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The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential
Elon dedicates Chandler Family Professional Sales Center
The center on the first floor of the Koury Business Center named for one of Elon's most devoted families is the centerpiece of a sales program that school leaders cite for helping to elevate the university's national reputation.
Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: October 2007
1. Exhibition Focus: Curator Douglas Druick speaks about Jasper Johns: Gray.
2. American Perspectives: Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana speaks about his work and a painting by Horace Pippen.
3. Art Institute in the Community: Teen Lab participants create their own art inspired by works in the collection.
4. What's News: As the Modern Wing takes shape, galleries throughout the museum are being renovated and reinstalled.
Antarctica as an Educational Resource
As an educational resource, Antarctica is extremely broad in scope with the potential to contribute to a number of study areas, from the sciences to history, sociology, and politics. Authored by molecular biologist Clive Evans at the University of Auckland, this Web site provides a convenient resource for introducing Antarctica into the classroom and could be adapted for a range of grade levels. Luckily for life science educators, the site focuses primarily on Antarctic biology, adaptation, huma
Polymeric Materials in Everyday Life
In this Podcast, Steven Howdle, Professor of Chemistry, talks about his current research into Polymeric materials and how a career in Chemistry doesn't always mean wearing a white coat or working in a laboratory with test tubes.
Utopian Hope and Apocalyptic Religion
Editor's note: The original event recording started slightly after the beginning of the introduction by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai. Where does the utopian impulse in politics originate, and does it have a future? John Gray argues that though they often claimed to be rooted in a scientific analysis of history and society the revolutionary political movements of the past were informed by a utopian vision which derives from religion. Is the age of secular utopianism over, and if so how will relig
In Sickness and In Power
The course of world history has been critically shaped by the physical and mental illnesses of heads of state, sometimes in the public eye but usually in secrecy. Long fascinated with the inter-relationship between politics and medicine, David Owen uses his deep knowledge of both to undertake a unique study of illness in Heads of Government during the last 100 years. Owen expertly scrutinises such diverse political personalities as Sir Anthony Eden at the time of Suez in 1956; John F. Kennedy an
Imagining a Humanist Europe
Francois Bayrou will address the theme of humanism. He will outline how he believes that Europe needs a new set of values and specially humanism after the failures of capitalism. Francois Bayrou is the leader of the French centre party called Mouvement Democrate (Democratic Mouvement) and former presidential candidate. Mr Bayrou entered politics in the early 1980s and joined the centre right party called UDF. He served as education minister in centre-right governments between 1993 and 1997. He r
The role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide
Linda Melvern is an investigative journalist and author. A world expert on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, she was a consultant to the prosecution team at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the military one case. She is an Honorary Professor of the Department of International Politics (University of Wales - Aberystwyth).
LSE Director's Dialogue with Stephen Green
As the world's financial order is in a state of flux, how do we align our desire to improve material human wealth, and capitalism, with our spiritual and psychological needs? Do businesses and banks in particular have a duty to society that goes beyond the creation of profit? Does open market capitalism remain our best hope for creating wealth that benefits all of society? Green and Davies discuss history, politics, religion and economics. This event marks the launch of Stephen Green's book Goo
The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession
Professor Andrew Gamble made his early reputation writing on British decline, the theory of Marxism and the rise and fall of that long-debated and most controversial political phenomenon in Britain: Margaret Thatcher and 'Thatcherism'. One of the most incisive analysts of British politics with over twenty books - and a raft of prizes to his name - he reflects here on the deeper causes of the current world economic crisis and why the crisis has been especially acute in the Anglo-American world. T
Les AMAP en Midi-Pyrénées : relations de proximité entre agriculteurs et consommateurs
L’essentiel des produits alimentaires est aujourd’hui vendu par la grande distribution. Il existe cependant d’autres circuits, où producteurs et adhérents œuvrent afin d’aboutir à une « consommation raisonnée », les AMAP (Association pour le Maintien d'une Agriculture Paysanne). Ce mode de relation basée sur un partenariat est étudié ici sous l’angle du géographe et permet de mieux cerner l’incidence de ces pratiques sur le territoire et le développement local.
Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain and How we can Fix It
Conventional politics is at a crossroads. Amid recession, depression, poverty, increasing violence and rising inequality, our current politics is exhausted and inadequate. In Red Tory|, Phillip Blond argues that only a radical new political settlement can tackle the problems we face.
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