Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky | In his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard argues that the best societies are those with the most happiness and the least misery. Public policy should be made on this basis. Robert Skidelsky has many reservations. They debate the issue. Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance.
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Interfacial Control in OPV Devices
By: icamp2012school Dana Olson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
21F.414 German Culture, Media, and Society (MIT)
The topic for Fall 2006 is short film and radio plays. This course investigates current trends and topics in German literary, theater, film, television, radio, and other media arts productions. Students analyze media texts in the context of their production, reception, and distribution as well as the public debates initiated by these works. The topic for Fall 2006 is German Short Film, a popular format that represents most recent trends in film production, and German Radio Art, a striving genre
Clifton Ragsdale reveals why octopuses are such successful predators
By: nsf Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago is researching the nervous system of the octopus, which is a successful predator partly because it has excellent eyesight--the best of any invertebrate. The octopus's excellent eyesight enables it to visually zero in and focus on prey.
Battlefield: Siege of Leningrad (Part 7/10)
This is the story of one of Second World War's most harrowing episodes. The 890 day siege of the Soviet Union's second city has come to epitomise the misery, suffering and savagery of the war on the Eastern Front. The city was not finally liberated by Soviet troops until 19th January 1944 - by that time 600,000 of its citizens had starved to death and 200,000 more had perished in the bombing.
GAB with ALisa - Profiles: College of Southern Maryland Coach of the Year Alan Hoyt
MetroCast Channel 10's ALisa Casas interviews College of Southern Maryland men's basketball coach Alan Hoyt about being named Coach of the Year by the Maryland Junior College (MDJUCO) Athletic Coaches Association, after leading the Hawks to a 10-6 regular season record and fifth-place conference finish. To read more about Coach Hoyt, visit: http://www.csmd.edu/news/archive/2012/e715551b6963d0821a3eecab4247c024da8a5592.html
Home Schooling Study Skills
This two minute video is about study skills for home schooling
includes keeping a regular schedule, keeping the focus on learning
throughout the day and using outside resources, such as libraries and
21A.460J Medicine, Religion and Politics in Africa and the African Diaspora (MIT)
This course provides an exploration of colonial and postcolonial clashes between theories of healing and embodiment in the African world and those of western bio-medicine. It examines how Afro-Atlantic religious traditions have challenged western conceptions of illness, healing, and the body and have also offered alternative notions of morality, rationality, kinship, gender, and sexuality. It also analyzes whether contemporary western bio-medical interventions reinforce colonial or imperial powe
British Election Study 2009-2010 at the University of Essex
The British Election Study (BES) has been conducted at every UK general election since 1964. Topics surveyed include: voting intentions, political knowledge and voter turnout. This site provides information on the study covering the 2010 UK general elections. It includes details of the researchers, who are based at the University of Essex, their methodology and work. It includes information and links on how to obtain datasets from this study and earlier ones from 2001 onwards. Some historic tech
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Conquering Gender Bias
A lurking “second-generation gender bias” is slowing women down by dissecting their behaviour and hobbling their advancement. Companies will have to switch tactics to take on this more subtle phenomenon.
'Dietitians Week': Where Are All The Male Dietitians?
A lecturer in dietetics at The University of Nottingham has helped to start a campaign to encourage more men to consider taking up careers in the field of nutrition. Dr Duane Mellor, is looking at why the profession is almost exclusively female. Read more in the press release: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2014/june/dietitians-week.aspx
Why History Matters: A Panel Discussion || Radcliffe Institute
Historians Joyce Antler, Nancy F. Cott, Thavolia Glymph, Linda Gordon, Linda K. Kerber, and Alice Kessler-Harris take questions from the audience and each other during a panel discussion about US women's history and Gerda Lerner (1920--2013), who was a singular force in developing the field.
War, peace & political thought
As taught Spring Semester 2011. This is an advanced module in the history of international political thought for MA students. It is structured in two parts. The first, comprising sessions 2-7, is concerned with an approach to the history of international theory, influential in the field, which insists on placing theorists in one of three ‘traditions’. We interrogate the integrity of these traditions, in each case, by analysing the work of at least two writers who are said to belong squarely
Genesis: the origins of humanity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ruth Mace, Professor Catherine Rowett, Professor Volker Sommer | What does it mean to be human? What are the origins of humanity, and what distinguishes us from non-human animals? Ruth Mace is professor of evolutionary anthropology at University College London. Catherine Rowett is professor of philosophy at the University of East Anglia. Volker Sommer is professor of evolutionary anthropology at University College London.
11/5/08: Who Won and Why
Wednesday on RadioWest, we're live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics with post election analysis. We're joined by Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute, pollster Dan Jones, and Brigham Young University political scientist Quin Monson