in administration.

Universities minister John Denham recently submitted his recommendations for public finance savings in the sector to Hefce. But what does it mean to HE and is it appropriate?

The Registrarism blog, which comments on a variety of issues in Higher Education, is avai
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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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Learning About the Number Three
Sesame Street muppets sing about the number 3 by counting to 3 and describing sets of 3.  Sung by Elmo,Herry Monster,and Prairie Dawn.

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"Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath" (video)
A panel discussion with Steven Wilkinson, Martha Nussbaum, Tarini Bedi, Robert Pape, and Manan Ahmed. On November 26, 2008, the world watched while terror attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city. Mumbai bounced back, but the bold, new strategies of the attacks shifted the discourse of the global war on terror. The panelists discuss the consequences of terror in Mumbai for the region and the world. Introductory
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The Elegant Universe
This is a three part series on String Theory.  This part covers the modern view on String Theory.
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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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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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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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Building the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
Observe one of the most challenging construction projects in North America, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The sequence documents development from May 2003 to November 2007 through a series of still images captured daily at 1 pm during construction and at 10-minute intervals throughout opening week.
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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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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
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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