The Global Chaos of Love [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ulrich Beck, Professor Lynn Jamieson | In the global age there are increasing numbers of long-distance relationships, bi-national couples, marriage migrants, foreign domestic workers and fertility tourists. What are their common characteristics? Ulrich Beck is the British Journal of Sociology LSE Centennial Professor.
Moral Error Theory and Moral Scepticism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Hallvard Lillehammer, Dr Bart Streumer | Is moral thought embroiled in some kind of error? And is the error attributable to moral thought as such or to those who interpret it as erroneous? Hallvard Lillehammer is senior lecturer and Sidgwick Lecturer in Philosophy at Cambridge University. Bart Streumer is lecturer in philosophy at the University of Reading.
A Perfect Storm in the Arab World? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges | Regardless of the outcome of events in Egypt, for Arabs, psychologically and symbolically, this is their Berlin Wall moment. They are on the brink of a democratic wave similar to the one that swept through Eastern Europe more than 20 years ago, hastening the Soviet Union's collapse. The Arab intifada has put to rest the claim that Islam and Muslims are incompatible with democracy. The democratic virus is mutating and will probably give birth to a new language
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
The Doha Round is Alive; and more important than ever [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Brittan | Since 2008 it has looked to many as if the Doha Round trade negotiations were dead, or at best comatose. At the G20 Summit last November, world leaders gave it a shot in the arm, and there are now significant signs of life in Geneva. If concluded, it would provide an insurance policy against future protectionism and economic benefits estimated at over $360 billion. The challenge is to realise the window of opportunity in 2011 in order to seal the deal. On the last day
Britain: a country divided? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, David Darton | At the centre of CASE's work is the understanding of different aspects of inequality and the impacts of public policy on them. At this event, John Hills and Polly Vizard will present findings from the detailed analysis of economic inequalities carried out by the National Equality Panel, and across wider dimensions using the Equality Measurement Framework, as developed by CASE and its partners for the E
Why Human Rights and Democracy are Critical to overcome Poverty [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gunilla Carlsson | Although the overall trend in reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is positive we still face major challenges in many places of the world. Millions of people suffer from hunger and lack of access to safe drinking water. Africa is particularly hard-hit. Governments that pursue democratic development hand-in-hand with human rights stand a better chance of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. How can we ensure that the developed world delivers on thei
Climate Change needs Climate Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mary Robinson | The debate on climate change is moving from stopping it to how best to manage its effects. Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach to the issue, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Mary Robinson was president of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002).
Northern Europe - August 9th, 10th 1998
A flyby of northern Europe, from SeaWiFS imagery
Polar Lander Landing Site (Rect. Box) (False Color)
Mars global topography view rotating and zooming into Polar Lander landing site
Nonlinear Studies of Coronal Heating by the Resonant Absorption of Alfven Waves
A series of animations showing various quantities from a coronal heating simulation
Excellence in Public Policy; A Celebration of Julian Le Grands forty years as a leading academic and
Speaker(s): Professor Julian Le Grand, Professor Carol Propper, Peter Taylor-Gooby, Nick Timmins, Professor Albert Weale | For excellent public policy, it is necessary to have a clear idea of both the ends to be achieved (including equity, quality and efficiency), and the means for achieving those ends (including the structure of motivation and incentives, and the appropriate balance between market and state). Julian has made major contributions in all of these areas, and this Seminar is an oppo
On Happiness [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Clark, Dr Antti Kauppinen | Is there more to happiness than pleasure or belief that life is going well? Should public policy aim at increasing happiness instead of prosperity or social justice? Andrew Clark is a CNRS research professor at the Paris School of Economics and a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. Antti Kauppinen is lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.
VIDEO AULA 1 DA DISCIPLINA DE POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS
Introdução e análise do contexto histórico na formação política e econômica e como isso interfere em políticas públicas.
Violence returns to Tahrir
Jun 29 - Dozens are injured in clashes between protesters and police in Cairo's Tahrir square, epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. Simon Hanna reports.
Plantations in Ireland - Primary Sources
Visual and primary sources of information relating to the Plantations in Ireland with a range of challenging questions for students to complete.
Dress for Success
In this design activity, students investigate materials engineering as it applies to weather and clothing. The students will design and analyze different combinations of materials for effectiveness in specific weather conditions. Analysis will include simulation of temperature, wind and wetness elements, as well as the functionality and durability of the final prototype.
Stellar Wind Disruption by an Orbiting Neutron Star: Moderate X-Ray Luminosity
A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. This simulation, in the reference frame of the neutron star, shows conditions
Armstrong Experience: Madison Esposito
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