21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholars
Regina Moench-Pfanner (GAIN) on how to Develop Markets for Nutritious Foods in Low Income Countries
Regina Moench-Pfanner, Senior Director of Nutrition Programs at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) looks at the best way to Develop Markets for Nutritious Staple foods in Low Income Countries.
Moench-Pfanner considers the role of GAIN as a broker between industry, government and charities as a means to introduce fortification in simple, staple foods to ensure that people at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) have access to a diverse range of nutrients.
Warriors of the .Net
Warriors of the .Net is a video for introducing the Internet to novice users. It helps the newcomers visualize how the Net works. It is 12 minutes long and creatively shows an IP packets journey through the net past routers, firewalls, and transatlantic cables.
Louisa May Alcott, American Author- A Brief Overview
This video features narration with still images of the family homestead, the family and family friends, and the cover and illustrations from one edition of Little Women. The female narrator informs us the popularity of this classic novel, Little Women (1868), allowed Alcott to achieve financial security for herself and her family. Bibliography includes four information source websites. (2:
History of Management
Short video which covers four major developments in management theory: Scientific management, Administrative theory, Bureaucracy, and Human relations.(The text is sometimes hard to read.)
Basics of economics: Gaps in the Market
This professional video discusses the gaps in the market where there is no real competition. Security and education are often not trusted
to the market. The market often neglects social and environmental
William Jefferson Clinton
(Note: This two-minute video is a little blurry, but still watchable.) Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States in 1993, and the first Democratic President to serve two terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Born in Hope, Arkansas, he grew up in a turbulent and troubled home. Rising from poverty to graduate from Georgetown University, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship and received a law degree from Yale. After serving as Attorney General of Ark
Canada: Canadian-American Relations
Relations between Americans and Canadians have historically been friendly, with the exception of a few incidents during the War of 1812 and this video explains that relationships. Not much detail here.
The Growth of America in the 19th Century
This video is accompanied by text. "Between 1790 and 1820, the population of the United States more than doubled to nearly 10 million people. Remarkably, this growth was almost entirely the result of reproduction, as the immigration rate during that period had slowed to a trickle. Fewer than 250,000 immigrants entered the United States due to doubts about the viability of the new republic and travel restrictions in Europe during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Soon after Napole
In 1945, Communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed a Democratic Republic of Vietnam and named Hanoi its capital. During World War II, Ho secretly received American assistance against the Japanese, but the financial aid stopped when the war ended because Truman refused to continue offering support to a known Communist. In 1946, the French government recognized Ho's Viet Minh government as a "free state" within the northern portion of the French-controlled region. By the end of the year, however, Ho
Start of US Intervention in The Vietnam War
This video is accompanied by text. "In 1945, Communist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaimed a Democratic Republic of Vietnam and named Hanoi its capital. During World War II, Ho secretly received American assistance against the Japanese, but the financial aid stopped when the war ended because Truman refused to continue offering support to a known Communist. In 1946, the French government recognized Ho's Viet Minh government as a "free state" within the northern portion of the French-controlled region.
Native Americans and the New Republic
Video accompanied by text. "From the time the first colonies were settled in America, relations between the Native American Indians and white settlers ranged from respected friends to hated enemies. Into the 1800s, Americans who were still in competition with the Indians for land and resources considered them to be uncivilized and barbaric. But many Americans admired the Indians and valued their contributions to American history and culture. These people hoped that with time the Indians could be
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.
Asian Security Seminar - The Geopolitics of Energy
The purpose of this seminar is, first, to remind ourselves of the importance of economic change and policies to geopolitics; and, second, to note various new dimensions to energy issues that I refer to as the 'new' geopolitics of energy. The reality that oil and natural gas are strategic commodities, as the US rejection, largely on nationalist and security grounds of the Chinese oil company (CNOOC)'s bid for Unocal, reminds us, is by no means new though it now has a new intensity. We have increa
Does China play by our rules: and how much does it matter?
The arrest of Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu, and more recently China's cancellation of a ministerial visit over Canberra's decision to grant a visa to Uighur figurehead Rebiya Kadeer has put Australia-China relations sharply in focus. Relations between these key trading partners appears rocky at a time many would have envisioned ties to be getting warmer. China's behaviour has prompted many to look at China's internal politics and rule of law, as well as the price paid for dealing with China and
Afghanistan's Elections: Can Straw be Spun into Gold?
Afghanistan's presidential election on 20 August has triggered a storm of complaints, and widespread apprehension on the part of international commentators. Yet the question of how to move forward constructively is on the desk of foreign ministries in many major capitals. In this lecture Professor Maley, who was an accredited international observer for the election, offers an account of the forces that have brought Afghanistan to this pass, and some suggestions about what might be required to av
Asian Security Seminar: G2 but no EU? What a China-US Strategic Partnership Would Mean for Europe
Dr Gudrun Wacker is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, where she specialises in China's foreign and security policy and domestic development. Her current areas of research focus include EU-China relations; China in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of the US; challenges to China's modernisation and sustainable development; and China in the international order. She has co-authored numerous books, academic articles and working papers, includin
War 2.0: Political Violence & New Media: 02 Traditional Voices - Responding to New Toys, New Challen
Today, war is conducted not only by the dispatch of Tomahawks in the air or Kalashnikovs and suicide attacks on the ground but also by means of bytes, tweets, digital images, and social networking forums. (New) media technology, in other words, has become a medium of war and diplomacy. This multidisciplinary two-day symposium on 7-8 October hosted by the Department of International Relations at the ANU will map the shifting arena of war, conflict, terrorism, and violence in an intensely mediated
Clash of the Titans: The Forgotten War in Russia 65 Years Later and Major Geo-Strategic Lessons
This presentation will review the Soviet WWII role and critically examine trends that reflected broader East-West strategic power plays. The talk will offer an opportunity to re-assess current strategic relations of major powers, particularly Russian and the United States, as well as patters of contemporary and future conflicts. Alexey D. Muraviev is a strategic affairs analyst and an award-winning lecturer in International Relations and Strategic Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Asi
Computing in the Cloud - Part 2: "Possession and ownership of data" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 2 includes the first panel of the workshop, entitled "Possession and own