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PhD dissertations in one minute or less
More than 60 University of Minnesota doctoral candidates recently talked about their discoveries to scores of visitors at an annual showcase of research by recipients of Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Here we present the four candidates in their own words. Rachael B. Kulick: Giving Birth at Home in the United States and the Netherlands Mark Hoffman: Rethinking the Politics of Immigration: Colonial Governance in the New World Order Phebe Veronica Jatau: Complications and Complexities in t
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PhD dissertations in one minute or less
More than 60 University of Minnesota doctoral candidates recently talked about their discoveries to scores of visitors at an annual showcase of research by recipients of Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Here we present the four candidates in their own words. Rachael B. Kulick: Giving Birth at Home in the United States and the Netherlands Mark Hoffman: Rethinking the Politics of Immigration: Colonial Governance in the New World Order Phebe Veronica Jatau: Complications and Complexities in t
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When will the BP oil spill be resolved?
University of Minnesota professor Justin Revenaugh discusses some of the pressing issues that the United States currently faces in light of the BP oil spill. He discusses when he thinks the spill will finally be resolved, what will happen to BP in the months and years afterward and what policy changes might take place as a result of the spill.
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When will the BP oil spill be resolved?
University of Minnesota professor Justin Revenaugh discusses some of the pressing issues that the United States currently faces in light of the BP oil spill. He discusses when he thinks the spill will finally be resolved, what will happen to BP in the months and years afterward and what policy changes might take place as a result of the spill.
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Beyond the Spin 2: Stephen Long (ABC), Peter Martin (The Age), Bob Gregory andSteve Dowrick
ABC Economics Correspondent Stephen Long is the moderator in the second of the ANU / 666 ABC Canberra Beyond the Spin 2010 Election series. He is joined by panellists Peter Martin of The Age, Professor Bob Gregory and Professor Steve Dowrick. This video was recorded at The Australian National University on Monday 2 August 2010.
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Beyond the Spin 2: Stephen Long (ABC), Peter Martin (The Age), Bob Gregory andSteve Dowrick
ABC Economics Correspondent Stephen Long is the moderator in the second of the ANU / 666 ABC Canberra Beyond the Spin 2010 Election series. He is joined by panellists Peter Martin of The Age, Professor Bob Gregory and Professor Steve Dowrick. This video was recorded at The Australian National University on Monday 2 August 2010.
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Beyond the Spin 2010 election forum - Asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship
In the first of the 666 ABC Canberra and ANU 'Beyond the Spin' 2010 election series, panellists discuss the issues of asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship. The panel is moderated by 666 ABC Afternoons Presenter Genevieve Jacobs, and features Dr Kim Huynh, Dr James Jupp, Professor Kim Rubenstein, Professor Penelope Mathew and Marianne Dickie. It was recorded at The Australian National University on 26 July 2010. 'Beyond the Spin' is a series of four forums looking at the big policy issues
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Beyond the Spin 2010 election forum - Asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship
In the first of the 666 ABC Canberra and ANU 'Beyond the Spin' 2010 election series, panellists discuss the issues of asylum seekers, immigration and citizenship. The panel is moderated by 666 ABC Afternoons Presenter Genevieve Jacobs, and features Dr Kim Huynh, Dr James Jupp, Professor Kim Rubenstein, Professor Penelope Mathew and Marianne Dickie. It was recorded at The Australian National University on 26 July 2010. 'Beyond the Spin' is a series of four forums looking at the big policy issues
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Panel debate: Have activists added to the climate change problem?
Neil Bowerman gives the opening talk to the debate, have activists added to the climate change problem?
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Court in the Net. - How the digital age is transforming the global politics of power and influence
New research shows males and females approach risk-taking differently even in utero.
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The Politics of Climate Change: Problems and Solutions
Lord Anthony Giddens gives the opening keynote address to the Oxford Climate Forum, talking about the politics of climate change.
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Listen: How voters view authority speaks volumes about political views
Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Marc Hetherington, focuses on the reasons behind the political realignment of the past several decades. More liberals are voting for Democrats and more conservatives are choosing GOP candidates, Hetherington said.
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Listen: Read the Bills!
Vanderbilt Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs has proposed that legislators be tested on their specific knowledge of bills under consideration in Congress. Lachs is dismayed that several national lawmakers have admitted recently to not reading the material on which they are voting.
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Listen: Professor‘s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq
Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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Listen: Professor’s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq
Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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Censorship in South Africa: Introduction
Peter McDonald talks briefly about what first interested him in Censorship of Literature in South Africa
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2010 Candidates’ Picnic
In the style of a traditional, small-town political rally, the 2010 Candidates’ Picnic attracted approximately 1,100 of Vanderbilt employees, students and friends to Olin Lawn on Sept. 16. Some 3,100 hot dogs along with chips, home-made cookies and ice cream sandwiches were served while 28 candidates or their representatives in races ranging from governor tokeep reading »
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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Challenges to the Absolute Prohibition of Torture
 Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, delivered the Second Annual Paragon Human Rights Lecture, held each year to mark International Human Rights Day.  He spoke about the current challenges facing the absolute prohibition of torture, particularly with respect to the ‘War on Terror’.

Professor Nowak outlined definitions of torture, highlighting the prohibition of torture as an absolute and non-derogable right in international law.  He
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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