A Critical Defense of Secularism
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. Cécile Laborde, reader in political theory, School of Public Policy, University College London.
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China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
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LSE Literary Weekend - The Financial Crisis, Climate Change and Energy
Political action and intervention, on local, national and international levels, is going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming, as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. At the moment, however, Anthony Giddens argues controversially, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change.
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LSE Literary Weekend - I Shall Die by Inches: Contemporary Approaches to Death and Dying
'All but death' wrote Emily Dickinson 'can be adjusted', and yet, the cold fact that bodies must eventually die only serves to hide the reality of death as a contested cultural domain, where competing notions of public and private, tradition and innovation, individual and collective, are played out, and discourses within literature, art, jurisprudence, medicine, religion, and politics all stake their claim to knowledge of the great unknown. This talk will illuminate the social aspects of death
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Howard Davies in Conversation with Lord Goldsmith QC
The separation of powers idea is at the heart of all legal democracies. Yet within those democracies there will often be positions of high office which require their holders to perform functions which are both legal and political. In this series of events senior figures who hold or have held positions of this type talk about their lives in the law, the nature of their office, the institutions which they serve, their roles and responsibilities within those institutions, the role of lawyers in gov
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A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror
Today's Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused chronic poverty, pervasive corruption and the rise of extremism in Arab societies. A wasted decade of war on terror has reinforced widely held perceptions that the West is waging a crusade against Islam and Muslims. Fawaz Gerges is a professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at LSE.
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Living in an era of global terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glob
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Disrupting the Single Use Disposable Cup Industry
Thanks to a team of researchers led by Vipin Kumar, UW associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of the UW Microcellular Consortium, innovative UW start-up MicroGreen Polymers has secured deals with several airlines to provide in-flight hot beverage cups that are environmentally friendly: cups made from plastic that can be recycled repeatedly. Kumar's research focuses on microcellular composites, a family of novel cellular materials expected to be used in a variety of applicat
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"Militarization of U.S. Foreign Relations with Latin America: Prospects for Change" (video)
event poster A panel discussion with: Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group; Joy Olson, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America; Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Center for International Policy. From the Latin American Briefing Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Internati
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William Shakespeare Profile
Baptized on April 26th, 1564 (with his actual birth date unknown), William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. The Bard is often considered the English language's greatest writer and was definitely one of the most influential. Many of his plays have been translated into all the world's major languages and the most notable of these include "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth". In this WatchMojo.com video, William Shakespeare is profiled. (0:50)
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iPad Basics
Tutorial Video designed for the user to watch on a PC or Mac and follow along with their iPad. Covers the basic functions of the iPad2, how to select apps, scroll through screens, zoom and shrink, drag and flick, plus the four most commonly used apps, Settings, Mail, Calendar, and App Store. Work at your own pace and become familiar with the basic functions.
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Middle School Florida All-State Major Scales -- Xylophone
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege John Shaw of the Florida Orchestra gives tips and demonstration for Florida All-State Ensemble Audition preparation. Film Location: St. Petersburg College www.spcollege.edu/music www.floridaorchestra.com Percussionist: John Shaw Audio/Video: Nathan Muehl www.nathanmuehl.com About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of
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Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
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What About Women?
Women’s votes will determine the result of this closely fought election and all the parties have mounted a media charm offensive to win their support. But is there any policy substance behind their spin? What would the parties' policies in key areas such as the economy, the family, crime and reforming politics mean for women’s lives and which party would best progress women’s equality and human rights?
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David Simon
From crime beat reporter for the BAlTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today.
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China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west a
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Parties, Campaigns and Representation: The Political Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Are social media tools likely to prove effective in engaging any voters except those who are already interested in politics? Is their apparent 'democratisation' of traditional party structures to be believed? The outcome of political careers and even campaigns is increasingly dependent on the successful mastery of new communication tools including social media. Many MPs and members of Congress are embracing the use of social networking tools to keep in touch with their constituents, whilst Face
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Learning About the Number Three
Sesame Street muppets sing about the number 3 by counting to 3 and describing sets of 3.  Sung by Elmo,Herry Monster,and Prairie Dawn.

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Work Experience
Welcome to this Futures workbook on work experience. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises, or the output from them in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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The Elegant Universe
This is a three part series on String Theory.  This part covers the modern view on String Theory.
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