Literary Festival 2011 - The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Deat
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray | During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century science became the vehicle for an assault on death. The power of knowledge was summoned to free humans of their mortality. Science was used against science and became a channel for faith. John Gray is most recently the acclaimed author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, and Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. Having been Professor of Politics at Oxford, Visitin
The Global Chaos of Love [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ulrich Beck, Professor Lynn Jamieson | In the global age there are increasing numbers of long-distance relationships, bi-national couples, marriage migrants, foreign domestic workers and fertility tourists. What are their common characteristics? Ulrich Beck is the British Journal of Sociology LSE Centennial Professor.
Documenting China: Being a Professional Photographer in the Middle Kingdom [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ryan Pyle | Canadian born, award winning, documentary photographer Ryan Pyle first visited China in 2001. After a 3 month trip around the country he was hooked. He has never left since. It was very much Ryan's first trip to China that inspired him to enter the discipline of photography, and since then his imagery has graced the pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The Sunday Times Magazine and the Financial Times Magazine. Ryan will visit the LSE
The Impact of Politics on Economy in Turkey - in Turkish [Audio]
Speaker(s): Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu | Mr. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu MP, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party in Turkey, is visiting LSE only months before Turkey goes to the polls in a national parliamentary election. Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu will present and discuss his party's views on political, economic, and social aspects of Turkey. He will specifically address the interrelations between politics and economy in Turkey.
Income Distribution and Social Change after 50 years [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Tony Atkinson | Fifty years ago, it was believed that income inequality was falling and that poverty had largely been eliminated. This lecture returns to Richard Titmuss' masterly crossexamination of the evidence about income inequality and argues that we have much to learn, but also to add. Tony Atkinson is the centennial professor at LSE. His most recent book is Top Incomes: a global perspective.
Has Fairtrade Asked for Enough? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Adam Brett, Deborah Doane, Julia Clark, Robin Murray | In this discussion event, a range of speakers look back over 15 years of the Fairtrade Mark and consider whether the movement for a fairer trading system has been ambitious enough. Is Fairtrade catalysing broader social change? Should Fairtrade be working with big corporates and retailers? Is Fairtrade moving producers up the value chain? Is it time to make the rules harder? Adam Brett co-founded Tropical Wholefoods, and is a dir
The Doha Round is Alive; and more important than ever [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Brittan | Since 2008 it has looked to many as if the Doha Round trade negotiations were dead, or at best comatose. At the G20 Summit last November, world leaders gave it a shot in the arm, and there are now significant signs of life in Geneva. If concluded, it would provide an insurance policy against future protectionism and economic benefits estimated at over $360 billion. The challenge is to realise the window of opportunity in 2011 in order to seal the deal. On the last day
Buying Low, Flying High: carbon offsets and partial compliance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Kai Spiekermann | Many airlines allow their customers to 'offset' the emissions caused by flying. Is it permissible to fly purely for pleasure as long as we buy carbon offsets? Kai Spiekermann is lecturer in political philosophy at LSE's Department of Government.
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Why You Need It
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship, discusses his book "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (McGraw-Hill). http://www.thunderbird.edu
Numeracy for Professional Purposes (2/10): Types of Data
Overview of data types
Boiler Bytes: ev Grand Prix comes to Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Purdue University conducted the first Collegiate evGrandPrix May 7 as part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Emerging Tech Day. Thirty teams from 10 universities were expected to compete on a course built on the Speedway grounds. Emerging Tech Day is part of the Speedway's 100th anniversary celebration. It is designed to continue IMS's legacy as an incubator and proving ground of automotive innovation. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/events/2011/110505ShelbyIMSgrandprix.html http://www.evgrand
Just The Facts: United States Bill Of Rights
This very brief video provides some insights into a couple amendments such as the first. It is too short to provide much insight into cause and effect. Best used as an overview to help explain some concepts. (01:14)
Adding Audio and Video Content to EPUB from InDesign CS5.5
In this episode, Colin Fleming shows how simple it is to embed audio and video content in InDesign CS5.5 for export to EPUB.
This patient education program explains LASIK surgery and covers the benefits and possible risks of the procedure. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Revisiting the Anthrax Crisis [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.] The crisis was that there was no crisis. The patents that Bruce Ivins held with his coinventors were never going to make him
[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.]
The crisis was that there was no crisis.
The patents that Bruce Ivins held with his coinventors were never going to make him
Global Climate Change Lesson
Students learn how the greenhouse effect is related to global warming and how global warming impacts our planet, including global climate change. Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and how we react to these changes are the main points of focus of this lesson.
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Deze website over Keith Haring is speciaal bedoeld voor kinderen.
Volgende zaken vind je er o.a. op terug:
Radial Paper Chromatography Experiment
Experiment detailing radial paper chromatography using marker pen ink. Includes some relevant questions to ask students.
This unit will help you to identify and use information in business and management, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of or