Sussex Development Lecture, Ed Clay (ODI) speaks on 'Why Doesn't Untying Aid Work'
Sussex Development Lecture: Why doesn't the untying of aid work? Ed Clay, senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Faced with financial pressures, some governments are looking again at the possibilities of linking aid and trade. In addition, there is the challenge posed by emerging economies such as China and India, who are clear about tying all their investment funding. Based on findings from a two year OECD investigation, Edward will examine issu
Picturing Poverty: London past and present
From Charles Booth's 19th century maps and early photographs of East End tenements, to rich-poor divides in Hackney, this discussion will consider old and new ways of seeing poverty - understanding the underlying political processes that serve to reproduce and reduce it. Sue Donnelly is head of Archives at LSE. Mishka Henner is a photographic artist. Gillian Rose is professor of cultural geography at the Open University. Mike Seaborne is senior curator of photographs at the Museum of London.
Art And The Limits Of The Political
A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding of the political and build new forms of political and social relations.
Egypt heralds first day post-Mubarak
Egyptians continue their celebrations, a day after the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak came to an end.
The Princess and the Dragon
The Significance of Reconstruction after the Civil War in American history
Reconstruction after the Civil War is the least-known era in the American past. Professor Foner explains why an understanding of reconstruction is essential to knowledge of the course of American history, and American society today.
Good Presentations: Characteristics
Good Presentations: Characteristics. Part of the series: Physical Delivery for Good Presentations. For good presentations, presenters are natural, passionate and easy to relate to. Learn characteristics of good presentations with tips from a teacher, presenter and facilitator. (01:57)
Repeal of the 18th Amendment
This one minute video quickly explains the amendment and it repeal. Not much depth, but some original footage might be of interest.
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
View from the Top: Bruce Chizen, CEO, Adobe Systems Inc.
A Conversation with Bruce Chizen and Dean Richard Newton Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen's customer-focused vision has transformed Adobe into one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach and breadth of products. Since his promotion to CEO in 2000, Chizen has more than doubled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry today. Under
Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your own or against your classmates. The Buzz game has been developed to simulate changes you can make to a field over three years. Choose your field margins, beetle banks and bird crop and away you go! The BUZZ game is suitable for all ages.
The Nile of New England
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the people of the Deerfield and their relationship with the land as illustrated through changes in lifestyles, economy, and governance? This curriculum is a semester-long course and is comprised of three units: 1. The Colonial Period 1680 – 1720 2. The Federal Period 1780-1820 3. The Progressive Era 1880-1920 Features of the Course: • The course features an inquiry-based curriculum, based on constructivist learning theory. • Students will le
This course will introduce you to Remote Sensing for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional - Students who successfully complete GEOG 883 will have a basic understanding of remote sensing systems, airborne and space borne sensors that collect optical imagery, elevation, and spectral data. They will understand the methods used to georeference and rectify these data in order to produce scaled maps and GIS-ready digital data products. The students will be introduced to the processing workflows us
Earth Processes in the Critical Zone
EARTH 530 will introduce you to the basic information necessary for understanding Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone through an integration of various scientific disciplines. Those who successfully complete EARTH 530 will be able to apply their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Earth surface processes to understanding outstanding fundamental questions in Critical Zone science and how their lives are intimately linked to Critical Zone health.
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water
This unit is designed to facilitate students' understanding of daily water use through reading stories from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Kenya (East Africa) and Ghana (West Africa). As a product of this unit, each student will make a book comparing daily uses of water in America, Kenya, and Ghana. An overall goal is to develop students' understanding of the similarities and differences in water use among the people of Kenya, Ghana, and their own community. Grades 1-2 (Can be adapted to I
Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
This course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years. The course explores not just what is known, but what is currently not known, and how astronomers are going about trying to find out.
Financial Markets (2008)
Financial institutions are a pillar of civilized society, supporting people in their productive ventures and managing the economic risks they take on. The workings of these institutions are important to comprehend if we are to predict their actions today and their evolution in the coming information age. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, a
Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices, Winter 2009
Provides an understanding of why societies, cultures, organizations, and individuals create and keep records. Presents cornerstone terminology, concepts, and practices used in records management and archival administration. Examines the evolution of methods and technologies used to create, store, organize, and preserve records and the ways in which organizations and individuals use archives and records for ongoing operations, accountability, research, litigation, and organizational memory. Parti
Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration, Winter 2009
Course is the second of a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the first course (SI 532) focuses on tensions and innovations in democratic politics, this course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first part of the course sets contemporary disc
Digital Government II: Information Technology and Democratic Administration, Winter 2007
This seven-week course is the second in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. This second half of the course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration – and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The course locates recent and emerging digital or e-government initiatives in historical, institutional, a