Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads
Abraham Lincoln’s Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005. The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learnin
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
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
Perspectives for Universities in the Global South: A Brazilian Point of View
In this presentation the following aspects will be addressed: an overview of academic and scientific institutions in Brazil, the academic and scientific status of Brazil today, main characteristics of the Federal University of Bahia, historical aspects of international academic cooperation in Brazil, a brief review on the main types of international academic cooperation, political aspects related to international academic cooperation, main characteristics of the exchange of knowledge betw
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water. Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking.
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of independence. Today, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, rethinking their functioning and their modus operandi is both natural and needed. Howard Davies and David Green write on this issue with authority, reflecting their practical experience, political sensitivity, and high analytic skills.
China in the Global Economic Crisis
Through the stress test of this global economic crisis, it is China's performance that has continued to drive the global economy forwards. Is this likely to continue or will the sceptics of China's so-far enduring economic success be finally proven right? Danny Quah is professor of economics at LSE.
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff from 1994 to 2007, talks about his new book The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World. Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows how these lessons can still apply today. Illustrating each of Machiavelli's maxims with a description of events that occurred during Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister, The New Machiavelli is designed to be The Prince for modern ti
Power Shift: West to East
The world is tilting away from the West to the East, from the United States to China, from the Transatlantic to the Pacific. Or is it? LSE experts with very different answers to these questions will battle it out in an open forum. Professor Michael Cox is Co- Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE. Professor Westad is a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an expert on Chinese international affairs.
Biofilms 1 Tech Paper Presentation 2/5
Herrington et al., 2010: paper presented by Biofilms 1 team in 20.380, Spring 2011
15 Feb 2011: U.S. Human Spaceflight: Continuity and Stability
On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced its plan to develop a new commercial manned spaceflight capability; NASA subsequently awarded $50 million in grants to five private firms as a first step to implement the vision of turning over space transportation to the commercial sector. Virginia A. Barnes, president and CEO of United Space Alliance, and George Jeffs, a member of the Space Shuttle Management Independent Review Team, will lead a panel discussion on the viability of flying the
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 5
A video recap of flight day 5 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
Brainstorming! by the Imagination Movers
While this video is mainly for young children, it adequately explains the first step of the writing process, brainstorming, in a way that is fun and easily remembered. With lyrics like "there's no bad ideas when your brainstorming," even young, reluctant writers will enjoy this step. (0:55)
Sesame Street-"I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
In this classic 1978 Sesame Street Video, Ernie sings about the moon, the sea, and the jungle. He sings about all the good things that are there but doesn't want to live there. This is a fun resource for young students and can open the door to good classroom discussions.
Noose tightens on Gaddafi
Pressure mounts on Tripoli as more cities are now under rebel control. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Norse Mythology: The Creation of The World, Part 2 of 2
This episode discusses the conflicts the beings encountered with each other. Video is a series of pictures and illustrations with musical sound track, beautifully narrated by a male with an English accent. Part 2 of 2 (5:24)
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