Aftershock: Europe And The Post-Crisis World.
The financial crisis brought the world to the brink of economic breakdown. As bubble turned to bust, Depression loomed. Now bankers’ bonuses are back, house prices are rising again and politicians promise recovery while unemployment remains high, debts mount, frictions with China grow and the planet overheats. Is this really sustainable – or do we need to change course?
Atheists On Religion.
For the last 150 years or so European philosophers and sociologists have tended to regard religion as just one more pre-scientific myth and superstition that has had its day, and likely to wither on the vine of History. This view, the secularization thesis, seems today to be in poor shape. Not only does there appear to be no sign of withering, still less a clear path of scientific and rational progress, but religion seems to be reviving. Classic atheist criticisms of religion tend today to sound
The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007. A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some
The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World
Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff from 1994 to 2007, talks about his new book The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World. Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows how these lessons can still apply today. Illustrating each of Machiavelli's maxims with a description of events that occurred during Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister, The New Machiavelli is designed to be The Prince for modern ti
Power Shift: West to East
The world is tilting away from the West to the East, from the United States to China, from the Transatlantic to the Pacific. Or is it? LSE experts with very different answers to these questions will battle it out in an open forum. Professor Michael Cox is Co- Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE. Professor Westad is a professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an expert on Chinese international affairs.
Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team
Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
"The Unfaithful Wife" by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill (poetry reading)
There are some people who say I shouldn't read works by poets of different sex, race, colour or creed. I expect that this reading will confirm their opinion. All I can say is that I've never heard a poet make any such stipulation. All it requires is the willing suspension of disbelief that any work of literature requires of the reader or listener. Watching a play or a movie is somewhat different from reading a book or listening to a poem, the difference being that the latter requires a g
Yemen's leader vows to stay
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not be forced out by the current unrest, in the face of "unacceptable" demands by protesters.
Finding the Hypotenuse
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side that is opposite of its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find the missing hypotenuse of a right triangle. This video describes how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse, but only when the length measure of the two legs is known. (1:16)
Brainstorming! by the Imagination Movers
While this video is mainly for young children, it adequately explains the first step of the writing process, brainstorming, in a way that is fun and easily remembered. With lyrics like "there's no bad ideas when your brainstorming," even young, reluctant writers will enjoy this step. (0:55)
Libyans get food aid from Egypt
Volunteers pack food for Libyans in Benghazi as foreign workers evacuated to Greece talk about their escape.
Clinton to urge tough Libya sanctions
Hillary Clinton urges a more robust response on Libya to the U.N. Human Rights Council as official says sanctions could persuade Libya's ruling elite to ditch Gaddafi.
Inventions by Ben Franklin
This 2:25 long video is a "Ben Franklin" talking to a second grade class. The essence is a listing and explanation of some of Franklin's inventions.
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test - Structure and scoring analysis of the SAT Writing section. This is a very brief clip. (01:17)
This is a short movie about a lonely mammoth wandering around in a blizzard. This animation was by a David Otzen from 3D College Denmark. The beautiful images are set to music and although there is no narration, it could be a nice introduction to a lesson about the Mammoth or about extinction. (01:45)
The Final Grade
A silent film for 21M.863 Acting for the Camera. Created by David Brescia, Sean Faulk and Josh Walker.
Technology Day 1998 - "Creating Wealth: Knowledge, Skills, Capital, Resources"
MIT's 1998 Technology Day takes place on June 6, 1998 on the theme "Creating Wealth: Knowledge, Skills, Capital, Resources." Featured speakers include Tony K. Tan PH ‘64, “Creating Wealth: A National Perspective;” Judith C. Lewent GM ‘72, “Building National Wealth Through Investment and Innovation. The Pharmaceutical Industry: A Case Study;” David H. Mark, “Wealth Creation and Global Sustainability: Important Opportunities, Increased Vulnerability;” Lester C. Thurow HM, “Build
InsideOut of the Lunch Box with The Melodores
Watch video of the Feb. 17, 2011, InsideOut of the Lunch Box program featuring the Melodores at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall. Founded in 2009, The Vanderbilt Melodores are the newest male a cappella group to hit the Vanderbilt campus. Comprising over a dozen members, they bring the tradition of a cappella music to a new levelkeep reading »
A Service Dog Day Afternoon
Northeastern first-year students are engineering gear for dogs to help disabled children lead normal lives.
Campus Update With President Barker - Episode 1
Introducing the first episode of Campus Update with President Barker. In this unique video series, Clemson students get the opportunity to talk with President Barker about some of the many great things going on at Clemson. The goal of these periodic updates is to give all members of the Clemson Family a chance to stay connected with campus life. We hope you enjoy the first episode and will be on the lookout for future updates.