5. Politician, Diplomat, Statesman (August 1, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
60 second quickwrites for students made easy with oneword.com What is it? Oneword is an extremely simple yet useful tool that every teacher should have in their favourites and interactive white boards. Essentially it offers you a single word writing promp
What is it? Oneword is an extremely simple yet useful tool that every teacher should have in their favourites and interactive white boards. Essentially it offers you a single word writing promp
Washington DC - Study Program
Students can participate in the various facets of American political and cultural life from a unique vantage point, whether engaged in government service, elective politics, international relations, history or policy research, museum work, or some other realm. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality – why we need a fair society. Will Hutton is the executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation and senior visiting fellow at LSE Global Governance.
A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Fred Halliday – an intellectual appreciation
This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science for more than 20 years and who sadly passed away in April 2010. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. Howard Davies is director of LSE. Fawaz Gerges is professor of middle eastern politics and international relations at LSE. Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge. Margot
Solve problems using the commutative property
Solve problems involving the addition, subtraction, and multiplication of integers, using a variety of mental strategies (e.g., use the commutative property.
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Three More For The Road
In a trio of mini-talks, Arnold Barnett applies statistical analysis to some of society’s most confounding challenges. He first takes up the minority achievement gap -- the apparent under-performance of black and Hispanic students on standardized tests in comparison to white and Asian students.
In his own work i
An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
The Tyranny of Experts [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor William Easterly | The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in themselves and also the most well-proven and lasting path out of poverty. Experts in development have too often unintentionally provided a rationale for oppressive autocrats and unenlightened US foreign policy in poor countries. William Easterly (@bill_easterly) is Professor of Economics at New York University and Director of NYU’s Developme
Liz Taylor jewels take auction crown
Dec 14 - A Christie's auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry smashed several records, bringing in a total of nearly $116 million dollars. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Second round of Syria talks makes faltering start
More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday, with the two sides complaining about violations of a local ceasefire. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news.
4.1 The killers – portrayal and reality Read Document II.11, Himmler's speech to the Gauleiter (leaders of the territoria "Traveling Between Two Worlds: The Public Intellectual in South Asian Scholarship"
A roundtable discussion featuring C.M. Naim [moderator], Boria Majumdar, Biju Mathew, Siddharta Deb, Shekhar Krishnan. From the Fourth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference.
Read Document II.11, Himmler's speech to the Gauleiter (leaders of the territoria
"Traveling Between Two Worlds: The Public Intellectual in South Asian Scholarship"