Believing Cassandra: how to be an optimist in a pessimist's world [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alan AtKisson | Coinciding with the reprint of Alan’s classic book, this event will look at how to build a bridge over the sea of despair, and show how to catch the wave to an enticing, sustainable future. Alan will discuss the pioneers who created the ideas, techniques and practices of sustainable living - the people who prove Cassandra's warnings wrong, by believing in them, and taking strategic action. Alan AtKisson is president and CEO of The AtKisson Group, an international su
War in the Borderlands [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Derek Gregory | Professor Gregory discusses the evolving character of conflicts in the borderlands of former empires and the blurring of the conceptual borders of war itself. Derek Gregory is professor of geography, University of British Columbia, and author of The Colonial Present: Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq.
The Long History of Dietetics: thinking sociologically about food, knowledge and the self [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Steven Shapin | A survey and interpretation of historically changing ideas about food, knowledge, and the self. Steven Shapin is Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University.
2011 Global Civil Society Yearbook launch [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pierre Calame, Judy El-Bushra, Dr Hakan Seckinelgin | The 2011 Yearbook provides a critical examination of the ways global civil society promotes and delivers social justice. How does the 'global' make a difference to traditional concepts of social justice? Pierre Calame is director of the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer for the Progress of Humankind. Judy El-Bushra is Programme Manager of Africa Great Lakes Region and Researcher at International Alert. Hakan Seckinelgin is a lectur
The Naked City [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sharon Zukin | Renowned sociologist Sharon Zukin will discuss her latest book, The Naked City: the death and life of authentic urban places, which explores the gentrification of cities. Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center.
Peace Vs. Women's Rights in Afghanistan: Compatible or Contradicting Concepts? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Zainab Salbi | The talk will focus on the dichotomy of how peace and women's rights in Afghanistan are currently mutually exclusive. Zainab Salbi will address the issue on whether peace and women's rights go together in Afghanistan - is it possible to have both in this country or do they contradict each other and therefore are not attainable simultaneously? Zainab Salbi is founder and CEO of Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping
Literary Festival 2011 - Reality Hunger [Audio]
Speaker(s): Geoff Dyer, Robert Hudson, David Shields | Is the novel dead? Is art theft? Can you copyright reality? David Sheilds’s Reality Hunger questions every assumption we ever made about art, the novel, journalism, poetry, film, TV, rap, stand-up, graffiti, sampling, plagiarism, writing, and reading. The questions Shields addresses- the bending of form and genre, the lure and blur of the real- play out constantly around us, and Reality Hunger is a radical reframing of how we might think a
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
Good Life in Hard Times [Audio]
Speaker(s): Archbishop Vincent Nichols | Archbishop Nichols will be speaking about the importance of religious freedom, and arguing that promoting religious freedom increases our capacity to do good in the public square. He will also be drawing out some implications from Catholic social teaching for a richer understanding of human dignity and the role of the state and the market in serving human needs. Vincent Nichols is the 11th Archbishop of Westminster. He was elected president of the Catholi
8 How to protect yourself against spam
Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or Trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your computer. This unit provides a guide to the downsides of living with the Net. Advice on how to deal with these dangers is provided and security issues like spyware and adware are explained. The unit also deals with protecting children online, and provides links to various helpful websites which deal with the problems raised.
ART 232-01, History of Western Art II, Fall 2006
The objectives of the course are as follows: (1) to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the major images, artists, and movements of Western art from the Renaissance to the present; (2) to integrate these images with the broader social and intellectual history of their respective period; and (3) to help students develop the visual and analytical skills needed for further study in the history of art. Among the themes we will examine are the following: the development of naturalism in
Learn Hindi Daily Show – 10 Highest Rated Lessons
As of today, there are over 1,000 lessons on ISpeakHindi.com. They cover all sorts of topics from individual letters, to grammar, to conversation, to culture, and more. They have been...
Poor Economics; A Radical Rethinking of the way to Fight Global Poverty [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Professor Esther Duflo | Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked with the poor in dozens of countries, trying to understand the specific problems that come with poverty and to find proven solutions. In this lecture, they argue that so much anti-poverty policy has failed over the years because of an inadequate understanding of poverty. The battle against poverty can be won, but it will take patience, careful thinking and a willingness to learn from ev
A lecture by Traian Băsescu, President of Romania - in English [Audio]
Speaker(s): Traian Băsescu, Professor Vladimir Tismaneanu | Traian Basescu is president of Romania. He was first elected to the post in December 2004, and was re-elected to a second 5-year term in 2009. He has previously served as mayor of Bucharest, and minister of transportation in the Ciorbea, Vasile, Isarescu, Roman and Stolojan governments. Prior to joining the government, he was a marine officer and merchant navy captain for the Romanian commercial fleet, having graduated in 1976 from the
International Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect
Professor Neil MacFarlane, Fellow in International Relations gives a talk on Humanitarian aid, the responsibility of the international community to protect individuals and groups on 18th June 2011.
Castro meets Chavez
June 29 - Cuban and Venezuelan state TV release new images of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Che cosa hai fatto sabato? What did you do last Saturday?
At the end of this lesson you will be able to understand what someone does in their free time. First of all you listen to a dialogue, examine the illustrations and fill in what someone does in their free time. Then you fill in the correct form of the auxiliary verb. You then choose synonyms from the words provided; you will have heard these synonyms in the monologue. Finally you will hear a couple of people talking about what they do in their free time and indicate who says what.
Meet Christopher Jewth
An engineering student shares how his NYIT education has helped him harness the power of technology to solve real-world challenges. New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
The SHAPE program.
The School House Adjustment Enterprise (SHAPE) program is an initiative to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in Memphis City Schools. Begun in 2008, SHAPE has had a major impact in reducing the number of juveniles transported to Juvenile Court.
Why Study Orthodox Christianity with Dr Mary Cunningham
Most English-speakers, when they think of Christianity, think only of its Latin, western forms - be they Catholic or Protestant. But this is only half the story: there are also all the churches of the East, often collectively referred to as 'the Orthodox'. In this video, Mary Cunningham, and expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.