Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008
Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it.
Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
LSE Summer School 2010 - Business strategy in a global age
Robert P Bauman is Professor of Strategic Leadership at London Business School. Connson Locke is Lecturer in Management at LSE EROB Group.
Terrorism and global economies
Author, economist and political analyst Loretta Napoleoni has been tracing the intertwined roots of the world's monetary systems and the business of terrorism. The phenomenally fast pace of the global technological shift is leading to 'rogue economics' - grey areas where there is yet no regulation and where criminals and terrorists can win on the money markets.
G20: Solutions to Global Depression?
In this fourth podcast Linda Yueh and Jonathan Michie discuss the G20 debates over co-ordinated fiscal expansion, global regulation, and the role of the IMF.
In the first dialogue of the Global Policy Dialogue series, Amartya Sen and David Held will discuss Sen's new book, The Idea of Justice. Injustices in the contemporary world include global inequities as well as disparities within nations. Understanding the demands of justice in each context requires public reasoning, and the challenges of global justice specifically call for global public reasoning. The Idea of Justice also investigates the contributions of human rights movements to the removal
Dimity Hawkins - A global abolition treaty: getting us to zero - Nuclear disarmament forum
A global abolition treaty: getting us to zero Speaker: Dimity Hawkins International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ican). Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. We are getting towards the tipping point that will see disarmament. It has been 64 years in the making. There is a ground-swell developing. This week in Australia, the Joint Standing Committe
Ryk Bliszczyk on the global financial crisis - Graduate School of Business Alumni Events
Graduate School of Business lecturer Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk delivered a presentation to RMIT alumni about the global financial crisis.
Q&A - Ryk Bliszczyk on the global financial crisis - Graduate School of Business Alumni Events
Graduate School of Business lecturer Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk questions and answers in response to his presentation to RMIT alumni about the global financial crisis.
Global Challenges for Europe and America
Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Programs on the Middle East and on India and South Asia. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in summer 2008.
Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Tension between Iran and the international community is increasing with negotiations over Iran's nuclear capability at the heart of a growing diplomatic crisis. With the likely recommdendation that Iran be referred to the UN Security Council for supposed breaches of its nuclear obligations the next few weeks will be crucial in determining the outcomes of this latest confrontation. The current crisis is the culmination of years of Iranian nuclear development and diplomatic efforts on the part of
A short introduction to this album.
Impact of a global temperature rise of 4C
This website has been developed by the UK government as a result of the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen (COP15). It presents a series of scenarios for the risks and results of a 4C climatic temperature rise worldwide, focussing on several key areas. From the agricultural perspective, climate change impacts on crops, water availability and forest fires are presented. Together with evidence of increased risks of cyclonic and drought conditions, this series of maps presents an uncomfor
7. Redesigning the Programming Experience: Understanding and Supporting Developers in the Age of the
computer science, technology, engineering, design thinking, human-computer interaction, programming, coding, programmers, code, Blueprint, html forms, user interface, internet, web, search engine, query, research, development
The Global Credit Crunch as the Crisis of Artificial Liquidity
Anastasia Nesvetailova discusses whether liquidity is the cause of the financial instability associated with the subprime crisis and the ensuing credit crunch, whilst asking how liquidity structures currently affect the workings of the economy.
What would happen to barley production in Finland if the global temperature increases above 4 degree
Third presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference
The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.
Dr Angie Hobbs Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy
Dr Angie Hobbs discusses her new role as the first ever UK 'Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy', charged with bringing philosophy to as wide an audience as possible in Britain and beyond.
Understanding Shakespeare's sonnets
In the year of the 400th anniversary of their publication Professors Stanley Wells, CBE, and Jonathan Bate talk to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Paul Edmondson about the content and context of Shakespeare's collection of sonnets.