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Oxford at Said Seminar: Oxford and Oxfam working together on the ethics of war, weapons and humanitarian aid

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The practice of protecting unarmed civilians amidst the fierce violence of international and non-international war contends with extreme political realities and rapidly developing robotic weapons technology. Hear how Oxford and Oxfam are working together. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | international relations | ICC | humanitarian aid | weapons | robotic weapons | UN | oxfam | drones | ethics | war | human rights | international relations | ICC | humanitarian aid | weapons | robotic weapons | UN | oxfam | drones | ethics | war

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17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy (MIT) 17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy (MIT)

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This course explores the leading theoretical and methodological approaches to studying China's interaction with the international system since 1949. Readings include books and articles that integrate the study of China's foreign policy with the field of international relations. This course explores the leading theoretical and methodological approaches to studying China's interaction with the international system since 1949. Readings include books and articles that integrate the study of China's foreign policy with the field of international relations.

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Chinese foreign policy | Chinese foreign policy | international relations | international relations | Korean War | Korean War | ideology | ideology | Yalu | Yalu | Mao | Mao | Nehru | Nehru | bipolarity | bipolarity | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | territorial sovereignty | territorial sovereignty | strategic weapons | strategic weapons | nationalism | nationalism | security | security | economic policies | economic policies | World Trade Organization | World Trade Organization | economic integration | economic integration | social state | social state | multilateralism | multilateralism | regional security | regional security

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17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT) 17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)

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The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students. The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students.

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war | war | cause | cause | prevention | prevention | World War I | World War I | World War II | World War II | Peloponnesian War | Peloponnesian War | Arab-Israel conflict | Arab-Israel conflict | Korean War | Korean War | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | escalation | escalation | weapons of mass destruction | weapons of mass destruction | military | military

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17.471 American National Security Policy (MIT) 17.471 American National Security Policy (MIT)

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This course examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policymakers and the many factors that influence the policies that emerge. But this is not a course about "threats," military strategies, or the exercise of military power. What threatens those interests? How should the U.S. defend those interests? What kind of military should we build? Should the U.S. enter into alliances with other countries? Do we need a larger Navy? How much should we spend on weapons procurement? The course has four broad goals: to demonstrate that definitions of national security and the specification of vital interests are subjective and fluid and that they are as much functions of domestic politics as they are responses to international politics and "objective threats"; to demo This course examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policymakers and the many factors that influence the policies that emerge. But this is not a course about "threats," military strategies, or the exercise of military power. What threatens those interests? How should the U.S. defend those interests? What kind of military should we build? Should the U.S. enter into alliances with other countries? Do we need a larger Navy? How much should we spend on weapons procurement? The course has four broad goals: to demonstrate that definitions of national security and the specification of vital interests are subjective and fluid and that they are as much functions of domestic politics as they are responses to international politics and "objective threats"; to demo

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national security | national security | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | terrorism | terrorism | war | war | diplomacy | diplomacy | weapons procurement | weapons procurement

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17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)

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The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students.

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war | cause | prevention | World War I | World War II | Peloponnesian War | Arab-Israel conflict | Korean War | nuclear weapons | escalation | weapons of mass destruction | military

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[Chief] Bald Eagle on RECRUIT (LOC) [Chief] Bald Eagle on RECRUIT (LOC)

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world | world | blackandwhite | blackandwhite | bw | bw | white | white | black | black | glass | glass | monochrome | monochrome | port | port | one | one | mono | mono | blackwhite | blackwhite | riot | riot | war | war | gun | gun | native | native | military | military | indian | indian | united | united | wwi | wwi | pussy | pussy | navy | navy | machine | machine | nativeamerican | nativeamerican | negative | negative | american | american | bain | bain | libraryofcongress | libraryofcongress | states | states | bandw | bandw | uss | uss | machinegun | machinegun | weapons | weapons | recruit | recruit | whiteblack | whiteblack | ussrecruit1917 | ussrecruit1917

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22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology (MIT) 22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology (MIT)

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An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry. An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry.

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electric power industry | electric power industry | nuclear power | nuclear power | fuel cycle | fuel cycle | analyzing private and public policy alternatives | analyzing private and public policy alternatives | discounted cash flow methods | discounted cash flow methods | engineering economics | engineering economics | nuclear waste management | nuclear waste management | weapons proliferation | weapons proliferation | deregulation | deregulation | restructuring | restructuring | 22.812 | 22.812 | ESD.163 | ESD.163

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RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation (MIT) RES.8-004 Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course, organized as a series of lectures, aims to provide an interdisciplinary view of the history and current climate of nuclear weapons and non-proliferation policy. The first lecture begins the series by discusses nuclear developments in one of the world's most likely nuclear flash points, and the second lecture presents a broad discussion of the dangers of current nuclear weapons policies as well as evaluations of current situations and an outlook for future nuclear weapons reductions.

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nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | south asia | south asia | deterrence theory | deterrence theory | india | india | pakistan | pakistan | kargil war | kargil war | operation parakram | operation parakram | nuclear war | nuclear war | abolition | abolition | obama | obama | bomb | bomb | cold war | cold war | escalation | escalation | treaty | treaty | deterrence | deterrence | missiles | missiles | disarmament | disarmament

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17.473 The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear History, Strategy, and Statecraft (MIT) 17.473 The Politics of Nuclear Proliferation: Nuclear History, Strategy, and Statecraft (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to the politics and theories surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It introduces the basics of nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and deterrence theory. It also examines the historical record during the Cold War as well as the proliferation of nuclear weapons to regional powers and the resulting deterrence consequences. This course provides an introduction to the politics and theories surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It introduces the basics of nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and deterrence theory. It also examines the historical record during the Cold War as well as the proliferation of nuclear weapons to regional powers and the resulting deterrence consequences.

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nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | strategy | strategy | statecraft | statecraft | world politics | world politics | global community | global community | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | foreign policy | foreign policy | international relations | international relations | rogue states | rogue states | non-state | non-state | deterrence | deterrence | containment | containment | atomic age | atomic age | bomb scare | bomb scare | Second World War | Second World War | Manhattan Project | Manhattan Project | Hiroshima | Hiroshima | nuclear power | nuclear power | nuclear age | nuclear age | nonproliferation | nonproliferation | early Cold War | early Cold War | the Berlin Crisis | the Berlin Crisis | the Cuban Missile Crisis | the Cuban Missile Crisis | Detente | Detente | nuclear arms control | nuclear arms control | nuclear balance | nuclear balance | Euromissile Crisis | Euromissile Crisis | Nuclear Suppliers Group | Nuclear Suppliers Group | parity | parity | Dr. Strangelove | Dr. Strangelove | terrorism | terrorism | global zero | global zero | U.S. policy | U.S. policy | national security | national security | nucelar dynamics | nucelar dynamics

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STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT) STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT)

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This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in the post-Cold War era. This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in the post-Cold War era.

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cold war | cold war | history of science | history of science | nuclear age | nuclear age | post-cold-war era | post-cold-war era | atomic bomb | atomic bomb | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | atom bomb | atom bomb | hydrogen bomb | hydrogen bomb | atomic energy | atomic energy | McCarthyism | McCarthyism | espionage | espionage | anti-communism | anti-communism | spying | spying | soviet union | soviet union | american science | american science | HUAC | HUAC | oppenheimer | oppenheimer | arms race | arms race | disarmament | disarmament | Sputnik | Sputnik | iron curtain | iron curtain | space race | space race | globalization | globalization | capitalism | capitalism | academic freedom | academic freedom | CIA | CIA | National Security Agency | National Security Agency | NSA | NSA | military-industrial complex | military-industrial complex | quantum physics | quantum physics | physics | physics

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STS.038 Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005 (MIT) STS.038 Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005 (MIT)

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A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of energy. Explores American history from the perspective of energy and its relationship to politics, diplomacy, the economy, science and technology, labor, culture, and the environment. Topics include muscle and water power in early America, coal and the Industrial Revolution, electrification, energy consumption in the home, oil and U.S. foreign policy, automobiles and suburbanization, nuclear power, OPEC and the 70's energy crisis, global warming, and possible paths for the future. A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of energy. Explores American history from the perspective of energy and its relationship to politics, diplomacy, the economy, science and technology, labor, culture, and the environment. Topics include muscle and water power in early America, coal and the Industrial Revolution, electrification, energy consumption in the home, oil and U.S. foreign policy, automobiles and suburbanization, nuclear power, OPEC and the 70's energy crisis, global warming, and possible paths for the future.

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history | history | energy | energy | society | society | culture | culture | technology | technology | politics | politics | diplomacy | diplomacy | environment | environment | economics | economics | technological innovation | technological innovation | social change | social change | consumers | consumers | fire | fire | wind | wind | water | water | oil | oil | industrial revolution | industrial revolution | thermodynamics | thermodynamics | electrification | electrification | agriculture | agriculture | automobiles | automobiles | suburbanization | suburbanization | nuclear power | nuclear power | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | global warming | global warming | energy crisis | energy crisis

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17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy (MIT)

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This course explores the leading theoretical and methodological approaches to studying China's interaction with the international system since 1949. Readings include books and articles that integrate the study of China's foreign policy with the field of international relations.

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Chinese foreign policy | international relations | Korean War | ideology | Yalu | Mao | Nehru | bipolarity | nuclear weapons | territorial sovereignty | strategic weapons | nationalism | security | economic policies | World Trade Organization | economic integration | social state | multilateralism | regional security

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22.351 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT) 22.351 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT)

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In-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors are presented. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers. In-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors are presented. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers.

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nuclear fuel cycle | nuclear fuel cycle | uranium supply | uranium supply | enrichment fuel fabrication | enrichment fuel fabrication | in-core physics | in-core physics | fuel cycle economics | fuel cycle economics | applied reactor physics | applied reactor physics | Nonproliferation aspects | Nonproliferation aspects | disposal of excess weapons plutonium | disposal of excess weapons plutonium | transmutation of actinides | transmutation of actinides | fission products | fission products | spent fuel | spent fuel

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Avanzada Costitucionalista en el Panteon Durante el Combate, Agosto 6 de 1914. Avanzada Costitucionalista en el Panteon Durante el Combate, Agosto 6 de 1914.

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Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth

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sky | sky | industry | industry | wheel | wheel | stone | stone | standing | standing | outdoors | outdoors | interesting | interesting | gun | gun | industrial | industrial | mechanical | mechanical | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | drum | drum | britain | britain | crane | crane | label | label | military | military | debris | debris | pipe | pipe | platform | platform | rail | rail | testing | testing | chain | chain | northumberland | northumberland | cap | cap | pile | pile | cumbria | cumbria | archives | archives | overalls | overalls | target | target | artillery | artillery | products | products | unusual | unusual | striking | striking | armstrong | armstrong | crease | crease | cog | cog | operating | operating | attentive | attentive | weapons | weapons | firing | firing | lever | lever | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | whitworth | whitworth | fascinating | fascinating | mounting | mounting | digitalimage | digitalimage | workman | workman | factories | factories | silloth | silloth | customers | customers | firingrange | firingrange | manufacture | manufacture | nineteenthcentury | nineteenthcentury | rivertyne | rivertyne | manufacturing | manufacturing | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | armaments | armaments | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | armstrongwhitworth | armstrongwhitworth | lordarmstrong | lordarmstrong | ridsdale | ridsdale | elswickworks | elswickworks | williamgeorgearmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | workshopoftheworld | workshopoftheworld | testingguns | testingguns | scotswoodworks | scotswoodworks | sillothonsolway | sillothonsolway | proofrange | proofrange | vickersarmstrongcollection | vickersarmstrongcollection | breechloadingguns | breechloadingguns | proofranges | proofranges | 27october1926 | 27october1926 | 4inchgimbalmountings | 4inchgimbalmountings | 8inchbreechloadinggun | 8inchbreechloadinggun

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17.471 American National Security Policy (MIT)

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This course examines the problems and issues confronting American national security policymakers and the many factors that influence the policies that emerge. But this is not a course about "threats," military strategies, or the exercise of military power. What threatens those interests? How should the U.S. defend those interests? What kind of military should we build? Should the U.S. enter into alliances with other countries? Do we need a larger Navy? How much should we spend on weapons procurement? The course has four broad goals: to demonstrate that definitions of national security and the specification of vital interests are subjective and fluid and that they are as much functions of domestic politics as they are responses to international politics and "objective threats"; to demo

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national security | nuclear weapons | terrorism | war | diplomacy | weapons procurement

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Unity of Strength USSR and RAF bombs falling together on factory and docks Artist Stephen Unity of Strength USSR and RAF bombs falling together on factory and docks Artist Stephen

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art | art | airforce | airforce | americas | americas | weapons | weapons | secondworldwar | secondworldwar | manufacturing | manufacturing | veday | veday | artarchitectureanddesign | artarchitectureanddesign | europeandrussia | europeandrussia

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Salvage Three cartoon figures of women carrying an aeroplane, a shell and a machine gun Artist Fougasse Salvage Three cartoon figures of women carrying an aeroplane, a shell and a machine gun Artist Fougasse

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art | art | weapons | weapons | secondworldwar | secondworldwar | veday | veday | sexandgender | sexandgender | artarchitectureanddesign | artarchitectureanddesign

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Salvage Save waste for war weapons... Salvage Save waste for war weapons...

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Troyes.--Collections Lancelot

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00111 Title: Troyes.--Collections Lancelot Photographer: Gustave Lancelot (French, 1830-1906) Photograph date: ca. 1870-ca. 1886 Location: Europe: France; Troyes Materials: albumen print Image: 10 x 7 5/8 in.; 25.4 x 19.3675 cm Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5sdw There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | furniture | weapons | lances | spearsweapons | benches | imaginarymythologicalcreatures | animals | plantderivedmotifs | interiors | troyesfrance | culidentifier:value=155309000111 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT) 21A.100 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

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This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own. This class introduces students to the methods and perspectives of cultural anthropology. Readings emphasize case studies in very different settings (a nuclear weapons laboratory, a cattle-herding society of the Sudan, and a Jewish elder center in Los Angeles). Although some of the results and conclusions of anthropology will be discussed, emphasis will be on appreciating cultural difference and its implications, studying cultures and societies through long-term fieldwork, and most of all, learning to think analytically about other people's lives and our own.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | methods | methods | culture | culture | case studies | case studies | nuclear weapons laboratory | nuclear weapons laboratory | cattle-herding | cattle-herding | society | society | Sudan | Sudan | Jewish elder center | Jewish elder center | Los Angeles | Los Angeles | cultural difference | cultural difference | fieldwork | fieldwork

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STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century (MIT) STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century (MIT)

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This class will study some of the changing ideas within modern physics, ranging from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to solid-state physics, nuclear and elementary particles, and cosmology. These ideas will be situated within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts. The overall aim is to understand the changing roles of physics and of physicists over the course of the twentieth century. This class will study some of the changing ideas within modern physics, ranging from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to solid-state physics, nuclear and elementary particles, and cosmology. These ideas will be situated within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts. The overall aim is to understand the changing roles of physics and of physicists over the course of the twentieth century.

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relativity theory | relativity theory | quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | solid-state physics | solid-state physics | elementary particles | elementary particles | quarks | quarks | cosmology | cosmology | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | Maxwell | Maxwell | Mach | Mach | Bohr | Bohr | Heisenberg | Heisenberg | McCarthyism | McCarthyism | Poincar? | Poincar? | Schr?dinger | Schr?dinger | nuclear particles | nuclear particles | physics | physics | 20th century | 20th century | twentieth century | twentieth century | physicists | physicists | institutional | political | cultural context | institutional | political | cultural context | STS.042 | STS.042 | 8.225 | 8.225

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17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT) 17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)

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The aim of this course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states, and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. This course will examine the sources of conflict and cooperation in both periods, assessing competing explanations for key events in East Asia's international relations. Readings will be drawn from international relations theory, political science and history. The aim of this course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states, and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. This course will examine the sources of conflict and cooperation in both periods, assessing competing explanations for key events in East Asia's international relations. Readings will be drawn from international relations theory, political science and history.

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International relations | International relations | East Asia | East Asia | great powers | great powers | nuclear weapons states | nuclear weapons states | largest economies | largest economies | world politics | world politics | Cold War | Cold War | competition | competition | conflict superpowers | conflict superpowers | post-Cold War era | post-Cold War era | global economy | global economy | balance | balance | power | power | cooperation | cooperation | theory | theory | political science | political science | history | history

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Theodore Roosevelt "A Square Deal" Glass Portrait Platter, ca. 1904

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Collection: Cornell University Collection of Political Americana, Cornell University Library Repository: Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University Title: Theodore Roosevelt "A Square Deal" Glass Portrait Platter, ca. 1904 Political Party: Republican Election Year: 1904 Date Made: ca. 1904 Measurement: Platter: 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.; 26.035 x 19.685 cm Classification: Decorative Arts Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5zrs There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source.

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cornelluniversitylibrary | glassware | portraits | platters | roosevelttheodore18581919 | busts | profileportraits | clubsweapons | weapons | hats | spanishamericanwar | bears | caricatures | symbols | animals | eagles | stars | dancing | hunting | shields | musicians | golf | tennis | politics | promotionalmaterials | birds | culidentifier:value=2214bb0216 | culidentifier:lunafield=idnumber

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STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT) STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT)

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The history and legacy of the Cold War on science is examined in a seminar setting for this course, looking predominantly at examples in the United States. Topics range from exploring scientists' new political roles after World War II as elite policy-makers in the nuclear age to their victimization by domestic anti-Communism. The course next examines the changing institutions in which the physical, biological, and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating the links between institutions and epistemology. The course closes by considering the place of science in the post-Cold-War era. The history and legacy of the Cold War on science is examined in a seminar setting for this course, looking predominantly at examples in the United States. Topics range from exploring scientists' new political roles after World War II as elite policy-makers in the nuclear age to their victimization by domestic anti-Communism. The course next examines the changing institutions in which the physical, biological, and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating the links between institutions and epistemology. The course closes by considering the place of science in the post-Cold-War era.

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cold war | cold war | history of science | history of science | nuclear age | nuclear age | post-cold-war era | post-cold-war era | atomic bomb | atomic bomb | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | atom bomb | atom bomb | hydrogen bomb | hydrogen bomb | atomic energy | atomic energy | McCarthyism | McCarthyism | espionage | espionage | anti-communism | anti-communism | soviet union | soviet union | cold war america | cold war america | american science | american science

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