"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" (video)
dunsky book coverA talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
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Spin, Blair and PR - Richard Peel
Richard Peel is at the top of the PR tree in Britain. He has ‘spun’ for many of the bluest chip organisations in Britain – The BBC, The ITC, Ofcom, The England and Wales Cricket Board and now Camelot the lottery operator. In this Coventry Conversation Richard talks about spin, politics and public image.
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Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
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Leah Nichols: Bodies (as mass) + Building (as mass)
Architecture Final Reviews were presented by students in the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. Terming a collection of bodies "a mass" redefines bodies from another programmatic factor to an active force, a malleable, porous architecture in itself. The merging together of Oakland City Hall and the adjacent Frank H. Ogawa Plaza will respond to the active force of bodies as mass by instigating both the f
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This unit is designed to help you develop the analytical skills needed for studying literary texts at university level.


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21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity (MIT)
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.
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Are Harsh Sentencing Laws Driving Up Homicide Rates?

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness fact that the United States imprisons a far larger percentage of its population than many other nations. Much of this is due to the fact that what we call crime in the US is often not an imprisonable offense in the EU nations.

In the US, for example, a prison term is commonly employed for small-time drug offenders. According a study done by the Vera Institute of Justice, such sentences are rarely used for drug offenses in Germany and t
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: How to Draw a Cartoon Dog: Part 3
Watch and learn from the artist's drawing. Go from the colar down to draw the body of the dog. Step-by-step narration by Paul Louis.
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SP.721 D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery (MIT)
D-Lab is a year-long series of courses and field trips. The fall class provides a basic background in international development and appropriate technology through guest speakers, case studies and hands-on exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an IAP field trip to Haiti, India, Brazil, Honduras, Zambia, Samoa, or Lesotho and continue their work in a spring term design class. As part of the fall class, students will partner with community organizations in these count
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Childhood in the digital age
This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives. First published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 as Childhood in the digital age. To find out more visit The Open Univers
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Reconnaissance de parole par modèles de Markov cachés
A l'heure actuelle, il n'existe guère d'applications commerciales de méthode efficace de description du signal vocal sur laquelle on peut baser la reconnaissance. La technique qui s'est avérée la meilleure pour le moment est la recherche d'une similitude entre des chaines de vecteurs mémorisées représentant par exemple des mots et celle qu'on déduit du signal enregistré. Nous verrons au chapitre 3 une présentation succincte de la mise en ?uvre de cette technique. Notons que les modèle
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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 MPs in May 2005, some back b
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Behaviour, Decisions and Markets: module syllabus
Module outline for a course on Behaviour, Decisions and Markets, as taught by Miguel A. Fonseca and Dieter Balkenborg, University of Exeter. The aim of this module is to enable students to examine economic theory from a behavioural perspective, and highlight instances where standard economics predicts actual choices correctly and instances where it does not. Students will be introduced to recent behavioural theories that have emerged to explain the empirical observations, and will discuss the im
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From Mary, Queen of Scots to HRH Queen Elizabeth II
A short collection of name plaques illustrating the line of succession from Mary, Queen of Scots to HRH Queen Elizabeth II
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17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process (MIT)
This course provides students with an introduction to the basic institutions of American government, especially as established in the constitution, and with an introduction to currents of thought among social scientists about the workings of U.S. politics. This is a communication intensive course. As such you are required to write at least 20 pages - that's the C.I. requirement - and participate in class discussions.
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Mission Accomplished: Five Years later
Five years after the President declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq, Bill Moyers interviews Victor S. Navasky and Christopher Cerf about their latest book Mission Accomplished, described as a "hilarious but depressing compilation of experts who were in error about the war in Iraq." Media and politics expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyzes the latest from the presidential campaign. And Bill Moyers reflects on Jeremiah Wright.Author(s): No creator set

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Émission d'ondes par un obstacle oscillant et mobile (Ondes et instabilités)
Ce cours étudie le train d'ondes émis par un obstacle oscillant et mobile dans un milieu fluide dispersif ou non dispersif. On s'intéresse au sillage lointain ou a des obstacles de petite taille. On montre que seules les ondes oscillant a la même pulsation que l'obstacle sont émises et que le sillage se disperse en paquets d'ondes voyageant avec leur propre vitesse de groupe.
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Infant mortality increases in minority populations
Hope Kelly reports on an alarming increase in the infant mortality rate in Boston. Kelly reviews the statistics. She notes that the infant mortality rate among African Americans is 2.5 times the infant mortality rate among whites. Kelly adds that the increase in the infant mortality rate was most pronounced in the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly interviews Dr. Bailus Walker (Commissioner of Public Health). Walker says that the increase in the infant mortality rate is the result of a cutback in socia
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A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
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Looking Beyond Themselves: Preparing Students to Become Invested Members of Their Community
As a sixth grade teacher, Pfitzner struggled to find a way to truly reach her students. She wanted to help her students find a deeper connection to what they were learning, allowing them to feel ownership of their knowledge. She developed a project based on community activism to help her students escape the cliques and disconnectedness so common to sixth graders in her school. Pfitzner documented this journey as she and her students identified and addressed a need in their community for a non-fi
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