Christopher Columbus in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that gives an overview of the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage.
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15.628 Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property (MIT)
This weekly seminar examines key concepts of U.S. intellectual property law, with emphasis on patents and copyrights and a briefer look at trade secrets and trademarks. Current issues relating to information technologies and business methods will be highlighted. The seminar has no prerequisites, and is designed for both graduate students and undergraduates. Half of the seats in the seminar are reserved for students from MIT departments other than Sloan.
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17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process (MIT)
This class introduces students to innovative as well as classic approaches to studying U.S. government. The writing assignments will help you explore, through a variety of lenses, statis and change in the American political system over the last three decades. In the end each student will have a solid grounding in our national political institutions and processes, sharper reading and writing skills, and insight into approaching politics critically and analytically.
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17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)
The aim of this lecture course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. During the Cold War, East Asia witnessed intense competition and conflict between the superpowers and among the states in the region. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while unde
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New America Media : expanding the news lens through ethnic media
New America Media was founded by the non-profit Pacific News Service in 1996, it Is a national collaboration over 2000 ethnic news organizations based in the United States. Its website provides free access to news headlines, blogs and some features from its members. These include Latino newspapers, Asian American, black and African American. The website can also be browsed by region and topic. It aims to offer different perspectives on mainstream issues. Information on copyright and access to m
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Democracy Pt 2
Gives details of how democracy was first established. Good images. Not much depth.


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The Pinnacle of Performance - Olympics Day - David Moorcroft
David has been involved in athletics for more than 30 years at club, area and international level as a competitor, teacher, coach, broadcaster and from 1997-2006, he was chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. As a competitor, his highlights include setting the world record for 5000m at 13 minutes 00.41 seconds in Oslo in 1982 – it remains the UK record to this day -and winning the Commonwealth Games Gold medals for 1500m in 1978 and 5000m in 1982. In this talk, part of a
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SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addi
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Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos
Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fo
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Energy efficiency in the built environment
Energy efficiency in the built environment: Professor Peter Guthrie discusses some of the barriers to improving energy efficiency measures in the built environment. He explains that a staggering 75% of existing buildings in the UK were built before 1975 and that the vast majority of these will still be in use in 2050. The technologies to retro-fit these buildings and improve their energy efficiency already exists. What is needed, he argues, is a real-time change of behaviour. Working with the pr
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Thailand in Crisis vodcast series: Episode 01
Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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Biomaterials and Biomedical Materials: Optimisation of Materials Properties in Living Systems
This set of animations demonstrates interactive use of property maps in comparing engineering materials with natural materials. From TLP: Optimisation of Materials Properties in Living Systems
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Economics of Law: module outline
A module outline for a course on the Economics of Law delivered by Professor Antony Dnes at the Central European University. It is typical of a modern law and economics syllabus. The course provides an overview of standard models of the economic analysis of law, based on common-law and civil-law countries: studying property rights, contracts, torts, crime, legal costs regimes, and litigation issues from an economic perspective.
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Smith & Brown: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. It examines issues around the intellectual property of a joint project and subsequent research. The case study is aimed at students who have not studied ethics before. The teaching format is a one hour session with small group discussions.
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Technology and Society
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciat
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Bhikhu Parekh on secularism and the role of religion
Lord Bhikhu Parekh is Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy at the Universities of Westminster and Hull and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of several books in political philosophy including Rethinking Multiculturalism and A New Politics of Identity. This lecture on Secularism and the Role of Religion in Public Life was hosted by the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto on April 6, 2010.
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The Old Mormon Fort: Birthplace of Las Vegas, Nevada
recalls the individuals and events leading to the creation of Las Vegas. In 1855, Brigham Young sent 30 men to farm, convert Indians, and build a settlement along a trail to the Pacific. After the mission closed, a miner established a ranch, which grew to be the largest property in the county under ...
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Aristotle Part 1
A video about Aristotle.  He is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his obse
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Aristotle Part 3
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only

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