"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, tw
Download Berklee Online's free Music Production Handbook: http://bit.ly/13hxm0d Learn more about Loudon's Composing and Producing Electronic Music online course: http://bit.ly/15PZXsh This video demonstrates how to assign modulation within the Native Instruments Massive synthesizer. First we look at two important modulations that are assigned by default (oscillator keytracking and amplitude envelope). Then we cover how to assign our own modulation. Remember that when assigning modulation to alw
311 GG Where Are You At?
The surprising reason people say it.
This is a frank discussion about racism. (03:21)
Infant Badger Suckling
This very short video gives excellent real life footage of a newborn badger suckling from its mother. Students will enjoy this close up view of this cute baby creature. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 1 Minute)
ISS Update - Feb. 17, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Feb. 17, 2012.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, and Theta
Interactive tool demonstrating formulae for sine, cosine, and tangent with Theta
Great Britain historical database : health and health care data : mortality statistics, 1851-1973
This is a Web page detailing the context, range and availability of the 'Great Britain Historical Database : Health and Health Care Data : Mortality Statistics, 1851-1973' dataset hosted by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), based at the UK Data Archive University of Essex (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service - AHDS). The data is available to order from the HDS as tab delimited text files, UK higher education users may also download the data through the CHCC (Historic
Lake Tonle Sap: Hydropower on the Mekong
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/asia-cambodia-mekong-basin-lake-tonle-sap-endangered-ecosystem This project investigates possible solutions for Cambodia's Lake Tonle Sap, part of the lower Mekong basin, as it faces a severe depletion of resources, stemming from overfishing and climate change. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, "Lake Tonle Sap: The Endangered Heart of Cambodia."
Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - Part 1
Karajan Conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Part 1 (Movements 1 and 2). Very old and rare film, no longer in print, recorded in 1966. From http://www.musopen.com
Sean Stillwell: Opportunistic Park(ing): A Distributed Pedestrian Network
Architecture Final Reviews: Presented by the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. Currently, public space is created by limited policy mechanisms that trade public square footage for developer rights. This thesis exploits ulterior means of producing contiguous public space within dense urban fabric of the city without mitigating that density, and while maintaining connectivity with the existing pedestrian
"Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan,
The growing instability and resurgence of Islamic extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a great threat to U.S. interests and global security. In his new book, "Descent into Chaos", Ahmed Rashid examines the rising insurgency, booming opium trade, and weak governance in Afghanistan, concluding that U.S. strategy in the region has been a complete failure. Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based i
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
21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT)
Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.
General Henry "Hap" Arnold
Henry "Hap" Arnold was a 5-star General of the Air Force and aviation pioneer. (28min)
France's place in Europe - One year into the Socialist Presidency [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jean-François Copé | Leading figure of the centre-right opposition, Jean-François Copé assesses François Hollande’s Presidency and sets out an agenda for domestic reform and France’s European policy. Jean-François Copé is founder of think tank Generation France and leader of the French opposition. He is the mayor of Meaux, deputy for the 6th constituency of Seine-et-Marne, and acts as president of the Union for a Popular Movement Group in the French National Assembly. Jean
The Herd Mentality: Uncertain Returns Raise Questions About the Payback for Cleantech Investment
Using tax credits, low-interest loans and grants, the Obama Administration reportedly plans to invest more than $50 billion in electric vehicles, renewable energy and a host of other clean technology -- or "cleantech" -- ventures by the end of next year. But to what extent is today's fast-paced investment in cleantech a victim of irrational exuberance and the herd mentality often associated with venture capitalism? Quite a lot, say experts at Wharton and in the larger investment community.
The Number Guy Sings About Four
One of a series of Sesame Street cartoon snippets in which a guy, voiced by Jerry Nelson, sings about how many animals will be in his room. (:32)
Origins of Slavery in America
n 1619, the Dutch introduced the first captured Africans to America,
planting the seeds of a slavery system. About 20 years later slavery became legal. This video is a nice overview of how slavery became part of America's life style. It does not tell about slavery in other countries. The video should be reviewed first due to images. (03:01)
Turkish leaders cast their vote in local elections
March 30 - Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu cast their vote in the country's local elections. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and ac