Young Lives Project: Children's experiences of poverty, adversity and inequality
This talk looks at the work done by the Young Lives Project, a study which tracks 12,000 children across 4 developing countries over a 15 year period trying to find a scientific answer to the question of the causes of childhood poverty
The Idea of the State: a Genealogy
Quentin Skinner gives a genealogy of the modern state, arguing that we should not understand the state simply as the government, but rather as a fictional person, enabling us to explain such things as shared responsibility for debt over generations. Quentin Skinner is the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London and he is the previous Regius professor of modern history at Cambridge. His most recent book is Hobbes and Republican Liberty (2008).
1.1.1 A diversity of strategies
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
1.6.3 Mailing lists and newsgroups
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
Interview with Professor Elizabeth Colson
In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in anthropology addresses politics, religion, social organisation, social change, migration, anthropological
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 2
Palestine refugees in the contemporary context: a view from UNRWA and The situation of refugees in the Middle East This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The second plenary event began with the keynote address 'Palestine refugees in the contemporary context: a view from UNRWA' by Karen Abu Zayd, Commissioner General of UNRWA followed by a panel discussion 'The situation of refugees in the Middle East' chai
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 3
Regions at the Crossroads: Transregional Forced Migration This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The third plenary event included a panel discussion 'Regions at the Crossroads: Transregional Forced Migration' chaired by Susan Martin, with presentations by Mark Schlakman, Aicha Belarbi, Jeffrey Crisp and Ahmet Icduygu and Susan Kneebone.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 4
The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fourth plenary event began with poetry readings by Mehmet Yashin and Stephanos Stephanides, followed by a panel discussion 'The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research' chaired by Elzbieta Gozdziak, with Eftihia Voutira, Giorgia Donna, Arild Birkenes and Zachary Lomo as the panelists.
Art and Politics Now [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Anthony Downey | Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, terrorism and social activism. In this talk, Dr Anthony Downey explores the implications of this development, for both art and politics alike. Art and Politics Now by Anthony Downey is published by Thames & Hudson (@thamesandhudson) on 13 October. Anthony Downey is an a
Frequency domain blind multiple-input multiple-output system identification
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
5.4 Retinoic acid The retinoic acid story is both distressing and illuminating. It is distressing because with hindsight it is possible to see how the suffering of many people could have been averted. It is illuminating because we now understand much about how retinoic acid works. Retinoic acid is a natural product of vitamin A. It had been known since the 1930s that a lack of vitamin A, a vitamin A deficiency, led to fetal abnormalities. Subsequent studies in animals showed that an excess of vitamin A a
The retinoic acid story is both distressing and illuminating. It is distressing because with hindsight it is possible to see how the suffering of many people could have been averted. It is illuminating because we now understand much about how retinoic acid works.
Retinoic acid is a natural product of vitamin A. It had been known since the 1930s that a lack of vitamin A, a vitamin A deficiency, led to fetal abnormalities. Subsequent studies in animals showed that an excess of vitamin A a
Depositing files in JorumOpen
This short video demonstrates how to deposit files, such as documents, presentations, audio and video files into JorumOpen, the Jorum collection for Open Educational Resources (OER). A separate video is available on depositing web links. This is one of a series of vidcasts on using JorumOpen, including searching for resources. A suitable MP4 player is needed to view this video.
MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample ligh
18.06 Linear Algebra (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV Special element videos, AV lectures. This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.Join a Study Group Join a study group for this course. Ask questions, give help, collaborate and meet others taking this course - all for free. Already an OpenStudy user? Log in he
Molecular Biology and Genetics in Modern Medicine Geneticists have discovered that "junk" genes that lie dead in our DNA can come back to life and cause muscular dystrophy. Scientists such as MIT's David Housman
Geneticists have discovered that "junk" genes that lie dead in our DNA can come back to life and cause muscular dystrophy. Scientists such as MIT's David Housman
21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)
Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools
12.620J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach (MIT)
Classical mechanics in a computational framework. Lagrangian formulation. Action, variational principles. Hamilton's principle. Conserved quantities. Hamiltonian formulation. Surfaces of section. Chaos. Liouville's theorem and Poincar, integral invariants. Poincar,-Birkhoff and KAM theorems. Invariant curves. Cantori. Nonlinear resonances. Resonance overlap and transition to chaos. Properties of chaotic motion. Transport, diffusion, mixing. Symplectic integration. Adiabatic invariants. Many-dime
17.418 Field Seminar in International Relations Theory (MIT)
Provides an overview of the field of international relations and introduces two widely used typologies in the field. It then reviews the liberal, neo-liberal, realist, and neo-realist schools; the sociological literature on international relations; the constructivist literature on identity and interest formation in international politics; the mainstream literature on conflict and cooperation; and theoretically informed debates about the post-cold war world and the future of international politic
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption of technological innovation, and the markets for land, credit, and labor. From the course home page: Course Description In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal