The effect of the war on terrorism on civil liberties in the European Union - Tony Bunyan
Tony Bunyan (Statewatch). This talk will examine the nature of the terrorist threat posed after 11 September 2001, considering the claims that demands for security have been balanced by respect for rights and civil liberties and that this terrorism threatens to destroy "our way life" - by asking whose way of life? I will contend that there are at least two world views on what has happened and that the threat to "our way of life" comes more from the reactions of EU governments to the threat of te
Solving Word Problems Involving Multiplication of Decimals
In this video you see a whiteboard presentation showing how to solve multiplication problems with decimals. Students could work along with the video or try to race the video when working each problem. Video also has a good review of mathematical terms and steps to solving word problems. (6:38)
Download my Math Interactive Whiteboard Lessons and flash games here: http://iwb-resources.blogspot.com
Latin American Business Conference: "Sustained Growth in Latin America: Key Lessons From Chile" (vid
Lecture by Pedro Aspe, Protego, former Finance Minister of Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
Alex Corck-Adelman - SU President
Alex talks about all the different opportunities offered by the SU.
"Q&A with Director Hitomi Kamanaka" (video)
A discussion with the director of the film Rokkashomura Rhapsody: A Plutonium Plant Comes to Northern Japan. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, the Center for International Studies, the Committee on Cinema and Med
“Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts”
Srimati Basu, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies University of Kentucky on "Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts"
"Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy" (video)
A talk by Ayesha Siddiqa, Islamabad-based independent political and defence analyst and author. Pakistan has emerged as a strategic ally of the US in the 'war on terror'. It is the third largest receiver of US aid in the world, but it also serves as a breeding ground for fundamentalist groups. How long can the relationship between the US and Pakistan continue? This book shows how P
The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.
Americas: Mayan, Aztec, Inca
This is a 40 minute lecture with pop-up ads. It covers the Mayan, Aztec, and Incas in good detail with photos. A great overview for students, but it does move rapidly despite the lenght of the video. Lots of interesting facts that could result in interesting projects and debates.
Ancient Pyramid Tomb Discovered in Mexico
A 1:40 video that explains what was in this tomb, but also helps students understand the importance of studying artifacts to provide insights about the history of ancient people.
Exchanges in the New World
Columbus’s famed voyage in 1492 joined two very different worlds. For thousands of years, Europeans and Native Americans lived completely separate lives, unaware of the others’ existence. When Columbus stepped onto the rocky soil of San Salvador, he started a historic chain of events that affected the lives of millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic.
Columbus and later explorers discovered a land unlike anything they had experienced. They encountered neatly patterned park-like
Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi
Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - Part 1
Karajan Conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Part 1 (Movements 1 and 2). Very old and rare film, no longer in print, recorded in 1966. From http://www.musopen.com
Australian-US comparative government and political systems
Dr Hart will explore the main features of the Australian political system through comparison with the United States. He will compare and contrast the struggle of self-government in Australia and the US. He will look at how much Australian politics has been influenced by American was well as British forms of government, particularly focusing on the extent to which the Australian Prime Minister has become ‘presidentialised'. The presentation will also cover the essential differences between
"Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power"
A talk by Jonathan Mahler and Neal Katyal. In his latest book, The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, Jonathan Mahler chronicles the challenge to the assertion of presidential power in the designation of enemy combatants. Written with the cooperation of the attorneys who represented Hamdan, Lt. Commander Charles Swift and G
"Consolidating Democracy in Mexico: Adapting and Reforming Institutions for Democracy" (video)
Panel featuring Jacqueline Peschard, former member of the Federal Electoral Institute; Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de Mexico; and Jorge Chabat, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).Author(s):
Defcon 2 - Cuban Missile Crisis Part 5 of 6
Produced by The Discovery Channel, a historical documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis hosted by internationally acclaimed writer Tom Clancy.
"Poverty and Income Inequality in Brazil" (video)
A presentation by Ricardo Paes de Barros, University of Chicago Tinker Visiting Professor, and Researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. This lecture stems from a 2006 IPEA report on the "Recent Fall in Income Inequality in Brazil". This report sought to consolid
Engineering an Empire - The Persians - Part 4/5
Persia became an empire under Cyrus the Great. This History Channel documentary offers information about the evolution of the empire of Persia and is suitable for high school students. Narration by Peter Weller and other scholars.