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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?" (video)
wbh logoA talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha
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La propriété intellectuelle, facteur de succès pour l’innovation dans le domaine des fibres

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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"Terror in Mumbai: Reflections on the Aftermath"
A panel discussion with Steven Wilkinson, Martha Nussbaum, Tarini Bedi, Robert Pape, and Manan Ahmed. On November 26, 2008, the world watched while terror attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial capital and largest city. Mumbai bounced back, but the bold, new strategies of the attacks shifted the discourse of the global war on terror. The panelists discuss the consequences of terror in Mumbai for the region and the world. Introductory
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
  Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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The Code Duello
Rules and ceremony govern this gentlemen's contest. Mark Schneider describes the Code Duello.
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White House monitoring arrest of German accused of spying for US
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the administration is aware of the arrest of a German citizen purportedly working with U.S. intelligence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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, n
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The Gruesome Reality of Civil War Medicine
During the Civil War, battlefield injuries often meant infection, amputation, and surgeries performed by inexperienced doctors. (03:08)
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Lewis and Clark Animated Movie
In this animated video, students will learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark. The narrator tells of their expedition as they discover animals, rivers. Good illustrations of maps, forts, rivers, etc. are shown. Lewis and Clark had discovered important information about the new United States territory and the people who lived in it, as well as its rivers and mountains, plants and animals. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on United States History. Content is appropri
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Gerald Tuskan at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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On Responsibility and Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan | Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the currently impoverished conception of responsibility within theories of justice. Emily McTernan is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
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"Why I Went to Iraq…Three Years Later"
japan protest poster A talk by Noriaki Imai, student environmental and peace activist. At 18 years of age, Noriaki Imai traveled to Iraq to study the effects of depleted uranium on Iraqi children. While in Iraq, he was taken hostage and threatened to be killed unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Fortunately, he was released alive, but when he returned
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STS.005 Disease and Society in America (MIT)
This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the biomedical research industry, and the ethics of health care in America.
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Researching Bacteria's Virulence in Space
NASA is partnering with Universities and other businesses in scientific research aboard the International Space Station. A scientist from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has partnered with NASA to investigate the effect of spaceflight on the genetic responses and disease-causing potential of microbial pathogens. Explore this research in this NASA episode of Spark 101.
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Caribbean online - routes to roots
This online exhibition, Caribbean Online: Routes to Roots, focuses on archival material related to Caribbean history and politics is from the Commonwealth Institute. The exhibition examines a number of themes in Caribbean history in a broadly chronological sequence, including slavery and abolition, agriculture and trade, the experience of soldiers from the Caribbean in World War One, independence and the development of trade unions and political parties. A highly user-friendly resource, there i
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Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 3 of 9)
Discovery Channel video. Secret History of the Freemasons (2007) Part 3.
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Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s
Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s
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Polio pt2
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
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