Prescription for Change at the FDA: A View from the Other Washington, Part 1
Professors at the University of Washington ask: Does the Food and Drug Administration need more rigorous reviews and trials before approving drugs and devices? Should the agency change the process for evaluating safety and effectiveness after products hit the market? What are the political and scientific forces that shape the context for FDA decision-making and how can the clinical and public health communities be included in the discussion?
17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT)
In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations
Shape of things to come - Michael Kitson
According to Michael Kitson, the recession will be deeply protracted and U-shaped, leaving permanent scars on the economy in the form of lost economic capacity. The financial sector will not fully recover to be as significant a share of the economy as it was pre-shock; the adverse effect on long-term investment will reduce productive capacity in the future and the country will not be allowed to draw in as much import as previously. The challenge, he explains, will be to produce strategies to rep
The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
Engaging business leaders
According to Professor Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser and Director General of Economics at BERR, the current financial crisis is an opportunity to stimulate green business in all organisations, moving the world towards a low carbon economy and a sustainable recovery.
Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth
Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics – from voting to protesting – seem so pointless? Why is Britain not just 'broken' but also broke? Twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik tell the sad, maddening story of how their generation's future is being strangled by the culture of short-termism.
Talk: Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
Ari Berman, political correspondent for The Nation, talks to the Shorenstein Center about the challenge of rebuilding the Democratic Party
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
The CU Online Handbook
Do you currently teach online? Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way. The boundaries between traditional face-to-face courses and completely online courses are beginning to blur. Therefore, as we mo
Lesson 66 – Coffee Break Spanish
One of the best ways to make progress in a language is to use the language with native speakers and to check your understanding by asking them for feedback. In lesson 66 you’ll put what you’ve been learning recently into practice by asking ¿lo he dicho bien? and other phrases using the perfect tense. Members’ Materials [..
The Will of the People
What did the founders really intend for our democracy? Political Science Professor Quentin Kidd talks about how the government was built and how Americans have adapted it.Author(s):
Peace Corps Symposium I: International Service — Overview of the Current Landscape
University of Michigan 50th Anniversary Peace Corps Celebration Moderator: Lex Rieffel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Development and Economy Program, Brookings Institution 1.Stanley S. Litow, President, IBM International Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Citizenship 2.Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute, Co-Founder HandsOn Network 3.Steven C. Rosenthal, Executive Director, Cross Cultural Solutions, and CEO, Building Bridges Coalition
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Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
A collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Power, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
Bobby Seale interview
Excerpt from program dealing with the impact of Malcolm X on African American political and intellectual leadership in the United States. Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panthers, talks about the impact of the murder of Malcolm X on the Black Panther movement.