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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT) 2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

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Thermodynamics | Thermodynamics | chemistry | chemistry | flow | flow | transport processes | transport processes | energy systems | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | power and transportation systems | efficiency | efficiency | environmental impact | environmental impact | performance | performance | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | combustion | hybrids | hybrids | catalysis | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 2.62 | 10.392 | 10.392 | 22.40 | 22.40

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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

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Thermodynamics | chemistry | flow | transport processes | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | efficiency | environmental impact | performance | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | hybrids | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 10.392 | 22.40

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Making the Most of Your Resources

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In this lesson, we will identify how different resources engage learners and how effective your own resources are in engaging learners. We will also explore how to make the best use of resources available.

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how different resources engage learners | preparing an inventory of resources | choosing the best resource | learning styles and resources | EDUCATION / TRAINING / TEACHING | G

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Planning and Identifying Resources

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Identifying the resources required for a business activity and the resource planning process to meet objectives.

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resource management | identifying resources | planning resources | managing resources | BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT / OFFICE STUDIES | A

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Top Tips for Accessing the Library's Health and Social Care Electronic Resources

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Step-by-step guide to logging into Athens, accessing journal articles from your reading list and locating journal articles on a topic.

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Athens access accessing e-resources eresources electronic resources journals articles databases

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2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)

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This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization

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Thermodynamics | chemistry | flow | transport processes | energy systems | energy conversion in thermomechanical | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | power and transportation systems | efficiency | environmental impact | performance | fossil fuels | hydrogen resources | nuclear resources | renewable resources | fuel reforming | hydrogen and synthetic fuel production | fuel cells and batteries | combustion | hybrids | catalysis | supercritical and combined cycles | photovoltaics | energy storage and transmission | Optimal source utilization | fuel-life cycle analysis. | thermochemical | electrochemical | and photoelectric processes | 2.62 | 10.392 | 22.40

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Ethnic violence, water scarcity and managing resources to promote peace

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Karen Witsenburg (Both ENDS and Max Plank Institute for Anthropology) gives a talk for the College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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water | resources | Africa | war | conflict | water | resources | Africa | war | conflict | 2011-10-27

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Building a Business: Evaluating a Venture Idea

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Pegram Harrison (Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School) discusses how to evaluate venture ideas, entrepreneurial leadership and how to seize opportunities.

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business ideas | analysis | strategy | opportunities | venture | markets | resources | business ideas | analysis | strategy | opportunities | venture | markets | resources | 2011-11-08

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Building a Business: Evaluating a Venture Idea (Slides)

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Pegram Harrison (Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School) discusses how to evaluate venture ideas, entrepreneurial leadership and how to seize opportunities.

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business ideas | analysis | strategy | opportunities | venture | markets | resources | business ideas | analysis | strategy | opportunities | venture | markets | resources | 2011-11-08

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Building a Business: Evaluating a Venture Idea (2010)

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Pegram Harrison, Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, presents the second lecture of the 2010/11 Building a Business lecture series.

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business ideas | opportunities | markets | analysis | venture | resources | strategy | ukoer | business ideas | opportunities | markets | analysis | venture | resources | strategy

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Building a Business: Managing people, managing teams (old)

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The fifth in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series on how manage people and teams in a start-up. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.

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management | teams | leadership | interview techniques | human resources | recruitment | psychometrics | roles | organisation | N100 | N210 | N215 | 1 | ukoer | management | teams | leadership | interview techniques | human resources | recruitment | psychometrics | roles | organisation | N100 | N210 | N215 | 1

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Building a Business: Evaluating a venture idea (old)

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The second in the 2009/10 Building a Business lecture series on how identify and develop a venture idea. Building a Business is a nine week evening lecture course of basic business skills. The course covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.

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business ideas | opportunities | markets | analysis | venture | resources | strategy | N100 | N215 | 1 | ukoer | business ideas | opportunities | markets | analysis | venture | resources | strategy | N100 | N215 | 1

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11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT) 11.364 International Environmental Negotiation (MIT)

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The class will explore the obstacles to achieving sustainability; in particular, the difficulties of managing common resources, achieving transboundary pollution control, making tradeoffs between economic and social development needs and environmental resource protection, and harmonizing environmental protection standards. At their core, these problems must be addressed through international or multi-lateral negotiations. We will focus especially on problems of representation and voting, issue linkage, balancing science and politics, and monitoring and enforcement in negotiations of these kinds. We will also examine these issues in light of actual treaty negotiations especially the on-going efforts to implement the Climate Change Convention. The class will operate as a research seminar. Ea The class will explore the obstacles to achieving sustainability; in particular, the difficulties of managing common resources, achieving transboundary pollution control, making tradeoffs between economic and social development needs and environmental resource protection, and harmonizing environmental protection standards. At their core, these problems must be addressed through international or multi-lateral negotiations. We will focus especially on problems of representation and voting, issue linkage, balancing science and politics, and monitoring and enforcement in negotiations of these kinds. We will also examine these issues in light of actual treaty negotiations especially the on-going efforts to implement the Climate Change Convention. The class will operate as a research seminar. Ea

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Sustainability | Sustainability | Managing common resources | Managing common resources | Transboundary pollution control | Transboundary pollution control | Economic and social development | Economic and social development | Environmental resource protection | Environmental resource protection | Environmental protection standards | Environmental protection standards | International or multi-lateral negotiations | International or multi-lateral negotiations | Representation and voting | Representation and voting | Issue linkage | Issue linkage | Balancing science and politics | Balancing science and politics | Climate Change Convention | Climate Change Convention

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6.852J Distributed Algorithms (MIT) 6.852J Distributed Algorithms (MIT)

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This course intends to provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a network, distributed termination, deadlock detection, concurrency control, communication, and clock synchronization. Special consideration is given to issues of efficiency and fault tolerance. Formal models and proof methods for distributed computation are also discussed. Detailed information on the This course intends to provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a network, distributed termination, deadlock detection, concurrency control, communication, and clock synchronization. Special consideration is given to issues of efficiency and fault tolerance. Formal models and proof methods for distributed computation are also discussed. Detailed information on the

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distributed algorithms | distributed algorithms | algorithm | algorithm | concurrent algorithms | concurrent algorithms | distributed networks | distributed networks | process synchronization | process synchronization | computational resources | computational resources | distributed consensus | distributed consensus | distributed graph algorithms | distributed graph algorithms | distributed termination | distributed termination | deadlock detection | deadlock detection | concurrency control | concurrency control | communication | communication | clock synchronization | clock synchronization | fault tolerance | fault tolerance | distributed computation | distributed computation | 6.852 | 6.852 | 18.437 | 18.437

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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT) 1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods.Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided. This course covers the use of ecological and thermodynamic principles to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Topics include conservation and constitutive laws, box models, feedback, thermodynamic concepts, energy in natural and engineered systems, basic transport concepts, life cycle analysis and related economic methods.Topics such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, green buildings, and mitigation of climate change are illustrated with quantitative case studies. Case studies are team-oriented and may include numerical simulations and design exercises. Some programming experience is desirable but not a prerequisite. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication are provided.

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systems | systems | conservation laws | conservation laws | constitutive laws | constitutive laws | box models | box models | mass conservation | mass conservation | perturbation methods | perturbation methods | thermodymanics | thermodymanics | heat transfer | heat transfer | enthalpy | enthalpy | entropy | entropy | multiphase systems | multiphase systems | mass and energy balances | mass and energy balances | energy supply options | energy supply options | economic value | economic value | natural resources | natural resources | multiobjective analysis | multiobjective analysis | life cycle analysis | life cycle analysis | mass and energy transport | mass and energy transport | green buildings | green buildings | transportation modeling | transportation modeling | renewable energy | renewable energy | climate modeling | climate modeling

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15.568B Management Information Systems: Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT) 15.568B Management Information Systems: Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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Information Technology is pervasive in today's firms. For many firms IT is the single largest capital investment, often exceeding 50% of capital expenditure. As a result, in this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how these leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around IT governance will pervade the course.An IT background is not required and this is not a "technical" course. This is, however, an integrative course, including issues of business strategy, finance, and the study of organizations and people, which are also covered in other parts of the Sloan MBA program. The creation of business val Information Technology is pervasive in today's firms. For many firms IT is the single largest capital investment, often exceeding 50% of capital expenditure. As a result, in this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how these leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around IT governance will pervade the course.An IT background is not required and this is not a "technical" course. This is, however, an integrative course, including issues of business strategy, finance, and the study of organizations and people, which are also covered in other parts of the Sloan MBA program. The creation of business val

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IT | IT | information technology | information technology | ERP | ERP | resource planning | resource planning | e-business | e-business | capital investments | capital investments | business value | business value | business models | business models | chief information officer | chief information officer | CIO | CIO | IT governance | IT governance | networks | networks | IT enabled business models | IT enabled business models | direct to customer | direct to customer | content provider | content provider | value net integrator | value net integrator | internet | internet | information systems | information systems | information resources | information resources | networked organizations | networked organizations

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6.852J Distributed Algorithms (MIT) 6.852J Distributed Algorithms (MIT)

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6.852J / 18.437J intends to: (1) provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and (2) prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a network, distributed termination, deadlock detection, concurrency control, communication, and clock synchronization. Special consideration is given to issues of efficiency and fault tolerance. Formal models and proof methods for distributed computation are also discussed. 6.852J / 18.437J intends to: (1) provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and (2) prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a network, distributed termination, deadlock detection, concurrency control, communication, and clock synchronization. Special consideration is given to issues of efficiency and fault tolerance. Formal models and proof methods for distributed computation are also discussed.

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distributed algorithms | distributed algorithms | algorithm | algorithm | concurrent algorithms | concurrent algorithms | distributed networks | distributed networks | process synchronization | process synchronization | computational resources | computational resources | distributed consensus | distributed consensus | distributed graph algorithms | distributed graph algorithms | distributed termination | distributed termination | deadlock detection | deadlock detection | concurrency control | concurrency control | communication | communication | clock synchronization | clock synchronization | fault tolerance | fault tolerance | distributed computation | distributed computation | 6.852 | 6.852 | 18.437 | 18.437

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Beyond the Bottom Billion

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Prof. Paul Collier discusses the contradiction of resource rich countries with troubled economies, including how the harnessing of natural assets can go wrong, and what can be done to ensure their correct handling. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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economics | Africa | natural resources | economics | Africa | natural resources | 2009-09-26

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Weblearn: Improving Admin

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Dr Claire Aland, Director of Anatomy at University of Oxford, talks about how the WebLearn Sign Up tool has galvanised the organisation of anatomy demonstration at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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WebLearn | genetics | students | Administration | Anatomy | Classes | Organise | Mobiletech | teaching | Online resources | Volunteers | Physiology | Sign up | WebLearn | genetics | students | Administration | Anatomy | Classes | Organise | Mobiletech | teaching | Online resources | Volunteers | Physiology | Sign up

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Beyond the Bottom Billion

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Prof. Paul Collier discusses the contradiction of resource rich countries with troubled economies, including how the harnessing of natural assets can go wrong, and what can be done to ensure their correct handling. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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economics | Africa | natural resources | economics | Africa | natural resources | 2009-09-26

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17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT) 17.405 Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East (MIT)

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This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future configurations of conflict and cooperation. Throughout the course, special attention is given to sources and transformations of power, population dynamics and migration, resources and energy, as well as implications of technological change. This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. The subject is divided into four parts: Context: historical and strategic perspectives, theoretical issues, and sources and forms of conflict; Continuity: detailed analysis conflicts systems and their persistence, as well as regional competition and recent wars – focusing on specific countries and cases; Complexity: highlighting situation specific strategic gains and losses; and Convergence: focusing future configurations of conflict and cooperation. Throughout the course, special attention is given to sources and transformations of power, population dynamics and migration, resources and energy, as well as implications of technological change.

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middle east | middle east | contemporary politics | contemporary politics | conflict resolution | conflict resolution | economics | economics | history | history | domestic policy | domestic policy | regional politics | regional politics | power | power | war | war | peace | peace | negotiation | negotiation | Iraq | Iraq | nation state | nation state | arab | arab | israel | israel | lebanon | lebanon | jordan | jordan | palestine | palestine | persian gulf | persian gulf | saudia arabia | saudia arabia | turkey | turkey | iran | iran | egypt | egypt | sudan | sudan | north africa | north africa | international relations | international relations | political science | political science | conflict | conflict | cooperation | cooperation | population dynamics | population dynamics | migration | migration | natural resources | natural resources | energy | energy

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4.183 Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop (MIT) 4.183 Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop (MIT)

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This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project. This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project.

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sustainable design | sustainable design | built environment | built environment | green design and technology | green design and technology | urbanism | urbanism | tectonics | tectonics | materials | materials | sustainability | sustainability | ecology | ecology | energy | energy | solar gain | solar gain | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | natural resources | natural resources | renewable energy | renewable energy | modern design | modern design | green design | green design | technology | technology

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11.965 Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers (MIT) 11.965 Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers (MIT)

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The course is an introduction to the approach of Reflective Practice developed by Donald Schön. It is an approach that enables professionals to understand how they use their knowledge in practical situations and how they can combine practice and learning in a more effective way. Through greater awareness of how they deploy their knowledge in practical situations, professionals can increase their capacities of learning in a more timely way. Understanding how they frame situations and ideas helps professionals to achieve greater flexibility and increase their capacity of conceptual innovation. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the approach and methods of reflective practice by raising their awareness about their own cognitive resources and how they use them in thei The course is an introduction to the approach of Reflective Practice developed by Donald Schön. It is an approach that enables professionals to understand how they use their knowledge in practical situations and how they can combine practice and learning in a more effective way. Through greater awareness of how they deploy their knowledge in practical situations, professionals can increase their capacities of learning in a more timely way. Understanding how they frame situations and ideas helps professionals to achieve greater flexibility and increase their capacity of conceptual innovation. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the approach and methods of reflective practice by raising their awareness about their own cognitive resources and how they use them in thei

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reflective practice | Donald Schon | Chris Argyris | conceptual innovation | knowledge generation | espoused theory | theory in use | reflection | tacit knowledge | explicit knowledge | learning cycles | reframing | conceptual frameworks | critical moments | experimentation | speculation | modeling | dialogue | theories | action | thinking | virtual worlds | mental model | framing | justice | equality | power | assumptions | intractable controversies | reflective practice | Donald Schon | Chris Argyris | conceptual innovation | knowledge generation | espoused theory | theory in use | reflection | tacit knowledge | explicit knowledge | learning cycles | reframing | conceptual frameworks | critical moments | experimentation | speculation | modeling | dialogue | theories | action | thinking | virtual worlds | mental model | framing | justice | equality | power | assumptions | intractable controversies | diagrams | diagrams | reflective practice | reflective practice | Donald Schon | Donald Schon | practice | practice | learning | learning | conceptual innovation | conceptual innovation | cognitive resources | cognitive resources | socialization | socialization | externalization | externalization | combination | combination | internalization | internalization | SECI Cycle of Knowledge | SECI Cycle of Knowledge

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11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT) 11.941 Use of Joint Fact Finding in Science Intensive Policy Disputes, Part I (MIT)

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11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is often driven by a variety of nonscientific, adversarial, and stakeholder dynamics. Thus, even though science helps inform choices, it is only one of many values and interests considered by each stakeholder. In response to this emerging challenge, scientists, and science agencies such as the U.S. Geologi 11.941 and 11.942 make up a one-year seminar. The goal of this seminar is to explore the role of science and scientists in ecosystems and natural resources management focusing on joint fact finding as a new approach to environmental policy-making. Increasingly scientists and science organizations are confronting a conundrum: Why is science often ignored in important societal decisions even as the call for decisions based on sound science escalates? One reason is that decision-making is often driven by a variety of nonscientific, adversarial, and stakeholder dynamics. Thus, even though science helps inform choices, it is only one of many values and interests considered by each stakeholder. In response to this emerging challenge, scientists, and science agencies such as the U.S. Geologi

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ecosystems | ecosystems | natural resources management | natural resources management | environmental policy-making | environmental policy-making | science organizations | science organizations | science | science | decision-making | decision-making | science agencies | science agencies | U.S. Geological Survey | U.S. Geological Survey | environmental conflicts | environmental conflicts | Cape Wind controversy | Cape Wind controversy | disputes | disputes | joint fact finding | joint fact finding | environmental policy | environmental policy

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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT) 1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential. This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

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modeling | modeling | matlab | matlab | human impact on environment | human impact on environment | economics | economics | natural resources | natural resources | assessment of model predictions | assessment of model predictions | mass balance | mass balance | energy balance | energy balance | mass transport | mass transport | energy transport | energy transport | resource economics | resource economics | life cycle analysis | life cycle analysis | chemical kinetics | chemical kinetics | population modeling | population modeling | pesticides | pesticides | nutrients | nutrients | building energy | building energy | air quality | air quality | crop irrigation | crop irrigation | groundwater | groundwater

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