Sibongile Masuku van Damme: Who Knows the Earth Best?
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with South African environmental activist Sibongile Masuku van Damme on how gender, culture and race relate to her country's environmental challenges.
Curt Smith: Rhetoric and Politics
Former presidential speechwriter Curt Smith speaks about the importance of rhetoric and public speaking in politics. Using examples from New York State government, Smith demonstrates how a politician's ability to communicate to the public can win or lose an election. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English. He is also an acclaimed author, radio/television host and columnist.
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21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
The Politics of Climate Change: Problems and Solutions
Lord Anthony Giddens gives the opening keynote address to the Oxford Climate Forum, talking about the politics of climate change.
4 Women's work
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
Lecture 16a: Functional Analysis - Linear maps
The first part of the sixteenth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's Functional Analysis module covering linear maps and connections with Lipschitz continuity. Further module materials are available for download from The University of Nottingham open courseware site: http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=bd32d53b-3c12-ac19-176b-d9e112731951 and on iTunes U: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/albums/64.rss Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com Dr Joel
21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
Getting Started with your Telescope
Don Pensak of Scope City explains how to get started using your new telescope. Don recommends getting a simple map of the night sky, along with a star atlas so that you can get an idea of where objects are located. Run time 02:26.
Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies Table of Contents: 00:03 - Privity of Contract 00:18 - Assignment 01:05 - Rights That Cannot Be Assigned 01:25 - Notice of Assignment 01:55 - Delegation 02:37 - Duties That Cannot Be Delegated 02:57 - Third Party Beneficiaries 03:35 - Intended Beneficiaries 04:05 - Intended v. Incidental Beneficiaries 04:20 - Contract Discharge 04:31 - Conditions of Performance 05:11 - Discharge by Performance 05:45 - Discharge By Performance 06:08 - Material Breach of
New media and the election
New media is changing the face, pace, and language of the election-what does it mean? Bill Moyers get perspective on the impact of the Web-blogs, YouTube, and social networking-on the election with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. And with pastor and denominational leader Mike Huckabee, surging in the polls and Mitt Romney giving a widely anticipated speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of r
Spin, Blair and PR - Richard Peel
Richard Peel is at the top of the PR tree in Britain. He has ‘spun’ for many of the bluest chip organisations in Britain – The BBC, The ITC, Ofcom, The England and Wales Cricket Board and now Camelot the lottery operator. In this Coventry Conversation Richard talks about spin, politics and public image.
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
Beginning, Middle and End Song
A muppet monster and his backup singers demonstrate the beginning, middle and end of the song. Classic Sesame Street snippet (2:42)
Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.
21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity (MIT)
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.
SP.721 D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery (MIT)
D-Lab is a year-long series of courses and field trips. The fall class provides a basic background in international development and appropriate technology through guest speakers, case studies and hands-on exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an IAP field trip to Haiti, India, Brazil, Honduras, Zambia, Samoa, or Lesotho and continue their work in a spring term design class. As part of the fall class, students will partner with community organizations in these count
17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT)
Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic
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 MPs in May 2005, some back b