Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
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Upon completion of this course, the student will: Express ideas clearly in writing; Work individually and with classmates to research political issues; Interpret and apply data from original documents such as court cases and bills; Write to persuade with evidence; Develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence; Raise and explore questions about policies, institutions, beliefs, and actions in a political science context; Evaluate secondary materi
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In the previous lesson we learned all about palatalization, when words spelled with 'ti' sound like 'chee' and words with 'di' sound like 'j
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Major progress in magnetic fusion research has led to ITER – a multi-billion dollar burning plasma experiment supported by seven governments (EU, Japan, US, China, Korea, Russia, and India) representing over half of the world’s population. Currently under construction in Cadarache, France, it is designed to produce 500 million Watts of heat from fusion reactions for over 400 seconds with gain exceeding 10 – thereby demonstrating the scientific and technical fea
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Major progress in magnetic fusion research has led to ITER – a multi-billion dollar burning plasma experiment supported by seven governments (EU, Japan, US, China, Korea, Russia, and India) representing over half of the world’s population. Currently under construction in Cadarache, France, it is designed to produce 500 million Watts of heat from fusion reactions for over 400 seconds with gain exceeding 10 – thereby demonstrating the scientific and technical fea
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There are few comparative studies on policing and the management of social order. How to explain the recurrent occurrence of clashes between youths, most often of immigrant or minority origin, complaining of police harassment, of humiliating stops and searches, and young, poorly trained policemen feeling "harassed" in marginalised urban zones in Europe? Why, in France, are the latter so reluctant to embrace the community policing model? Delinquent policemen and the delinquent youths appear as th
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Thailand is a nation on the verge - from the Red Shirt protests that culminated in violence and loss of life, to ongoing issues about democratic accountability and political instability. Over the next six weeks, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will bring you Thailand in Crisis - a series of six vod and podcasts released each Friday and beginning on 28 May. The vodcast will be available for viewing on ANUchannel at YouTube, while the podcast will be available for download from this page a
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Over the last eighteen months of economic turmoil, leaders, their ethics, morals and judgement have been scrutinised and questioned. Indeed the whole topic of leadership and its role in business, politics and wider society has been the subject of great debate. 360° brought together three of Ashridge’s leadership experts, Dave Bond, Narendra Laljani and Stefan Wills, to get their views on how the broad subject of leadership is evolving – and importantly – what are the leadership developmen
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