Global Challenges for Europe and America [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nicholas Burns | Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in summer 2008.
IGC Growth Week 2010 - Mobile Phones for Development [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Jenny Aker, Ken Banks, Dawn Haig-Thomas | Mobile phones have the potential to contribute significantly to economic growth in the developing world, in both the private and public sector. From improving market information for fish traders in Lake Victoria, to enabling medical outreach services in rural South Asia, the mobile is a versatile and adaptable tool. What impact can mobiles have on those previously excluded from financial services and communications networks? Which policies
Financial Reform in China [Audio]
Speaker(s): Howard Davies | In the 6th of an annual series of lectures, Howard Davies reviews the development of the Chinese financial system over the last year. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the Chinese banking regulator since 2003 and has observed the dramatic changes in Chinese banks at first hand. The Chinese system has been remarkably insulated from the crisis. What does that mean for the future? Will China turn its back on free-market financial reform? Howard
Financial Crisis and Economic Recession [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jesús Huerta de Soto | The current financial and economic situation of the world should be analysed from the point of view of the Austrian Business Cycle Theory as developed by Mises and Hayek. Professor Huerta De Soto will present innovative solutions to the banking crisis and credit crunch working within the tradition of the Austrian School masters, Mises and Hayek. He will also unveil his proposal for similar legislative change that the "Peel Act" or Bank Charter Act of
Green Growth: the transition to a sustainable economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Chris Huhne MP | In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of recession. He will argue that the need to urgently renew and decarbonise our energy supply, and to upgrade our ageing and inefficient buildings, will not just provide an economic boost but also help to create a more balanced, resilient and sustainable British economy. Chris Huhne is Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and the Liberal Democra
Hegemony and International Society [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ian Clark | International relations theory is weak on how international order is managed under a preponderance of power. This lecture explores the notion of hegemony as a theoretical solution, and develops the thought of Martin Wight in this respect. Ian Clark is E H Carr Professor of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth and a fellow of the British Academy.
Speaker(s): Professor Ranjana Khanna | More often than not, a sense of belonging to a nation or a community has been deemed or imagined positive. This talk explores how many contemporary artists use and cite different forms of technology as a way of proposing a state of unbelonging. Ranjana Khanna is a Professor of English, Literature, & Women's Studies and Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke University.
Why Indians Win in Business [Audio]
Speaker(s): Patrick French | Award-winning historian Patrick French looks at the cultural roots of India's transformation: how a stagnant planned economy has become an entrepreneurial powerhouse, who gets super-rich and who remains super-poor - and why. Patrick French is the author of The World Is What It Is, Liberty or Death and Tibet, Tibet. This event marks the publication of his new book, India: A Portrait.
How Life In The Internet Changes The Practice Of Macroeconomics [Audio]
Speaker(s): Edward Hugh | A surprising feature of economic analysis of the current crisis has been the pivotal role played by a small number of bloggers, often positioned far from the academic mainstream. This event will feature one of the top bloggers on the Euro Crisis who will discuss the role the bloggers have played in our understanding of the current Euro Crisis, and in what ways having more data in our hard drive than the sum total of all previous economists changes our understanding of m
Representing Atrocity: distant suffering and the politics of pity [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor Stjepan Mestrovic, Dr Irene Bruna Seu | Humanitarian campaigns create a 'politics of pity' that transforms the way we think about our moral responsibility for distant suffering. What is the impact on the relationship between knowing and acting? Lilie Chouliaraki is professor of media and communications at LSE. Stjepan Mestrovic is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. Irene Bruna Seu is senior lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial
Literary Festival 2011 - Facts are Subversive: crossing the borders between history and journalism [
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Garton Ash | The border between journalism and academic history is a minefield. Timothy Garton Ash has been crossing it stubbornly for the last thirty years, attempting to combine the crafts of journalist and historian, writing what he calls ‘history of the present’. Taking examples from his most recent book, Facts are Subversive, he talks about the delights and pitfalls of this mongrel craft. Timothy Garton Ash is the author of nine books of political writing o
Public Service Broadcasting and Public Value: the remaining challenges for the BBC [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Michael Lyons | The out-going chairman of the BBC's governing body will give his view on the future of the corporation and its role in British society. Michael Lyons is the outgoing chairman of the BBC Trust.
Tropical storm Isodore makes landfall in Louisiana Thursday morning, September 26, 2002
Tropical Storm Isadore blew ashore early Thursday morning packing winds just below hurricane strength. At 11 am (EST) Isadore's center was 60 miles north-northeast of New Orleans and just west of Poplarville, Mississippi. It was moving north-northeast at 17 mph. Tornado warnings and flood watches were posted from the Louisiana coast to the Florida panhandle. The storm has brought two days of steady downpours with 10-12 inch accumulations.
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of computer systems and their use of binary code. Using the examples of kitchen scales, a digital camera and a computer artwork the unit, with the help of flowcharts, discusses how computers process data and instructions .
Japan's May factory output jumps
June 29 - Japanese factory output jumps by the most in almost 60 years in May, as manufacturers restore supply chains damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in March. Toshi Maeda reports.
Aspectos Sociales, Legales, Éticos y Profesionales de la Informática (Curso académico 2009/2010)
Capacitar para la reflexión sobre el impacto en la sociedad de la profesión de Ingeniero Técnico en InformáticaCapacitar para la reflexión sobre la ética y la deontología profesional, y conocer las instituciones relacionadas con este aspecto (Colegios Profesionales, códigos deontológicos).Conocer la normas legables aplicables al ejercicio profesional, con énfasis en la Ley de Protección de Datos y la Ley de Servicios de la Sociedad de la Información.Saber analizar una situación del
Faust presents Kennedy with honorary degree
President Drew G. Faust recalls decades of accomplishments in the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In one of his final public appearances before his death in August 2009, Faust confers upon Kennedy the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
Samuel and Lisa are together at last
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to answer questions about the conversations in which agreements are made and you will be able to recognize the formulas.
The Crystal Capers: #5
All of Auburn's sports teams are "all in" for each other. Here, Aubie is seen sneaking the crystal football into the women's basketball locker room, where Coach Nell Fortner and two of her student athletes, Chantal Hilliard and Blanche Alverson, get pumped up during a practice break by reviewing the BCS National Championship game. http://www.auburn.edu/caper
20-Year Arctic Autumn Seasonal Surface Temperature Trend
Here the 20-year seasonal surface temperature trend for the autumn is shown over the Arctic region. This animation shows the warming and cooling regions in steps from the regions of least change to the areas of greatest change. Blue hues indicate cooling regions; red hues depict warming. Light regions indicate less change while darker regions indicate more. The temperature scale used ranges from -0.4 to +0.4 degrees Celsius in increments of .02 degrees. (See color bar below)