Francis Fukuyama: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
SAIS Hosted Book Launch Event With Francis Fukuyama on April 25 Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University; Adam Garfinkle, editor of The American Interest; Michael Woolcock, lead social development specialist for the World Bank's Development Research Group; and Cinnamon Dornsife (moderator), acting director of the SAIS International Development Program, discussed Fukuyama's new book, The Origins of Political Or
Eating Good in the Neighborhood
Steven Shapin is the Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His current research interests include historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. In late 2007 the Oxford University Press anointed "locavore" Word of the Year. (Some San Franciscans who thought it a good idea to eat only foods produced within a 100-mile radius made up the word in 2005.) Locavores assum
2011 Commencement Address by Penn President, Dr. Amy Gutmann
Penn President Amy Gutmann addressed nearly 6,000 graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. At the ceremony, Gutmann also conferred honorary degrees to Renée C. Fox, a pioneer in the field of medical sociology; Mo Ibrahim, the mobile communications entrepreneur; Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist at The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, senior managing director, Mid-Market Securities, and president of the social investing consultancy, TripleEdge; Ei-ichi N
English Language and Culture: Boost your Confidence
Learn and live English and boost your confidence: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. English language instructor Terri Wershler discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is different. Terri explains how SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program helps students learn English. ELC students do far more than rote memory work and exercises that focus on getting th
English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
Researcher Profile - Professor Greg Stuart
Professor Greg Stuart is Head of the Department of Neuroscience, and group leader of the Neuronal Signalling Group at The John Curtin School of Medical Science. Greg and his group are looking at how single nerve cells process information on the brain. He speaks of his drive and curiosity to find out more about the brain.
23. Democracy and Majority Rule (II)
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Majority rule and democratic competition serve as the focus of this, second lecture on the democratic tradition. What it is about majority rule that confers legitimacy on collective decisions. Is there validity to a utilitarian justification, that catering to the wishes of the majority maximizes the happiness of the greatest number? Does majority rule reflect what Rousseau called the general will? What, even, is the general will? Does Arrow's paradox ind
Explains the appropriate use of gloves in a clinical environment
Volume of distribution
Explains the pharmacological concept of Volume of Distribution, and how it is calculated.
1 Why people management matters to the successful delivery of projects The importance of budget, time and quality to the success of projects means that they are often managed as technical systems rather than behavioural systems. Yet mismanagement of the ‘people’ aspects of projects is as likely to contribute to their failure as neglect of the ‘hard’ dimensions of project management. This is because the successful implementation of any kind of project requires the effective deployment of human as well as material resources. Indeed, without peopl
The importance of budget, time and quality to the success of projects means that they are often managed as technical systems rather than behavioural systems. Yet mismanagement of the ‘people’ aspects of projects is as likely to contribute to their failure as neglect of the ‘hard’ dimensions of project management. This is because the successful implementation of any kind of project requires the effective deployment of human as well as material resources. Indeed, without peopl
The Taking of Craigeach Moor
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The Use of the LEGO MINDSTORMS System in Modeling: The Foraging Behavior and Strategies of Simple An
The LEGO MINDSTORMS system provides a rich simulation environment for evolutionary adaptation and animal behavior. It includes both hardware and software that may be considered analogous to anatomical features and behavioral repertoire respectively. The system is off-the-shelf which minimizes set-up and preparation time. Conversely, its components are capable of considerable customization and expansion if desired. The MINDSTORMS system makes clear that form, function, and behavior of animals are
"There Grew Up this Whole Culture and Feeling of Sisterhood:" Shelley Ettinger Recalls Working for t
Although the 1970's saw an increase of women entering non-traditional and unionized jobs, many skilled and building trades remained effectively closed to women. As a result, in many cities throughout the 1970's and 1980's, private and city bus companies provided important opportunities for women interested in non-traditional jobs. Boasting large numbers of women and lesbians and an atmosphere of social tolerance, these jobs were seen as gay-friendly and provided female workers with a strong voic
Project in Global Entrepreneurial Management
Welcome to the new competitive landscape. The business world you enter upon completion of your MBA is not the one of your parents or grandparents. It is a world defined by a global entrepreneurial revolution. Today, the essence of competitive advantage does not lie in traditional areas such as low cost or high quality. Rather, competitive advantage is defined in terms of speed, innovativeness, adaptability, flexibility, and aggressiveness. In short, advantage comes from entrepreneurial managemen
L'inquilino e le spese condominiali: renting a house
In this section you will be given various listening exercises about renting a house or apartment.
Vous connaissez le chemin the Santenay?: giving a route description
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write a summary of a route description.
To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
Roosevelt Island Ice Core Drilling
A detailed description of how and why ice cores are retrieved on an ice core drilling expedition to the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. This example is of the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project. (10:02)
International Political Economy Debate - Part One
A Politics and International Studies department debate on IPE with Mark Blyth, Shirin M Rai, Dr Matthew Watson and Dr Jeffrey Chwieroth. Listen to Part Two
22. The Perfect Picnic Menu (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #22 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "The Perfect Picnic Menu" - Longtime VIP Member and friend Maria, who lives and works near Florence in Italy, sent us "una email molto divertente" (a very funny email). She says: "Next week, I'm [...]