The Power of Advertising - John Hegarty
John Hegarty, of global advertising agency BBH, has been behind a number of the last 25 years most successful advertising campaigns. He talks about the power of advertising.
Faith and Politics in a Diverse Society - Baroness Amos
Baroness Valarie Amos’s political career began in 1981 where she worked in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services until 1989. She was a co-founder of Amos Fraser Bernard, and director (1995-1998) where she advised the South African Government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality. She was created a life peer in 1997 by Tony Blair. From 1998-2001 she was a government whip in the House of Lords. She was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Fo
Media and Politics - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones has spent forty years chronicling the media’s relationship with politicians, trade union leaders and other prominent personalities. He is an active campaigner in groups promoting high journalistic standards and the widest possible spread of media ownership. In this Coventry Conversation, Nick talks about spin and government. More information can be found on Nicholas’ blog http://www.nicholasjones.org.uk/
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Tocqueville's New Political Science: Address by Professor Harvey Mansfield
Professor Mansfield discusses Tocquevillian political theory and its intrinsic connection to practice.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to America: Expert commentary by Chester Gillis
Theology professor Chester Gillis discusses the implications of the Pope's visit, the Catholic Church in America, and the future of interfaith relations.
Proselytism and Religious Freedom: The Political Implications of Proselytism (with Al-Marayati, Daug
In the context of a globalizing world marked by the freer flow of people and ideas, proselytism has become increasingly controversial. On March 3, 2010, the Berkley Center sponsored a day-long symposium on proselytism and religious freedom in the 21st century. Experts from a variety of scholarly and policy fields investigated the theological, legal, and political implications of the missionary impulse.
Zimbabwe's Political Economy: Expert commentary by Scott Taylor
School of Foreign Service professor Scott Taylor discusses Zimbabwe's struggling economy and government structure, and Georgetown's new Africa Interest Network (GAIN).
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt: An interview with Professor Samer Shehata
Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University?s Walsh School of Foreign Service, discusses his new book 'Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt.'
The Presence of Puerto Rico in U.S. Politics: Address by Governor Luis G. Fortuno of Puerto Rico
Governor Fortuno explores how Puerto Rico's political representation is at the heart of current relations between the United States and Latin America.
Media, Politics and the Middle East: Wadah Khanfar, Director General, Al Jazeera
Mr. Khanfar argued for the need for context and follow-up in media coverage and to guard against the influence of centers of power in this coverage, among other topics.
National Boundaries and Progress: Lessons from Latin America & the Caribbean
Luigi R. Einaudi was Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1989-93) and U.S. Special Envoy for the Ecuador-Peru peace talks (1995-98). He was elected Assistant Secretary General of the OAS in 2000 and was Acting Secretary General in 2004-05. Thur
Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of credit default swaps and counterparty risks in the current financial mess. The conversation opens with the logistics of credit default swaps and counterparty risks and moves on to their role in the financial collapse. The conversation closes with a discussion of the political economy of pending financial regulation.
Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy
Amar Bhide, of Columbia University and author of The Venturesome Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global economy. Bhide argues that the worries about outsourcing and America's alleged declining leadership in technology are misplaced. He argues that the source of prosperity is not technology per se but the application of technology to actual products that improve our lives and that the American venture system and labor market ar
Electromagnet Experiment Stand - A Variable Power Electromagnet
The instructions provided here are of devices that have been built for Jefferson Lab's Science Education program. The difficulty of construction varies from project to project. Anyone attempting to construct these devices needs to know and understand how to safely operate the tools required to construct them. If you do not know how to properly operate power tools or a soldering iron, you should not attempt to build any of these devices.
Brady on Health Care Reform, Public Opinion, and Party Politics
David Brady of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about American public opinion on changing the health care system. Brady discusses the impact of taxation on public opinion toward health care reform--if the poll includes a measure of the likely increase in taxes necessary to pay for expanding coverage, support for expanding coverage drops dramatically compared to generic polls that ignore costs. He also discusses the role of the party system and partisanship for the health
Cowen on Culture, Autism, and Creating Your Own Economy
Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and author of Create Your Own Economy talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his recent book. The conversation ranges across a wide array of topics related to information, the arts, and the culture of the internet. Topics include how autistics perceive information and what non-autistics can learn from them, what Buddhism might teach us about our digital lives, the pace of change in the use of technology, Nozick's experience machine and the
Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State
John Nye of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the evolution of the State, and attitudes people have toward free markets. Nye argues that support for modern capitalism is fragile because people have trouble trusting the market process which is based on anonymous exchange with strangers. So when a crisis comes, it leads to demands for a larger role for top-down decision making. Nye sees the Great Depression as part of a larger public disillus