Clif Smart named interim president of Missouri State
Clifton M. "Clif" Smart, III, general counsel at Missouri State University since December 2007, has been named interim president of the university. Smart will begin the day-to-day duties as president today (June 27). Smart was announced this morning in a news conference on campus. Smart replaces Missouri State's 10th President, Dr. James E. Cofer Sr., who announced today he will return to the faculty. For more information, please visit http://news.missouristate.edu/2011/06/27/interimpresident/
TRMM Hurricane Alley: September 2, 1998
In one remarkable pass on September 2, 1998, TRMM captured data from four hurricanes: Howard, Isis, Earl, and Danielle.
Young and restless in China
Young and Restless In China is an accompanying online resource to a television film broadcast by Frontline, a current affairs series from US broadcaster PBS. This edition, directed by Sue Jones, focused on young Chinese coming of age in a country moving further and further away from its Communist past. From the main page, users can read introductions to the young people featured in the programme, watch the entire programme online, read a roundtable discussion with top academics about the economi
JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
Intervenant : Arnaud BEDIN (Industrie pharmaceutique, Laboratoire Roche).
Résumé : Rappel de l’histoire du traitement du cancer bronchique. Apparition des lignes de traitements chimiothérapiques. Nouvelles approches en cours ou à venir : émergence des thérapies ciblées. Importance du diagnostic pour l’approche thérapeutique et en particulier du typage cellulaire précis.
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Titre : JACOTES 2011 – Perspectives et Conclusions.
Paper Money Wears Prada Anyone who doubts the world's central banks' ability to send excess liquidity sloshing around the globe only has to look at the recent boom in the area of art and luxury goods. It's always the case that cheap money flows to malinvestment. While the monetary authorities look to create jobs on Main Street, the money inevitably flows to the latest speculative fashion, whatever it hap
Anyone who doubts the world's central banks' ability to send excess liquidity sloshing around the globe only has to look at the recent boom in the area of art and luxury goods.
It's always the case that cheap money flows to malinvestment.
While the monetary authorities look to create jobs on Main Street, the money inevitably flows to the latest speculative fashion, whatever it hap
New Labour - Ten Years On [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anthony Giddens, Lord Kinnock; Ed Miliband MP; Mandy Telford; Stephen Twigg | Many children approaching adulthood today will not remember anything other than a Labour government. So ten years on from the dawn of New Labour, what has been achieved and how has Britain changed? Was New Labour just a campaigning vehicle, or did it herald a new philosophical direction for the Labour Party? Is New Labour still relevant today, or does Labour need to find a different way of articul
American Policy Toward Israel: the power and limits of beliefs [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Thomas | Most scholars explain America's nearly unconditional support of Israel either as a result of inordinate influence by a small pro-Israel lobby or as the product of strategic choices by presidents. Studies of the Reagan and first Bush administrations demonstrate a more useful way to understand American policy and to predict when it might change. That method involves analysing how policy advocates redefine, institutionally embed, and enforce versions of long-standing
Energy Crisis: Resource Scarcity Oil Wars and Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Kaldor, Yahia Said; George Soros; Professor Sir Nicholas Stern | This event seeks to encourage a more holistic approach towards thinking about energy security, and will mark the launch of the publication Oil Wars, edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Karl and Yahia Said.
The Challenges of Development and Environmental Sustainability in Africa: the case of Rwanda [Audio]
Speaker(s): His Excellency Paul Kagame | Africa is experiencing major changes to its environment as a result of climate change. This has clear implications for a continent that has already suffered disproportionately from abuses of human rights and from slow economic growth. Paul Kagame is president of the Republic of Rwanda.
Macedonia - tests passed and the challenges ahead [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray | The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Antonio Miloaoski, will present a picture of the political and economic situation in this small but fascinating Balkan country, of the relations in the region, as well as of the impending challenges on its road to full-fledged membership of the European and Euro-Atlantic family.
Denied - This bit of Truth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Shrenik Rao | Editor's note: The audio podcast contains the documentary and is followed by the panel session 41 minutes into the recording. The UK premier of a new documentary, Zimbabwe Revealed, by former LSE student Shrenik Rao, followed by a panel debate on media freedom in Zimbabwe.
Field Notes: Human rights defenders speak [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mandira Sharma, Arnold Tsunga | In this seventh 'Field notes' event held in conjunction with Human Rights Watch UK, frontline human rights defenders will discuss monitoring human rights violations in Nepal and Zimbabwe: their different personal experiences, methods of collecting and evaluating information and the ways in which they develop advocacy campaigns both locally and at an international level.
The Modern Commonwealth: challenges in the 21st century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Don McKinnon | On the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kampala at end-November 2007, Secretary-General Don McKinnon will set the 53-nation family of nations in the context of the challenges facing a fast-changing, interdependent world - above all in entrenching a genuine culture of democracy and in bringing the benefits of economic and social development to the world's poor, with 800 million Commonwealth citizens living in official poverty.
Knowledge Economies in China [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah | As China takes its place among the world's richest economies, economic growth in the long run will endure only if innovation and technology capabilities ramp up dramatically. How will this happen? Professor Danny Quah is head of the Department of Economics at LSE.
Making the World work: UK Foreign Policy, business and civil society [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Mark Malloch-Brown | Mark Malloch-Brown was appointed the Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN attending Cabinet in June 2007. His responsibilities include Africa, Asia (Afghanistan, Sub-Continent and Far East), the UN, the Commonwealth, human rights, global and economic issues, and FCO Services, as well as FCO business in the House of Lords.
[limited access] or the open city? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kees Christiaanse | The idea of the open city as a place of social integration, cultural diversity and collective identity is perceived as an irreversible achievement of modernity, and fuels our visions for a sustainable urban future. Nevertheless, we are witnessing increasing fragmentation and seclusion, which threatens the existence of the open city. Suburban compounds, gated communities, university campuses, covered shopping malls, urban entertainment areas, airport secu
Can Democracy Be Bought? Democracy Promotion After 1989 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Daniele Archibugi, Armine Ishkanian; Dr Iain King | Democracy promotion became a key foreign policy issue pursued by Western governments after 1989. To what extent are external democracy promotion efforts effective?
Re-Writing the History of the Constitution: from the miraculous to the political [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Carol Berkin | Was the US constitution the work of confident demigods and innovators or the handiwork of anxious political leaders who relied on longstanding Anglo-American political traditions to save a republican in crisis? Carol Berkin is presidential distinguished professor of history at Baruch College and The Graduate Centre, CUNY.
The Global Company of 2020- what does the future hold? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dominic Casserley | Dominic Casserley will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing global companies in 2020. Will they be similar to the multinational of today? If not, how will they differ? Will they have to be large? How will they relate to investors? How will they interact with consumers? How will they manage their talent pools? How will they interact with society more broadly? Drawing on his extensive experience of advising major multi-national organisations across the wo
Sleeping Beauty: Awakening the American Dream [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Maurice Saatchi | Americans today may be perplexed and confused about the way America is perceived in the world. They may feel like Josef K in Kafka's 'The Trial': "Someone must have laid false accusations against Josef K because one morning he was arrested without having done anything wrong." Accusations against America have spread into a global phenomenon, crossing boarders, classes, religions, and generations. A Pew Trust research poll in 2005 concluded that anti-Americanism