Cities Under Siege
Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces how political violence now operates through the sites, spaces, infrastructures and symbols of the world's rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Graham shows how Western and Israeli militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a real or imagined conflict zone
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Lloyd George - the great outsider
David Lloyd George became the authentic radical of British politics in part because of intellectual conviction, but, more significantly, because his birth and upbringing had made him contemptuous of the establishment and its values. He did not so much break the rules of conventional society and politics as refuse to acknowledge their existence. He remained an "outsider" to the end. This event celebrates the publication of Lord Hattersley's new book David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider.
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The Tsar Liberates Europe? Russia against Napoleon, 1807-1814
In 1812-14 Alexander I defeated Napoleon's invasion of Russia and then created and led a European alliance all the way to Paris. This lecture explains why and how he did this. It discusses Russian grand strategy, diplomacy and espionage, as well as the tsarist military machine, and the mobilisation of the home front. In both Western and Russian historiography the Russian achievement in 1813-14 is greatly underestimated, which seriously distorts understanding of European power politics and the ca
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Terrorism: How to Respond
Drawing on a wide range of case studies, Richard English argues that we have as yet failed to understand terrorism properly, and that this is at the root of our disastrous failure to respond effectively to terrorism in the post 9-11 crisis.Richard English is professor of politics, director of research and chair of the Irish Studies International Research Initiative at Queens University Belfast. His latest book is entitled Terrorism: how to respond.
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Agriculture and Climate Change

A lecture by Univ. Prof. Josef Eitzinger, Institute of Meteorology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
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Climate Change - Global Context

A lecture by Univ. Prof. Dr. Helga Kolb Kromp, Department of Meteorology, at the seminar "Humus - the Missed Opportunity for Global Climate?
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Protests in Libya
Amateur footage of supposed protests in Libya on YouTube uploaded day after deadly clashes.
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Smuggled Ivorian cocoa enters Ghana
The increased traffic of contraband Ivorian cocoa beans following the country's export ban is starting to impact neighbour Ghana's cocoa industry.
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Combien d’objets dans une image ?

Dans cet exposé Jean-Jacques Lévy propose de décortiquer quelques algorithmes d'étiquetage des objets dans une image, c'est à dire de segmentation de cette image en régions homogènes, et de regarder en détail la complexité algorithmique d'un tel mécanisme. Cela permet de montrer dans un cas concret, quels formalismes permettent d'analyser les performances d'un algorithme et de vérifier sa validité. On y croise la fonction d’Ackermann dont le rôle est essentiel en informatique
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Pourquoi mon ordinateur calcule faux?

Dans cet exposé Sylvie Boldo nous fait prendre conscience de l'importance des bugs en informatique et des conséquences historiques qu'ils ont pu engendrer. Elle se concentre ensuite sur les problèmes liés aux calculs numériques et montre de manière détaillée et constructive comment prendre la mesure des approximations numériques qui s'effectuent lors d'un calcul numérique au sein d'un logiciel. Elle nous offre à la fois des garde-fous pratiques et une compréhension théorique de
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Mi nombre es doña Isabel Fajardo, no Zelima : la fausse esclave dans la novela

Mi nombre es doña Isabel Fajardo, no Zelima : la figure de la fausse esclave dans la novela et la comedia. Maria ZERARI-PENIN. In Dire, taire, masquer les origines dans la péninsule ibérique, du Moyen Age au Siècle d'Or, colloque international organisé par l'Équipe de recherche "Littérature Espagnole Médiévale et du Siècle d'Or" (LEMSO) du laboratoire France méridionale et Espagne : histoire des sociétés du moyen age à l'époque contemporaine (FRAMESPA)
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"Pastores de Belén" de Lope de Vega : un roman des origines

Pastores de Belén de Lope de Vega : un roman des origines. Florence RAYNIÉ-EUSTACHE. In Dire, taire, masquer les origines dans la péninsule ibérique, du Moyen Age au Siècle d'Or, colloque international organisé par l'Équipe de recherche "Littérature Espagnole Médiévale et du Siècle d'Or" (LEMSO) du laboratoire France méridionale et Espagne : histoire des sociétés du moyen age à l'époque contemporaine (FRAMESPA) en collaboration avec le départe
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Origínes aristocráticos y santidad : el caso de San Francisco de Borja

Origínes aristocráticos y santidad : el caso de San Francisco de Borja. Jean CROIZAT-VIALLET. In Dire, taire, masquer les origines dans la péninsule ibérique, du Moyen Age au Siècle d'Or, colloque international organisé par l'Équipe de recherche "Littérature Espagnole Médiévale et du Siècle d'Or" (LEMSO) du laboratoire France méridionale et Espagne : histoire des sociétés du moyen age à l'époque contemporaine (FRAMESPA) en collaboration avec le dépar
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MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.

Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had

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TED407 Session 5 Spring 2011
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COM100 Session 7 Spring 2011
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Photosynthesis Song from They Might Be Giants
This professionally-made music video from They Might Be Giants combines clever, cartoon animation with catchy lyrics to help students learn about the process of photosynthesis.  Some of the lyrics include, "Chlorophyll cells take in carbon dioxide. Now that's the air that we breathe out.Combines it with water and exposes it to sunlight and that's how plants can make their own food. Photosynthesis is why plants need light and photosynthesis is why humans need plants. Because through photosyn
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Stateless protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs in Kuwait come under fire as security forces use flares to disburse crowds, as they demonstrate for citizenship. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Culture Class: Holidays in Japan #17 - Autumnal Equinox
Learn more about Japanese culture with JapanesePod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Japanese holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Japan. In this lesson, you’ll learn all about Autumnal Equinox in [...]
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Global Challenges for Europe and America
Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in summer 2008.
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