Policy Changes Facing Mexico: Session One
Georgetown University hosts a series of six panel discussions entitled, ?Law, Justice, and Public Security: Challenges for Mexico and Its Neighbors.? The purpose of the seminar is to promote a deeper understanding of the root causes of public insecurity in Mexico and the prospects for reform in the remaining three years of President Felipe Calderon?s administration?and beyond.
Cultural Policy in a Globalized World: Expert commentary by J.P. Singh
Associate professor of communications, culture and technology, J. P. Singh discusses how new technology is shaping cultural understanding.
Salman Ahmad Concert: Musician, filmaker, physician and United Nations goodwill ambassador
Salman Ahmad, the leader of Junoon, Pakistan's most famous band, gives a concert and speaks about cross cultural understanding and peace.
10.391J Sustainable Energy (MIT)
This course assesses current and potential future energy systems, covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, and emphasizes meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented including biomass energy, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen fuel, and fusion energy and their attributes described within a framework that aids in evaluat
Cowen on Liberty, Art, Food and Everything Else in Between
Tyler Cowen, co-blogger (with Alex Tabarrok) at MarginalRevolution.com, talks about liberty, global warming, using the courts vs. regulation to protect people, the challenges of leading a country out of poverty, the political economy of cuisine, and a quick overview of the Washington, DC. art museum scene.
Taleb on Black Swans
Nassim Taleb talks about the challenges of coping with uncertainty, predicting events, and understanding history. This wide-ranging conversation looks at investment, health, history and other areas where data play a key role. Taleb, the author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, imagines two countries, Mediocristan and Extremistan where the ability to understand the past and predict the future is radically different. Taleb's contention is that we often bring our intuition from Mediocrist
Bhide on Outsourcing, Uncertainty, and the Venturesome Economy
Amar Bhide, of Columbia University and author of The Venturesome Economy, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in a global economy. Bhide argues that the worries about outsourcing and America's alleged declining leadership in technology are misplaced. He argues that the source of prosperity is not technology per se but the application of technology to actual products that improve our lives and that the American venture system and labor market ar
Brink Lindsey on the Age of Abundance
Brink Lindsey, of the Cato Institute and author of The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the interaction between culture and politics and prosperity. Lindsey outlines the nature of prosperity in America in the 20th century, then focuses on the last half of the century when cultural change was perhaps as dramatic as economic change. The conversation concludes with a discussion of Lindsey's essay, "Paul Krugman'
Kling on Prosperity, Poverty, and Economics 2.0
Arnold Kling of EconLog and the author (with Nick Schulz) of From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Kling discusses how modern economists think about growth in both developed and undeveloped countries and contrasts those ideas with earlier views in economics. The focus of the modern understanding is on ideas and the ability of ideas to improve technology, leading to prosperity.
Winston on Market Failure and Government Failure
Clifford Winston of the Brookings Institution talks about the ideas in his book, Market Failure vs. Government Failure, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Winston summarizes a large literature on antitrust, safety regulation and environmental regulation. He finds that government regulation often fails to meet its objectives. While markets are imperfect, so is government. Winston argues that idealized theories of government intervention based on textbook theories of market failure are not the way r
Rustici on Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression
Thomas Rustici of George Mason University and author of Lessons from the Great Depression talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the impact of the Smoot-Hawley Act on the economy. The standard view is that the decrease in trade that followed Smoot-Hawley was not big enough to be a significant contributor to the Great Depression. Rustici argues that this Keynesian approach that looks at aggregate spending misses a crucial mechanism for understanding the impact of Smoot-Hawley. Rustici focuse
Pierre Beaudoin: Talking Management
Karl Moore talks management with Pierre Beaudoin, President and CEO of Bombardier Inc., a Montreal-based global transportation company with operations in 60 countries.
w11.1 Politics and Social Change
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w10.1 Politics and the State (guest lecture)
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GoingNative 23: Introducing Shared Mutex in C++14 | C9::GoingNative Visual C++ dev Gor Nishanov gives a talk on the different mutex's [mutual exclusion] available in C++ and a new addition in C++14! Please feel free to comment below, and also let us know if there's any native content that you'd like to see in upcoming episodes!
Visual C++ dev Gor Nishanov gives a talk on the different mutex's [mutual exclusion] available in C++ and a new addition in C++14!
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