Simon Johnson and Nikki Giovanni
Former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), MIT Sloan School of Management professor and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Simon Johnson examines President Obama's plan for economic recovery. And, Bill Moyers sits down with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, whose 27 books have spanned the themes of race, politics, sex and violence.
St Cross Special Ethics Seminar: Jacqueline Fox
On 10 June, Jacqueline Fox delivered a special seminar 'What to Expect in United States Health Care Reform'. United States healthcare reform promises some substantial changes. Professor Fox speaks about the new healthcare law, as well as some of the major challenges that it faces during its implementation. Some degree of political will is required to sustain the vision of the law, and areas most vulnerable are highlighted, particularly regulation of industry and reimbursement cost controls. Foll
FLJS part 1: Human Rights
Aharon Barak talks about human rights and the limitations imposed on them that are necessary for society to preserve itself. Part 1 of the 2009 Foundation for Law Justice and Society Annual Lecture.
How safe is your tap water?
One in three upset stomachs in Britain, the US and other developed countries could be down to contaminated tap water, according to Professor Alistair Grant from the University of East Anglia.
Reed warblers are in a constant arms race with cuckoos. Professor Nick Davies from the University of Cambridge tells science writer and broadcaster Sue Nelson about the strategies both species use to out-compete each other.
Forecasting future famines
Today at the Sustainable Development UK 09 conference in London, the UK government's chief scientific advisor, Professor John Beddington, predicts a "perfect storm" of food, energy and water shortages by 2030.
Ice cores and disused mines
In the first instalment of our new and improved Planet Earth podcast, science writer and broadcaster Sue Nelson talks to Professor David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) about the changes seen around the continent.
Satellites and acid oceans
With climate change and the talks in Copenhagen dominating the news right now, we find out how satellites have revolutionised our understanding of climate change.
Climate change special
As the world talks global warming, we go to one of the chilliest places in Europe - the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) ice core store - to find out what evidence there is for manmade climate change.
Nottingham Talent Roadshow 2010 - Professor Bob Webb
Highlights of the recent Nottingham Talent Roadshow held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery featuring a welcome by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Webb and taster lectures from Professors Tony Avery and Steve Benford. The event was attended by more than 60 Nottingham alumni.
Kantan Kana #21: Katakana ヤ, ユ, ヨ
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Welcome to JapanesePod101.com’s Kantan Kana. Japanese has three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. In this series of twenty-five lessons, you will learn [...]
If the World is Flat, What are We Still Doing in Cambridge?
At the very moment when “we have to confront the opportunity or challenge of globalization,” says Allan Goodman, higher education appears woefully unprepared. The world is not ‘flat’ for the vast majority of college students.
Only 30 of 192 U.N. member states boast enrollments of international st
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Graphene: Sketching out a new world
An ongoing series of public lectures on everything from astrophysics to global poverty
Catholic Mass - 4/13/14 - Palm Sunday
Streamed live on Apr 13, 2014 Catholic Mass - 4/13/14 - Palm Sunday
Post Performance Discussion- The Hamlet Project
A post performance discussion of the work led Professor Tony Howard.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
Fernando Botero's "Abu Ghraib" - A Conversation with the Artist
Fernando Botero, Artist in conversation with Robert Hass, Professor of English, UC Berkeley Poet Laureate of the United States (1995-1997) Fernando Botero, the most famous living Latin American artist, will display his Abu Ghraib paintings at the University of California, Berkeley. These 47 paintings and drawings belong to a long tradition of artistic statements against war and violence that include Goya's Caprichos and Picasso's Guernica. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, th
National Geographic-Terra Cotta Warriors
Louis Mazzatenta describes being the first photographer to capture an artifact being unearthed. Nice visuals of artifacts (Running Time 1:11).
George Washington in a Nutshell
A brief animated video summarizing the life and major achievements of George Washington.