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
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.
"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.
Public Bailout of Banks Recklessness
In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap banks seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labours popularity with the electorate.
Criminal Law and Cyber Crime Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 6 00:03 - Civil v. Criminal Law 01:05 - Criminal Liability 02:25 - Corporate Criminal Liability 03:02 - Violent v. Property Crimes 03:52 - White Collar Crime 04:16 - Organized Crime 05:06 - Classification of Crimes 05:34 - Defenses to Criminal Liability 07:41 - Fourth Amendment Protection 08:31 - Fifth Amendment Protections 09:27 - Sixth and Eighth Amendments 09:46 - Exclusionary Rule and Miranda Rule 11:46 - Cyber Crimes 12:21 - C
Performance and Breach of Sales Contracts Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 11 00:03 - Introduction 00:22 - Seller's Obligations 01:13 - Perfect Tender Rule 01:40 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 02:45 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:24 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:45 - Obligations of Buyer 04:23 - Anticipatory Repudiation 05:21 - Remedies of Seller 05:49 - Remedies of Seller 06:19 - Remedies of Buyer 06:49 - Remedies of Buyer 07:19 - Limitation of Remedies
LISA: Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone
LISA e-journal is produced by the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines (Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Caen, France. Revue LISA / LISA e-journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication, including cultural studies, literature, philosophy, the history of ideas, the visual arts, music, media studies, sociology, history and anthropology. Articles are in French and English and can be accessed by keywords, by a thematic
The Man that Don't Fit / Robert Service
This two-minute reading of this famous poem shows the power of the words of the poem as well as the importance of reading it well. The words are played over the screen and should appeal to a variety of students. Delivered by Boucrate in 2010.
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
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Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of November 7, 2010
This week in Duke on Demand, during a session in Duke's Baldwin Auditorium, Duke alumnus Yizheng He gets a "Master Class" lesson from concert pianist and visiting artist Awadagin Pratt. Professor Misha Angrist discusses the science behind -- and experience of -- having his entire genome sequenced. A conversation at Duke's John Hope Franklin Center on the local food movement in Durham. And, an "Office Hours" webcast conversation on prison and African-American literature.
"Harvester" at the Madison Marine Ways
The" Harvester" was built at Madison in 1896 with machinery from the ship "My Choice." It was partially wrecked by a cyclone at St. Louis May 27, 1896, and rebuilt. It was destroyed by a storm in 1909 while at Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
Mathematical Methods II (2012)
This course consists of a introduction to linear algebra.