China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
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Managing Risk: A Global Imperative
Given the threats posed by terrorism and natural disasters, the issue of how to handle risk remains an essential one for nations. While in free societies, people routinely make risk calculations, markets do an imperfect job of risk allocation. Governments must sometimes step in, but in a way that carefully manages risk through prudent, measured regulation. On February 15, 2005, Judge Michael Chertoff was sworn in as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff formerly s
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The Great Transformation: how China changed in the long 1970s
Professor Chen offers a historian's overview of China’s 1970s transformation and the beginning of global systemic change that this transformation helped create. Chen Jian is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2008-09 at LSE. He is the Michael J Zak Chair of the History of US China Relations at Cornell University.
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Is Global Democracy Possible?
This panel will explore whether or not the concepts and practices of democracy can be extended beyond borders to embrace the global order. Panellists take sharply different views on this question and very lively debate is promised. Daniele Archibugi is professor of innovation, governance and public policy at Birkbeck College. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. George Monbiot is a bestselling author and a columnist for The Guardian newspaper.
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Conférence de Willy Kurant : La Caméra bouge

Le 12 mars 2010, Willy Kurant, directeur de la photographie (Godard, Welles, Skolimowski…), donnait une conférence-démonstration sur les mouvements de caméra. Y ont pris part les concepteurs, les fabricants et les loueurs de machinerie, membres associés de l’Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique (A.F.C.), ainsi que l’Association française des cadreurs de fictions (A.F.C.F.).


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Leçon de cinéma - Catherine Breillat

Le 11 septembre 2010, la Cinémathèque française recevait Catherine Breillat pour une conversation avec Serge Toubiana


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Declining Hegemon? The United States and the World of Crisis
How will the world economic crisis impact the United States? Are we now witnessing the end of the American era? Michael Cox is professor of international relations and co-director of IDEAS at LSE. Danny Quah is head of department and professor of economics at LSE.
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The Universe: The Constellations
Stories behind constellations and how they were named and why. Students would benefit from a handout and/or chart of the constellations.
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Looking Beyond the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Managing Director of the World Bank. From June to August 2006, she was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, overseeing Nigeria's External Relations. From July 2003 to June 2006 she served as Minister of Finance and Economy of Nigeria and Head of Nigeria's Presidential Economic team.
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A Discussion with Janet Napolitano, US Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano is the third Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. Prior to becoming Secretary, Napolitano was in her second term as Governor of Arizona and was recognized as a national leader on homeland security, border security and immigration. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association and was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time Magazine. Napolitano was also the first female Attorney General of Arizona and served as U.S. Attorne
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Obama and the Arabs: the historical context
Barack Obama came to office determined to change America's relations with the Arab and Islamic worlds. The Arab world has responded to his message of "mutual interest and mutual respect" with enthusiasm and conviction. Part of the success of Obama as a communicator lies in the sensitivity he shows to recent Arab history. This lecture will examine the Obama factor in addressing the many challenges facing US policy towards the Mid East, and Arab relations with the world's sole superpower.
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Out of the Bretton Woods: Building a World Bank for the 21st Century
The first decade of the 21st Century has shown the extent to which we are increasingly interdependent for our prosperity, security and environmental sustainability. Tackling global poverty in today's world is not only a moral imperative, but in our common interest. Douglas Alexander will assess the importance of the World Bank in the fight against poverty, and propose the reforms that are necessary to equip it for the challenges that lie ahead.
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A Broken Middle East: a wasted decade of war on terror
Today's Middle East is broken. The crisis of prolonged authoritarianism and failed economic policies have caused chronic poverty, pervasive corruption and the rise of extremism in Arab societies. A wasted decade of war on terror has reinforced widely held perceptions that the West is waging a crusade against Islam and Muslims. Fawaz Gerges is a professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at LSE.
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Histoire mondiale de la colonisation :
les matières premières
Le café, par Benoît Daviron
Depuis ses débuts en 2006, l’Université populaire étudie l’histoire
mondiale de la colonisation. Cette longue séquence d’au moins
cinq siècles a déjà été traitée de manière chronologique à partir des
premiers navigateurs portugais, puis en étudiant les dates cruciales
de la colonisation depuis la Renaissance ; et enfin à travers l
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Europe as a Global Actor? A Conversation with Javier Solana
After ten years of serving as EU High Representative for CFSP, Javier Solana reflects on the achievements and challenges ahead for Europe as a global security actor with Professor Mary Kaldor. Javier Solana is a Senior Visiting Professor at the LSE Global Governance. He was formerly the Secretary General of the Council of the EU and EU High Representative for CSFP (October 1999 - December 2009). Prior to that, he was the Secretary General of NATO from 1995 – 1999. He is a former physics profes
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Living in an era of global terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glob
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Digital case methodology: A study of student teachers' co-construction of professional knowledge
Case pedagogy has a growing position in inquiry oriented teacher education programmes as means of bridging gaps between every-day and professional conceptions of teaching and learning and enhancing contextual and collaborative learning. The paper look at how a CSCL environment may enforce and improve collective thinking and professional reflection by the use of a cased based learning model in pre-service teacher education. The study is based on computer-supported learning resources developed at
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"The Long Road Home from Iraq"

Dr. Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winning author of God: A Biography and bestselling sequel Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, was MacArthur Fellow 2002-2007, and in 2008 joined UCI as Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies. A Senior Fellow in Religion and International Affairs of the Pacific Council, Jack observes that since tribalism and religious interests in the Sunni, Shia, and Kurds take precedence over any sense
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The Astrobiology: Life at the Limits Spring Seminar Series is a free and public event that brings in three distinguished speakers to the University of Oregon to give a public talk about Astrobiology, a general science topic of interest to our Eugene community. This three-part series will be kicked off on April 30th by Dr. [...]
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