The Global Information Technology Reports: Lessons in Technology, Development and Competitiveness
Professor Soumitra Dutta discusses the Global Information Technology Reports: the world's most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICTs on the development process and the competitiveness of nations. Over the last decade, the Global Information Technology Reports have created a useful benchmark in evaluating and understanding the inter-relationships between technology, innovation and competitiveness. Published each year in collaboration with the World Econom
Embedded Liberalism is Dead, Long Live Embedded Liberalism: National Welfare Concerns and Internatio
Leonard Seabrooke looks at how the subprime crisis and resulting international credit crunch demonstrates how uniquely national welfare and financial systems can blend into broader world economy structures, in different ways providing both sources of stability and sources of instability for global finance.
Uncertainty, Lags and Nonlinearity: Challenges to Governance in a Turbulent World
Prof. Homer-Dixon looks at systems displaying high levels of uncertainty. Using the example of climate change, he asks whether standard "management" approaches used by policymakers are enough or if we must find new approaches in times of uncertainty. Global financial, climate, energy, and food challenges exhibit similar characteristics - all emerge from systems exhibiting high levels of uncertainty, countless unknown unknowns, time lags, threshold effects, occasional chaotic behavior, and someti
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This segment is about new findings about bacteria and how important their role is for life on earth.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Yuval Peleg
Yuval Peleg, Israel Antiquities Authority District Archaeologist for the Jordan Valley, discusses the most recent excavations at the site of Qumran, and their effect on the understanding of the site in the second of the Anne Tananbaum Lecture Series.
Understanding Childhood - Introduction
Professor Susan Bassnett introduces the panel and theme of Understanding Childhood.
Richard Doll: his revolutionary life
Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, lectures on the life of the cancer epidemiologist and lifelong socialist who contributed much to our understanding of the effects of smoking and changed the way we regard smoking and public health.
'That's really cool... now what?'
Graham Page, Executive VP Global Solutions for Millward Brown looks at the future for neuroscience in consumer research. Incorporating EEG, eye-tracking and cognitive psychology.
Naomi Klein in conversation with Professor David Morley
Professor David Morley talks to Naomi Klein, the inaugural winner of the Warwick Prize for Writing, about the writing of The Shock Doctrine and her perspectives on the current global financial crisis.
Nick Bostrom on Global Catastrophic Risk and Simulation Theory
In this podcast, Professor Bostrom, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, discusses global catastrophic risks and his earlier work on the simulation theory.
John Broome on Rationality
John Broome, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, gives an explanation of reason and rationality, and then discusses his understanding of the 'the normative question'.
Barry Goldwater and the Rise of the Right
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New groundnut varieties for smallholder farmers in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Title: New groundnut varieties for smallholder farmers in Mpumalanga, South Africa Authors: Mathews, C.; Lengwati, M.D.; Smith, M.F.; Nigam, S.N. Abstract: Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is a major food as well as cash crop for the smallholder farmers in Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The groundnut yield under smallholder environment is low due to several biotic and abiotic production constraints. Foliar diseases cause considerable yield reduction and chemical control is beyond the capabilit
Data Sharing in Ecology
In recent decades, biological scientists capacity for generating data has increased at an exponential rate. The need to organize data in ways useful for problem solving has similarly accelerated in the face of global challenges such as climate change, widespread species extinctions, and declines in biodiversity. In light of these trends, virtually every field of ecology would benefit from more comprehensive and systematic documentation and publication of metadata, combined with general availabil
Is the global market economy broken? Leadership in a crisis How will the current crisis shape the global business environment in the near future? Organisational characteristics for change, success and survival Podcast 7: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the importance of governments working GLS 2010 highlights
Paul Walsh, Chief Executive of Diageo, offer his perspective on why the global economy isn't broken
HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani, President of Qatar-Connect, discusses how leadership has been a major issue in handling the global economy
Helene Rey, Professor of Economics, argues that the policy responses we have seen since the start of the current crisis are so big that they will shape the global business environment for the next five to ten years
Professor Michael Jarrett, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, speaks of the importance of organisations understanding their external environment in order to change, succeed and survive
At London Business School's Up Close speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange says that "global financial regulation is around the corner"
Highlights of London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2010, held on 5 July. The theme was emerging markets: "New Frontiers: Expansion, Opportunity and Innovation."
Leadership in a crisis How will the current crisis shape the global business environment in the near future? Organisational characteristics for change, success and survival Podcast 7: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the importance of governments working GLS 2010 highlights
How will the current crisis shape the global business environment in the near future? Organisational characteristics for change, success and survival Podcast 7: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the importance of governments working GLS 2010 highlights