Creating a World Without Poverty: how social business can transform our lives
Professor Yunus will outline his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more human world - and tell the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. This event marks the launch of his new book Creating a World Without Poverty: how social business can transform our lives. Muhammad Yunus is founder and managing director of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Skills, Rights and Resources in the East Asian Path to Development
This lecture traces evolving relationships among skills, bargaining power, and East Asian economic development. Kenneth Pomeranz is UCI Chancellor's Professor of History at the university of California-Irvine.
The Post American World
Global power is shifting, and wealth and power are bubbling up in unexpected places. Fareed Zakaria considers not so much the decline of America, but the impact of the rise of "the rest". This transition of power will redefine America's role as the arbiter of the world's political, economic, and cultural issues and force it to accommodate new heavyweights. Zakaria offers an illuminating view of our increasingly complicated future, the growing influence of rapidly developing nations, and how thes
The Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory
Over 60 years ago the USA agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the UN Charter. Prof. Hurd uses this case study to better understand how states use international rules and how that use remakes both the rules and the states. Over 60 years ago the United States agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the United Nations Charter, which includes a ban on war in Article 2(4). The willing self-limit by a Great Power of its sovereignty over war decisions
Sustainable Housing: how can we save 80 per cent of our energy use in existing homes?
This lecture addresses how we can drastically reduce energy consumption and consequent carbon emissions by considering existing buildings. Anne Power, professor of social policy, is head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group in the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Geopolitics and Imperialism: the British Empire and Halford Mackinder 1890-1940
It was perhaps no coincidence that Halford Mackinder, the most famous exponent of geopolitical theory, wrote his seminal essay in 1904 when British world power seemed on the verge of a secular crisis. This lecture examines how far the insights contained in Mackinder's four major works explain the geopolitical fortunes of the British world system in its age of blood and iron.
The Grid Shared Desktop for CSCL
The Grid Shared Desktop (GSD) is a collaborative environment that provides a multidimensional humans-to-machine-to-humans interface by the means of multiples cleverly intricated desktops. The GSD is a platform independent solution that benefits of the intrinsic advantages of the Grid technology such as scalability and security. In order to verify that our GSD solution meets CSCL requirements, we have conducted experiments in the context of the ELeGI project. As part of the project use cases, the
Star Library: What is the Significance of a Kiss?
This article describes an interactive activity illustrating general properties of hypothesis testing and hypothesis tests for proportions. Students generate, collect, and analyze data. Through simulation, students explore hypothesis testing concepts. Concepts illustrated are: interpretation of p-values, type I error rate, type II error rate, power, and the relationship between type I and type II error rates and power. This activity is appropriate for use in an introductory college or high school
The Photoshop Crop Tool
The Photoshop Crop Tool. Part of the series: Photoshop Toolbox Tips. There is almost nothing you can't do to a picture in Photoshop. Learn how to use the crop tool in this video clip (01:13).
William Shakespeare Profile
Baptized on April 26th, 1564 (with his actual birth date unknown), William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. The Bard is often considered the English language's greatest writer and was definitely one of the most influential. Many of his plays have been translated into all the world's major languages and the most notable of these include "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "Macbeth". In this WatchMojo.com video, William Shakespeare is profiled. (0:50)
This is the home page of the Manga Network ('Reseau Manga'), a group of 43 international scholars organised by Jean-Marie Bouissou at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales in France. The initiative is supported by the Japan Foundation. Although the Web page and many titles of publications are in French, the many English titles can easily be picked out. Full-text papers in English hosted on this French website (see the 'Publications' page) are: 'Japan's growing cultural power: the
Instalaciones I. Grado en Arquitectura
La asignatura Instalaciones I tiene como objetivo general que el alumno adquiera los conocimientos fundamentales de las instalaciones presentes en la edificación mediante el aprendizaje de los conceptos básicos, la terminología, la teoría y la metodología necesarias para que el alumno sea capaz de entender, plantear, diseñar y ubicar las instalaciones en cualquier edificación.
How to Predict the Future(s)
Over the last century, there have been many spectacularly bad predictions of how technology will evolve and how it will be used—and a few almost clairvoyant forecasts of technology trends. This course will investigate both. By examining predictions made about the Internet, video on demand, cellular telephony, nuclear power, and other technologies, students will attempt to discern why some predictions work and most don’t. Much of the course will be devoted to techniques in scenario planning a
Learn German: German Colours
In this video you will learn the German words for different colors. You will hear the color in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is good for beginning language learners.
Learn About People At School
This simple animation (with the help of a talking elephant that drives) introduces young learners to people that work in a school environment. The elephant tells the viewer about each person as the names appears on the screen.
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
The First Emperor: The Man Who Made China (Part 4)
This video is a documentary which tells the story of Qin Shi Huang, who ascended to the throne at age 13. Under his reign the first version of the Great Wall was constructed. For high school students. CAUTION: There are battle scenes--which may be too graphic for some viewers.
Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial
This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial. In this exercise, hydrology students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater. Students prepare for the role-play by studying the movement of groundwater and the transport of contaminants through computational and map exercises and field trips. For the role-play, the hydrology students work with law students. The hydrologists div
Students drop water from different heights to demonstrate the conversion of water's potential energy to kinetic energy. They see how varying the height from which water is dropped affects the splash size. They follow good experiment protocol, take measurements, calculate averages and graph results. In seeing how falling water can be used to do work, they also learn how this energy transformation figures into the engineering design and construction of hydroelectric power plants, dams and reservoi