martes, 23 de octubre de 2012

The vicissitudes of recognition: the legacy of J-J Rousseau. By Professor Axel Honneth

Here you can listen to the opening keynote lecture of the conference, ‘The vicissitudes of recognition: the legacy of J-J Rousseau’. It was given by Professor Axel Honneth (Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt, and Columbia University), on 19 April 2012 at UCL. Professor Honneth provided an overview of different interpretations of Rousseau’s legacy in the 20th century. He argued that it was the original insight of Rousseau, connecting the seemingly unrelated parts of his work, that human beings are characterized not only by a drive for self-preservation, but also by a need for social esteem and recognition which he called amour propre. Professor Honneth surveyed the different solutions Rousseau offered for the satisfaction of this need, and compared these remedies with those developed by other authors such as Kant and Hegel. Source:

martes, 9 de octubre de 2012

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2012

Freedom in Motion: San Suu Kyi gives lecture at JFKJr Forum, addresses how "to be citizens of a free society" Harvard Univ ersity

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi outlines vision for Burma in Kennedy School talk

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese democratic leader, discussed the role of democratic activism and the rule of law in a free society. She explained the importance of political participation amongst the people of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the many obstacles that she and many others have faced while trying to exercise their political voices in Burma. Suu Kyi addressed the importance of preparing the Burmese to be responsible citizens of a free society and the discussed the empowerment that exercising one's civic responsibilities can impart on people's abilities to change their communities. Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust introduced Suu Kyi and Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood moderated the question and answer session.

The Choice 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they've done, and how they would lead America. 

But there’s more to their stories.

On October 9, 2012, acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Money, Power and Wall Street, Top Secret America) presents The Choice 2012. This two-hour long documentary journeys into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November. Source: The Choice 2012 | FRONTLINE | PBS

Watch "The Choice 2012" Trailer on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

Harvard Voices 375

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling - all on "Harvard Voices.

"Harvard Voices” was originally prepared for the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Harvard College and has been updated for the 375th Anniversary in the fall of 2011. Excerpts from major addresses by public figures and creative artists, as well as the musings of notable Harvard scholars, are included.

viernes, 5 de octubre de 2012

¿Cómo imaginaba Steve Jobs el iPAD en 1983?

En un audio inédito del cofundador de Apple, describe su concepción de la iPad casi 27 años antes de su invención.

La estrategia de Apple es muy simple. Lo que queremos hacer es poner una computadora increíblemente grande en un libro que puedas llevar a todos lados y que aprendas a usar en 20 minutos”, asegura Jobs en el audio. CNN

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

Academia and boutique law practice. Viet D. Dinh

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Viet Dinh
Dinh reflected on his career in academia and government, discussing the commonality and challenge of choosing between the public and private spheres throughout one’s career.  He also shared his views on how the legal profession is handling this time of economic and global change. Source: Harvard Law School.

End This Depression Now. Paul Krugman

End This Depression Now!
Harvard Book Store welcomes Nobel Prize–winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for a discussion with WBUR's Tom Ashbrook of his latest call-to-arms, End This Depression Now!

martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

Blum cuts through the "fog of victory"

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Gabriella Blum

En her lecture, Gabriella Blum stated that there has been little discussion of the idea of victory in the legal field, and almost none among legal scholars. “Without understanding what victory means today, we cannot even hope to approach a workable and meaningful doctrine for regulating war.” 

lunes, 1 de octubre de 2012

Klarman seeks to debunk myths on the Constitution’s founding

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At an event commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman, an expert on constitutional law and constitutional history, gave a lecture entitled “Why the Tea Party Has It Wrong: The Story of a Multifaceted Founding”.

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