The BBC World Service - Nigel Chapman
Nigel Chapman is Director of BBC World Service. He is responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of the world’s leading international radio broadcaster and its new media operations. He has worked for the BBC for more than 20 years.
The Olympic Controversy - Olympics Day - Duncan Mackay
Jim’s career includes: From 1990–93 Editor of Rugby World, 1994-96 Freelance work and from 1996 to present, The Guardian and Observer. He has also published a number of books including: Linford Christie: The Unauthorised Biography (1995) and Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence (1996). He is currently working on a number of other books. In this talk, part of a day of discussion about the Olympics, Duncan discusses why this particular sporting event is surrounded by so much cont
Is it all Doom and Gloom? - Bob Satchwell
Bob Satchwell is Executive Director of the Society of Editors. He is an experienced speaker, debater and lecturer on media issues, press freedom, freedom of information, business ethics, leadership, business in the community and strategic public relations. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Bob talking about doom and gloom in the media world.
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Bo Cui
Professor Bo Cui is from the Zhejiang University of Media and Communication in China. Here she gives a Chinese perspective on the question of whether world journalism is in crisis.
Woman's Building History: Sue Maberry (from Otis College)
Sue Maberry graduated from Pitzer College with a major in art and worked for 15 years in arts administration. After attending the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman's Building from 1976-77, she joined the WB staff serving as a program director and later became director of the Women's Graphic Center, its profit-making arm. She also worked as an artist and graphic designer, collaborating with numerous artists and art groups and is a cofounder of Sisters Of Survival. From 1987 to 1991, she serve
A Different View of News - Stephen Cole, Al Jazeera
For more than eighteen years Stephen Cole has fronted the worlds leading and most respected news channels including Sky News and CNN, eventually joining BBC World in 1996. He is now the senior anchor at Al Jazeera English based in London. In this Coventry Conversation he discusses the work of the Al Jazeera channel - which is often criticised by politicians for the stance it takes on contemporary debates.
21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe from the 17th to the Early 19th Centuries (MIT)
This course asks students to consider the ways in which social theorists, institutional reformers, and political revolutionaries in the 17th through 19th centuries seized upon insights developed in the natural sciences and mathematics to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Students study trials, art, literature and music to understand developments in Europe and its colonies in these two centuries. Covers works by Newton, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marx, and Darwin.
12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, and chemical problems in conjunction with theoretical models, we learn a series of lessons with wide applicability to understanding the structure and organization of the natural world. Students will also learn how to construct minimal mathematical, physical, and computational mod
SAT Prep: Test 4, Section 4, Part 4
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Boosting business confidence key to driving EU job creation
While unemployment is falling in some OECD countries, notably the United States, it remains stubbornly high in much of Europe. The challenge facing governments is to boost business confidence in order to stimulate a return to growth.
Cokie Roberts: “Insiders’ View of Washington, D.C.”
Watch video of ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst Cokie Roberts presenting “Insiders’ View of Washington, D.C.,” on March 28, at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium. The event was part of the university’s Project Dialogue series, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, staff and faculty to engage in public discourse and dialogue in ankeep reading »
Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660
The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.
Vida cotidiana en el Camino de Santiago - en español
Las poblaciones medievales están generalmente rodeadas por una muralla defensiva, en la que varias puertas abren a los caminos más importantes. El trazado urbano es sinuoso e irregular, existiendo a veces zonas despobladas. Las ciudades tienen diferentes barrios, que agrupan a la población en función de su procedencia, su religión o su actividad. (11:32)
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (MIT)
According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC) gives students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world. Lectures will focus on understanding local factors, such as operating en
2012 Twilight PSA
The College of Southern Maryland will once again offer a free, outdoor performance series at all three campuses during July/August 2012. The CSM Twilight Performance Series consists of four weeks of performances, concerts, and more at all three CSM campus locations, including the ever-popular Chautauqua program during the Kick-Off Week of the Series! Bring the whole family and enjoy a variety of entertainment for free. Hungry? Bring a picnic, or purchase select food items provided at each camp
"Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War"
In his book "Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War", Jimmie Briggs book provides a vitally important perspective on the global tragedy of child soldiers. More than 250,000 children have fought in three dozen conflicts around the world. From the "little bees"" of Colombia to the "baby brigades" of Sri Lanka, the subject of child soldiers is changing the face of terrorism. Briggs was awarded the Jo
The devil's in the details - regulating financial innovation
With elections in India in a few months, the war on terror must be squarely at the centre of the political agenda. Not far away will be regulation of finance. As Sonia Gandhi put it, the poor had nothing to do with fancy sounding financial instruments. The livelihoods of the poor are at great risk now that financial globalisation has spread the damaging effects of some types of innovative finance across the world. Dr Paul Kattuman looks at the unintended consequences of complex, unproven financi
Lesson 03 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 3 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you can speak a little Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):