March on Washington
While campaigning for the White House in 1960, John F. Kennedy made the pledge that civil rights would take center stage during his presidency. Kennedy guaranteed that discriminatory practices in housing would be done away with at the start of his term "with a stroke of a pen." Once in office, the results of his pledge were much less dramatic. In fact, the process took nearly two years to complete; all the while civil rights groups were sending pens to the White House to protest Kennedy's inacti
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Political Science Director, Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University discusses the emergence of China as an actor in the global political economy
Lecture 31 - 11/17/2010
King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expe
Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Science in the 21st Century
The supply of secure, clean, sustainable energy is arguably the most important scientific and technical challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. Rising living standards of a growing world population will cause global energy consumption to increase dramatically over the next half century. Within our lifetimes, energy consumption will increase at least two-fold. This additional energy needed is not attainable from long discussed sources, the global appetite for energy is simply too much. Pet
Latin Lesson 8 - tonsor This is the 8th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen. While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
This is the 8th Episode in a series of Latin Tutorials based on the Cambridge Latin Course. Perfect for absolute beginners. salve! In this video series you can see the text from the Cambridge Latin Course on the screen, and it is being read and translated by a person seen in the bottom right of the screen. While the text is being translated, you also see pictures of what the words mean up above.
How Ideas Take Flight - Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful and powerful social media campaign. A well-planned effort catches audience attention and offers them an engaging story. Aaker, co-author of The Dragonfly Effect, also offers several personal and corporate examples of effective viral campaigns that gar
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
"Muslim Peace Building in Conflict Regions of Southeast Asia" (video)
A historical overview of the situation in southern Thailand and southern Philippines is presented, followed by a discussion on peace building efforts in conflict regions. Panelists give special attention to welfare and security issues in these areas. The panel is moderated by Kikue Hamayotsu (Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University). Panelists include: Kriya Lanputeh (Yala Islamic University), Abdulghoni Suetair (Prince of Songkla University), Pattama Hamingma (Asian
Thinkwell American Government: The American Two-Party System, Part 2 of 2
This is an excellent presentation that helps to define the United States' two-party system. The presentation is done in lecture style with charts that accents the lecture. (05:29) This is a clip from a larger segment.
Causes of the Civil War
This 12 minute video contains very intense photos. It is an excellent overview of the causes of the Civil War. Students would benefit from a word wall as some of the terms may be new to them. The route of the Underground Railroad would be good, too, as well as a map of the USA at that time listing free and slave states.
21F.084J Introduction to Latin American Studies (MIT)
This course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and examinations) is similar to that of other HASS-D courses. Many of the themes raised here are covered in greater detail in other courses: 21F.020J (New World Literature), 21F.716 (Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature), 21F.730 (Twentieth and Twentyfirst-Century Spanish American
11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT)
This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persis
Spring 2010 Documentary Podcast: Global business, global values
Companies coming out of the recession are increasingly looking to India and China for new markets to penetrate and develop but, when they do, what lessons can they learn from other big players in the take-over business in countries like Japan and how should they manage those large "virtual teams" that criss-cross the globe? And would closer political union help the EU countries to compete in these emerging markets? Boni Sones reports in this Cambridge Judge Business School Spring 2010 documentar
17.57J Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991 (MIT)
At its greatest extent the former Soviet Union encompassed a geographical area that covered one-sixth of the Earth's landmass. It spanned 11 time zones and contained over 100 distinct nationalities, 22 of which numbered over one million in population. In the 74 years from the October Revolution in 1917 to the fall of Communism in 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, its leaders and its people, had to face a number of difficult challenges: the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy, the est
The Global Credit Crunch as the Crisis of Artificial Liquidity
Anastasia Nesvetailova discusses whether liquidity is the cause of the financial instability associated with the subprime crisis and the ensuing credit crunch, whilst asking how liquidity structures currently affect the workings of the economy.
The Roman Empire: Years of Eruption-Episode 4 fo 4
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire.
Diagraphics: an expos? of visual expression
This expos? introduces preparations for a publication based on what I have found to be a ?missing link? in the library of educational source materials. The skills necessary to record and interpret the complexity of the architectural design process are often illusive. The sophistication of computer modeling and graphics applications only adds to the dilemma of making clear and concise decisions about how to communicate the essence of one?s design intent. The publication will define and illustrate