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Wanderuniversität (Betreuer: Chi-Vinh)

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Eine Wanderuniversität quer durch die Kurse des Open Courseware Consortium, Wikiversity, wikibooks und anderen frei zugänglichen podcast-Kursen 10% fertig

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Sympathie für frei Kultur und barrierefreie Bildung


Introduction to Finance (Betreuer: Chi-Vinh)

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Robert Shiller introduce you to the core concepts of modern Finance 50% fertig

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Learners who want to learn fundamentals of Finance

Justice[Bearbeiten]

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Justice - What is the right thing to do ? Learners with interest in Ethic
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Democratic Schools[Bearbeiten]

Democratic Schools (Betreuer: n.n.)

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Learn how democratic schools can link Diaspora and schools 10% fertig

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Learners with interest education reforms for Diaspora Kids


Search Engine[Bearbeiten]

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Learn about search engine 10% fertig

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Learners with interest in search engine

Recommender System[Bearbeiten]

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Learn about Recommender System 10% fertig

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Learners with interest in Recommender System

Marxian Economics[Bearbeiten]

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Learn about Marxian Economics 10% fertig

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Learners with interest in Marxian Economics

Semiotics[Bearbeiten]

Semiotics (Betreuer: n.n.)

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Learn about semiotics 10% fertig

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Learners with interest in semiotics

Postcolonial Studies[Bearbeiten]

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Homi Bhabha presented his lecture as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities' Forum on the Humanities and the Public World. Bhabha is Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language and Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University. Considered one of the most important figures in postcolonial studies, Bhabha introduced the concepts of hybridity, mimicry, difference, and ambivalence to the field.

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Occupy Movement[Bearbeiten]

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Manuel Castells: The Global Financial Crisis and Alternative Economic Cultures Manuel Castells, university professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles will speak on "The financial crisis from 2008-2012 and the response from the grassroots: alternative economic cultures and social movements." Professor Castells will provide an analysis of the economic crisis, and then explore the relationship between social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and alternative cultures. 891 views

Immigrant Rights[Bearbeiten]

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DREAM Activists and the Immigrant Rights Movement Tens of thousands of youth graduate high school each year in the US with an inherited title: "undocumented immigrant." Passage of the DREAM Act would make many undocumented young people legal residents, start them on a path to citizenship and make them eligible for financial aid if they finish college or serve in the military. While Congress considers—and delays—passage, legislators in states nationwide are debating and passing measures of their own. And a new generation of activists are "outing" themselves as undocumented Americans, giving the immigrant rights movement a new, more aggressive face. What is the status of the national DREAM Act campaign, and those being pursued state-by-state? Are the new activist strategies proving effective? And what are the political implications of young, undocumented immigrants taking a central role in the movement for immigrant rights? 414 views
International Migrants and the Right to the City Evans Jadotte presents his note: International Migration, Remittances and Labor Supply: The case of the Republic of Haiti at Conference on Development and Information Technologies. Please watch the video for more details. For more information access: http://www.uoc.edu/portal/english/estudis/estudis.html
Der Integrationsdiskurs als ein rassistischer Diskurs? Integration ist der seit Jahren erfolgreichste Begriff, wenn es darum geht, Fragen der Einwanderungsgesellschaft in Deutschland zu diskutieren. Woher kommt der Begriff? Wann ist er aufgetaucht? Was sagt Integration eigentlich? Wie ist das in anderen Ländern Europas? Tarnt er die aktuelle Konjunktur des Rassismus? Wollen wir den Begriff abschaffen?

Von Dr. Manuela Bojadžijev

Remittance Economy[Bearbeiten]

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International Migration, Remittances and Labor Supply - Evans Jadotte Evans Jadotte presents his note: International Migration, Remittances and Labor Supply: The case of the Republic of Haiti at Conference on Development and Information Technologies. Please watch the video for more details. For more information access: http://www.uoc.edu/portal/english/estudis/estudis.html

Whiteness[Bearbeiten]

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"The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in Contemporary America" Honors Colloquium Fall 2010

Speaker Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University. Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.

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Part 1, The Cost of White Supremacy and Racism John Riley interviews author Chip Smith and researcher Juliet Ucelli on their new book, "The Cost of Privilege: Taking on the System of White Supremacy and Racism." They discuss the material, political and moral costs of the system of white supremacy in the US historically, up to the present day. Chip Smith & Juliet Ucelli examine how since the 1960s, consciousness of the existence of racism has declined, while actual disparities have grown larger and the need to fight racism and white privilege in order to reinvigorate the social justice movement and the struggle to build a just socialist system in the US.
Part 2- The Cost of White Supremacy and Racism In part 2, John Riley interviews "The Cost of Privilege" author Chip Smith and researcher Juliet Ucelli about their new book. The book examines the history of racism in North America and the United States. The interview was originally broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.For book info: 14950 views
Robert Jensen The Color of the Race Problem Is White" In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois suggested that the question white people so often want to ask black people is, How does it feel to be a problem? This program turns the tables and recognizes some simple facts: Race problems have their roots in a system of white supremacy. White people invented white supremacy. Therefore, the color of the race problem is white. White people are the problem. White people have to ask ourselves: How does it feel to be a problem?

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Tim Wise on White Privilege Tim Wise author of "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" speaking on white privilege June 25, 2002 at Bloedel Hall, St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. 141038 views
Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama Celebrated anti-racism activist Tim Wise, author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama, will appear at Villanova University March 29 to share his insights and wit, and to issue challenging calls to action 23083 views

Community Organizing[Bearbeiten]

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Webinar :: Building Relationships & Developing Leaders This workshop is part of a monthly series created by National Neighbors Silver, an NCRC initiative to organize and empower older adults across the country. Featuring presenters: Kristen Kumpf of the renowned Midwest Academy on Organizing, who will discuss the importance of leadership development in direct action advocacy campaigns. Also, Tom Endres, a nationally recognized leader in developing senior-focused national and community service programs (most notably at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the National Council on Aging), will illustrate how to effectively engage older adults as leadership volunteers in community organizing settings. 92 views
Pete Seeger & Si Kahn: Creative Community Organizing Pete Seeger sings with long time friend, activist, and musician Si Kahn as they promote Si Kahn's newest book: Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice. Their birthdays are both celebrated. Event April 26, 2010 at Demos, sponsored by Demos, Grassroots Leadership, The Opportunity Agenda, and the North Star Fund. The book aims to help established community organizers become more creative and innovative, encouraging them to question established principles and decide whether or not they still work. Those new to activism will discover a new way of looking at the world and gain a sense of empowerment as they come to see things don't have to stay the way they are. The world can be more fair and humane--and they can live and work in ways that help make that happen. Si Kahn is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. Camera: Joe Friendly
UN Women in Moldova: Community Empowerment - a Key for Inclusive Local Development in Moldova Video material "Community Empowerment - a Key for Inclusive Local Development in Moldova" was developed by the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme, implemented by the Government of the Republic of Moldova with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the financial support of the Government of Sweden.

The community mobilization approach, applied by the Programme in 60 pilot rural localities focuses primarily on empowerment of communities, with a particular attention to women and men representing the most vulnerable groups: older persons, women facing multiple forms of discrimination, religious and ethnic minorities, particularly the Roma, persons with disabilities etc. In this process empowerment is considered by the JILDP the starting point for local development and a core element, together with the local democracy and local service provision.

UN Women in Moldova: Role of Women in Local Governance Video material "Role of Women in Local Governance" was developed by the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme, implemented by the Government of the Republic of Moldova with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the financial support of the Government of Sweden.

The video focuses on opportunities of the Moldovan women to use local government as a political arena as well as the barriers they encounter to the local politics entry.

Decentralization and Development: Making Local Governance Deliver The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future holds a seminar titled Decentralization and Development: Making Local Governance Deliver, part of its ongoing seminar series. Panelists John Gerring, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of political science and a Pardee Center faculty fellow, Dilip Mookherjee, a CAS professor of economics and director of the Institute for Economic Development, and Ghazia Aslam, of the World Banks Social Development Department and a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, discuss local governance and its effects on democracy and development. The seminar is moderated by Adil Najam, Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy and director of the Pardee Center.

Hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on Monday, March 1, 2010

South Sudan and Enterprise Development: A Conversation with SABMiller One of the worldapos;s largest brewers, SABMiller has been a leader in local community development, strengthening both its business model and the communities in which it operates. On September 26, Sue Clark joined us for a conversation on SABMillerapos;s sustainable development operations, discussing successful initiatives in the areas of local sourcing, enterprise development, and health. Ms. Clark discussed the specific example of SABMillerapos;s investment in South Sudan, where the establishment of Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd. has successfully created one of the largest investments in this new countryapos;s economy.
Community Cohesion in an Era of Super Diversity - Ted Cantle, iCoCo Ted Cantle is Professor of Community Cohesion at the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo).

In this Professorial Lecture he discusses how Community Cohesion emerged as a new policy framework for race and diversity issues just over 9 years ago. Since then it has been widely adopted by statutory and voluntary agencies and more latterly by businesses. The 23,000 schools in England are now under a duty to promote community cohesion and programmes to tackle prejudice and intolerance, reduce inequalities and to more positively promote belonging and the benefits of diversity, are evident in just about every neighbourhood. As the architect of the cohesion concept Professor Cantle considers the key challenges ahead.

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Community Development Finance[Bearbeiten]

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1 The Present and Future of Community Development Finance Part 1 | The New School The Present and Future of Community Development Finance: Creating Capacity Promoting Innovation - Panel 1: What Comprises Success?

THE NEW SCHOOL [http://www.newschool.edu/milano Presented by Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy]

From clients' and funders' perspectives, how has the CDFL contributed capacity and advanced pivotal community economic development projects and policy? What are the dynamics and challenges of engaging and deploying the Lab's critical capacity on the ground? What investments are required by community-based client(s)? What financial resources are necessary, and what attracts funder investment?

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The Present and Future of Community Development Finance Part 2 | The New School The Present and Future of Community Development Finance: Creating Capacity Promoting Innovation

THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu

Presented by Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy -- http://www.newschool.edu/milano

Panel 2: Adapting the CDFL Curriculum for Unique Contexts

Over the last 3 years, the Milano CDFL has engaged in projects in Newark, Camden, and New Orleans. For the last academic year, Milano and the University of New Orleans (UNO) have partnered to develop a CDF curriculum at UNO. On what existing capacity and opportunities can the model build? What unique community and local market characteristics must the model respond to? What innovations are possible? What relationships and networks are critical to success? What community economic development projects have been advanced?

http://www.newschool.edu/milano

Community-Based Development in New York | The New School for Public Engagement Center for New York City Affairs | Center for New York City Affairs | http://newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs

Community-Based Planning: The Future of Development in New York

The first in a 2011--2012 series on the politics of housing and development in New York City presented by the Center for New York City Affairs.

For decades, deliberations over land use in New York City have included developers, community boards, elected officials, and city agencies such as the Department of City Planning. Do the people who live and work in city neighborhoods have a sufficient voice? Do residents improve the process or impede progress? Who is best positioned to determine a neighborhood's needs, and what are the best structures for public participation? What does the future hold for the city as it recovers from the current recession?


Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy | http://www.newschool.edu/milano

A conversation with:

- Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President. - Richard W. Eaddy, Vice Chairman, City Planning Commission and Senior Managing Director, Studley Inc. - Paul Graziano, Principal, Associated Cultural Resource Consultants - Jarrett Murphy, Editor, City Limits. - Julia Vitullo Martin, Director, Center for Urban Innovation, Regional Plan Association (RPA). - David Shuffler, Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice.

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT | http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Edison Properties. Additional funding provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall. 10/06/2011 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Social Entrepreneurship: How Everyone Can be a Changemaker | The New School Social Entrepreneurship: How Everyone Can be a Changemaker

THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu

Join us in the launch of an exciting new partnership between The New School and Ashoka, a global association of the worlds leading social entrepreneurs. Bruce Nussbaum, faculty member at Parsons the New School for Design and BusinessWeek editor, will moderate a discussion with leading social entrepreneurs tackling diverse global challenges from poverty to climate change. Featured speakers include Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and D-Rev: Design for the other 90%; and Billy Parish, founder of Energy Action Coalition; as well as other extraordinary social entrepreneurs.

The Ashoka Changemaker Campus Initiative is a unique partnership opportunity between Ashoka and a group of universities across the United States that aspires to improve teaching, research, and engagement opportunities in social entrepreneurship - both on campus and in the local and global communities in which we work.

This event celebrating Ashokas partnership with The New School will include the participation of Milano the New School for Management and Urban Policy, Parson The New School for Design, The New School for General Studies, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN | http://www.newschool.edu/parsons THE NEW SCHOOL FOR GENERAL STUDIES | http://www.newschool.edu/generalstudies EUGENE LANG COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR LIBERAL ARTS | http://www.newschool.edu/lang THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH | http://www.newschool.edu/nssr

  • Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. 09/21/2009 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cultural studies[Bearbeiten]

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Transmodernism Panel Discussion Panel Discussion on Transmodernism withJames Mahoney, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC, Catherine Pancake, Independent Filmmaker and Musician, Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Chicago. Moderated by Preminda Jacob, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC Transmodern is a term that came into use in the early 1990s to denote emerging attitudes, values, and aesthetics that seemed to move past postmodernism's canon of critique into more intriguingly open areas of cultural inquiry and practice. The rise of the Internet has networked a transmodernity that includes green perspectives and liberation theology, alternative music, multiculturalism in every form, and a re-engagement with the question of symbols in art, etc. In essence, the transmodern is a proactive recasting of the primal modernist condition, one in which, as Karl Marx said, All that is solid melts into air. 810 views
Talk/s & Discussion: "Sci-Fi, Afrofuturism and Migration"

Commerce and Culture[Bearbeiten]

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Paul A. Cantor ] A ten-lecture course presented by Paul A. Cantor, Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and a pioneer in literary criticism from an Austrian perspective. Having studied with Ludwig von Mises, he is working to counter the Marxist understanding of culture that dominates the humanities today. Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, July 24-28, 2006. Includes an introduction by Jeffrey A. Tucker. http://mises.org

Paul A. Cantor (born 1945) is an American non-marxist literary critic inspired by the Austrian School of economic thought. Educated at Harvard (A.B., 1966, Ph.D., 1971), he has taught for many years at the University of Virginia, USA, where he is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English.

He has written on a wide range of subjects, including Shakespeare, Romanticism, Austrian economics, contemporary popular culture, and relations between culture and commerce. His books include Shakespeare's Rome (1974), Creature and Creator: Myth-Making and English Romanticism (1984), Shakespeare: Hamlet (1989), and Gilligan Unbound (2003).

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Multiculturalism[Bearbeiten]

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Racial Culture: A Critique What is black culture? Does it have an essence? What do we lose and gain by assuming that it does, and by building our laws accordingly?

Richard Thompson Ford, the George Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and author of Racial Culture: A Critique, discussed his book at a free public lecture at the University of Oregon as the 2005-2006 Colin Ruagh Thomas O'Fallon Lecturer in Law and American Culture.

In his lecture, Ford questioned the common presumption of political multiculturalism that social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are defined by distinctive cultural practices.

The O'Fallon Lecture was established by a generous gift from Henry and Betsy Mayer, named in memory of their nephew, son of law professor James O'Fallon and his wife, artist Ellen Thomas.

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Dr. Nell Irvin Painter: The History of White People Noted historian Nell Irvin Painter is a professor emerita at Princeton and the author of numerous books, including Sojouner Truth, A Life, A Symbol; Standing at Armageddon; and Southern History Across the Color Line. 2346
Multinationalism and nationbuilding in West Africa - the Case of Ghana: Michael Amoah Dr Michael Amoah, Associate at LSE Ideas, presenting a seminar on nationalism in West Africa.

Part of the 2010/2011 ASEN themed seminar series ""Nation building for the 21st Century: Reflections on the impact of migration, multinationalism and multiculturalism on the nation building project".

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Ian Buruma: Eurabia, Truth or Paranoia? Ian Buruma delivered the 2009 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics on Thursday, October 15. Burumas talk, Eurabia: Truth or Paranoia dealt with the fears of Islamicization in the countries of Western Europe, with examples drawn from current debates in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Buruma, who is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College, spoke about the ethical, political and cultural challenges rising from the changing demographics of Western Europe, and deftly separated unjustified paranoia over these changes from reasonable anxiety. 2220 views
the politics of religion. lecture 15. identity and multiculturalism Lecture 15 for the module, 'the politics of religion'. Examines the themes of identity and multiculturalism, considering the extent to which identity politics are beneficial or negative. The module is taught by Dr Steven Kettell, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. 41 views
Is There A Future For Multiculturalism? Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Alan Craig, Claire Fox, Professor Tariq Modood

Chair: Jane Little Recorded on 20 October 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Recent years have seen politicians and commentators of all stripes lining up to condemn multiculturalism. This event asks whether we are right to bury state multiculturalism, having once praised it so energetically. The debate coincides with the launch of Multiculturalism: a Christian retrieval from Theos.

Jonathan Chaplin is the first director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics.

Alan Craig is the leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance. Until May 2010 he also led the CPA councillors on Newham Borough Council in London.

Claire Fox is director of the Institute of Ideas.

Tariq Modood is director of the Centre for Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.

Jane Little is a writer and broadcaster, regularly presenting Woman's Hour, Sunday, Last Word, and The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4. After a Fulbright Scholarship at Harvard to study the relationship between religion and politics in the US she worked as a producer and reporter on The World at WGBH Boston, before returning to create the post of religious affairs correspondent at the BBC World Service.

Audio mp3 podcast available here - http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEv...

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American Multicultural Studies - November 2, 2011 American Multicultural Studies 475, Globalization and Race in the U.S

November 2, 2011: Grace Sato, Latino Social Entrepreneur

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American Multicultural Studies - November 9, 2011 American Multicultural Studies Class lecture November 9, Nina Simons, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, BIONEERS 119 views
Dr John Hewson: Multiculturalism - success or failure? At ANU, March 2011 Australia's multicultural agenda has been under the spotlight. While migrants became an election issue, recent comments by European politicians about the failure of multiculturalism seemed to resonate with Australians. In this video, economist and Former Leader of the Opposition, Dr John Hewson, talks about Australia's vision of multiculturalism and whether we can create a government and policy structure that can succeed where others have failed.

This video was recorded at The Australian National University on 17 March 2011.

Dr John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He was a member of parliament for eight years, four of which were as Leader of the Liberal Party and Federal Coalition in Opposition for four years. Since leaving politics in early 1995, Dr Hewson has run his own private investment banking business and was, until December 2004, a Member of the Advisory Council of ABN AMRO, having previously been Chairman of the Bank. In addition he is Chairman of Osteoporosis Australia and Arthritis Research Taskforce. He is also a Director of a number of other companies. Dr Hewson also writes an opinion column for the Australian Financial Review and is a Panellist on the Sky News Agenda program.

This lecture is being hosted by the Freilich Foundation and The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA). FECCA is the peak national body for all multicultural communities in Australia. They provide advocacy, develop policy and promote issues on behalf of their constituency to government and the broader community. FECCA supports multiculturalism, community harmony, social justice and the rejection of all forms of discrimination and racism.

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Multicultural Modernism Steven Ehrlich

Rice School of Architecture Fall 2009 Lecture Series

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Ram Gidoomal CBE - Sustaining Dialogue: Multicultural Societies Under Pressure Ram Gidoomal CBE presents the lecture: "Sustaining Dialogue: Multicultural Societies Under Pressure" for the Festival of Social Sciences 2011. 34 views
Diversity and the Boundaries of Belonging Marta Tienda, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

(Sep 10, 2006 at the Class of 2010 Freshman Assembly, Princeton University)

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Social Movements and Participatory Cultural Democracy in Latin America and the U S James Counts Early, Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Institution

The financial crash in the United States and the economic "push and pull" factors of migration, immigration, and transnational cultural identity have sparked new conservative and radical perspectives on social movements and participatory cultural democracy. Across the ideological and political spectrum there are growing challenges to the status-quo, including the Tea Party Movement in the U.S. and new democracy movements among Latinos. Dr. Early will examine the nexus of participatory democracy and pluralist socialist movements that have altered the state of national politics and cultural identity in Latin American and the U.S.

Sponsors: Dresher Center for the Humanities, Language, Literacy and Culture Program, and the Department of Sociology

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The Muslim Headscarf in Europe: Veiled Threat or Religious Freedom? As part of UMBC's Humanities Forum, this is a lecture by Claudia Koonz, Department of History, Duke University. Even as the European Union promises to create shared cultural values, vehement disagreements about the Muslim headscarf reveal deep divisions within German, French, and British attitudes to immigrants. Does a woman wearing a headscarf, or hijab, signify subservience to oppression, an identity statement, or religious piety? Who has the right to decide? Professor Koonz explores the answers to these questions within three visual cultures as a way of connecting gender, Islam, and human rights. 1239 views
Robert Jensen;Beyond Multiculturalism

African American Diaspora[Bearbeiten]

African American Diaspora (Betreuer: n.n.)

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Learners with interest in interest-free banking

Asian American Visual Media[Bearbeiten]

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FSU AASU:Asians in the media with Ryan Takemiya (part 1) Asian-Americans are vastly underrepresented in the United States media, including film, music, radio, newsprints, etc. Furthermore, acting roles that are granted to Asian-Americans often consist of stereotypical characters that only serve to perpetuate already trivializing cultural beliefs. Come to this informative seminar presented by Ryan Takemiya, found and executive director of RAMA. 244 views
FSU AASU:Asians in the media with Ryan Takemiya (part 2) Asian-Americans are vastly underrepresented in the United States media, including film, music, radio, newsprints, etc. Furthermore, acting roles that are granted to Asian-Americans often consist of stereotypical characters that only serve to perpetuate already trivializing cultural beliefs. Come to this informative seminar presented by Ryan Takemiya, found and executive director of RAMA. 186 views
FSU AASU:Asians in the media with Ryan Takemiya (part 3) 109 views
Elaine Kim - Asian American Woman in Hollywood and Beyond Nam Center for Korean Studies Colloquium Series

3/23/2011 Elaine Kim, Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Berkeley "Asian American Woman in Hollywood and Beyond: race, gender, and representation 1986-2010"

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"Asian American Women in Hollywood and Beyond" Panel Since the days of Anna May Wong, Asian American actresses have had a continued presence in cinema, from icons of the Orient to Oscar-nominated actresses to directors and producers behind the camera. As technologies, demographics, and audiences transform, so too do representations and opportunities for Asian American actresses to hone and showcase their art.

This panel brings together a legendary professor of Asian American Studies and two actresses who have become familiar faces in film and TV -- and who will star together in next year's Yes, We're Open.

Panel: Lynn Chen (Saving Face, Surrogate Valentine) Sheetal Sheth (Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, The Trouble with Romance) Elaine H. Kim (Professor, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Director/writer, Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded) Moderated by Leeva Chung (Professor Communication Studies University of San Diego

Co-presented by: Audrey Magazine, CSU San Marcos Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association, UCSD Women's Center, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress - San Diego chapter

Courtesy of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) http://www.sdaff.org | info@sdaff.org | 619.400.5911 SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/SanDiegoAsianFilm LIKE: http://www.facebook.com/SDAsianFilm FOLLOW: http://www.twitter.com/SDAFF READ: http://sdasianfilm.blogspot.com/

Camera: Vince Leung & Leticia Ng Camera Assistant: Noelle Green Edited by Rommel Andaya

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Modern Asian Internalize racism A close look at the modern asian's we know today. A lot of Asians today, especially ones who grew up in western societies develop a self hate, internalize racism amongst themselves and onto other asians. From eyelid surgery to nose surgery, people are trying to look more westernized to fit in societies standard. 9652 views
Asian and Asian American Women's Media Stereotypes Media Stereotypes of Asian and Asian American Women 7225
Hypersexuality of Race: Reading and Panel Discussion Professor Celine Parrenas-Shimizu, Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara is the author of the recently published book, The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene. This book analyzes the production of sexuality for Asian women in western modern moving image visual cultures such as early cinema, stag films, contemporary pornography, Hollywood blockbusters, musicals and independent sexually explicit media by Asian American women. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 13703] 422 views
Stephane Gauger: Film and Multimedia and Asian Americans Come join in a discussion with Stephane Gauger -- Director/Writer/Producer of Saigon Electric. Discuss the state of Asian Americans in the entertainment industry and what it was like working in the United States versus working in Vietnam. How can we break the barriers and perceptions of Asians in the media? 10 views
Passing Poston: A Discussion Meet the filmmakers! The Asian American Studies Program welcomes Ruth Okimoto, Joe Fox and James Nubile for a discussion about their new film, Passing Poston.

For The Thousands of Japanese Americans Forcibly Interned During World War II, The Scars Have Never Healed.

For Ruth Okimoto the need to confront the past brings her back to the desert of Arizona where she spent her childhood years behind barbed wire. Back to the Colorado River Indian Reservation, where Poston was built. It is a journey Ruth takes, to find meaning in the inexplicable as she searches to discover the true story of how the Poston camp came into being.

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A Different POV: Latino and Asian America in Cinema and New Media at the Smithsonian Introductions

00:00 Intro by Eduardo Diaz 05:02 Intro by Konrad Ng

Presentations from speakers: 08:39 Charles Ramirez Berg 43:40 Konrad introduces Lisa 45:22 Lisa Nakamura

Q&A Discussion 1:03:55

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American Chinese Diaspora[Bearbeiten]

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1 Relationship to China Introductory video to my Chinese American Experiences course, answering the same questions I posed to students - What is your Relationship to China?(Recorded on January 26, 2010.)
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Lecture 4 - social spaces social production of space 239 views
Lecture 4b - Angel Island and Me! social production of space, angel island, immigrant space, memorial space
Week 7a - Angel Island Poetry Remembering the immigrants Chinese poetry on the wall of Angel Island immigration station
Unit 3 - Family and Restaurant Homework
7b - Chinatowns (1/3) Chinatowns as Ethnic Enclaves
7b - Alameda Chinatown (Part 2 of 3) 7b - Alameda Chinatown (Part 2 of 3) 95 views
Historic Phoenix Chinatown (part 1 of 2) Walking tour of Downtown Phoenix with architect Vincent Murray (November 2011) For more info, please visit AznHistory 35 views
Historic Phoenix Chinatown (part 2 of 2) Walking tour of Downtown Phoenix with architect Vincent Murray (November 2011) For more info, please visit Aznhistory 31 views
7b (pt 3) Rotating credit Chinese American Rotating credit system Credit Unions and Banking
11b - Glenn & Chinese American Family Cultural and Structural perspectives of the Chinese American Family
11b - Glenn & Productive/Reproductive Labor (2 of 3) Cultural and Structural perspectives of the Chinese American Family
11b - Glenn & Dual Wage Earning Family (3 of 3)
Qing Ming Steps 1 & 2 Traditional (and contemporary) Chinese & Overseas Chinese cultural practices of Qing Ming/Ching Ming 190 views
Qing Ming - Step 3 Paper offerings to the ancestors, Joss Paper 339 views
Lesson 13b - Ethnoburbs (Part 1 of 3) How changes in Immigration policy brings immigrants of a higher socioeconomic status to the US. 118 views
Lesson 13b - ethnoburb 2 of 3 Chandler AZ as a growing ethnoburb? 92 views
Lecture 13b (Part 3 of 3) chandler & parachute kids
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6 Chinese immigrants in AZ Part 2 of 2 How and Why were Chinese immigrants treated DIFFERENTLY in Arizona vs California?
Lecture 9B - 20th Century Political History of China (1 of 2) Qing Dynasty, Republic of China, World War II, Modernity & Westernization
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The Chinese in America Author Iris Chang explores the impact on American history by Chinese immigrants over the last 150 years.This is a look at the successes and failures of the American democratic experience as well as the lessons learned by Chinese immigrants that are still relevant today. Series: "Voices" [2/2004] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8475]
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China's Century of Revolutions by Professor Wang Gungwu
China's Quest: A New Cultural Identity Wang Gungwu, chairman of the East Asian Institute and university professor at the National University of Singapore, delievered the last lecture in DU's 2009-10 Bridges to the Future series on April 28, 2010. He described China as a country torn between its national longing for a unified, holistic identity and its emerging role as a global economic and political power.
The State between Migration and Sojourning: the China difference Speaker: Professor Wang Gungwu

Chair: Professor Arne Westad This event was recorded on 28 April 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building At the end of the 19th century, the Qing court described all Chinese living overseas as sojourners. Under the Republic, overseas Chinese were enjoined to be patriotic. After 1949, migration policies changed several times. Why did three different Chinese states pay so much attention to this subject?

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Young Chinese-Americans are coming to China in increasing numbers, some 30 years after their parents made the reverse journey to America. Why is that? Is it a pragmatic response to the recent economic downturn? Is it a wistful search for identity? Or is it something more?

Stephy Chung sits down with fellow expatriate Chinese-Americans including writer, musician and Director of International Communications for Baidu, Kaiser Kuo, to get their stories on why they've chosen to live and work in China. She also speaks with Professor Jinzhao Li of Beijing Foreign Studies University about her recent study on the identity transformation of Chinese-Americans in China.

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Young Chinese-Americans are coming to China in increasing numbers, some 30 years after their parents made the reverse journey to America. Why is that? Is it a pragmatic response to the recent economic downturn? Is it a wistful search for identity? Or is it something more?

Stephy Chung sits down with fellow expatriate Chinese-Americans including writer, musician and Director of International Communications for Baidu, Kaiser Kuo, to get their stories on why they've chosen to live and work in China. She also speaks with Professor Jinzhao Li of Beijing Foreign Studies University about her recent study on the identity transformation of Chinese-Americans in China.

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Amy Chua: Tale of a Tiger Mother Amy Chua: Tale of a Tiger Mother

Author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; John M. Duff Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Anna W.M. Mok, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Vice Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

Parenting in public is a gutsy move, and no one knows that better than Chua. The Yale Law School professor's 2011 memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, took an honest and often provocative look at the rewards -- and the costs -- of raising her children the strict "Chinese" way. Join us as best-selling author Chua talks about the parenting cultural divide, her struggles and aspirations as a parent, and what it really means to be a tiger mother.

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Kinship Networks and Rural Entrepreneurs in China's Transnational Economy] Max Weber once observed that the strong lineage system in rural China had impeded the development of entrepreneurial capitalism in China. This paper attempts to reevaluate the old Weber thesis by empirically testing the relationship between kinship networks and the bourgeoning rural industrialization during the reform era. Analysis of village-level data shows that lineage networks, measured by the share of households belonging to the largest surname group, have large positive effects on the count of private entrepreneurs and total workforce size of private enterprises in rural China. I interpret this finding from a neoinstutionalist perspective and argue that lineage networks support rural entrepreneurs by enforcing informal norms regarding private property rights when formal rules were ambiguous during China's market transition.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights History: What Does it Mean for 21st Century Youth? From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the sweats, tears and struggles of people of color were woven into the historic fabric of this country. However, todays youth are coming of age when many of these struggles seem like a chapter of the distant past. What do these past struggles mean for todays youth and young people? What is the impact of the past on the future? This interactive and thought-provoking workshop aims to engage Asian American and Pacific Islander youth as the future generation of leaders for a candid discussion on how they can get involved and shape civil rights agendas.

Conference created by Asian Pacific American Legal Center http://www.apalc.org/

Video services provided by Causecast http://causecast.org

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Unity is Power: Building Our Community Organizing Skills - Advancing Justice Conference 2009 Students, activists and nonprofit and public sector leaders are invited to gain a skills-based understanding of the concepts and practices of community organizing, including defining power, identifying organizing models and building an issue campaign. Participants will learn from a firsthand account of a successful organizing campaign and get practical tips on issue campaigns in your community.

Conference organized through: Asian Pacific American Legal Center http://www.apalc.org/

Video services provided Causecast http://causecast.org http://advancingjustice.org http://www.apalc.org/

Civil Rights at the Intersections of Gender Identity, Sexuality, Immigration and Race This workshop will explore intersections between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) struggles and the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights agenda, with a goal of promoting greater inclusion of LGBT issues by Asian American and Pacific Islander allied organizations and advocates. Speakers will cover issues such as the parallels between the efforts to ban marriage between same-sex partners and earlier laws prohibiting interracial marriage, the similar struggles of undocumented immigrants and transgender individuals, and the efforts to raise the concerns of same-sex binational couples in both the marriage equality and immigration reform movements. An allied organization will also discuss its challenges to support LGBT issues in a community that is highly religious.

Conference created by Asian Pacific American Legal Center http://www.apalc.org/

Video services provided by Causecast http://causecast.org

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Tufts Asian American Studies Teach-In 3/11/2012 WHAT IS ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES?

"An interdisciplinary field that examines Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, their history, communities, and contemporary issues. It studies the experiences of immigrants and succeeding generations within the changing context of US society, politics and culture and illuminates our understanding of race relations, gender roles, labor, policy-making, and citizenship." -UCLA Asian American Studies http://www.asianam.ucla.edu/faqundergrad.html#AAS_UCLA

Currently, faculty and student working groups on the umbrella program on comparative race/ethnic studies are drafting on a curriculum proposal that includes an Asian American Studies minor. This has been the fruit of a long struggle for an ethnic studies program at Tufts, beginning with the Africana Studies movement that started 40 years ago as well as with the push for Asian American Studies that began in the early 1990s.

There is no Asian American studies program at Tufts, although such a program exists at other comparable top universities in the US.

Tufts Asian American Alliance and Pan-African Alliance are holding an ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES TEACH-IN aiming to educate ourselves and the attendees on: -What is Asian American Studies? -What is this history of the struggle for Asian American Studies at Tufts? -Why is this relevant to us? -What does an Asian American Studies curriculum look like? -Where do we go from here?

Organized by Tufts Asian American Alliance Contact Info: tuftsasianamericanalliance@gmail.com Public Prezi Link: http://prezi.com/rcvjdnri49ao/present/?auth_key=udjbyjn&follow=jabuk5mefh...

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Guy Tang in Daily DestinAsian (Episode 8) Asian-American social movement discuss stereotypes With the media,society and culture that surrounds us every day, it does always seem hard not to get influenced by them. Learning to find your own identity is one of the hardest thing for many Asian-Americans because there arent any strong non-stereotyped role models in the American media. So many of us turn to the internet for Asian pop culture to define our idenities..We have yet to have a loud enough voice to change the way the media depicts us out to be.. Here in this very personal episode reveals the story of where DestinAsian is rooted and how everyone can reached their DestinAsian.. DestinAsian is about the journey into finding self-love and showcasing the strong sexuality and confidence that has been hidden by the media of Asian men...

In this conversation 3 Asian-Americans discuss a few topics regarding the concerns of racial violence and how something like racial slurs can can turn into severe devastation .By Embracing yourself and having a voice to speak up is the only way we can be heard..Its about damn time.!

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Human Rights Frameworks for Asian American and Pacific Islander Advocacy In the past several years, activists, funders and policymakers in search of more effective perspectives and tools to create positive social change in their communities have increasing turned to human rights tools. These tools such as fact-finding, litigation, organizing and advocacy in reference to international human rights law and norms, had previously been employed by United States-based activists working in international contexts, but had not been applied closer to home in United States communities and jurisdictions. A number of successful examples have emerged of organizations using these tools in an effective effort to reduce poverty, promote workers rights and environmental justice, abolish the death penalty and end discrimination. Many questions remain, however, about the effectiveness of human rights frameworks as communications and organizing strategies. Furthermore, the role of these strategies for Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups may play out differently than it does for other types of organizations. On the one hand, immigrant constituencies and advocates from certain countries may bring to the United States a certain fluency in human rights frameworks and a perspective of social justice that is more interconnected and international. On the other hand, human rights concepts can be alienating to immigrants from Communist regimes in Asia. The workshop would provide an opportunity for progressive Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations to grapple with the implications of the emerging human rights movement in the United States for the social change we seek to achieve.

Conference created by Asian Pacific American Legal Center http://www.apalc.org/

Video services provided by Causecast http://causecast.org http://advancingjustice.org http://www.apalc.org/

Addressing the Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth IV White House officials meet young leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to discuss the Administration's initiatives to address community needs and provide engagement opportunities for those who want to get involved. January 12, 2012. 2167 views
En La Lucha: Latino and Asian Low-Wage Workers (1 of 2) April 22, 2010 - CUNY Law's Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) presents a vibrant discussion on the history of solidarity movements, organizing and activism between the Latino and Asian working class communities, particularly in New York City's garment industry. Speakers include: Shirley Lung, Professor at CUNY School of Law; Peter Kwong, Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; JoAnn Lum, Executive Director of of the National Mobilization Against SweatShops (NMASS); Concepcion Sanchez Community Organizer (NMASS). Moderated by Professor Jenny Rivera at CUNY School of Law. 56 views
En La Lucha: Latino and Asian Low-Wage Workers (2 of 2) April 22, 2010 - CUNY Law's Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) presents a vibrant discussion on the history of solidarity movements, organizing and activism between the Latino and Asian working class communities, particularly in New York City's garment industry. Speakers include: Shirley Lung, Professor at CUNY School of Law; Peter Kwong, Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; JoAnn Lum, Executive Director of of the National Mobilization Against SweatShops (NMASS); Concepcion Sanchez Community Organizer (NMASS). Moderated by Professor Jenny Rivera at CUNY School of Law. 44 views
Multiethnic Alliances: Panel 1 Join a panel of experts at UC Santa Barbara discussing new directions in Ethnic Studies research. On this edition post-1965 Chinese America; Immigrant Rights Debate; Race and Class Divisions Among Immigrant Groups. Series: "Voices" [10/2006] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 11894] 275 views
Multiethnic Alliances: Panel 4 Join a panel of experts at UC Santa Barbara discussing new directions in Ethnic Studies research. On this edition: Learning from Latina/o Immigrants; Studying and Practicing Asian American Social Movements; Haitian-Diasporic. Series: "Voices" [11/2006] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 11897] 111 views

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Lecture 1 Introduction and Pre-Han Pictorial Art I begin by introducing my three major teachers, and go on to outline the background of the series: early attempts at histories of Chinese painting, photographing and cataloguing projects carried out in the 1960s-70s, changing ideas about how art history should be constructed and written. I introduce Ernst Gombrich as a model for the kind of art-historical narrative I will attempt, but also emphasize the strong tradition of critical and historical writing in China that underlies my account. This first lecture ends with a brief introduction to early pictorial art in China: Neolithic painted pots, hunting-style bronzes, the earliest paintings on silk from Changsha.
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Economics 493 - History of Economic Thought - Fall 2008 - Lecture 1 Economics 493 - History of Economic Thought - Fall 2008 - Lecture 1 45,517 views

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Class 01 Reading Marx's Capital Vol I with David Harvey Class 1 Introduction. An open course consisting of a close reading of the text of Volume I of Marx's Capital in 13 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital.
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Economics of Cities Ed Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard, where he also serves as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He studies the economics of cities, and has written scores of urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. His most recent works include: Cities, Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2008); Corruption and Reform: Lessons from Americas Economic History, (jointly edited with C. Goldin), Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press (2006); and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference, (joint with A. Alesina), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2004). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and has been at Harvard since then. The Mullen Lecture is sponsored by the UMBC Department of Economics. 9135 views

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Poor Economics: Rethinking Global Poverty Co-sponsored by the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University, this event brought together Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, who for more than 15 years have worked with the poor in dozens of countries spanning five continents, trying to understand the specific problems that come with poverty and to find proven solutions. Their book, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, is revolutionary in its rethinking of the economics of poverty, but also entirely practical in the suggestions it offers. Through a careful analysis of a very rich body of evidence, including the hundreds of randomized control trials pioneered by Banerjee and Duflo's lab has pioneered, they show why the poor, despite having the same desires and abilities as anyone else, end up with entirely different lives. Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, moderated the talk, while Professor David Weinstein, Director of the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University, introduced the speakers.

To learn more about the Social Enterprise Program, visit http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise

To learn more about the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University, visit http://econ.columbia.edu/per

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[Mihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciDgh6PKpYE lford Bateman Lecture: Microfinance and the Illusion of Development] Milford Bateman is a freelance consultant on local economic development policy and Visiting Professor of Economics at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia. Dr. Bateman delivered this public lecture, enttitled MICROFINANCE & THE ILLUSION OF DEVELOPMENT: FROM HUBRIS TO NEMESIS at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on January 26, 2012. The lecture takes a critical look at the global microfinance industry. 176 views
Development That Works: Economic Development More than 100 people convened at Boston University for Development That Works, an all-day conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss development ideas that have the potential to lead to sustainable and effective growth worldwide.

The fourth and final session brought together a panel of leading economists that examined evidence on economic development. Chaired by Dilip Mookherjee, a CAS professor of economics and director of the BU Institute for Economic Development, speakers included Abhijit V. Banerjee, a Ford Foundation international professor of economics and director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT; Mark Rosenzweig, a Frank Altschul professor of international economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University; and Asim Ijaz Khwaja, a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Panel members discussed the impact of development interventions and highlighted the need for deeper and more systematic enquiries on the matter.

Sponsored by the BU Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, in collaboration with the BU Global Development Program, the conference was organized by Mookherjee, Kevin Gallagher, a CAS associate professor of international relations, Jonathon Simon, an SPH professor of international health and director of the BU Center for Global Health & Development, and Adil Najam, a CAS professor of international relations and director of the Pardee Center. Panel leaders discussed everything from global development policy to local programs that deliver education, health, and poverty alleviation services to rural villages in Africa and Asia.

Hosted by the Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, in conjunction with the Boston University Global Development Program, on March 31, 2011.

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The Political Economy of Development Speaker: Professor Tim Besley

Chair: Robin Burgess This event was recorded on 23 September 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building It is widely recognised that the interplay of political and economic forces has a major bearing on the path of development. How do the developments in the recent political economy literature bear on the practical problems that some countries face in achieving sustainable development paths? Tim Besley is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics, and served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 until August 2009.

Moving from Theory to Practice on Political Approaches to Development Case Studies from Afghanistan, Nepal and the Philippines provide the basis for a discussion on the elements of a political economy approach to development, including going beyond analyses of the political context to incorporating political insights into the substance of aid programming.
PPEL Lectures: John Roemer John Roemer, visiting professor from Yale University, discusses The Ethics of Intergenerational Distribution in a Warming Planet. 802 views
Supplement A Public Lecture - Diaspora Bonds: Partnering with the diaspora for investment and economic growth - Supplement Lecture by Dr. Dilip Ratha

Dr. Ratha’s lecture will focus on the flexible mechanism that diaspora bonds have provided governments to support national budgets and fill funding gaps in development programmes, including the provision of quality education. He will then explore the potential of use of this mechanism in the Jamaica context with the possibility of targeted investments in the areas of Human Resources (e.g. training of doctors, nurses and teachers for the US and UK markets) and Infrastructure Development (e.g. medical tourism; Information and Communication Technology; revitalization of Downtown Kingston).

Supplement B Migration, Trade, Development Pr. James F. Hollifield, Professor and Director, John Goodwin Tower Centre for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas (USA). "Migration, Trade and Development" 26 May, The Graduate Institute Geneva 118 views
Supplement C Paul Romer's radical idea: Charter cities How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it's trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: "charter cities," city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations. (Could Guantánamo Bay become the next Hong Kong?)

Paul Romer is developing a radical new model of growth and governance, which calls for the establishment of city-scale special administrative zones.

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Supplement D The world's first charter city ? Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a "charter city" -- a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras ... with a little help from his TEDTalk. 256,736 Views
Supplement D2 Charter Cities: New Options for the Bottom Billion Economist Paul Romer describes the concept of charter cities as "special reform zones that allow governments to quickly adopt innovative new systems of rules," in order to "create opportunities for millions of people to�lead safer, healthier, and more prosperous lives."

SPEAKER: Paul Romer, Henry Kaufman Visiting Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; Senior Fellow, Center for International Development and Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University PRESIDER: Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

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Supplement E The Biggest Idea in Development that No One Really Tried In this TED Talk-style presentation, CGD research fellow Michael Clemens exhibits his new research on the benefits of global migration. 6,048 views
Supplement F Beyond Migration and Development A lecture by Professor Ronald Skeldon (University of Sussex) given at the International Migration Institute (University of Oxford), 23 February 2012.

This lecture examines where the debate on migration and development has come from and where it might be going, taking account of both academic and policy approaches.

Supplement G Where Next for Migration and Development? Ronald Skeldon This presentation will look at past thinking about migration and development and bring the debate up-to-date with current political and theoretical positions. The idea that migration can be managed will be critically assessed and remittances and brain-drain issues discussed. The role of the Global Forum for Migration and Development in the current debate will be examined and speculations made on its future. The second part of the presentation will focus on possible migration futures, the factors most likely to influence them and how the international community can best respond. The presentation will argue that a development rather than a migration perspective should dominate the debate and linkages between internal and international migration will become more important.
Supplement H A Discussion on Diasporas Dr Alan Gamlen (Victoria University Wellington) interviews Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus, University of Oxford) for the Oxford Diasporas Programme, February 2012.

This debate covers the etymology of the word diaspora and the varying interpretations of the concept.

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Supplement I International Migration, Remittances and Labor Supply - Evans Jadotte Evans Jadotte presents his note: International Migration, Remittances and Labor Supply: The case of the Republic of Haiti at Conference on Development and Information Technologies. Please watch the video for more details.
The Political Impact of International Migration from India Devesh Kapur is the Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India, Director, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania and Non-Resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington D.C. discusses the political implications of Indian migration within India and for the wider world.

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Labour migration patterns among Central and Eastern European migrants Prof. Dr. Godfried Engbersen, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Abstract I will present an empirically grounded typology of labour migration patterns among migrants from Central and Eastern Europe. This typology is based on two dimensions: attachment to the destination country on the one hand and attachment to the country of origin on the other. We conducted an empirical survey among labour migrants from Poland, Bulgaria and Romania in the Netherlands. We found four migration patterns in our data: (i) circular migrants (mostly seasonal workers) with weak attachments to the country of destination, (ii) bi-nationals with strong attachments to both the home country and the country of destination, (iii) footloose migrants with weak attachments to both the home and the destination country, and (iv) settlers with weak attachments to the home country. Our findings demonstrate the relevance of distinguishing different migration patterns for the debates on transnationalism and the integration of labour migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in Dutch society.

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Inside the Issues 2.19 - International Migration and Development While international migration and development are oft-discussed topics in global governance, the nexus between the two receives far less attention. Not so for Jonathan Crush, the newly-appointed CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development, our guest this week on Inside the Issues. He argues against the notion of economic development "stopping migration," saying that the relationship between flows of wealth and people are not so straight-forward in today's complex global arena. 197 views
TEDxEastEnd - Bridget Anderson - Imagining a world without borders Bridget Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow at COMPAS at the University of Oxford. Her work primarily focuses on Migration and the Labour Market, with a particular interest in domestic workers and au pairs, trafficking, immigration enforcement, citizenship and the politics of immigration controls.

She has a DPhil in Sociology and previous training in Philosophy and Modern Languages. She is the author of 'Labour Exchange: Patterns of Migration in Asia', and 'Doing the dirty work? The global politics of domestic labour'. Her most recent book, edited with Martin Ruhs, is 'Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour shortages, immigration and public policy'.

Bridget is particularly interested in precarious labour, migration and the state. She has worked closely with migrants' organisations, trades unions and legal practitioners at local, national and European level.

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1 3-1: Shaheen Nanji, Joanna Ashworth, and Umeeda Switlo - Welcome Welcome

Joanna Ashworth and Shaheen Nanji are the Co-Directors of the Engaging Diaspora in Development project.

Umeeda Umedaly Switlo has worked with CUSO-VSO as a Public Engagement Officer in Western Canada and Western United States for nearly four years.

1st segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.

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2 3-2: Randolph-Dalton Hyman - Arts Education for Social Change in Jamaica Storytelling:

What kind of education is needed for development?

Randolph-Dalton Hyman has a B.F.A. degree in Developmental Drama in Education from Concordia University and a M.A. from McGill University in Educational Philosophy, specialization in cross-cultural dance education and social change. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include international development, moral philosophy, ethics and aesthetics, and Jamaican dance.


2nd segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.


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3 3-3: Nasra Mire - Media Arts Training for Youth in Uganda Storytelling:

What kind of education is needed for development?

Nasra Mire is the Co-Founder of Point Youth Media, an organization through which she and her sister Hawa Mire have worked to engage youth in Vancouver and East Africa through digital media education programs.


3rd segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.

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4 3-4: Dialogue - Sharing Stories About Educational Experiences Dialogue - Share a story about your own educational experiences:

• What does education for development mean to you? • In what way have you developed through education?

4th segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.


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5 3-5: James Kamau - Empowering Youth Through Sport How are education projects creating choices and opportunities?

James Kamau is the Founder and Director of Youth Initiative Canada, a multi-dimensional organization that partners Canadian and African youth to create sustainable change through music, arts, sports,and social entrepreneurship. Youth Initiative Canada

Watch James speak about what empowered him to get involved in education for development Case

3-6: Ruth and Cecil Hershler - Creating choices for South African Students through Education How are education projects creating choices and opportunities?

Ruth and Cecil Hershler are Co-Founders of Education Without Borders. [2]

6th segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.


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3-7: Joselyne John - Creating Life-Changing Opportunities Through Continuing Education How are education projects creating choices and opportunities?

Joselyne John is a Health Sciences student at Simon Fraser University and the President and Founder of the Dzaleka Project, a student-led non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of refugees in Dzaleka refugee camp. The Dzaleka camp is a temporary home to refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Somalia. [3]


7th segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.


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3-8: Omar Kaywan - Realizing the Potential of Children in Afghanistan How are education projects creating choices and opportunities?

Omar Kaywan is the Vice-President of The Beacon of Hope for Afghan Children Society, a non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the future of children in Afghanistan by providing them with meaningful opportunities to realize their potential as future leaders. [4]


8th segment of the 3rd dialogue, "Education for Development", in the Engaging Diaspora in Development series.


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9 3-9 Part A: Dialogue - Experiences of Education Initiatives Dialogue:

What are the opportunities of these and other approaches? What are the limitations? What should the priorities in education be? What can be learned from these and other examples?

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1 Economics 421/521 - Econometrics - Winter 2011 - Lecture 1 (HD)

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Keen Behavioural Finance 2011 Lecture03 Finance Markets Behaviour Part 1 John von Neumann developed Expected Utility theory to wean economists off indifference curve analysis and onto a numerical basis for utility. Instead, they combined indiffiference curves with absurd assumptions about individual behavior in asset markets and a confusion of risk with uncertainty to develop the Capital Assets Pricing Model.

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Financial Markets and Insurance as powerful forces

Professor Shiller provides a description of the course, Financial Markets, including administrative details and the topics to be discussed in each lecture. He briefly discusses the importance of studying finance and each key topic. Lecture topics will include: behavioral finance, financial technology, financial instruments, commercial banking, investment banking, financial markets and institutions, real estate, regulation, monetary policy, and democratization of finance.

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Lecture 2 - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks

Statistics and mathematics underlie the theories of finance. Probability Theory and various distribution types are important to understanding finance. Risk management, for instance, depends on tools such as variance, standard deviation, correlation, and regression analysis. Financial analysis methods such as present values and valuing streams of payments are fundamental to understanding the time value of money and have been in practice for centuries.

3 Lecture 3 - Technology and Invention in Finance

Technology and innovation underlie finance. In order to manage risks successfully, particularly long-term, we must pool large amounts of risk among many, diverse people and overcome barriers such as moral hazard and erroneous framing. Inventions such as insurance contracts and social security, and information technology all the way from such simple things as paper, and the postal service to modern computers have helped to manage risks and to encourage financial systems to address issues pertaining to risk. The tax and welfare system is one of the most important risk management systems.

4 Lecture 4 - Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model)

Portfolio diversification is the most fundamental concept of risk management. The allocation of financial resources in stocks, bonds, riskless, assets, oil and other assets determine the expected return and risk of a portfolio. Taking account of covariances and expected returns, investors can create a diversified portfolio that maximizes expected return for a given level of risk. An important mission of financial institutions is to provide portfolio-diversification services.

5 Lecture 5 - Insurance: The Archetypal Risk Management Institution

Insurance provides significant risk management to a broad public, and is an essential tool for promoting human welfare. By pooling large numbers of independent or low-correlated risks, insurance providers can minimize overall risk. The risk management is tailored to individual circumstances and reflects centuries of insurance industry experience with real risks and with moral hazard and selection bias issues. Probability theory and statistical tools help to explain how insurance companies use risk pooling to minimize overall risk. Innovation and government regulation have played important roles in the formation and oversight of insurance institutions.

6 Lecture 6 - Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility

Several theories in finance relate to stock price analysis and prediction. The efficient markets hypothesis states that stock prices for publicly-traded companies reflect all available information. Prices adjust to new information instantaneously, so it is impossible to "beat the market." Furthermore, the random walk theory asserts that changes in stock prices arise only from unanticipated new information, and so it is impossible to predict the direction of stock prices. Using statistical tools, we can attempt to test the hypotheses and to predict future stock prices. These tests show that efficient markets theory is a half-truth: it is difficult but not impossible for some people to beat the market.

7 Lecture 7 - Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology

Behavioral Finance is a relatively recent revolution in finance that applies insights from all of the social sciences to finance. New decision-making models incorporate psychology and sociology, among other disciplines, to explain economic and financial phenomenon, such as erratic stock price variations. Psychological patterns such as overconfidence and perceived kinks in the value function seem to impact financial decision-making, but are not included in classical theories such as the Expected Utility Theory. Kahneman and Tversky's Prospect Theory addresses such issues and sheds light on irrational deviations from traditional decision-making models.

8 Lecture 8 - Human Foibles, Fraud, Manipulation, and Regulation

Regulation of financial and securities markets is intended to protect investors while still enabling them to make personal investment decisions. Psychological phenomena, such as magical thinking, overconfidence, and representativeness heuristic can cause deviations from rational behavior and distort financial decision-making. However, regulation and regulatory bodies, such as the SEC, FDIC, and SIPC, most of which were created just after the Great Depression, are intended to help prevent the manipulation of investors' psychological foibles and maintain trust in the markets so that a broad spectrum of investors will continue to participate.

9 Lecture 9 - Guest Lecture by David Swensen

David Swensen, Yale's Chief Investment Officer and manager of the University's endowment, discusses the tactics and tools that Yale and other endowments use to create long-term, positive investment returns. He emphasizes the importance of asset allocation and diversification and the limited effects of market timing and security selection. Also, the extraordinary returns of hedge funds, one of the more recent phenomena of portfolio management, should be looked at closely, with an eye for survivorship and back-fill biases.

10 Lecture 10 - Debt Markets: Term Structure

The markets for debt, both public and private far exceed the entire stock market in value and importance. The U.S. Treasury issues debt of various maturities through auctions, which are open only to authorized buyers. Corporations issue debt with investment banks as intermediaries. The interest rates are not set by the Treasury, the corporations or the investment bankers, but are determined by the market, reflecting economic forces about which there are a number of theories. The real and nominal rates and the coupons of a bond determine its price in the market. The term structure, which is the plot of yield-to-maturity against time-to-maturity indicates the value of time for points in the future. Forward rates are the future spot rates that can be calculated using today's bond prices. Finally, indexed bonds, which are indexed to inflation, offer the safest asset of all and their price reveals a fundamental economic indicator, the real interest rate.

11 ECON 252: Financial Markets Lecture 11 - Stocks The stock market is the information center for the corporate sector. It represents individuals' ownership in publicly-held corporations. Although corporations have a variety of stakeholders, the shareholders of a for-profit corporation are central since the company is ultimately responsible to them. Companies offer dividends, stock repurchases and stock dividends to give profits back to shareholders or to signal information. Companies can also take on debt to raise capital, creating leverage. The Modigliani-Miller theory of a company's leverage in its simplest form implies the leverage ratio doesn't matter, but including bankruptcy costs and tax effects give us a positive theory of the ratio.
12 12. Real Estate Finance and its Vulnerability to Crisis Real Estate is the biggest asset class and of great importance for both individuals and institutional investors. An array of economic and psychological factors impact real estate investment decisions and the public has changing ideas of real estate as a profitable investment. People's demand to buy a home by taking on long-term debt, called a mortgage, is often tied with the overall health of the economy and financial markets. In recessions, home buying tends to fall and the opposite holds in a strong economy. Commercial real estate, held indirectly by the public through partnerships and real estate investment trusts (REITs), is vulnerable to similar speculative activity. The most recent real estate boom illustrates the speculative nature of real estate, and its relation to financial and economic crises.
13 13. Banking: Successes and Failures Banks, which were first created in primitive form by goldsmiths hundreds of years ago, have evolved into central economic institutions that manage the allocation of resources, channel information about productive activities, and offer the public convenient investment vehicles. Although there are several types of banking institutions, including credit unions and Saving and Loan Associations, commercial banks are the largest and most important in the banking system. Banks are designed to address three significant problems in capital markets: adverse selection, moral hazard, and liquidity. Banks make money by borrowing long and lending short and use fractional reserves to lend more funds than are deposited. History has seen numerous problems in banks, including bank runs and insolvency. Government support and regulation, such as those implemented via the Basel Accord, as well as rating agencies help to ensure that investors trust the banks with which they have relations.
14 14. Guest Lecture by Andrew Redleaf Andrew Redleaf, a Yale graduate and manager of Whitebox Advisors, a hedge fund, discusses his experience with financial markets. He addresses one of the fundamental questions in finance--whether or not markets are efficient--and concludes that although they don't seem to be efficient, beating the market is very difficult. Mr. Redleaf discusses his thoughts about psychological barriers that make markets inefficient. He also comments on his beliefs regarding risk management and how people are compensated for mitigating risks, rather than for taking on risk as is often perceived. He ends by answering several questions from students.
15 15. Guest Lecture by Carl Icahn Mr. Carl Icahn, a prominent activist investor in corporate America, talks about his career and how he became interested in finance and involved in shareholder activism. He discusses his thoughts about today's economy and American businesses and their inherent threats and opportunities. He believes that the biggest challenge facing corporate America is weak management and that today's CEOs, with exceptions, might not be the most capable of leading global companies. He sees opportunities for current, intelligent college students to succeed in the corporate world if they work hard and can identify valuable business pursuits.
16 16. The Evolution and Perfection of Monetary Policy Central Banks, originally created as bankers' banks, implement monetary policy using their leverage over the supply of money and credit standards. Since the Bank of England was founded in 1694, through the gold standard which lasted until the 1930s, and into modern times, central banks have pursued monetary policy to stabilize the banking system. Central banks monitor currency flows and inflation, acting when crises, such as bank runs, emerged. More recently, central banks have taken an increasingly expansive role in stabilizing economic fluctuations. In the yet to be confirmed current recession, the Federal Reserve has used open market operations and innovative financial arrangements to try to forestall the recession and bail out failing financial institutions.
17 17. Investment Banking and Secondary Markets First, Professor Shiller discusses today's changing financial system and recent market stabilization reform introduced by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The financial system is inherently unstable and would benefit from more surveillance, particularly for consumer protection issues, given the recent subprime mortgage crisis. Although this particular reform might not be successful, more regulators and policymakers are talking about changing the stabilization system and will likely alter the role of the Fed in the future.

Second, Professor Shiller introduces the mechanics and role of investment banking. Investment banks underwrite securities and arrange for the issue of stocks and bonds by corporations. Corporations work with investment banks to navigate the Securities and Exchange Commission requirements for issuing securities. The banks then take on a "bought deal" or "best efforts deal" and help the corporation to find a market for the securities. Investment banking depends on the reputation of its bankers and, as we have seen recently, can be destroyed by rumors about the bank's insolvency.

18 18. Professional Money Managers and Their Influence Most people are not very good at dealing in financial markets. Professional money managers, such as financial advisors and financial planners, assist individuals in matters of personal finance. FINRA and the SEC monitor the activities of these managers in order to protect individual investors. Mutual funds, exchange traded funds also exist to assist individual investments, and pension funds provide further services. These investment institutions help people to put money in diversified portfolios and, in some cases, reap some tax benefits for funding their retirement income.
19 19. Brokerage, ECNs, etc. The exchanges in which stocks and other securities are traded serve an important function in finance. They bring together people interested in buying and selling securities in order to create a universal price. Brokers and dealers are also an important part of the system, their methods and standards are ultimately behind the success of the exchanges. Many information innovations have advanced the functioning of exchanges, going all the way back to the ticker machine, which was created to communicate the price of securities at a point in time to all interested parties. Electronic Communication Networks and automatic exchanges, more generally, have significantly impacted the exchange of securities and few exchanges still have physical trading floors.
20 20. Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, speaks about his experience in the industry. He discusses his thoughts on global finance, particularly at such an interesting and challenging point in the history of financial institutions. Although the near future might be rough for the United States and economies around the globe, capital does tend to come back and regulators are busy figuring out how best to put safeguards on the system. He also offers career advice and mentions some of the surprises he came across upon entering the world of finance.
21 21. Forwards and Futures Futures markets were started in Osaka, Japan in the 1600s to create an authoritative and meaningful market price for agricultural products, using standardized contracts. Since then, futures markets have been copied around the world to allow the hedging various future risks, financial and other. In the United States, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade have been the most popular futures trading markets. Although futures markets are changing and becoming more electronic, they are still important risk management tools for farmers and present financial opportunities for all manner of hedgers and arbitrageurs.
22 22. Stock Index, Oil and Other Futures Markets Futures markets have expanded far beyond their initial application to farmer's planting and harvest cycles. These markets now allow investors and traders to set prices for a broad spectrum of assets and for a whole term structure stretching into the distant future. Some of these markets are often priced according to simple fair-value formulae, others are not. Futures markets can be in backwardation, where the future price is lower than the present, spot price. They can also be in contango, where the price rises with maturity and is higher in the future than it is today. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index is a recent invention that has transferred the mechanics of futures markets to the prices of single-family homes in ten real estate markets, in an effort to create a national market for residential real estate.
23 23. Options Markets Options introduce an essential nonlineary into portfolio management. They are contracts between buyers and writers, who agree on exercise prices and dates at which the buyer can buy or sell the underlying (such as a stock). Options are priced based on the price and volatility of the underlying asset as well as the duration of the option contract. The Black-Scholes options pricing model is one of the most famous equations in finance and offers a useful first approximation for prices for option contracts. Options exchanges and futures exchanges both are involved in creating a liquid and transparent market for options. Options are not just for stocks; they are also important for other asset classes, such as real estate.
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Making It Work for Real People: The Democratization of Finance]
Financial Markets (ECON 252)

Professor Shiller, in his final lecture, reviews some of the most important tools for individual risk management. Significant inequality in domestic and international communities has created a need for social insurance programs, such as those created in Germany in the late 1800s. The tax system, bankruptcy laws, and government insurance programs are used to manage risk of personal wealth. However, each of these inventions must take account of psychological factors, such as moral hazard, in order to be effective without eliminating incentives to participate in the workforce, or other negative side effects. With regard to careers, including those in finance, young people should frame decisions with morality and purpose in mind, and with a broad perspective of both.

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

25 25. Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis I (Lawrence Summers) Overview:

Professor Summers, former U. S. Treasury Secretary and former President of Harvard University, in this the first of two lectures in honor of former Yale Professor and Council of Economic Advisors chairman Arthur Okun, offers thoughts on the role of monetary policy in economic fluctuations, past and present. In the "Okun period," ending about when Okun died in 1980, the monetary authorities were very much involved in actually creating economic contractions. Inflation would repeatedly get out of control, the Fed would hit the brakes, and the economy would slow. But, that is not the story of the economic cycles of the last two decades. Recent economic cycles appear to be connected with factors endogenous to the financial system, such as bubbles or cycles of complacency among lending institutions. Summers argues that to understand the financial markets and the economy, we must consider models of multiple equilibria, such as bank run models, where a change in confidence may shift the economy drastically without any change in fundamentals.

26 26. Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis II (Lawrence Summers) In the second of his two lectures in honor of Arthur Okun, Professor Summers points out that real interest rates have been very low in the current subprime crisis. This indicates that the shock to the economy was more a financial breakdown shock than a disinflation shock. But financial breakdown shocks are not necessarily very harmful to the economy, so long as financial intermediation capital is not destroyed. In a financial crisis like the present one, financial firms are likely to take the step of decreasing their leverage, often by contracting loans, which creates its own risks for the economy. Regulators should place pressure on financial institutions to raise their capital and should intervene in near foreclosure situations, but should not attempt to support housing prices.
Supplement Public Lecture - Diaspora Bonds: Partnering with the diaspora for investment and economic growth - Supplement Lecture by Dr. Dilip Ratha

Dr. Ratha’s lecture will focus on the flexible mechanism that diaspora bonds have provided governments to support national budgets and fill funding gaps in development programmes, including the provision of quality education. He will then explore the potential of use of this mechanism in the Jamaica context with the possibility of targeted investments in the areas of Human Resources (e.g. training of doctors, nurses and teachers for the US and UK markets) and Infrastructure Development (e.g. medical tourism; Information and Communication Technology; revitalization of Downtown Kingston).

27 Finance and the Good Society Speaker(s): Professor Robert Shiller

Chair: Professor Steve Pischke Recorded on 3 May 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

The reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today with the ongoing financial crisis. Robert Shiller is no apologist for the sins of finance--he is probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. However in his new book, he argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being. We need more financial innovation--not less--and finance should play a larger role in helping society achieve its goals.

This event marks the publication of Professor Shiller's new book Finance and the Good Society.

Robert J. Shiller is the author of Irrational Exuberance and The Subprime Solution, and the coauthor, with George A. Akerlof, of Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism. He is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University.

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28 Authors@Google: Robert Shiller Robert Shiller visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do About It." This event took place on October 30, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

The subprime mortgage crisis has already wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of people and now it threatens to derail the U.S. economy and economies around the world. In The Subprime Solution, best-selling economist Robert Shiller reveals the origins of this crisis and puts forward bold measures to solve it. He calls for an aggressive response--a restructuring of the institutional foundations of the financial system that will not only allow people once again to buy and sell homes with confidence, but will create the conditions for greater prosperity in America and throughout the deeply interconnected world economy.

Robert J. Shiller is the best-selling author of "Irrational Exuberance" and "The New Financial Order" (both Princeton), among other books. He is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University.

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Economics Roundtable: Robert Shiller Yale economist Robert Shiller argues that the stock market is explained by investor psychology, not the internet or globalization as others claim. Shiller forecast the collapse of the last bubble in 2000 and offers insight here into assessing risk in the 21st century. Series: "Economics Roundtable" [11/2003] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 8202] 10330 views

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1 The Neurobiological Mechanisms of Economic Choice Over the past decade substantial progress has been made towards understanding human decision-making. Recent work has identified the mechanisms we use to assign value to the options with which we are faced, be they food, money, water, or social interactions. We also understand the basic mechanisms by which we and our nearest primate relatives choose between options, selecting some and rejecting others.

Professor Paul Glimcher is the founding president of the Society for Neuroeconomics, a new field that interfaces. He examines brain circuitry, physiology, and behavior with methodologies ranging from single-neuron electrophysiology to game theory, in an effort to figure out how we apply values to options when making decisions. His books include Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, and Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain: The Science of Neuroeconomics.

This program is sponsored by Georgetown University's ODE Economics Honor Society, Economics Department, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, the McDonough School of Business, Psychology Department, and The Georgetown University Lecture Fund.

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2 Spring 2011 Marc Sumerlin Lecture Series Featuring Prof. Colin Camerer Colin F. Camerer (born 1959) is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received a B.A. in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1977, followed by an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago in 1979 and a Ph.D. in behavioral decision theory from that same institution in 1981. Camerer worked at Kellogg, Wharton, and the University of Chicago business schools before moving to Caltech in 1994. His research lies on the interface between cognitive psychology and economics. This work seeks a better understanding of the psychological and neurobiological basis of decision-making in order to determine the validity of models of human economic behavior. Camerer is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, and of Behavioral Game Theory, published by Princeton University Press in 2003. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003; elected President of the Economic Science Association, in 2001-2003, and elected Fellow of the Econometric Society in December 1999. 1296 views
3 Paul Zak: Neuroeconomics Effects of Trust How much rational and moral behavior is hard-wired in the brain, as opposed to being learned?

An assembly of leading researchers from around the world -- including Reinhard Selten, 1994 Nobel economics prize winner; Paul Zak, discoverer of the neuroeconomic effects of trust on the hormone oxytocin; and Leonardo Fogassi, co-discoverer of the mirror-neuron system in the brain -- focused on that question March 21-22, 2009 at the University of Richmond.

This lecture was part of the Robins School Economics Symposium.

The Symposium on Emotions, Natural Selection and Rationality celebrated the 250th anniversary of Adam Smith's book, "Theory of Moral Sentiments," in which Smith proposed how morality depends on emotional projection. The mirror-neuron system, conceivably the basis of sympathetic emotions, highlights the fact that there is a biological basis of moral and rational behavior.

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1 Statistics 21 - Lecture 1 @ UCBerkeley Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business; Skip to: 35:30 to avoid the introductory talk Skip it

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