King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction.
In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day.
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, MP and author Chris Mullin talks about his own political fiction and explains w
Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Political Science Director, Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University discusses the emergence of China as an actor in the global political economy
How to Use Single Quotation Marks
Use single quotation marks any time that there is a quote within a quote. Put double quotations on the outside of a quote and single quotations on the inside of the quote. Get examples of when to use single quotation marks. (01:16)
President Amy Gutmann "I'm First"
"I'm First." -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann
Amy Gutmann was the first in her family to attend college—she attended Harvard (Radcliffe) on a generous financial aid package.
This year at Penn, one out of every eight incoming freshmen is the first in their families to attend college. Penn's all-grant, no-loan financial aid package is available to every eligible undergraduate student. If you can get in to Penn, you can graduate without student loans.
While Penn is the la
Chatterbox and Family Literacy in Trinidad and Tobago
These modules are placed together to encourage dialogue among teachers about new ways to approach the study and teaching of Literacy. The hope is that the pragmatic slant described here will assist others in looking for "home-grown", workable approaches that could solve Literacy problems.
This teacher-created video features a teacher explaining comparative adjectives ( adjectives used to compare two nouns). The teacher explains the use of -er and more to make comparisons; examples are shown on a white board. ( 5:31)
1909-11-28: A Woman Inventor Who Plans - and Expects - To Fly
This image is a newspaper clipping about E. Lilian Todd and the airplane she designed and that Mrs. Sage financed.,E. Lilian Todd was an unusual woman for her day, or ours. From a modest background and largely self-educated, she became a stenographer and then worked for a firm of patent attorneys in Washington, D.C. But in her spare time, she designed and built model planes and by 1906 she had developed a model biplane and was seeking a sponsor to enable it to be built and test-flown. Olivia Sag
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“Reconceptualizing the Question: Intervention Strategies” (video)
A presentation and discussion with University of Chicago Professors Roger Myerson, Department of Economics & Marshall Sahlins, Department of Anthropology.
Roger Myerson: "A Field Manual for the Cradle of Civilization"
Marshall Sahlins: "On the Anthropology of the Counterinsurgency Field Manual"
Part of the April 2009 conference on "Reconsid
Mobile for Development Meets Human-Centred Design [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Joshua Cohen | The first of two lectures which explore the idea of using mobile platforms and human centred design to promote development in low-income communities. This lecture will look at examples of this approach in Nairobi's informal settlements. The second lecture Mobile for Development – Global Justice takes place on 16 May. Joshua Cohen is Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and professor of political science, philosophy, and law at Stanford.
When Engaging with Your Stakeholders Is Worth Its Weight in Gold
Given two gold mines with the same amount of gold in the ground, the same cost of extraction and the same worldwide demand, why is one mine valued 10 times more than the other? Because one has local support and the other doesn't, argues Wharton professor Witold Henisz. In a new research paper, Henisz and his colleagues show how cooperating with, rather than antagonizing, external stakeholders generates sustainable shareholder value for companies around the world.Author(s):
The Threat of Animal Species Extinction
This short but informative video describes the startling risk for extinction that many species are facing, and how many of these species are at risk because of human activity. Video is set to music while information is written on the screen. Run time 0:51.
17.544 Comparative Politics and China (MIT)
This graduate seminar has two main goals: to explore the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of contemporary Chinese politics; and to relate those approches to broader trends in the field of comparative politics. What has the study of China contributed to the field of comparative politics, and vice versa? What are the most effective ways to integrate area studies, broader comparative approaches, and theory? Seminar presumes a basic understanding of the history and politic
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