"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
conference posterWayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such

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"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis"
japan protest posterA talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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"Cows, Cars and Cycle-Rickshaws: The Politics of Nature on the Streets of Delhi"
baviskar posterA talk by Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. As an embodied public sphere, city streets are sites for multiple exchanges between differently located people and things. This talk focuses on cows, cars and cycle-rickshaws as they navigate Delhi's roads, and on the people who own, use and seek to control them. All three have b
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“'I Am Who I Am': On Being Nostalgic in Sanskrit”
South Asia mapA talk by David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From the South Asia Seminar.
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“What Is a Record? Tamil Scribes in the Polyglot World of Early Colonial Madras”
South Asia mapA talk by Bhavani Raman, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University. From the South Asia Seminar.
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"Truth, Lies, and Duct Tape" (video)
paretsky poster Sara Paretsky is the author of the bestselling V. I. Warshawski novels, including, most recently, Fire Sale and Blacklist. She is the winner of many awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement from the British Crime Writers’ Association. This lecture series honors the life and work of Dr. Robert Kirschner, noted fo
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"Poetry Reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko" (video)
ceeres logoSponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College, the Committee on Jewish Studies, the Program in Poetry and Poetics, the Russian Studies Workshop, the Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languag
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"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq" (video)
japan protest posterA talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
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"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges" (video)
conference posterWayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such

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"Cows, Cars and Cycle-Rickshaws: The Politics of Nature on the Streets of Delhi" (video)
baviskar posterA talk by Amita Baviskar, Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. As an embodied public sphere, city streets are sites for multiple exchanges between differently located people and things. This talk focuses on cows, cars and cycle-rickshaws as they navigate Delhi's roads, and on the people who own, use and seek to control them. All three have b
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“The Future of the South African Dream: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, and the South African Elections
Gevisser posterA talk by South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser. Mark Gevisser is currently The Nation's Southern African correspondent. In South Africa, his work has appeared in the Mail & Guardian, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Times and many magazines and periodicals. Internationally, he has written widely on South African politics, culture and society,
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"The U.N. Security Council and the Making of the Modern World" (video)
Bosco book coverA talk by professor and author David Bosco. From the Berlin Airlift to the Iraq War, the UN Security Council has stood at the heart of global politics. Part public theater, part smoke-filled backroom, the Council has enjoyed notable successes and suffered ignominious failures, but it has always provided a space for the five great powers to sit down toget
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LG India's Y.V. Verma: A Global Strategy That Keeps Local People at the Top
Korea-based LG Electronics is recognized today as a market leader in India, but getting there has required a "will to succeed," according to Yasho V. Verma, who has been director of human resources and management support for the company's India division since 1997. In addition to the usual bumps that multinationals can expect when entering a new market, Verma describes the company's brushes with local "mafia" and other challenges in his book, Passion: The Untold Story of LG Electronics India. In
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BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 2 -- Procurement Organizations
Procurement has become an integral part of corporate performance and is drawing increased attention from senior management. In this interview, Andreas Gocke, a BCG partner and managing director, spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the most critical challenges facing procurement organizations over the next five to 10 years, including training and employee development, managing global sourcing offices and ensuring collaboration across corporate departments. This is Part 2 of an 8 part series.
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Farhad Mohit: DotSpots and the Wisdom of Crowds
Entrepreneur Farhad Mohit is hardly resting on his laurels, although he could. In 1996, he launched BizRate, a consumer rating site, and then in 2004, Shopzilla, a shopping search engine. His latest venture is DotSpots, a service that lets people update the news in real-time with dots, or distributed objects of thought. These could include mini-blog posts containing text, videos, images, documents, perspectives from the blogosphere or eye-witness accounts from the scene. Mohit talked with Knowle
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27 Oct 2010: Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters
James Zogby, Ph.D., is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a senior adviser with the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column appearing in 20 Arab newspapers and hosts a weekly call-in discussion program on Abu Dhabi television. Zogbys book Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters reveals the results of the 2009-2010 Zogby International polls conducted across a number of Arab countries covering Arab opinions about America and the Mid
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Bush's War on the Rule of Law (International Human Rights Lecture 2/3)
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Synthesizing instructional technologies and educational culture: exploring cognition and metacogniti
This research was initiated to examine instructional technologies and educational cultures in relation to identified cognitive and metacognitive strategies uses in school tasks. The project involved activities from the social studies curricula that were presented through two new software programs intended to support the development of problem-solving and reasoning strategies - IDEA [Interactive Decision Envisioning Aid, Pea (76)] Notecards (34) - and through instructional approaches bases upon "
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Note au sujet de l'énergie thermique des mers
Présente une étude du Centre national de la Recherche scientifique (France) sur les possibilités d'utilisation de l'énergie thermique des mers. Ainsi, différents volets de la mise en place d'une centrale à Port Bouêt (Cote d'Ivoire) sont élaborés. Il s'agit des aspects liés aux techniques de réalisation, du fonctionnement, du capital, de l'exploitation, des dépenses et de la rentabilité.
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