BBC Radio 4 : Woman's hour : women's poetry in the first world war
The website "BBC Radio Four Woman's Hour: Women's poetry in the First World War" is an audio clip of 10'26'' featuring an interview with Michele Fry about her presentation at a conference (2001) about women's poetry during World War One. The discussion explores briefly the literary contributions of women poets: Mary Boden; Rose Macaulay; and Jessie Pope, contrasting them against the better known male poets of WWI, such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Antonia Beamish reads excerpts from po
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
"The Process of Coming Back into the World": An American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) Activist Advocates
In 1968, young urban-based American Indians in Minnesota formed the American Indian Movement (AIM) to fight mistreatment by police and to improve prospects for jobs, education, and housing. In 1972, AIM initiated "The Trail of Broken Treaties," and a subsequent march to Washington to present the Nixon ...
World Guide - GIS Application (2007 World Country Data) updated
This application was previously a tool for European data only, but now it includes data for all nations, and all data was updated this month
World Development Report 2010 : Development and climate change
The 2010 World Development Report considers the disproportionate implications of climate change for developing countries and examines the actions that developed countries must take to address the problems and help developing countries tackle the issues. The report, published by the World Bank, can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual chapters. The website also provides consultation documents, background papers, frequently asked questions, multimedia resources, maps and figures and a cl
World Resources 2008 : Roots of resilience : growing the wealth of the poor
This website provides access to "Roots of resilience : growing the wealth of the poor", the World Resources Report 2008, which examines the potential to scale up environmental income to assist the global, rural poor. The report was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The report can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual chapters and is available as PDF files.
World Resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty
This website provides access to "The wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty" the World Resources Report 2005 which examines ecosystems as a potential wealth-creating asset for the poor. The report was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The site includes access to the full text of the report in English and Spanish, case study excerpts, data tables and re
International Society for Labour and Social Security Law World Congress 2009
Organised by International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, to be held at Sydney Australia from 2009-09-01 to 2009-09-04
5th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights
Organised by , to be held at World Trade and Convention Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada from 2009-08-23 to 2009-08-26
World Social Science Forum : One Planet, Worlds Apart
Organised by International Social Science Council , to be held at Bergen Norway from 2009-05-10 to 2009-05-12
Ed-Media : world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications
Organised by Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, to be held at Honolulu, Hawaii United States from 2009-06-22 to 2009-06-26
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
World government data
This excellent site was created by the Guardian newspaper to provide a single portal to the increasing number of free open access data websites maintained by national governments worldwide. Many of these sites include full text data sets, statistics which the public can download free of charge. Search the list for individual subject areas (covering all forms of domestic policy - health, education, defence, crime, economic policy, finance and census and population materials) or browse the directo
Can innovation save the world? If so, what will it take to be more innovative?
Firms and governments across Europe and North America are banking on innovation, or the successful commercial exploitation of new ideas, to kick start economies and help save the west from the current economic crisis and looming recession. Professor Jaideep Prabhu at Judge Business School challenges the consensus that legislation at country level is the best way to boost the ability to innovate within firms and countries. He argues instead that in today's rush to innovate, the successful economi
'Value for money' makes the world go round
Professor Peter Williamson believes that in 2009, for the first time, it will be the emerging economies who will be providing 100% of the world's economic growth. Their ability, in particular China's, to successfully unlock access to mass markets by providing affordable 'value for money' new technology, is a key driver of their growth. This cost innovation model, he explains, can offer the West invaluable lessons on how to survive the current global economic downturn.
A brave new world
In today's fast moving technological world, successful companies will be those brave enough to invest in start-ups and create their own competitors. Taking the example of Kodak, who floundered in the face of emerging digital technologies, Dr Kamal Munir explains the importance of adaptation, but points out, that merely hooking new technologies into a business model to prolong the life of existing technologies is not enough: "Companies need to invest equity into start-ups, they need to create the
A new world order
Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, believes we are seeing not a global recession but a global catastrophe and a radical restructuring of the world. The leaders who emerge from this will be those who are able to emotionally inspire others, and re-introduce trust in a world of uncertainty and fear; they will be able to capture the power of language, they will be, like Barack Obama, the storytellers. Kevin Roberts explains why he believes the revolution will begin with language.
Education can change the world!
The business model for One Laptop Per Child is more like academia than social enterprise, says Charles Kane, but with only 30 staff, 1.5 million laptops have already reached the developing world. Education is what underpins the success of a nation, he explains.
Change the world
Be passionate, follow your dreams and go that extra mile, says Indian food writer Pinky Lilani OBE. She is co-founder of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and one of the RBS 100 most entrepreneurial women in the UK.
Current Issues in the Science-Religion Debate in teh Islamic World
Prof. Mehdi Golshani : Seminar