LSE Literary Weekend - The Founders' Tradition: literature as social commentary [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mohsin Hamid, David Hare; Boyd Tonkin | This event marks the launch of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Weekend, the LSE's first ever Literary Festival, celebrating the completion of the New Academic Building. A discussion about not only the links between the social sciences and the arts, but the role of the arts in the LSE's past, present and future. Is literature relevant today?
Majority Judgement: a completely new voting system. Part Three - Majority Judgement Compared with Ot
Speaker(s): Professor Michel Balinski | Balinski argues that, although the new Majority Judgement voting system is not perfect, Approval Voting fails in theory and in practice, and that Majority Judgement is better than Condorcet's and Borda's classical proposals, point-summing methods, first-past-the post and others.
Do Tax Havens Cause Poverty? [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Christensen, Felicity Lawrence; Nick Mathiason; Dr Attiya Waris | Defenders of tax havens argue they provide vital financial services for international trade, and that most comply with money-laundering regulations and have juridical co-operation treaties. This panel will explore the issues surrounding tax havens, in particular their impacts on poor people.
Building windmills not walls - Hungary's approach in the economic storm [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gordon Bajnai | Gordon Bajnai has been the Prime Minister of Hungary since 14 April 2009. Prior to this between 2008-2009 he was a Minister in the Ministry for National Development and Economy. Between 2007-2008 he was a Minister for the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Prior to this he was CEO of Wallis Rt., an investment company from 2000-2005.
Secularisms in crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen | During the 1980s people living in Europe and North America took cognizance of two major developments in religion and public life. Islam assumed a more prominent role both in majority Muslim societies and in societies of relatively recent residence. And forms of Christianity took on greater public roles in much of the West. These parallel developments have given rise to interrogations on many fronts: concerning the nature of secularism, the proper role of religi
Financial Crises And Crisis Economics: Past, Present And Future [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nouriel Roubini | As early as 2005 Roubini speculated that house prices would soon sink the economy, and in 2006 warned the IMF that the United States was likely to face a catastrophic housing bust resulting in deep recession. Back then he was nicknamed 'Dr Doom' by the New York Times. In hindsight, economists have called him a prophet.
A Call for Judgment: sensible finance for a dynamic economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Amar Bhide | Our prosperity requires the enterprise of innumerable individuals and businesses who exercise their imagination and judgment—and bear responsibility for outcomes. And widespread enterprise is fostered through dialogue and relationships, not merely prices in anonymous markets. Yet in the last several decades finance has become increasingly centralised, distanced, and mechanistic. Bhide's lecture explains how bad theories and mis-regulation led to this dangerou
Sustainability Living in Practice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Satish Kumar | When he was nine Satish joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. At 18, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's vision of renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Satish Kumar is a visiting fellow at Schumacher College, a residential centre for study of ecological and spiritual values. He founded the Small School, with ecological and spiritual values in its curriculum.
The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Dana H. Allin | Dr. Allin will speak on the tangle of Middle East crises: Iran's growing nuclear challenge, the impasse on Israel-Palestine, and the consequences of both for President Obama's efforts to recast America's relations with the world's Muslims. This event marks the publication of Dr Allin's latest book The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War. Dana H. Allin is Editor, Survival, and Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs at th
Politics, Power, Cities [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enrique Peñalosa | Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogotá and one of the world's most challenging urban thinkers, describes the urgent need for governments to create socially inclusive and well-designed transport systems, public spaces and cities. Addressing mobility, public space, equity, quality of life and social inclusion, Peñalosa will propose that inequality and exclusion are the main causes of the problems that affect cities in developing countries, particularly issues r
Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Roman Frigg | Predicting how climate change will affect us is of paramount importance, yet it is beset with both practical and conceptual problems. This lecture explores the impact that chaos has on what we can reasonably assert on the basis of climate models. Roman Frigg is deputy director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, LSE.
Kabul hotel ablaze after Taliban suicide attack
June 28 - At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel popular with Westerners in Kabul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
President Kaler tours the University of Minnesota campus
Before he started as the University of Minnesota's 16th president, Eric Kaler and his wife Karen embarked on a sweeping tour of campus, to re-familiarize themselves with the school where Eric earned his PhD in chemical engineering in 1982. They covered both the East and West Banks as well as the St. Paul campus, even making an impromptu stop at the U's Dairy Lab!
The Best Preparation for the SATs
The Best Preparation for the SATs - Gaston Caperton, president and CEO of The College Board, talks about how doing your homework everyday is the best preparation for the SAT. (02:22)
A communication problem
At the completion of this chapter you will be able to give criticism in a constructive manner about a colleague.
Clinical Examinations in Surgery: Components of the History in Surgery This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in surgery. This module, the first of seven in the series, explores the basic guidelines for surgery and the components history taking. The basic guidelines for surgery are similar to internal medicine. The disease profile, howeve
This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in surgery. This module, the first of seven in the series, explores the basic guidelines for surgery and the components history taking.
The basic guidelines for surgery are similar to internal medicine. The disease profile, howeve
Zoom to the Aspen Fire, Arizona on June 24, 2003
Twenty miles north of Tucson, Arizona, the Aspen Fire rages through the Coronado National Forest. This animation zooms into the Aspen fire showing the smoke plume on June 24, 2003.
Inequalities and Absolute Value Homework -- Sample Test: Inequalities and Absolute Values
This module provides a sample test on inequalities and absolute values.
Banks put pressure on stocks
July 18 - Summary of business headlines: Stocks weighed down by worries; News Corp shares under pressure; Schwab earnings rise; Halliburton profits jump 54 percent. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Third-Grade Perimeter Lesson
This slideshow was used as part of an introduction to perimeter in a third- grade measurement unit. This brief slideshow has 7 slides and is easy to understand.