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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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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
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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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17.910 Reading Seminar in Social Science: International Political Economy (MIT)
This course examines the politics of international economic relations. We begin with a discussion of the analytical "lenses" through which we can view the global economy. We then examine the politics of trade policy, multinational corporations, and international monetary and financial relations. We will also examine third-world development, communist transition, and the debate over "globalization." Finally we will explore the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering, the proper rol
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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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How To Write a Cover Letter
This video provides a step-by-step guide for writing a cover letter to include with your resume. It gives practical advice for helping you stand out among the many applicants to any job. (2:11)
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Job Play: Producer (Interactive)
The Student will play the role of the producer planning and coordinating the various parts of television production. This animated interactive job exploration experience connects schoolwork with real work and familiarizes students with some of the Language Arts skills it takes to be a producer. In this activity the producer is writing a script, selecting the graphics and the music for a spot to promote the Kids Work! ETV News.
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Hurricane Katrina
Very poor audio, images are not explained, and there is no background to the interviews.

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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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Patrick Morgan - Why are nuclear weapons so persistent? - Nuclear disarmament forum
Why are nuclear weapons so persistent? Speaker: Patrick Morgan Tierney Chair, Peace & Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. Maybe someday we will outgrow nuclear weapons. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Nuclear weapons persist because of broad security reasons; psychological; political; military and f
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A question of leadership
Ever since Tony Blair announced he was to stand down as party leader controversy has raged about both when he will go and who his successor will be. Whilst Gordon Brown has been the annointed heir for some time, there is some debate as to whether this is a desirable state of affairs for the Labour Party and challengers to Brown have begun to emerge. Professor Wynn Grant is an expert on British Politics and has examined the current leadership debate in the Labour Party. Length: 21 minutes
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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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"New Writing from the Balkans"
ceeres logoReadings of original poetry and fiction by two leading South Slavic authors, Igor Štiks from Croatia and Aleš Debeljak from Slovenia, both of whom currently reside in Chicago. The readings are followed by a discussion of the creative atmosphere and trends in contemporary literature in Southeast Europe, with time devoted to the experience of writing away from one’s home country. Sp
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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen King | The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is an historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future. Praised for the 'dose of realism' he provided in his b
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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.
Author(s): Jones, David

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#262: Vigor in the ville: Creating cities that promote health and well-being

Urban public health expert Billie Giles-Corti discusses how a rigorous, evidence-based approach to urban policy and city planning can help bring long-term benefits for physical and mental health and well-being. Presented by Peter Mares.

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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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Secret History of the Freemasons (Part 3 of 9)
Discovery Channel video. Secret History of the Freemasons (2007) Part 3.
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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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