11.959 Reforming Natural Resources Governance: Failings of Scientific Rationalism and Alternatives f
For the last century, precepts of scientific management and administrative rationality have concentrated power in the hands of technical specialists, which in recent decades has contributed to widespread disenfranchisement and discontent among stakeholders in natural resources cases. In this seminar we examine the limitations of scientific management as a model both for governance and for gathering and using information, and describe alternative methods for informing and organizing decision-maki
21H.575J Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present (MIT)
This course is designed to introduce and help students understand the changes and continuities in the lives of women in South Asia from a historical perspective. Using gender as a lens of examining the past, we will examine how politics of race, class, caste and religion affected and continue to impact women in South Asian countries, primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We will reflect upon current debates within South Asian women's history in order to examine some of the issu
14.01 Principles of Microeconomics (MIT)
This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics. Topics include consumer theory, producer theory, the behavior of firms, market equilibrium, monopoly, and the role of the government in the economy. 14.01 is a Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) elective and is offered both terms.
6.334 Power Electronics (MIT)
6.334 examines the application of electronics to energy conversion and control. Topics covered include: modeling, analysis, and control techniques; design of power circuits including inverters, rectifiers, and DC-DC converters; analysis and design of magnetic components and filters; and characteristics of power semiconductor devices. Numerous application examples will be presented such as motion control systems, power supplies, and radio-frequency power amplifiers. The course is worth 6 engineer
The Election of 1892
This video is accompanied by text. "Determined to curtail the growing number of corporate monopolies that threatened their livelihood, discontented agrarians joined together to propel the Populist Party to national prominence. Members of the Farmers’ Alliance, the Grange, and the Greenback Party elected their own Populist representatives to cut through the political rhetoric and remedy farmers’ problems. On July 4, 1892, Populists gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, to nominate former Greenbacker J
Palestine 1930-1948 - 6 of 14 (The Holocaust)
This video begins showing images of WWII. There is reference to the way the war result affected Palestine. There was propaganda showing apparent Jew's well being which was not true. The Jews in Palestine learnt the truth. This caused violence and revolts. There is an account of the Political places that took place. There are images of WWII bombing and a description of the disastrous results in Europe. There are images of the concentration camps and of the dead bodies found (rather shocking image
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The State Constitutions and the Articles of Confederation (1776)
In 1776, members of Congress believed a formal plan was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and formally declare America's break from England. Thomas Jefferson prepared the formal Declaration of Independence, after which Congress called the colonies to draft new state constitutions. Although the Articles of Confederation left the central government weak, it empowered the states, which expanded political participation through their individual charters.
Study Abroad 2010: COSTA RICA
Students explored the legal and business environment of Costa Rica by focusing on the practical issues a foreigner would encounter while conducting business overseas. They examined management strategies in a developing/transition economy in a third world country, benchmarking and manufacturing standards, and sustainability practices in Costa Rica compared to the US. Highlights of the trip included: both Intel and Baxter International manufacturing plants, the American Chamber of Commerce, the c
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 [..