Going Green in the Developing World : Clean Tech, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development
Innovations in clean technology have implications that extend far beyond our borders and stretch to the most remote corners of the developing world.
Faith Complex: Jose Casanova on Secularization
This episode of Faith Complex features Berkley Center Senior Fellow and renowned anthropologist Jose Casanova on the topic of the secularism in world affairs.
Information Evolution in the Arab World: Vit Sisler, Charles University
Vit Sisler, of Charles University, delivers a lecture entitled, "Preaching Islam to Videogame Generation: New Media and Religious Edutainment in the Arab World"
Mr. Ford's A & P "Hair" Lesson
College and High School A & P teacher "Mr. Ford" describes the composition and source of hair, including a look at hair follicles and their parts. Video has multimedia opening, then simple but colorful lecture.
Citizen Diplomacy Evening
The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC)“Citizen Diplomacy Evening.” The CRDC presented its first annual Citizen Diplomacy Award to Hind Kabawat for her pioneering work in Syria. The event also featured a publi
"Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia" (video)
Lecture by Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Eur
Bush Presidential Center Groundbreaking: Fox 4 News sample
Sample coverage of the groundbreaking for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on November 16, 2010, by Fox 4 News.
14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT)
This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to the markets? Should we leave
15.223 Global Markets, National Policies, and the Competitive Advantages of Firms (MIT)
The world is changing in two fundamental ways. First, the development of a truly global market in products, services, capital, and even certain types of labor is changing the basic terms of competition for an array of different firms and industries. Second, the rules and institutions governing the new international economic order are still in flux. National regulations are no longer adequate yet international accords over trade, intellectual property, labor standards, and a host of other issues
Can we trust the International Media? - John O Oucho and Fred Mudhai
John O Oucho holds a PhD in Population Geography and was a post-doctoral fellow of the Carolina Population Center in the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A. in 1982-3. He has taught at the University of Nairobi (2 decades), University of Ghana (3 years) and University of Botswana (8 years). He was elected Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) in 1989 and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in 2003. He is a well traveled and well published academic and ha
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
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
Lingua.ly App for Android
'Lingua.ly turns any mobile device into a language learning experience.● Add words using our smart dictionary● Create personalized flashcards ● Practice what you learned with fun games● See your new words in real articles from around the webLingua.ly is a great way to improve your vocabulary anytime, anywhere. It’s easy to use and completely free!You can learn: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic.We have dictionary support for: English, Spanish, French, H
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.
Leek's Rainy Day (for Young Learners) Leek doesn't like the rain falling on his leaves, which is not a good thing when you're one of the only things left in the veggie patch in rainy March. He searches fruitlessly for somewhere to hide from the rain, but all the good places are used up by other people who are really enjoying the rain and mud. Eventually the rain stops and he realizes that the rain has actually cle
Leek doesn't like the rain falling on his leaves, which is not a good thing when you're one of the only things left in the veggie patch in rainy March. He searches fruitlessly for somewhere to hide from the rain, but all the good places are used up by other people who are really enjoying the rain and mud. Eventually the rain stops and he realizes that the rain has actually cle
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.
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.
Fieldwork Skills for Cultural Understanding
This course (taught mainly in English) explores practical ways to discover and understand culture in Japan, based on the gathering and analysis of qualitative data. Students taking the course will learn techniques of observation and interviewing and will practice applying these techniques in the real world in Tokyo.