17.436 Territorial Conflict (MIT)
This graduate seminar introduces an emerging research program within International Relations on territorial conflict. While scholars have recognized that territory has been one of the most frequent issues over which states go to war, territorial conflicts have only recently become the subject of systematic study. This course will examine why territorial conflicts arise in the first place, why some of these conflicts escalate to high levels of violence and why other territorial disputes reach set
Why buttons go bad
UCL Interaction Centre: http://www.uclic.ucl.ac.uk/ A film by students at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) explains the importance of studying how humans interact with technology. UCLIC's Dr Dominic Furniss and Dr Rachel Benedyk challenged students taking the MSc in Human--Computer Interaction (HCI) with Ergonomics to make a short film to convey the concept of HCI to a young audience. The class favourite was this film created by MSc students Lucy Hughes, Alistair Wood, Jesper Garde, Tianbo Xu
SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT)
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this
17.918 New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Techn
This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century. Students will explore how advances in information technology are changing international relations and global governance through opening new channels of communication, creating new methods of education, and new potentials for democratization. We will consider the positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies. Students will be encouraged t
Globalization: An Interview with Robert Cumby
Economics professor Robert Cumby discusses the increasing importance of international economics as it relates to trade barriers, taxes on imports and outsourcing.
Domestic Violence, Shari'a, and Women's Rights: (with Lisa Hajjar)
This talk by Lisa Hajjar focuses on the issue of domestic violence in Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The analytical framework is comparative, emphasizing four factors and the interplay among them: shari?a (Islamic law), state power, intrafamily violence, and struggles over women?s rights.
Collier on Democracy and Violence
Paul Collier of Oxford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Wars, Guns, and Votes, a study of democracy and violence. Collier lays out the incentives facing a dictator who is considering the seductive appeal of holding an election. He defends his empirical work that forms the basis for many of the policy ideas in the book. Collier then makes the case for international military intervention to support democracies in poor countries.
A Common Word: Panel Three: The Role of International NGOs in a Pluralistic World
In the third Panel of day 2 of a Common Word, panelists talk about the role of faith in informing the work and missions of international NGO's. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Israel and the Middle Eastern Mud - Part 1
Point of View Seminars on International Conflict February 12, 2008 Ian S. Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania POV Seminar Series hosted by Nadim Rouhana, ICAR Faculty
Question and Answer with Ahmad Diraige
April 6, 2010 - The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University and the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Program at American University Present: The Continuing Crisis in Darfur Featuring: Ahmed Ibrah
Tot’s TV - Anne Wood, Ragdoll
Anne Wood, Stratford based Ragdoll’s Founder and Creative Director talks to John Mair in the Coventry Conversations series about her work, her remarkable success with Teletubbies and her most recent and ambitious project, “In the Night Garden” In The Night Garden (100×30’ episodes) is intended for children aged 1-3 and has been devised by Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport, the partnership responsible for Teletubbies. As with Teletubbies, it has international appeal and a breadth of scale
The Pinnacle of Performance - Olympics Day - David Moorcroft
David has been involved in athletics for more than 30 years at club, area and international level as a competitor, teacher, coach, broadcaster and from 1997-2006, he was chief executive of the sport’s national governing body. As a competitor, his highlights include setting the world record for 5000m at 13 minutes 00.41 seconds in Oslo in 1982 – it remains the UK record to this day -and winning the Commonwealth Games Gold medals for 1500m in 1978 and 5000m in 1982. In this talk, part of a
Barack Obama? - John O Oucho
John O. Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography from the University of Nairobi and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Centre in the University of Nairobi, University of Ghana and University of Botswana. He is a well-travelled and well-published academic and has participated in many international conferences, presenting papers and chairing sessions. This Coventry Conversation was recorded just a day after Barack Obama won the presidency in the US. This is the subject of John
15.220 Global Strategy and Organization (MIT)
Companies today confront an increasing array of choices regarding markets, locations for key activities, outsourcing and ownership modes, and organization and processes for managing across borders. This course provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in today's interconnected world by developing strategic perspectives that link this changing environment, the state of the global industry, and the capabilities and position of the firm. The goal of th
The Car is Still the Star - Gavin Green
Gavin is one of Britain’s best-known motoring writers. He was editor of Car magazine when it was the best selling motoring magazine in Britain, and is a former motoring editor of The Independent and the International Herald Tribune.
6.080 Great Ideas in Theoretical Computer Science (MIT)
This course provides a challenging introduction to some of the central ideas of theoretical computer science. It attempts to present a vision of "computer science beyond computers": that is, CS as a set of mathematical tools for understanding complex systems such as universes and minds. Beginning in antiquity—with Euclid's algorithm and other ancient examples of computational thinking—the course will progress rapidly through propositional logic, Turing machines and computability, fin
15.225 Economy and Business in Modern China and India (MIT)
As markets or production bases, China and India are becoming important and integral players in the global economy. Foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investments and outsourcing businesses have increased dramatically in these two economies. Despite the rising importance of these two economies on the world stage, our knowledge and analysis of these two countries in an integrated manner has remained poor. The two are often lumped together by business analysts as "emerging markets," despite
SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addi
15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT)
This class introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. It also develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
The Green New Deal
The days of easy money, easy consumption and easy debt are over, according to Ann Pettifor, Executive Director of Advocacy International, who argues that finance should be a servant to the economy, not its master.