Interview about 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
Following the announcement, Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told senior editor Simon Frantz why the Committee felt a strong need to shine a spotlight on human rights issues in China.
Global Resources and the Built Environment
With staggering statistics, John Fernandez persuades his audience that rapidly expanding urban centers are consuming too much of the world’s resources, setting the stage for global crisis. Yet Fernandez counters his own bleak picture with some bright examples of design that could help humans live within thei
Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
Story Hour in the Library - David Sheff
David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, a New York Times #1 bestseller. It was named Best Nonfiction Book of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and won the 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover Award. In 2009, Sheff was named to Time Magazine's list of the world's most influential people. He has written for the New York Times, Playboy, and Wired, among others. His books include Game Over, China Dawn, and All We Are Saying. http://storyhour.berkeley.edu/ ht
Panel #1 - U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Challenges in Asia's Regional Security Environment - Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School The Instability of China-U.S. Relations - Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University Discussant: John Brandon, The Asia Foundation This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research, The Asia Foundation and W
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address - Importance of Asia to the United States
Welcoming remarks Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation Introduction Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Keynote Address Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Scalapino prize winner This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies,
Panel #3 - Governance in Asia: Emerging Political Elites
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Political Stability and Reform in China Susan Shirk, University of California-San Diego Japan's New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity? Daniel Sneider, Stanford University Discussant: Peter Lorentzen, University of California-Berkeley
Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality – why we need a fair society. Will Hutton is the executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation and senior visiting fellow at LSE Global Governance.
A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Fred Halliday – an intellectual appreciation
This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science for more than 20 years and who sadly passed away in April 2010. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. Howard Davies is director of LSE. Fawaz Gerges is professor of middle eastern politics and international relations at LSE. Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge. Margot
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Three More For The Road
In a trio of mini-talks, Arnold Barnett applies statistical analysis to some of society’s most confounding challenges. He first takes up the minority achievement gap -- the apparent under-performance of black and Hispanic students on standardized tests in comparison to white and Asian students.
In his own work i
An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Second round of Syria talks makes faltering start
More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday, with the two sides complaining about violations of a local ceasefire. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. 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.
"Traveling Between Two Worlds: The Public Intellectual in South Asian Scholarship"
A roundtable discussion featuring C.M. Naim [moderator], Boria Majumdar, Biju Mathew, Siddharta Deb, Shekhar Krishnan. From the Fourth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference.
Criminal Law and Cyber Crime Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 6 00:03 - Civil v. Criminal Law 01:05 - Criminal Liability 02:25 - Corporate Criminal Liability 03:02 - Violent v. Property Crimes 03:52 - White Collar Crime 04:16 - Organized Crime 05:06 - Classification of Crimes 05:34 - Defenses to Criminal Liability 07:41 - Fourth Amendment Protection 08:31 - Fifth Amendment Protections 09:27 - Sixth and Eighth Amendments 09:46 - Exclusionary Rule and Miranda Rule 11:46 - Cyber Crimes 12:21 - C
Performance and Breach of Sales Contracts Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 11 00:03 - Introduction 00:22 - Seller's Obligations 01:13 - Perfect Tender Rule 01:40 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 02:45 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:24 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:45 - Obligations of Buyer 04:23 - Anticipatory Repudiation 05:21 - Remedies of Seller 05:49 - Remedies of Seller 06:19 - Remedies of Buyer 06:49 - Remedies of Buyer 07:19 - Limitation of Remedies