Constitution Day
Get to know the Constitution: a document whose genius lies in its malleability. Historian and author Pauline Maier talks ratification.
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Call Forth the Militia
Local militiamen were ragtag but tenacious fighting forces. Supervisor of Military Programs John Hill describes Revolutionary War hometown defenses.
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Jumpin' the Broom
Jumping the broom was a marriage ceremony rich with meaning for communities denied traditional rights. Training Specialist Rose McAphee describes the wedding recreated weekly at Colonial Williamsburg's Great Hopes Plantation.
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Papa Said, Mama Said
Papa Said, Mama Said preserves the African-American community's long tradition of storytelling. Art Johnson shares a fable.Author(s): No creator set

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High tech shopping with apps
Retailers have a new tool to connect to consumers this holiday season- shopping apps that bring spenders in and help make the sale.
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"Monsters to Destroy: Bush's War on Terror and Sin" (video)
ira chernus posterA talk by Ira Chernus, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder on his book, Monsters to Destroy. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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Kara Aubin at Real Writing for Real People
"Words Have Power: Why What You Write and How You Write It Matters (especially in social media)" Kara Aubin, Jewelry Artist, kara | daniel jewelry With the average American consuming 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day, in business what you say matters. In an increasingly digital environment that translate as, what you write matters. Join independent artist, and small business entrepreneur, Kara Aubin of kara | daniel jewelry to explore the power of words.
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Seguridad en Redes de Comunicaciones
La asignatura Seguridad en Redes de Comunicaciones se imparte durante el segundo cuatrimestre del quinto curso de Ingenierí­a de Telecomunicación. Ello ocurre simultáneamente a la enseñanza de asignaturas especí­ficas de la intensificación en Planificación y Gestión de las Comunicaciones. Se trata de una asignatura de alto contenido especializado sobre la temática de la seguridad en las redes de comunicaciones actuales. No obstante, es la primera asignatura de la titulación en la que
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21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)
Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life.

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17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II (MIT)
This is the second in a sequence of two field seminars in American politics intended for graduate students in political science, in preparation for taking the general examination in American politics. The material covered in this semester focuses on American political institutions. The readings covered here are not comprehensive, but it is sufficiently broad to give students an introduction to major empirical questions and theoretical approaches that guide the study of American political institu
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Kosovo in Focus
 Professor Stefan Wolff

Kosovo's expected declaration of independence from Serbia is a move which could have regional and global ramifications.

Ahead of his trip to Belgrade, Professor Stefan Wolff took some time out to look at the issue in perspective.

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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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The Labour leadership contest
  Professor Philip Cowley

In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the recent announcement of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s that he will be standing down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from with
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How GE Builds Global Leaders: A Conversation with Chief Learning Officer Susan Peters
In recent years, GE has faced severe business challenges -- the company's $200 billion market cap is half of what it used to be. Still, an area of enormous strength is the way the company identifies and builds leaders. Much of the credit goes to GE's corporate learning programs, executed through a learning facility in Crotonville, N.Y. As business becomes more global, how is leadership development at GE changing? How does GE use technology to teach leadership? What impact will the influx of the
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Living in an era of global terror
 Professor Richard Aldrich

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
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Upping the ante
 In this podcast reaction to Russian plans to enhance military and "strategic nuclear" capabilities.

Professor Stefan Wolff looks at the motives for this announcement and what implications it has for the region and for the rest of the world.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management
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What is the Right Answer
The purpose of this resource is to introduce students to the concept that sometimes there is no one "right" answer to a question or measurement. Students learn to be careful when searching for a right answer to questions such as 'What time is it?' by comparing multiple measurements of the time of day. Students gain an intuitive understanding of the characteristics of imperfect measurements. Using different clocks, students simultaneously record the displayed times. The resulting time measurement
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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together: Part 1 of 10

In their rare joint appearance at All Things Digital 5,
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology

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Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, A lecture delivered for UC Irvine's International Studies Public Forum (ISPF).

Michael J. Tierney is the Hylton Associate Professor of Government and the Director of the International Relations Program at the College of William and Mary. He received his B.A. in government from William and Mary in 1987 and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego in 2003. Professor Tierney’s research and teaching interests focus on inte
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Political Science 129: Latinos & 2008 Election
This course analyzes the strategies used by Latinos to influence outcomes in the 2008 Elections as well as efforts by candidates, campaigns, and political parties to mobilize Latino voters. We will use 2008 as a case study to analyze the broader influence of Latinos on U.S. electoral politics and to evaluate how the structure of contemporary U.S. elections benefits cohesive electorates and disadvantages more marginalized populations. The class will be organized around three broad themes. First
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