The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Dana H. Allin | Dr. Allin will speak on the tangle of Middle East crises: Iran's growing nuclear challenge, the impasse on Israel-Palestine, and the consequences of both for President Obama's efforts to recast America's relations with the world's Muslims. This event marks the publication of Dr Allin's latest book The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War. Dana H. Allin is Editor, Survival, and Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs at th
The Tensions of International Power: Restructuring in a Shifting Global Economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah | Does economic strength determine global power? How long can under-performing economies continue to claim world political leadership? Danny Quah presents the arguments and evaluates the evidence. Danny Quah is professor of economics at LSE and co-director of LSE Global Governance.
Environmental Diplomacy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr René Castro | René Castro is the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Costa Rica. He obtained his Masters and PhD from Harvard University. His research focused on the design and development of an environmentally sustainable economy and management of natural resources. He had previously obtained a BSc in civil engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica. Dr Castro has also been Minister of Energy and the Environment, Vice Minister of the Interior, Director of the National Transport In
How did London Get Away With it? The Recession and the North-South Divide [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Henry G Overman, Professor Ian Gordon, Alex Jones, Hamish McRae | It was widely expected that London would, in the short to medium run, be the most severely hit of the UK regions in the recession initiated by the 2007-08 financial crisis. This lecture considers why this did not happen. Henry G Overman is professor of economic geography at LSE and director of the Spatial Economics Research Centre. Ian Gordon is professor of human geography at LSE. Alex Jones is chief executi
Big Society and Social Policy in Britain: a panel discussion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Frances Crook, Professor David Lewis, Rory Stewart MP, Karl Wilding | In 2010 prime minister David Cameron introduced the idea of the Big Society. It is yet unclear what this actually means, let alone what impact it will have on social policy in Britain or overseas. This panel will examine these questions and discuss their views on the Big Society. Frances Crook is the appointed director of the Howard League for Penal Reform. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours
Climate Forecasting with Chaos, or Chaos in Climate Forecasting? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Roman Frigg | Predicting how climate change will affect us is of paramount importance, yet it is beset with both practical and conceptual problems. This lecture explores the impact that chaos has on what we can reasonably assert on the basis of climate models. Roman Frigg is deputy director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences, LSE.
The Foreign Policy of Modern Russia: The Prospects for Russian British Relations [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sergey Lavrov | Sergey Lavrov is Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Prior to this he served from 1994-2004 as Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations. He graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Moscow State Institute of International Relations, beginning his diplomatic career at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka. This event is the opening lecture in Russian Business Week organised by the LSESU Russian Business Society wh
21st Century Statecraft [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alec Ross | Technology and innovation have changed the conditions for statecraft in the 21st century. Just as the internet has changed economics, culture, and politics, it is also transforming the practice of foreign policy. It is not simply the fact that more people are using ever more sophisticated technologies; the structural and demographic changes that have accompanied these quantum leaps in connection technologies are highly disruptive. Recent events in North Africa and the Mid
Kabul hotel ablaze after Taliban suicide attack
June 28 - At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel popular with Westerners in Kabul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Controlled Freedom
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship, discusses his book "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (McGraw-Hill). http://www.thunderbird.edu
1.1 Careers advice
Learning languages and finding out about other countries can be fun, as well as useful, and this unit is an introduction to the differences in culture and language about which we all need to be aware. There are 10 independent sections: any selection of them can be studied in any order. Some are about why knowledge of other languages and cultures can be important; others are about what it’s like to study a foreign language or to have a career using a foreign language. This unit is aimed at seco
Auburn researcher using dogs in battle against pine tree disease
The mystery surrounding a disease that is killing Southern pine trees could possibly be solved by Auburn University detector dogs. Lori Eckhardt, associate research professor in Auburn's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, is using dogs from the school's EcoDogs (http://ecodogs.auburn.edu) program to detect deadly fungus in pine tree roots.
Hollowing out the middle class
July 1 - Economist Robert H. Frank discusses with Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland the benefits and hazards of the growing concentration of wealth.
Learn Hindi Daily Show  – Good night
Learn the phrase for “good night”. Study the letter छ. Listen to a lesson from Suresh on Prepositions (postpositions). I would like to thank Reena Shah from the band My...
Commerce équitable et TIC, l’exemple de Coocafé au Costa Rica
Ce documentaire propose, après une introduction au commerce équitable (historique, mécanismes,…), de découvrir la filière café à partir de l’exemple de la coopérative costaricienne Coocafé. Pionnière du commerce équitable et d’une éthique environnementale, celle-ci a intégré très rapidement les TIC dans son développement.
Nous partirons donc au Costa Rica pour rencontrer les responsables et les petits producteurs de cette structure et comprendre ainsi les
President Kaler tours the University of Minnesota campus
Before he started as the University of Minnesota's 16th president, Eric Kaler and his wife Karen embarked on a sweeping tour of campus, to re-familiarize themselves with the school where Eric earned his PhD in chemical engineering in 1982. They covered both the East and West Banks as well as the St. Paul campus, even making an impromptu stop at the U's Dairy Lab!
Listening exercise: La différence d'âge
At the completion of this lesson, after reading a testimony, you will be able to indicate why someone chooses an older partner.
The Role of Superintendents in Supporting Teacher Leadership
This paper documents a study of the role of superintendents in fostering and enabling the growth of teacher leadership. It is presented in two parts. The first part was designed to study teacher leadership programs in select universities in Michigan in which professors of educational administration described the extent to which the concept of teacher leadership is included in administrative training programs at their universities. The second part of the study reviewed the perceptions of a select