Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

China’s Urban Revolution


YaleUniversity

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Helen Siu is a professor of anthropology. Her teaching interests are political and historical anthropology, and urban and global culture change. For the past four decades, Professor Siu has explored the nature of the socialist state and the refashioning of identities in South China. More recently she is researching the rural-urban divide in China, cross-border dynamics in Hong Kong, and historical and contemporary Asian connections. We talk with Professor Siu about China’s urban revolution.

Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Missy Stults: Fostering Resilience: From Theory to Operation


GarrisonInstitute

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Missy Stults’ presentation highlights differences that exist in key terms such as resilience, adaptation, vulnerability and adaptive capacity. This will be followed by a discussion of how various organizations are operationalizing these terms on the ground. By looking at the theoretical and the applied side of adaptation to climate change, Missy creates the opportunity to dialogue around what “we” mean when we say things like resilience, adaptation, and vulnerability, and how we can best support on the ground efforts to prepare for climate change.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

China probes bird flu transmission to humans


AlJazeeraEnglish

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Doctors in China are trying to work out how people are being infected with a lethal strain of bird flu. Seventeen people have died and 66 more have been infected with the H7N9 virus. There are now fears the virus might be able to pass from human to human. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.

Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Is the Human Mind Unique?- Artistry; Symbolic Communication; Metaphor and the Great Leap


UCtelevision

Published on Apr 18, 2013

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans include humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. In these compelling talks, emphasis is placed on the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether these attributes are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans. Merlin Donald (Queen’s Univ) begins with Skilled Performance and Artistry, followed by Terry Deacon (UC Berkeley) on Symbolic Communication: Why Is Human Thought So Flexible?”, and V.S. Ramachandran (UC San Diego) on Inter-Modular Interactions, Metaphor, and the “Great Leap.” Series: “CARTA – Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny” [4/2013] [Science] [Show ID: 24975]

Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald on “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State”


democracynow

Published on Apr 18, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org – A new film directed by Robert Greenwald looks at four whistleblowers who had their lives practically destroyed after they went to the press with evidence of government wrongdoing. They are Michael DeKort, Thomas Drake, Franz Gayl and Thomas Tamm. Whistleblowers have come under unprecedented attack by the Obama administration. Evoking the Espionage Act of 1917, the administration has pressed criminal charges against no fewer than six government employees, more than all previous presidential administrations combined. In the film, Greenwald also interviews government oversight experts and investigative journalists who warn about the chilling effect prosecutions may have on potential whistleblowers and the journalists who help them.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Inclusive Prosperity Act – Robinhood vs. Banksters


TheBigPictureRT

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Jean Ross RN, National Nurses United, joins Thom Hartmann.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Can you really own the human body?


TheBigPictureRT

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Dr. Elaine Schattner joins Thom Hartmann. DNA is the building block of life – but can is also be a building block of corporate profits? Why are biotech companies trying to patent human genes – and is that even legal and ethical?

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120