21F.040 A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and Society (MIT)
This course introduces students to Indian Culture through films, short-stories, novels, essays, and newspaper articles. The course examines some major social and political controversies of contemporary India through discussions centered on India's history, politics and religion. The focus is on issues such as ethnic tension and terrorism, poverty and inequality, caste conflict, the "missing women," and the effects of globalization on popular and folk cultures. Particular emphasis is on the IT re
When UNSW lecturer Gabina Funegra decided to investigate the language of her ancestors, she had no idea she was on the way to becoming an award-winning filmmaker. Unable to obtain a tape recorder for her interviews, she took a video camera to Peru; the resulting film won her the Best Local Filmmaker award at the 2010 Sydney Latin American Film Festival.
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Arthur Ross Gallery Explores "The Dogon: Work, Women and Water"
The University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery explores the global water crisis with 15 photographs by Stuart Franklin. As a part of Penn's Year of Water, the collection depicts the lives of the women the women of the Dogon region in Mali, who exert their time and labor in order to gather enough clean water for their families. This video captures the exhibit's installation and a discussion with the director of the Arthur Ross Gallery, Lynn Marsden-Atlass, about "The Dogon: Work, Women a
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AHEC: The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War
Dr. Mark E. Neely, Jr., McCabe Greer Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University presents The Role of the Constitution in the Civil War" as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series presented by the Army Heritage and Education Center. Abraham Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate. Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Fate of Liberty", Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home | Wisconsin Is Special
Wisconsin Is Special - Wisconsin is a state of great physical and cultural diversity. Throughout the state's history, interaction among people settling in Wisconsin's varied geographical regions has led to a balance and harmony that is manifested in Wisconsin's economy, landforms, and cultures. "Wisconsin Is Special" discusses this balance. It also examines the state symbols that represent Wisconsinites' pride in place, showing how these symbols reflect the unique and special place called
A video clip on Laodicea which is located in the Lycus River Valley of western Asia Minor, near the influential, ancient cities of Hierapolis and Colossae. A good video to show the history of this area and its people.
Public Theology in America: A panel hosted by the Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democra
Father John Neuhaus, Stanley Hauerwas and Darryl Hart discuss the role of theology in politics and public life.
Origins of the Berlin Wall
This is a short video about the origins of the Berlin Wall. It shows what the political situation was like in Germany when the leaders of East Berlin decide to build the wall.
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
Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
Design in Nature [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor John Cottingham, Professor John Worrall | The idea that nature displays an inherent purpose, and more generally the hand of a wise designer, may have suffered a blow from Darwinian science, but it seems not to have been a death-blow. Indeed, from both academic and popular wings of theist opinion there is still considerable interest in arguments from design. The classic arguments contended that the natural world is so complex and suited to our surviv
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?
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